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Australian movie junkie Mike Smith dives deep into the world of independent film. Think of it as IFC meets the Crocodile Hunter meets Ain't It Cool News. Smith covers all the film festivals, interviews up-and-coming directors, and talks about productions in progress. Immigrate to Indie Film Nation – and leave corporate cinema in the dust.

Indie Film Nation Podcast #082 - Daniel Snyder (Director) of Dreams On Spec (USA)

Interview with Daniel Snyder (Director) of Dreams on Spec (USA) feature documentary film by Mercury Productions - now available on DVD from Amazon & NeoFlix! The film follows three aspiring screenwriters as they try to get their scripts turned into film. The film features established screenwriters James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment), Nora Ephron (Sleepless In Seattle), Gary Ross (Seabiscuit), Ed Solomon (Men In Black), Steven De Souza (Die Hard) and Carrie Fisher (Script Doctor and On The ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #081 - Tony Ayres (Writer/Director) of The Home Song Stories (AUS)

Interview with Tony Ayres (Writer/Director) of The Home Song Stories (AUS) dramatic feature film starring Joan Chen (USA) screening at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (next month) and currently on theatrical release in Australia  Music from The Living End (AUS) with Wake Up Click here to listen to the podcast...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #079 - Shane Meadows (Writer/Director) of This Is England (UK)

Interview with Shane Meadows (Writer/Director) of This Is England (UK) an award winning feature film on theatrical release in Australia by Madman and now available on DVD in UK. Check out Shane Meadow's MySpace  Music by Deferred Success (UK) with Oh England  Click here to listen to the show  Watch the This Is England (trailer) here ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #078 - Anna Biller (Writer/Director) of Viva and Alex Ferrari (Director) of Cyn

Interviews with Anna Biller (Writer/Director/Producer) and Jared Sanford (Co-Producer/Cast) of Viva (USA) feature length film appearing in the Forbidden Pleasure program of the Melbourne International Film Festival plus we interview with Alex Ferrari (Writer/Director) of Broken and Cyn (USA) two successful short films produced by Numb Robot and The Enigma Factory Music Sin City by Uncle Scratchs Gospel Revival Click here to download podcast ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #77 for 24th July 2007

Interview with Stacey Parks (USA) author of The Insiders Guide to Independent Film Distribution and founder of the - the complete distribution resource for independent filmmakers. Filmmaker of the week is Dan Masucci from Foutainhead Pictures (Writer/Director) of Letting Go (USA) short film produced for the On The Lot (reality television series) after he was short listed for the program. Music Arizona Man by WensdayClick here to listen to the podcast...

Indie Film Nation #076 for 17th July 2007

Interview with Richard Moore (Executive Director) of the Melbourne International Film Festival which commences on the 25th July to the 12th August 2007 plus we catch up with Barry Mandingo (screenwriter and previous co-host of the Indie Film Nation Podcast) who turns up in England (of all places) and joins me in a discussion on all things cinema! Music How Is It Gonna End by Tom Waits   Click here to listen to the show ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #75 for 11th July 2007

Interview with Goetz Weber (CEO & Co-Founder) of inDplay (online market place for film, TV and video rights getting content creators and professionals buyers together) plus an update on future episodes with very special guest on next week show Music 80's Trash by The Ribbon Device click here to listen to the show...

Indie Film Nation Video Podcast #04 - Interview with Crispin Glover and David Brothers (It's Fine, Everything is Fine!)

Interview with Crispin Hellion Glover and David Brothers (Directors) of It's Fine, Everything is Fine! (USA) feature length film which can't be easily categorized into any particular genre screened in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival07. Crispin Hellion Glover tours regular around the world with What's Is It? and It's Fine, Everything is Fine! This video podcast is presented in two parts (approximately 10 minutes running time)  click here to watch part one o...

