Episode 2: Cuttin' Up About Making a Short Film

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The Creative Cut Up Cuttin' Up About Making a Short Film hosted by Felicia Pride

Our new episode is here!

Our Head Storyteller, Felicia Pride, knows a few things about making successful award-winning short films if we do say so ourselves. With LOOK BACK AT IT coming off of a successful festival run, Dria and Georgette learn more about Felicia’s process on films serving as great proofs of concepts, writers needing to direct, and Felicia pushing past the lie she told herself of “not being a director.”

The Creative Cut Up podcast is a lively and honest space for storytellers that sits at the intersection of craft, business, and creative freedom.

Join us weekly, where Felicia Pride and her co-hosts, Dria Roland and Georgette Pierre, talk shop and smack, share the good, the bad, and the ugly, and provide tangible tips to support your creative practice, your career, and your artist self.

In Episode 2, cuttin’ up about making a short film, we dive into Felicia’s experience making the two shorts tender and LOOK BACK AT IT. You can watch both of them on YouTube!

A breakdown of our chat:

(00:4:04) Short films as calling cards

(00:4:41) Feature films being a director’s medium

(00:5:46) How “tender” came about and why she kept it simple for her first time directing

(00:9:18) Three ways your short film could serve as a proof of concept

(00:9:46) If short films for everybody and Felicia’s thoughts on why writers should direct

(00:11:13) Misperceptions and benefits of going the short film vs. something else

(00:12:58) Being clear on your goals for making a short film

(00:15:30) Dria’s experience on “LOOK BACK AT IT”

(00:19:19) Opportunities that came from Felicia making “tender” and “LOOK BACK AT IT”

(00:20:18) Anything Felicia would’ve done differently making these short films

(00:21:55) Our How We Create segment where Felicia, Dria, and Georgette share things inspiring them this week

HOW WE CREATE Recommendations

Felicia: Musiq Soulchild’s most recent album Victims & Villains and music overall

Georgette: The Creative Comeback Workbook & Journal

Dria: (Recorded before the Super Bowl), Dria’s support of the Detroit Lions beating Tampa Bay


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