• Know Your On-Set Lingo | guest Christine Chen

    Christine Chen is a film producer, director and 1st AD. She is one of the founders of GET REELISMS, a picture book made for filmmakers or film lovers to learn set lingo, walkie talkie etiquette, and a plethora of other crucial information for surviving a TV/movie/film set. Christine’s recent feature, "Erzulie" (Erzz-uh-lee) had a limited theatrical run in May 2022 and is now available on VOD through Kamikaze Dogfight Films and Gravitas Ventures.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Christine's website: https://www.christinewchen.com/
    2. Get REELisms book: https://www.getreelisms.com/

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    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    22m | Sep 26, 2022
  • Directing TV | guest Dan Attias

    Dan Attias has worked as a director in the film and television industry since 1984 and has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards for his comedy directing. He continues to work on some of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed American television shows, including Homeland, The Americans, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Previously he has directed The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, True Blood, Entourage, The Killing, True Detective, The Walking Dead, Bloodline, Friday Night Lights, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lost, and The Boys, among many others.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

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    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    22m | Feb 23, 2022
  • Surviving in a Predatory Film Industry | guest Alex Ferrari

    Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle joins us for an epic discussion about the changing indie film industry, how to survive as an indie filmmaker in 2020, and how to use the power of the niche to compete with big studios.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    56m | Feb 11, 2020
  • Finding Local Crew With an App | guests Joshua A. Friedman & Voravong Nachampassak

    Joshua A. Friedman and Voravong Nachampassak are making it easier to find crew in your local area with their new app, Crew Me Up. Josh has worked on such productions as 'Law and Order' 'Adjustment Bureau,' and wrote the quintessential guidebook for production assistants: 'Getting it Done.'

    Not a paid endorsement.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    21m | Jan 13, 2020
  • Comedy, Cancel Culture, & Political Correctness | guest Steve Kaplan - Ep41

    Steve Kaplan, Hollywood's most sought-after expert in comedy writing, joins us to talk about "cancel culture" and surviving as a comic in the age of political correctness. Steve wrote the quintessential book about comedy writing, 'The Hidden Tools of Comedy' and 'The Comic Hero's Journey.'

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    • Steve's website: http://www.kaplancomedy.com
    • Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    34m | Nov 28, 2019
  • How to Explain Your Film to Others | guest Heather Hale - Ep40

    Heather Hale is a film and television writer, director, and producer with over 60 hours of credits that have won Emmys. She wrote the Lifetime Original Movie 'Courage to Love,' (2000) and co-wrote, directed, and produced 'Absolute Killers' (2011). Her latest book for filmmakers and screenwriters is "Story Selling."

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    • Heather's website: https://heatherhale.com/
    • Distribber closing updates: 1.) Variety: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/independent-distribution-companies-distribber-close-down-1203354408/ 2.) LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-10-25/indie-filmmakers-streaming-distribber-trouble
    • Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    35m | Nov 17, 2019
  • SPECIAL REPORT #2: New Inside Info on Distribber's Closing | guests Alex Firarri & Jeff Witzeman

    BREAKING: Documentary filmmaker Jeff Witzeman talked with someone on the inside of Distribber and reveals some details. Alex Firarri of Indie Film Hustle has successfully pulled his film from Distribber and recovered all his customer reviews and ratings. Jeff and Alex join us for this special report.


    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    45m | Oct 5, 2019
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Distribber Closing?

    BREAKING: Distribber is apparently closing, leaving thousands of indie filmmakers wondering what to do. We talk with media strategist Jon Reiss, founder of 8 Above and author of "Think Outside the Box Office" about options moving forward.

    CORRECTION 9/24: Jon mentions that iTunes relies on Rotten Tomatoes for reviews - they don’t anymore, but Apple TV does.


    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    23m | Sep 24, 2019
  • The Gaffer Tape Show | guest Marty Gage - Ep39

    Everything you ever wanted to know about gaffer tape! Marty Gage from Gaffer Power is our guest as we examine the importance of gaffer tape to film sets. After 15 years of working in film and television in a variety of capacities, Marty teamed up with a leading tape manufacturer in the US to produce a new brand of premium grade gaffer tape. Gaffer Power® was launched in December 2013 and is now the top selling brand of gaffer tape on Amazon.

