Double Down Film Show Archive

  • Episode #82 - "Awkward Black Girl" Writer/Director/Star - Issa Rae December 6, 2011

    On this final Double Down Film Show of the Fall 2011 semester we rap with comedian Issa Rae, who is the Writer/Director and Star of the popular web series, Awkward Black Girl. Issa’s series chronicles the comedic everyday social misadventures of a yo...

  • Alrick Brown - Writer/Director of the Award-winning Sundance Film "Kinyarwanda" November 28, 2011

      One of the things we pride ourselves on with The Double Down Film Show show is that we talk to tomorrow’s indie filmmaker’s today, such is the case with one of our early guests, Writer/Director - Alrick Brown, who is back to discuss the i...

  • Episode #80 - Director, Matthew A. Cherry from the NFL to the Director's Chair November 14, 2011

    (Photo: Lance Gross in "The Last Fall") On our 80th epic episode of  The Double Down Film Show we run through the unique journey of self-taught Writer/Director, Matthew Cherry. In the span of just a few years Matthew went from NFL Player for the Jack...

  • Episode #79- Al Thompson - Actor / Writer / Director / Producer November 5, 2011

      On the this episode of the Double Down Film Show multi-hyphenate actor/writer/producer/director Al Thompson of ValDean Entertainment will break down the web series game and how actors and content creators can take charge of their own career a...

  • Episode #78 - The Production Workflow Show October 24, 2011

    It’s all about Production Workflow on this episode of the Double Down Film Show.  In another one our special "keynote addresses", we’re going to walk you through all the physical steps of production from load-in to returning the equipment. We'll s...

  • Episode #77 - The Storytelling Show - Editor/Author Norm Hollyn October 18, 2011

    This episode of the Double Down Film Show is all about the art of storytelling with author/editor Norm Hollyn.  Norm was the editor of Heathers and the tv series Wild Palms and a music editor on The Cotton Club and Fame among dozens of other featu...

  • Episode #76 - Shadow and Act Blogger - Tambay Obenson October 12, 2011

    On this episode of The Double Down Film Show co-hosts Pete Chatmon and Anthony Artis will discuss the State of Black Cinema with filmmaker and blogger, Tambay Obenson. Tambay is the director of the indie film “Beautiful Things” and the founding blo...

  • Episode #75 - Above the Line Q&A w/ the "Queen Hussy" Web Series October 4, 2011

    On this episode of the Double Down Film Show, we’ll have a round table conversation with the above-the-line team of the hot new 70’s web series, Queen Hussy. Wednesday, October 5th, 9pm E.S.T. In this special in-depth case-study, Creator/Actr...

  • Episode #74 - Costume Designer - Jennifer Bryan September 27, 2011

      On this episode of Double Down Film Show, we talk to veteran Costume Designer, Jennifer L. Bryan, who has worked on dozens of film and TV shows through the decades including The Vampire Diaries, Dark Angel, Exit Wounds, and more. Over the ...

  • Episode #73 - The Double Down Film Show is Back With Sheri Candler September 16, 2011

    On the season #6 premiere of The Double Down Film Show we discuss indie film marketing, publicity with microbudget maven, Sheri Candler. Sheri is an independent film marketing and publicity consultant who co-authored the new book, Selling Your Film ...

  • It's Ladies Night on The Double Down Film Show! May 10, 2011

    On this episode of the Double Down Film Show it’s “Ladies Night”. In our FINAL episode of this season, we’ll be recalling the best practical advice and tips from the many women of the film and TV industry we’ve had on the show over the ye...

  • Ep. #71 - The Film and TV State of the Union May 3, 2011

    On the next episode of the Double Down Film Show,we’ll be giving our first ever Film and TV State of the Union Address discussing the major developments that have affected our industry in the past year from technical developments, to shifts in distribution models to production workflow… we’re gonna touch on them all and how they directly affect us as independent filmmakers.

  • Ant's NAB 2011 - Best of the Show Floor April 20, 2011

    The 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas just wrapped up last week and as always there were plenty of hot new cameras and tools for filmmakers unveiled and equal measures of education and inspiration in the panels and classes. Here are my favorite picks from the show floor. You can LISTEN to my commentary on these products at the link below this post.

