Ryan Connolly – Film Riot, Privilege, and Memories



Ryan Connolly is an American Filmmaker and the Creator/Host of Film Riot, a DIY filmmaking youtube channel with over 1 million subscribers. Besides producing over 800 plus episodes for his show, Ryan has also written & directed several notable short films and also runs the Triune Store (Online Film Assets). His filmosophy and dedication are truly inspiring. Please enjoy!

Show Notes
[2:30] Interview starts
[4:30] Early film equipment struggles
[8:00] Dean Cundey stories
[13:00] What creativity means to Ryan
[18:30] Balancing film mode and family mode
[22:30] Ryan’s advice to those who think they are not creative
[25:00] Film career motivation and advice
[35:30] Early filmmaking
[44:30] What gave Ryan the filmmaking bug?
[47:00] Onset attitudes and tips with Ryan
[59:00] Time wasting and hustle mode
[1:00:00] Pitching projects
[1:10:00] Ryan’s Triune Store, what it offers, and how he runs it
[1:15:00] How Ryan prevents from burning out
[1:18:30] What type of person does it take to run a successful youtube channel?
[1:25:00] Ryan’s inspirational resources include reading Film Scripts from http://www.simplyscripts.com/ or https://johnaugust.com/apps/weekend-read, DGA Directors cut podcast https://www.dga.org/Craft/Podcast.aspx, Script notes podcast https://johnaugust.com/podcast, Jeff Goldsmith writing Q & A podcast http://www.theqandapodcast.com/, Master Classes https://www.masterclass.com/
[1:32:00] See Film Riot material @ youtube.com/filmriotwww.filmriot.com and reach out to Ryan on Twitter @ryan_connolly http://twitter.com/ryan_connolly
[1:34:00] Closing questions and last words from Ryan

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Tony Suriano

Tony is an America Director, Actor, and the host of "Unfake It Till You Make it", a podcast featuring professionals in the entertainment industry. It is a creative guide that provides advice, strategies and moldable methods in the field. Additionally, he is a working Director, Producer, and Writer. While attending high school, Tony completed Disney Producer, Kevin Kelly's film program, which started his journey as a Film Auteur. His film, "The Face In The Vile", (Director/Actor) was selected and featured on NBC's Chiller TV station. Throughout that same year, he began producing branded content, receiving multiple awards & recognitions for his work. In front of the camera, Tony's acting landed his first Netflix role in a Martin Scorsese film called, "The Irishman." Tony's film & music background bleed into each story he tells. With a mix of audacity and prudence, he believes deeply in synergy and searching for the best third alternative.

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