    TRIVIA QUESTION: What's the name of the movie shown in our profile picture? Be the first to answer correctly and win gaffer tape. Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    • Gaffer Power: https://www.gafferpower.com/
    • Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    25m | Sep 20, 2019
  • Don't Forget Audio Description for the Blind | guest Roy Samuelson - Ep38

    Including "Audio Description" in your production will enable the 26 million blind in the US to enjoy your movie. Today's guest is Roy Samuelson, an Audio Description narrator based in LA whose narration includes blockbuster features like Venom, First Man, Get Out, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Spiderman: Homecoming, Skyscraper, Equalizer 2, Superfly, Pacific Rim, Uprising, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs, and Jason Bourne. He has also narrated TV shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, Lethal Weapon, and Blue Bloods.

    QUESTION: Do subtitles annoy you while watching foreign films? Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    • Roy's site: https://roysamuelson.com/
    • LA Suspense Masterclass, use code HITCH20: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-suspense-masterclass-october-19-2019-tickets-68187096441
    • Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    36m | Aug 24, 2019
  • Keeping Global Audiences in Mind as You Write | guest Weiko Lin - Ep37

    Weiko Lin has taught playwriting and/or screenwriting at Northwestern University, UCLA, and Taipei National University of the Arts. Based in Los Angeles and Boston, he is a tenured Associate Professor at School of the Arts at Emerson College. He received his B.A. in English (Creative Writing - Playwriting) and M.F.A. in Film and Television at University of California at Los Angeles. His credits as original story writer and producer include Chinese romance film 100 DAYS that released theatrically nationwide in Taiwan and premiered in Mainland China as an official selection of 2014 Golden Rooster Hundred Flowers Film Festival.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Weiko Lin: http://www.weikolin.com
    2. Send trivia answers to info@borgus.com to win some gaffer tape!
    3. Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Weiko Lin

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    18m | Aug 8, 2019
  • Why Screenwriters Should Study Film Editing | guest Greg Loftin - Ep36

    Greg Loftin says that screenwriters can learn a lot from film editors, especially when it comes to visual storytelling. Greg is a writer and director with a PhD from the University of Exeter, and author of 'Writing for the Cut' endorsed by Walter Murch.


    We are not paid by the companies or products we mention!


    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. YouTube's new announcement about "personalized" bell notifications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-7vDpZ72mE
    2. Send trivia answers to info@borgus.com to win some gaffer tape!
    3. Minneapolis meet link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-story-panel-and-social-hour-tickets-64939432591?ref=eios
    4. Greg's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RW5JZQ5/
    5. Upcoming guest on gaffer tape: https://www.gafferpower.com/
    6. Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Greg Loftin

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    33m | Jul 13, 2019
  • Finding Money for Your Film | guest Ben Yennie - Ep35

    Today we talk with "The Guerilla Rep" Ben Yennie of ProductionNext and Producer Foundry about ways to raise financing for your indie film. We ask him what to say in meetings with potential investors, how many meetings to have, and other ways to raise finance before seeking investors. Ben is an executive producer and producer's rep in San Fransisco, author of "The Guerilla Rep" and "The State of the Film Industry Report."

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Ben Yennie's site: https://www.theguerrillarep.com/
    2. ProductionNext: https://beta.productionnext.com/
    3. Producer Foundry: https://producerfoundry.vhx.tv/
    4. Upcoming guest on gaffer tape: https://www.gafferpower.com/
    5. Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Ben Yennie

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    53m | Jul 2, 2019
  • 3 Steps to Creating Suspense With the Hitchcock Whisperer- Ep34

    Indie director, author, radio producer, and "Hitchcock Whisperer" Jeffrey Michael Bays talks about creating gripping moments for all genres of film. He produced the SiriusXM radio production 'Not From Space,' winner of the Mark Time and Communicator awards, and directed the suspense film 'Offing David.' Jeffrey is an adjunct instructor at Lights Film School, and travels the world teaching suspense techniques. He also co-hosts this podcast!