  • The NAB 2011 Wrap-Up Show! April 18, 2011

    It’s the N.A.B. 2011 Wrap-up Show on Episode #70 of the Double Down Film Show. We’ll be discussing some of the most exciting announcements, panels and new cameras and tools for filmmakers that were announced last week at the N.A.B. (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, which is the largest trade show for the film and TV industry in the world…

  • "Brick City" Co-Exec. Producer/Co-Director - Mark Benjamin April 11, 2011

    On the next Double Down Film Show, we’ll be talking to Mark Benjamin the co-executive producer and co-director of the riveting and popular Sundance Channel documentary series, Brick City, which has been described by TV Guide as “A real-life version of The Wire”…

  • Award-Winning Veteran D.P., Sandi Sissel A.S.C. April 6, 2011

    On the next Double Down Film Show we'll have a special extended interview with Award-winning veteran Director of Photography, Sandi Sissel, A.S.C. With four decades (and counting) in the film and tv game, Sandi has D.P.'ed such notable feature fi...

  • Don't Miss Oscar-Winning Writer/Director Luke Matheny This Weds. Night at 9pm! March 28, 2011

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll be talking to writer/director, Luke Matheny who just won an Academy Award for his short film, God of Love. Luke is a grad student at NYU’s fabled Tisch School of the Arts Dept. of Film and TV. Apart from God of Love, Luke also helmed the short, Earano.

  • The Freelance Video Show - Special Keynote Episode March 21, 2011

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll be serving up another one of our special keynote addresses. This episode is entitled The Freelance Video Show. We’re all filmmakers, but let’s be real - narrative and documentary filmmaking rarely pays the bills - shooting videos for hire DOES.

  • Filmmaker and Film Marketer Ava DuVernay TONIGHT on The Double Down Film Show March 8, 2011

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker and film marketer, Ava DuVernay, whose new feature film, I Will Follow is being released this Friday and was just dubbed by Roger Ebert, “The best film I’ve ever seen that deals with the loss of a loved one.”

  • Writer/Director Julius Onah TONIGHT on The Double Down Film Show March 2, 2011

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll delve deep into the practical realities of making your first feature with writer/director, Julius Onah. Julius was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His debut feature, The Girl Is In Trouble, is executive produced by Spike Lee, stars Columbus Short and Wilmer Valderrama, and is poised to launch him firmly onto the independent film scene.

  • Josh Fox, Director of the Oscar-Nominated Doc "Gasland" - This Weds. at 9pm! February 21, 2011

    On the next Special Oscar Edition of The Double Down Film Show we’ll feature an exclusive interview with Josh Fox, the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Gasland which explores the controversial and little-known practice of hydraulic gas fracturing or “fracking” and how it’s threatening America's water supply. Shot in just over a year, Gasland began as a personal documentary about an issue affecting the Fox family’s Pennsylvania home. In the year’s time since it’s initial release the film has won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance, been picked up by HBO, sparked a recent hearing in congress and is now a hot contender for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

  • "House Party", "Boomerang" Producer - Warrington Hudlin - Tonight at 9pm EST February 16, 2011

    On the next episode of The Double Down Film Show we'll converse with Producer / Director - Warrington Hudlin of the notable Hudlin Brothers producing/directing team. With his brother Reginald Hudlin in the director's chair, Warrington helped t...

  • Show #60 - Rashaad Ernesto Green w/ Gun Hill Road January 30, 2011

    This episode is a return visit by director, Rashaad Ernesto Green. Rashaad was a previous guest on the show in season 1 to discuss his shorts. Now he's back to share the lessons he learned while making his new feature drama, Gun Hill Road, which ...

  • Episode #59 - Top 10 Filmmaking Words of Wisdom December 7, 2010

    On the final episode of Season #4 of the Double Down Film Show, we'll be sharing our Top 10 Words of Filmmaking Wisdomfrom our guests over the past 2 years on everything from making the most of festivals to dealing with difficult actors. We'll be ...

