Between Crowdfunding and the Oscars: Masterclass in Indie Filmmaking with 18½ writer-director Dan Mirvish

Today, we welcome writer-director-producer Dan Mirvish to the show! Dan is a true indie filmmaker for whom nothing seems impossible. Some of his work includes Open House (2004), Between Us (2012), Bernard & Huey (2017), and of course his latest feature film, 18½ (2021).

Dan chatted with our hosts, Giles Alderson, Tori Butler-Hart & Matthew Butler-Hart, about his long filmmaking career: He talks about his writing process, writing with a partner, shares tons of tips and tricks on how to raise a budget, on directing actors and how to get your film into film festivals. He discusses casting, rehearsals, the importance of good food on set, how his films came about and how he almost created a new category at the Oscars.

This is an absolute masterclass in indie filmmaking. Dan’s stories are not only hilarious to listen to, but also very insightful. So, sit, back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with Dan Mirvish.

18½ is out!

In 1974, a White House transcriber is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18½ minute gap in Nixon’s tapes.


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