Ep 94 How Nathan VonMinden raised finance & got distribution for his indie film by cold calling and made his feature The Challenger Disaster

Giles Alderson sits down with director and writer Nathan VonMinden to chat how he made his indie film The Challenger Disaster by raising finance and getting distribution himself .

They chat about how scary and wonderful it is to see your film on a big screen and how you can’t hide the flaws when it’s up there for all to see.

There are no set rules for filmmakers, you find your own path but you have to become a business person and how he phoned around and cold called people to raise the finance to make and distribute the film.

How shooting dialogue scenes is hard and you are never as good as your dailies or as bad as your first cut and how it takes a team to make a film.

This is a truly inspirational talk about how you can make your indie film happen and all props to Nathan for doing so.


WATCH the TRAILER for The Challenger Disaster here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvv2-7iOD_8

BUY/RENT/WATCH The Challenger Disaster here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M7D8RJ3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_p8ntCbJ6N0D5A

FOLLOW Nathan on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/nvonminden

Website here: http://www.nathanvonminden.com/


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