  • Episode #57 - Rig It, Test It, Burn It, and Crash It w/ Stunt Coordinator - Roy Farfel! November 16, 2010

    On this action-packed episode of The Double Down Film Show we’ll explore the world of high action and falls and punches with veteran Stunt Coordinator/Driver/Performer, Roy Farfel. Over the past 25 years Roy has helped craft and execute the action...

  • The Trials and Tribulations of a Your First Feature November 9, 2010

    On this episode of  The Double Down Film Show we recount the trials and tribulations of a first time feature with Writer/Director - Rafick Khan.Rafick is a long-time listener of the show who successfully converted his Double Down Film Show knowledge...

  • Meet Hollywood's New Kid on the Block November 2, 2010

    After taking a week off, The Double Down Film Show is back with our special guest Writer/Director, Dan Schechter, whose next project is The Switch. Dan is adapting the screenplay based on the popular Elmore Leonard novel. The Switch is actually a pr...

  • Netflix May Go Streaming Only...A New Blow to DVD's October 21, 2010

    On the Double Down Film Show, we recently introduced a segment entitled "Startin' Some Sh*t" where we do weekly anonymous "man-on-the-street" audio segments on some controversial debate in filmmaking such as "film vs. video" or "the future of 3-D cinem...

  • SKILLZ: Learning From the Masters - Julio Macat, A.S.C. October 21, 2010

    Hosted a great private workshop for students at NYU last night with previous Double Down Film Show guest, D.P. Julio Macat, A.S.C. (Home Alone, The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura, Wedding Crashers, etc.)Listen to InterviewJulio was very generous with hi...

  • The Craft and Hustle of Acting with Dorian Missick October 20, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show it’s all about the ins and outs of the acting game in a candid rap session with our special guest actor, Dorian Missick. Dorian dedicated himself to the craft (and hustle) of acting early-on and landed a few commer...

  • 10 Commandments to Become a Better Filmmaker - Tonight! October 13, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show, it’s that time of year again where we share some of our own indie filmmaking wisdom directly with you in a special keynote episode...This time out, we’ll be giving our 10 Commandments to Become a Better Filmmaker....

  • The Indie Team Behind "The Unidentified" on this week's Double Down Film Show! October 2, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll be breaking down an indie film case-study with writer/director, Kevan Tucker, and Producer/Editor, Tim O’Neill, the creative team behind the independent film, The Unidentified.Although a narrative film, The U...

  • Episode #51 - Veteran Hollywood DP - Julio Macat September 27, 2010

    On this episode of the  Double Down Film Show we’ll discuss building a career in cinematography with veteran Hollywood Director of Photography, Julio Macat. Julio is the man behind the images of some of the most popular comedy movies of the last ...

  • Season 4 Premiere w/ Actor, Hill Harper! September 8, 2010

    Summer break is over, the leaves are turning and the buzz of a new school year is in the air, which can only mean one thing…Time for an all-new season of The Double Down Film Show! We’re gonna kick off the 4th season with an uplifting conversati...

  • 20 Things Filmmakers Should Never Do- On The Next Double Down Film Show! April 27, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show co-hosts Anthony Q. Artis and Pete Chatmon will be running down their list of 20 Things Filmmakers Should Never Do. We all know that there is no specific magic formula for success in filmmaking. Those that have ...

  • It's a First Feature Double Header on the Next Double Down Film Show April 20, 2010

    The next Double Down Film Show will be a special double-header with not one, but two hot up-and-coming directors discussing their first feature films out this year. First up is NYU film grad, Hue Rhodes, who wrote and directed, St John of Las Vega...

  • Tonight It's the Indie Film Boot Camp Recap Show April 6, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show, we’ll be giving a full Indie Film Boot Camp Recap for everyone who couldn’t make it out last Saturday. We’ll be sharing select tips and teachings from our six one-of-a-kind filmmaking seminars including:Down an...

  • Indie Film Bootcamp Sneak Preview Tonight! March 16, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show, this Wednesday, March 17- 9pm we’ll be giving away straight knowledge with a special preview of some of the one-of-a-kind filmmaking seminars we will be offering at Indie Film Boot Camp on Sat. March 27th in Ne...