Indie Film Nation Podcast Episode #074 for 25th June 2007

Interview with Cherie Nowlan (Director) of Clubland (AUS) (Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 07) will be released nationally across the Australia (this week) and on the 4th July in the USA will be released as Introducing the Dwights (USA).Filmmaker of the week: J. Fabian (Writer/Director/Actor) of Movin G (USA) feature film.Industry update: last days of the My Movie Network Competition "Discover Me", On the Lot, Seattle and Cinvegas Film Festival. Music: Any Day Now by Tim Fo...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #073 for 22nd May 2007

Interview with Tammy Caplan (co-writer/director) and Joe Gold (co-writer/star) of Fartman: Caught in a Tight Ass (USA) short film - smash hit on Atom Films and available to watch now! plus we bring you an update on the Cannes Film Festival and preview the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival kicks off on the 24 May to 17 June Music If this geek ruled the world by Geoff Smith 99 words for boobs by The FuMP from Robert Lund Competition Don't forget to enter the "Discover Me&quo...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #072 for 29th April 2007

Interview with Tiffany and Jayce Bartok (Directors) of Altered by Elvis (USA) feature documentary plus Jayce is also the screenwriter of The Cake Eaters (USA) currently playing at the Tribeca Film Festival. Plus we chat with the Ben Pinkhasik and Clint Mazur (co-founders) of My Movie Network a great social networking/resources for filmmakers and we announce the "Discover Me" film competition in conjunction with the My Movie Network - win a copy of FrameForge 3D (storyboarding softwar...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #071 for 13th April 2007

Interview with Stephen Tramontana (Writer/Director) of Grindhouse (USA) feature film made in 2002 and who has accused Quentin Tarantino of ripping off their film for his new film project with Robert Rodgriuez. Tramontana has released his film for download for only 99 cents at The Real Grindhouse Bryan Singer vs Gus Van Sant - both are making new films about the Harvey Milk murder in San Franscisco Anne Thompson from Variety magazine reports that independent filmmake...

Indie Film Nation Video Podcast #03 for 8th April 2007

Red carpet interviews at the Slamdance Film Festival on the world premiere of Homo Erectus (USA) feature length comedy starring David Carradine. Interviews with David Carradine (star) [official site], [myspace][IMDB], Scott Billups (Director of Photography) [IMDB] and Adam Rifkin (writer/director/producer/star) on [MySpace] or [IMDB] click here to watch the show or subscribe in iTunes...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #070 for 22nd March 2007

Interview with Peter Baxter (co-founder) of Slamdance Film Festival and Will Slocombe (Director) with Ben Kolak (co-Producer) of Crime Fiction (USA) dramatic feature film Music Gotta Be Mine by Laura Clapp available on PMN My Glass Eye by Beth Thornley available on PMN Click here to listen to the show...

Indie Film Nation Video Podcast #02 - Interview with Johnny Barrington (Trout) @ Sundance

Introducing Sue Lawson (our new host) who interviews Johnny Barrington (writer/director) of Trout (UK) short film screened at the Sundance Film Festival - available online now and will be in competition at South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX (USA) Bruce Himmelblau and Mike Smith @ give us a brief of overview of the Sundance Film Festival outside the Egyptian Theatre in Main Street Click here to watch this episode and Check out the trailer for Trout here...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #069 for 21st February 2007

Interview with Donal MacIntyre (Director) of A Very British Gangster (UK) and William Lappe (Writer/Director) of Even Steven (USA)Listen to the show hereSHOW NOTES Podsafe Music Taste It by Casey Desmond @ PMN In Focus Interview with Donal MacIntyre (Director) of A Very British Gangster (UK) feature documentary that screened in the World Documentary Competition @ Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker of the Week Interview with William Lappe (Writer/Director) of Even Steven (USA) short f...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #068 for 16th January 2007

Interview with Matthew Saville (writer/director) of Noise (AUS) World Dramatic Competition @ Sundance 07 plus preview of the Sundance Film Festival with Bruce Himmelblau Click here to listen to the show Industry News Sundance Film Festival announces short films to be available on iTunes plus podcasting of panels and events @ iTunes Independent Film Channel (IFC) changes content and will screen series programs  New Line Cinema brawl with Peter Jackson is paying filmmakers $0.10 p...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #067 for 9th January 2007

