Episode 18! I have another special guest who is the co-founder of the well known Slam Dance Film Festival, who have beautifully spawned some phenomenal filmmakers who have made big marks in cinema. Dan is also a film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter with a recent movie out called Bernard and Huey. He is also the only filmmaker that I know of who produced a feature film for the sake of getting his previous feature film up for consideration by the Academy. He tells the captivating story in this episode as well as how he got creative when a meeting fell through by casually convincing a New York Publisher to take on his book, The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking. I got so inspired by Dan, after the interview I stayed at the coffee shop for 5 hours longer to finish rearranging a script of mine that I wrote a couple years ago. It was fun this month I’m planning to have a table read of it. And now it is time for Mr. Dan Mirvish. Please enjoy!
[2:20] Interview Starts
[5:30] Creativity with Dan
[11:30] On Patience
[36:15] How Dan accomplished his recent award-winning feature film, Bernard and Huey
[41:45] Dan’s New York film meeting was canceled – so instead he pitched and sold a book idea
[48:00] Advice if you’re new to the film industry
[58:00] Slam Dance Film Festival inception
[1:08:00] How Dan recharges his life
[1:14:15] On Dan’s gravestone “The Man Who Changed The Rules Of The Academy Awards”
[1:16:45] On building a career with a body of work
[1:21:30] One word Dan is constantly working on: POSTURE
[1:22:15] Dan’s final words
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