  • Episode #41 - Director, Darnell Martin March 8, 2010

    On this episode of Double Down Film Show we’ll discuss the craft of directing with Writer/Director, Darnell Martin. Darnell is a D.P. turned director who started out as an A.C. with Spike Lee’s outfit, 40 Acres and a Mule, before laun...

  • "Madmen" Writer Bridget Bedard on the Next Double Down Film Show! March 1, 2010

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll have an open conversation with writer/director, Bridget Bedard. Just five years removed from film school, Bridget now crafts scripts for two of the hottest new shows on the air, the runaway hit, Madmen, and ...

  • The Production Assistant's Handbook - On the Next Double Down Film Show February 16, 2010

    Author, Caleb ClarkAlmost everyone in feature filmmaking starts out as a Production Assistant. It's the standard gateway to many of the best jobs on set and off. Yet there are very few, if any, resources to explain the job, the expectations or how to ...

  • From Project Fizzle to Indie Sizzle - The Double Down Film Show Returns TONITE! February 10, 2010

    CLASS IS NOT CANCELED DUE TO SNOWWinter break is over and the new semester is in full effect which can only mean it's time for another season of The Double Down Film Show! Season 3 kicks off with the return of our very first guest, indie filmmaker, Ja...

  • It's All About Being a P.A. on the Next Double Down Film Show! December 7, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll be breaking down the real skinny on working as a P.A. with our special guest, 2nd A.D. Jason Altieri (Ray, The Devil's Rejects, The Box) who will be sharing some of the many tips he learned the hard way in his ...

  • Zoe Saldana Redux, plus Eye-Opening Revelations for Film Students on the next Double Down Film Show November 16, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show we'll celebrate the DVD release of the summer blockbuster, Star Trek, with a special encore of our interview with rapidly rising star, and friend of the show, Zoe Saldana.From a slate of indies including, Co-host, ...

  • It's All About the A.D. on the Next Double Down Film Show November 9, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show this Wednesday, November 11th we’ll rap to Assistant Director, Greg Staley, who has helped to shepherd a dozen plus independent films through production over the years.One of the unsung heroes on any set is the A.D....

  • A Technical Practical Double Header On the Next Double Down Film Show November 3, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show we have a double-header of filmmaking knowledge. First up is colorist, Eric Alvarado (Sex and the City, Fog of War, Tupac:Resurrection), who’s gonna walk us through the process of color-correction and discuss some ...

  • The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion on The Next Double Down Film Show October 20, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll delve into the fine art of Shameless Self-Promotion. If you make a project and nobody knows about it, does it really exist?…Our answer is, No.In order for a project to have a successful launch, the public mus...

  • Producer Monty Ross on the Next Double Down Film Show! October 9, 2009

    Our special guest on the next Double Down Film Show will be notable film producer, Monty Ross. Monty began his filmmaking career as an acting student at Clark Atlanta University where he had the remarkable experience of being classmates with the likes ...

  • From Film School to TV Director in 3 Years Flat TONITE on the Double Down Film Show September 23, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show, we’ll rap with working director, Seith Mann. After completing NYU’s graduate film program with his award-winning short, Five Deep Breaths, Seith has gone on to direct episodes of some of the hottest shows on telev...

  • The Double Down Film Show is BACK!!! September 13, 2009

    Summer’s over and it’s time to go back to school. Season 2 of The Double Down Film Show is kicking off with a candid conversation with the Dean of NYU Film School, Sheril Antonio, Ph.D. The Back to Film School ShowHow can prospective students get ...

  • It's a Music Video Mavericks - Double Play on the Next Double Down Film Show June 23, 2009

    This Wednesday on the 25th jam-packed episode of the Double Down Film Show we’re going to break down what it takes to create quality Music Videos on any budget.First on deck is returning guest, Director of Photography - Cliff Charles, of The People's...

  • Tonight - It's All About the M-O-N-E-Y on the Double Down Film Show June 9, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show it’s all about the M-O-N-E-Y.We all have a story to tell, but none of us has the money. Using Co-host Pete Chatmon’s indie film, “Premium”, as a case-study, we’ll go through some of the most elusive aspects o...

