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Episode 15 – Liz Manashil

Microbudget filmmaker Liz Manashil gives us the unvarnished truth behind the struggles of choosing an unconventional career path for a director, working closely with your significant other, and how to best deal with other challenges that arise along the way.

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Episode 14 – Cat Rhinehart

Director Cat Rhinehart from the documentary What’s Eating Ralphie May, currently playing in the Atlanta Film Festival, joins us to talk about proving your worth, working full time while working on a film, and getting married while working on a film.

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Episode 13 – Chelsea Christer

Director Chelsea Christer joins us to discuss the multi-year commitment required to work on a feature documentary, and coping with a festival run that was upended by the pandemic right in the middle of their world premiere at Cinequest 2020.

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Episode 12 – Megan Petersen & Hannah Black

Season 2 of Head Above Water rolls on! This week’s episode is a Dances With Films festival special! On today’s show, we talk with Megan Petersen & Hannah Black from the film Drought about being first-time feature filmmakers, the excitement and subsequent pressure of winning crowdfunding platform Seed & Spark’s Hometown Heroes contest, working with…

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Episode 12 – Megan Petersen & Hannah Black

First-time feature directors Megan Petersen & Hannah Black from Drought talk about winning Seed & Spark’s Hometown Heroes contest, working with the Duplass brothers, and adjusting to life on the “virtual” film festival circuit in the time of Covid.

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Episode 11 – Peter Sullivan

Veteran Hollywood director Peter Sullivan talks about the mental challenges he’s faced in his career, from NYU film student to directing Netflix features.

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Episode 10 – Ben Berman

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary director Ben Berman gets brutally honest as he talks about his anxiety as a working director in Hollywood.

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Episode 9 – Mike Peebler

Veteran stage and screen actor Mike Peebler joins us to discuss dealing with anxiety as a working actor, and his career change toward directing.

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Episode 8 – Ben Wiessner

Producer Ben Wiessner gives his unique insight on finding success and happiness in the film industry, and team building to become a better storyteller.

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Episode 7 – Ken Spooner

Ken Spooner joins us for a discussion about the effects making an addiction documentary has on those making it.

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