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Film and Family

Kent & Anna Thalman

We're a married couple of filmmakers, supporting our family of seven through doing work we love, together. It's been a long and difficult journey, and we still have a lot to learn, but for us, it's well-worth the effort. 

We developed this podcast and the Feature Filmmaker Academy for anyone who wants a career making feature films, especially those balancing that pursuit with the responsibility of parenthood and providing for a family. 

Tune in as we study success patterns of industry professionals, interview other feature filmmakers, share takeaways from our favorite film courses or books, and give behind-the-scenes breakdowns and insights on films you love.

Episodes
Ep. 96 - Self Distributing on Film Hub with Lenni UittoJune 05, 2024
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Ep. 95 - Approaching Your Career Like a Passionate HobbyistMay 30, 2024
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Ep. 94 - The Grit and Vision of Indie Filmmaking with Matthew TaggartApril 18, 2024
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Ep. 93 - Four Walling and Self DistributionApril 17, 2024
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Ep. 92 - We're Back!April 04, 2024
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Ep. 91 - Personal and Practical Storytelling with Feature Film Director Kiel ThorltonJanuary 13, 2023
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Ep. 90 - What Is The Value of A Movie?November 15, 2022
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Ep. 89 - Support Yourself Financially, Making Feature FilmsNovember 04, 2022
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Ep. 88 - Creating CharacterOctober 27, 2022
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Ep. 87 - You Make What You AreOctober 12, 2022
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Ep. 86 - Mining Your Life, Digging up FilmsSeptember 24, 2022
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Ep. 85 - Crewing a Feature Film with No MoneySeptember 19, 2022
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Ep. 84 - How to Make Films Together Without Killing Each OtherSeptember 01, 2022
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Ep. 83 - First Features: A Place Called Home with Adam BovaAugust 29, 2022
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Ep. 82 - Success Patterns: Peter JacksonAugust 12, 2022
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Ep. 81 - Movie Club: Top Gun 2 - MaverickJuly 25, 2022
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Ep. 80 - A War to Keep the Peace with Jon BregelJuly 15, 2022
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Ep. 79 - First Features: Cryo with Barrett BurginJuly 08, 2022
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Ep. 78 - Movie Club: City Girl (1930)June 14, 2022
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Ep. 77 - Success Patterns - Quentin Tarantino and Other Exceptions to the RuleMay 21, 2022
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Ep. 76 - Lessons Learned from Austin KleonApril 29, 2022
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Ep. 75 - Movie Club: The Miracle Worker (1962)April 23, 2022
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Ep. 74 - The Power of 10 MinutesApril 15, 2022
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Ep. 73 - Success Patterns: Christopher NolanApril 08, 2022
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Ep. 72 - Movie Club: The Batman (2022)April 01, 2022
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