  • Equipment Rental Stategies and Red Camera Redux - Tonight on The Double Down Film Show! June 3, 2009

    On tonight’s Double Down Film Show it’s another double-header of free film education. First up is Mike Nichols Rental Coordinator from Abel Cine Tech, one of the premiere camera rental houses in NYC.We’ll be discussing everything you ever wanted ...

  • The Art of Making It Happen on the Next Double Down Film Show May 4, 2009

    This Wednesday, May 6th at 9pm E.S.T. on an all-new Double Down Film Show we’ll take a look at Line Producers and Unit Production Managers with Producer/Unit Production Manager, Brent Morris.Brent Co-Produced Rob Zombie’s horror hit, The Devil’s ...

  • Emerging Filmmakers to Watch on The Double Down Film Show - Tonight! April 8, 2009

    Tonight - Weds. April 8th - on The Double Down Film Show: On the next Double Down Film Show we'll examine the conundrum of achieving high production value with limited resources with some emerging filmmakers who are creating considerable buzz with t...

  • Sam Pollard on the Next Double Down Film Show March 24, 2009

    On the next Double Down Film Show, we’ll be having an in-depth discussion with veteran Oscar-nominated Editor/Producer Sam Pollard. Over 30 years, Sam has won both Emmy and Peabody awards for his work as an Editor and Producer on dozens of feature p...

  • "Psych" Director Mel Damski on The Next Double Down Film Show March 3, 2009

    Wednesday, March 4th - 9pm - On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll have a conversation with Emmy and Academy Award-nominated director, Mel Damski, who has had a very long and prolific career in the director’’s chair of some of the best new and ...

  • Best Websites for Filmmakers w/ Maxie Collier, Tech Guru February 17, 2009

    Join us for another info-packed DOUBLE DOWN FILM SHOW, as we breakdown all the best web resources for filmmakers from film education to DVD duplication and everything in between.Special guest Maxie Collier, author of the “IFilm DV Filmmakers Handbook...

  • Best Double Down Film Show Ever! February 12, 2009

    Last night’s show was great and went right to core mission of The Double Down Film Show - to help you succeed and stay inspired as you make your way in the film and tv industry. We had more people in the chat room and listening in LIVE than ever bef...

  • 20 Lessons We Learned The Hard Way February 10, 2009

    This week myself and co-host, Pete Chatmon, are going straight to the core mission of the Double Down Film Show- to give you "the real" on advancing in the film and tv industry in a special episode entitled, Filmmaking Lessons We Learned the Hard Way....

  • Christian Bale Apologizes February 8, 2009

    After a week of brewing controversy about his blistering tirade on the set of Terminator IV, Christian Bale has issued a public apology on the KROQ morning radio show. We discussed the issue some at the top of last week's Double Down Film Show before ...

  • Casting Director Sig De Miguel on Double Down February 3, 2009

    Casting Director Sig De Miguel will be LIVE talking about how + who to cast in your projects and how to hire and work with a top casting director on your film.Sig de Miguel is the rare casting director who works on huge studio projects and unique indie...

  • The Art, Craft and Hustle of Producing w/ Christina DeHaven! January 28, 2009

    Tonight on The Double Down Film Show we will delve deep into the art, craft and hustle that is producing. What exactly does a producer do? How do they do it? And more importantly, how can you do it better? Veteran indie producer and NYU Film School...

  • DP, Cliff Charles (When the Levees Break) - Live on Double Down! January 20, 2009

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  • Double Down Keeps It Real w/ Anthony Mackie January 15, 2009

    Click the link above to listen to the all new episode of THE DOUBLE DOWN FILM SHOW. (Don't forget to first turn off the "Down and Dirty DV Channel" in the upper right column of this blog to avoid two things playing at once.) Myself and co-host, Pete C...

  • This Week Special Guest Anthony Mackie - Tupac in "Notorious" January 9, 2009

    Attracting and Working w/A-List Actors, special guest Anthony Mackie (Notorious) ...

  • Announcing The Double Down Film Show! January 8, 2009

    In our ongoing effort to better serve our fellow filmmakers, Down and Dirty DV has teamed up with Double 7 Film to bring you yet another new FREE filmmaking resource...The Double Down Film Show.The Double Down Film Show is an hour long experience of "r...



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