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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


57 - Filmmaker & Comedian Rasheed Stephens - Stand-Up Comedy, Low Budget Filmmaking, & The Value of Resourcefulness

"Live your life for a short period of time the way most people won't, to live the rest of your life the way most people can't." - Rasheed Stephens

On this episode, we have a conversation with comedian, writer, actor, and producer Rasheed Stephens. We chat about his creative mindset, how to know when you're going bomb a comedic set, and how to make a feature film for less than $20K. Enjoy!

To learn more about Rasheed, follow him @stephens_rasheed

To learn more about Chris, Nick, and Bonsai Creative visit







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