Making Movies is HARD!

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If you listen to the show regularly and you love what you are hearing, this is the option for you. This covers a dollar an episode, considering these take roughly 2hrs to record and 6hrs to edit, this is a steal! As a thanks, we will give you a shout out the first week you join and you'll get access to bonus podcast episodes and video content.

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About Making Movies is HARD!

“Who am I to even have a podcast? Why is my opinion more valid than anyone else? In some ways it’s not, but that’s also kind of the point. We’re just two examples of people making movies in our own ways. We’re not any more special than any other filmmaker. There’s nothing about us that makes us any different or unique. We’re just doing it. And I think that’s the point, just go out and do it, make your movies. And these are the struggles that we face and this is how we’re trying to overcome them.” 
– Alrik Bursell Episode 87

We started Making Movies is HARD! because we're filmmakers just like you and this was the podcast we always wanted. We discuss everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. We love hearing the stories of success but they can honestly make us a little depressed as they remind us how much farther we have to go, so what makes this podcast different is we also focus on the struggle. We know, that sounds depressing, but it's not. There's comfort in hearing filmmakers at every level talk tell us we're not alone, that no matter what level of success you reach, this business is hard.

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Timothy and I have been doing the podcast on our own without any help for almost four years and with a little money on our side, I think we can do more. Timothy sadly moved on from the podcast in November 2018 and now that I'm on my own, it's been a challenge to keep the show going at the same level of quality we had before.  With your support I hope to continue to get fantastic co-hosts (and keep our current roster engaged), get better guests and pay the editors who have been donating their time since Timothy left.  I don't plan to keep any of this money, I plan to put it all back into the show and make this the best podcast it can be. I have this dream of making this the ScriptNotes of filmmaking with a little mix of Marc Maron thrown in for fun. Help me and all of our co-hosts achieve that dream!

Co-Founder and Host
Alrik Bursell is a freelance shooter/editor/producer that’s worked on feature films and corporate videos. He has directed four short films including Strange Thing, which played at over 20 film festivals worldwide.
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Co-founder (host of 182 episodes)
Timothy Plain is a director/producer at Goodby Silverstein & Partners where he directs and produces commercials for brands like the Milk, Comcast, Adobe and Cheetos. He is the writer/director of The Spirit Machine, which was the most-funded short film on Kickstarter in 2012, after raising a $96,737 in just 21-days. His short film LONE won 3rd Prize in the 2016 Atlanta Sci Fi Film Festival CGI Short Film Competition.
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