Emily: Hands down, Six Feet Under (2001-2005). If you’ve ever met me, I’ve probably brought this up in our first conversation. I think it’s the closest television has gotten to truly representing family dynamics. Each character is so well-developed, flawed, and grows individually across the series, it’s difficult to choose a favorite (If pressed—I’m partial to a combination of Nate and Claire). There are raw moments (Lisa’s fate), and shocking episodes (the elevator scene)
Busted Buggy Entertainment interviewed the women behind the upcoming female-driven series titled Or Die Trying, about the highs and lows of the industry and breaking the celluloid ceiling with their production. Novelist and screenwriter Myah Hollis is the showrunner and executive producer of Or Die Trying and is currently developing a television pilot. Hollis also works with Film Independent to produce the LA Film Fest and Spirit Awards.
Actor and executive producer of Or D
Catherine Grealish is an award-winning composer for film, games and live performance. Originally from Tasmania, Australia, Grealish moved to the United States in 1998 to pursue a career in music. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts and has a Masters of Music from Boston University. She completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring program in 2011. Grealish is a classical and jazz singer and plays violin, piano and guitar. Her m
Hint: It’s not about the money. Though most independent filmmakers can’t access the mass market due to capital restraints, lack of funds is not the issue. The majority of independent films fail because the filmmakers did not know (and did not know how to reach) their specific audience. In this day and age, knowing your niche audience is the most critical part of selling your completed film. The more specific and targetable your audience, the better. Avoid the age quadrant! Yo
Dan: It is all about momentum. The first intro of yourself is the hardest, after that it comes easy. Find the happy smiling person who makes eye contact, intro yourself and ask them what brings them out. Listen! Then, when someone wanders by with that “I don’t know any of these people” look in their eye, ask them to join and intro them to the first person you met. Now, you’re the introducer. Learn about the new person, introduce them to someone as well. If you do this 5 times
Stephen: If someone says the dreaded words “Nah! Don’t worry about it. We’ll just fix it in post,” the entire production team must rise up as one and slay them. Their body shall then be given to the post-production team as a peace offering. Courtney: Introduce yourself (with snacks) to the local police department in each filming area. That way you have already made a good impression with them when they answer complaints about your filming. Emily: When scouting a locatio