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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for filmmakers to provide advice, lessons learned, personal reflections, and ins… read more


145 - Emil Gallardo - Ethnicity, Culture, and Filmmaking

Hello, Indie Creatives!

In this week's episode, we have a deep-dive conversation with Director & Writer Emil Gallardo. We talk about his award-winning and Oscar-nominated short film '1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me,' what it's like to win the HBO Access Directing Fellowship, and how he found the courage to leave a six-figure job to pursue his dream of filmmaking. Enjoy!

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Emil’s Links:


Waterlight Films



1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me (short film)



HBO Access Directing Fellowship

Derek Ho (writer)

Too Short – Shorty the Pimp (album)

Nick Lopez (filmmaker)

Sundance Film Festival

As Good as It Gets (film)

Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)

David Blaine Ascension hot air balloon trip


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