Interview with Philip Hodgetts (AUS)(Film Editor) from Intelligent Assistant (USA) plus Kimball Carr (Writer/Director) and Ethan Marten (Producer) of Samaritan (USA) award winning short film Click here to listen to show Industry News Johnny Depp maybe Freddie Mercury in biopic on Queen Val Kilmer wants to make a sequel to Real Genuis Paramount and New Line considering remaking Friday the 13th (Please someone stop all this madness!) Apple has a fantastic article and video on David Fincher's Zo...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #066 for 23nd December 2006

Interviews with Matt Farnsworth (star/writer/director) and Daine Foster (star/producer) of Iowa (USA) award winning feature film plus Daniel Casey (writer/director) of The Death of Michael Smith (USA) feature film to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival 07 ...

Indie Film Nation #065 for 12th December 2006

Interviews with Matteo Ribaudo (USA) (director) of In the Name of My Father and plus Filmmaker of the week is Garath Crook (UK) of Graphic Quarter Click here to listen to the show Show Notes Industry News watch John Carpenter's Halloween on MySpace InDigEnt ceasing operations Tribeca Film Festival joins forces with ESPN for special sports program in the next year's festival Wesley Snipes gets arrested Richard (Donnie Darko) Kelly has finally finished Southland Tales for...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #064 for 29th November 2006

Interviews with Alec Morgan (Writer/Director) Hunt Angels (AUS) and DB Sweeney (Actor/Writer/Director) of Dirt Nap (USA) Industry News Sundance Institute unveils the competition program for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Walmart joins the movie download business Ghost House Pictures for 30 Days webisodes Slamdance announces finalist for Guerilla Gamemaker Competition Movie Memorabilia Auctions on ebay @ darkworld71 Event Wrap Stockholm International Film Festival ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast 63 for 20th November 2006

Industry News Weinsteins get into bed with Blockbuster Hollywood search YouTube for next big thing! Filmmaker magazine celebrate 25th anniversary of the Sundance Institute in downloadable PDF document Sundance Film Festival announces opening night film - Chicago 10 Remake of John Carpenter's The ThingIs David Lynch planning to bring back Twin Peaks or release the missing material from Fire Walk with Me? Industry Wrap IF Awards (Australia) winners Industry Preview Dubia International Film Festi...

Indie Film Nation Episode #062 for 13th November 2006

Industry News American Film Market Update Slamdance Makes A Pledge Mobile Phone Films gets legitimate Hellraiser is back from the dead Event Wrap Announce Winners Off The Shelf Competition Event Preview Stockholm Film Festival from 16th to 26th November 2006 plus Nokia Mobile Phone Film Festival Go Daddy Promotion Use Promo code Indie3 for .COM domain for only $6.95 Podsafe Music Hollywood by Bubble from California (USA) @ PMN In Focus Interview with Chris Mhim (Direc...

Indie Film Nation Episode #061 for 31st October 2006

Interview with Chris Gore (founder of Film Threat and author of Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide) and My Big Fat Independent Film (Producer) and Filmmaker of the week is Amy Berg (Director) of Deliver Us From Evil (feature length documentary Industry News American Film Market (Los Angelos) on 1st - 8th November YouTube Starts the Cleanese Bana Gets tough again Rent your own office on main street during Sundance @ The Eating Establishment Wrap Australian Internationa...

Indie Film Nation Podcast Episode #060 for 17th October 2006

Industry News David Lynch confirms self distribution of Inland Empire to hit cinemas soon! Survival Tips for Independent Filmmakers in New York Times Article Pakistan zombie horror film coming soon! Gamers screening @ Home Brewed Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) on 23rd October and available now @ Event Wrap Woodstock Film Festival (NYC) Winners Event PreviewLondon Film Festival commences on the 18th October to 2nd November Inside Tip Have you been using the enhanced feature...


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