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Jeffrey's site: http://www.borgus.com
    2. Suspense With a Camera: Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    3. Hitch20 series: bit.ly/2G1CFLq

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    27m | Jun 26, 2019
  • Directing a 90s Period Piece and Attaching Stars | guest William Dickerson - Ep33

    Indie director William Dickerson joins us to talk about directing a 90s period piece: his new feature film 'No Alternative' starring Kathryn Erbe. William teaches at New York Film Academy, and previously directed the indie suspense film 'Detour.'


    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.


    Show Notes:

    1. William Dickerson's site: http://williamdickersonfilmmaker.com/
    2. Upcoming guest on gaffer tape: https://www.gafferpower.com/
    3. Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.


    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to William Dickerson

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    51m | Jun 19, 2019
  • Minneapolis Meetup with Michael Wiese Authors | guest Ken Lee - Ep32

    Jeffrey returns from Switzerland, and Ken Lee joins us from Michael Wiese Books to reveal a big meetup in Minneapolis for filmmakers and screenwriters in July -- a chance to meet your favorite MW authors.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Minneapolis meet link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-story-panel-and-social-hour-tickets-64939432591?ref=eios
    2. Michael Wiese Books: www.mwp.com

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Ken Lee

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    29m | Jun 8, 2019
  • Tough Casting Choices as a Director, How to Lead Auditions | guest Peter D. Marshall - Ep31

    Today we are joined by directing coach Peter D. Marshall, author of 'Making the Magic Happen,' to talk about how directors can manage those tough casting choices. Peter has worked in the motion picture and TV industry for 40 years as a director, TV producer, 1stAD, and TV-series creative consultant. His directorial credits include over 30 episodes of TV drama such as 'Once a Thief,' 'Wiseguy,' '21 Jump Street,' 'The Black Stallion,' and the 'Largo Winch.'


    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Article about tariffs: https://nofilmschool.com/indie-filmmaking-about-get-lot-more-expensive
    2. Peter's website: http://actioncutprint.com/
    3. YouTube version of this interview: https://youtu.be/yc2sDtgPGDM

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Peter D. Marshall

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    16m | May 18, 2019
  • Collaboration is a Delicate Art | guest Linda Seger - Ep30

    Linda Seger is one of the world's foremost script consultants, best known for contributions to films like 'Braindead' and 'Universal Soldier.' Linda wrote several books on screenwriting, including Making a Good Script Great: A Guide for Writing & Rewriting, Creating Unforgettable Characters: Practical Guide to Character Development in Films, TV Series, Advertisements, Novels and Short Stories and The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction into Film. She is also an experienced screenplay and story coach, professional speaker and workshop facilitator.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Linda's website: https://www.lindaseger.com/

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Linda Seger

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    21m | May 10, 2019
  • Film Distribution & Marketing 101 | guest Jason Brubaker - Ep29

    Confused about indie film distribution in 2019? We are joined by the "Self Distribution Guy" to demystify the current film distribution marketplace. Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff and Filmmaking Stuff HQ is a motion picture executive in Los Angeles and an expert in digital VOD distribution.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    1. Jason's sites: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com and https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Special Thanks to Jason Brubaker

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    46m | Apr 26, 2019
  • Finding Stock Footage | guest James Forsher - Ep28

    James Forsher, author of 'Stock Footage,' served as a consultant for ABC News and PBS Marketplace, and was a content producer at Person and Allyn & Bacon. His TV programs include Discovery's 'Hollywood Chronicles,' PBS' 'Lost Warriors,' and well as programs for Encore, A&E, and The Movie Channel. His own personal archive houses several thousand titles of Americana and entertainment-related footage throughout the 1990's.


    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.


    Show Notes:

    1. James' website: http://footagesource.com


    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com


    Special Thanks to James Forsher


    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.


    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic


    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739


    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    33m | Apr 18, 2019
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