Podcast: Filmmaker's Stories - John Gaspard


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This Episode’s Guest - John Gaspard, Low Budget Filmmaker and Author



In this episode, I sit down with author and low budget filmmaker John Gaspard. John has had a career spanning over 30 years, from making early indie films such as Resident Alien, and Beyond Bob, to producing videos for the corporate sector, and even publishing book on filmmaking along the way.


In this episode John talks about:


  • Being a local and independent filmmaker rather than pursuing Hollywood.

  • Harsh realities of Amazon Video algorithms.

  • Taking economics out of filmmaking.

  • The journey of an indie filmmaker; small steps to success.

  • Advice on things to avoid during production.

  • Using star power to market your film without deceiving your audience.

  • The importance of rehearsal and picking up the pace when shooting scenes.

  • Ensuring the right people are viewing your film for algorithm purposes.

  • Important things to remember before you leave set.


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Fast, Cheap & Under Control: Lessons Learned From the Greatest Low-Budget Movies of All Time

If you’d like to get a free copy, let us know your favourite low budget movie in the comments on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook of this episode’s launch post. We will randomly pick the winners 10 days after the episode's came out. Follow and subscribe to the Filmmaker's Stories:

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You can find John on:

Twitter: @johngaspard

Instagram: @johngaspard Facebook: @JohnGaspardAuthorPage

Web: https://www.fastcheapfilm.com



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Produced by Georgia Johnson



Must watch films recommended by John Gaspard:


Click here to watch the full reviews by John on the following films


Harold and Maude (1971) - https://imdb.to/3BAaKf5

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - https://imdb.to/3lsarNR

What's Up, Doc? (1972) - https://imdb.to/3BuYywg

The Conversation (1974) - https://imdb.to/3lwxaIK

The Usual Suspects (1995) - https://imdb.to/3BvayO8