MMP 61: 12 Westerns in 12 Months with Travis Mills

MMP 61: 12 Westerns in 12 Months with Travis Mills

Making one or two movies per year is huge effort. In 2020, the year of COVID, indie filmmaker, Travis Mills, shot 12 westerns in 12 months, and in the following year he released those 12 films in 12 months. If you’ve been following this podcast for some time, you’ll...

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MMP 60: The Youngest Director on Netflix with Rob Smat

MMP 60: The Youngest Director on Netflix with Rob Smat

He was at one time on of the youngest directors with a feature film on Netflix. Writer and director Rob Smat is with me to talk about his film The Last Whistle and a soon to be released documentary. Rob made his feature film The Last Whistle when he was just 23 years...

MMP 59: Make Me Want to Turn the Page with Richard Walter part 2

MMP 59: Make Me Want to Turn the Page with Richard Walter part 2

Legendary screenwriting professor, Richard Walter, is with us again in part two of my conversation with him.  Richard was professor of the UCLA Screenwriting program, which is the most successful screenwriting program in the world. It’s harder to get into this program...

MMP 57: Faith Film Micro-budget Powerhouse with Jason Campbell

MMP 57: Faith Film Micro-budget Powerhouse with Jason Campbell

Jason Campbell is with us today to talk about microbudget Christian filmmaking. His company is scheduled to release 20 films this year alone and will launch their own streaming platform.  I have become very interested in the world of micro-budget filmmaking. The...

MMP 56: Story Well Told with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

MMP 56: Story Well Told with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Literature professor, Dr. Karen Swallow Prior joins me to talk about novels, story, and Christian film.  I have a weak spot for books and articles written by Christians that address the value of good fiction and the role good storytelling can have in the Christian...

MMP 55: Attack of the Tenacious Filmmaker with Nathanael Sims

MMP 55: Attack of the Tenacious Filmmaker with Nathanael Sims

Thirteen years in the making, and I don’t mean 11 years shopping the script around and 2 years of production. This no-budget film was 13 years in production. Writer and director Nathaniel Sims is with us to talk about his apocalyptic movie The Book of Wendy. The Book...

MMP 54: A Filmmaker in Nollywood with Obi Emelonye

MMP 54: A Filmmaker in Nollywood with Obi Emelonye

Nigerian filmmaker Obi Emelonye shares his experience working in the phenomenon of Nollywood since the early 2000s. Sometimes we need to shake up our perceptions of things we believe are immovable – things like the mechanisms of our Western film industry. Sometimes we...

MMP 53: Evangelical Nollywood with Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola

MMP 53: Evangelical Nollywood with Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola

The Nigerian film industry is the second most prolific film industry in the world, and their faith-based films, that they label as evangelical themed films, are not fringe like ours, they’re mainstream. Today, my guest is Nollywood scholar Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola, in...

MMP 52: Nollywood as a Filmmaking Model with Jamie Meltzer

MMP 52: Nollywood as a Filmmaking Model with Jamie Meltzer

What is this country that has this titan film industry? If you haven’t guessed, I’ll give you another clue. It’s a country in Africa. It’s industry goes by the moniker of Nollywood. It’s the country of Nigeria. I am fascinated by the Nigerian film industry. While...