Latest Episodes

Independence 18: Health and Fitness

16 January 2018 • 32 minutes, 58 seconds

One of the most important assets for any indie is their health: if that fails you, it makes it really difficult to continue with any other part of your work! Our hosts discuss their own approaches to staying fit and healthy, the aspects they struggle with, and what they plan to focus on in the coming year.

Silver Screen Queens 242: The Shape of Water

10 January 2018 • 44 minutes, 51 seconds

Otherwise known as “the Guillermo del Toro fish romance”, The Shape of Water is garnering all sorts of awards season buzz. On New Year’s Eve, we got a little buzzed and went to see it.

Silver Screen Queens 241: Call Me By Your Name

3 January 2018 • 38 minutes, 42 seconds

This sweet coming of age gay love story has been generating serious buzz for months, and after waiting impatiently we finally got to see it on Boxing Day. Does it live up to the hype? How many times do we plan to watch it again? Are Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet allergic to shirts?

Independence 17: Lessons Learned in 2017

2 January 2018 • 28 minutes, 39 seconds

As the new year dawns, our hosts look back at the year that was: the ups, the downs, the lessons they learned, and everything in between.

Silver Screen Queens 240: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

20 December 2017 • 59 minutes, 19 seconds

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Star Wars season! Following the raging success of THE FORCE AWAKENS in 2015, LOOPER director Rian Johnson takes on the legendary franchise with this packed instalment. General Organa has her work cut out for her keeping Poe Dameron in check, while Rey has gone to make a mentor out of the grizzled loner Luke Skywalker. Meanwhile, Finn meets the irrepressible Rose Tico.

Independence 16: Outsourcing

19 December 2017 • 29 minutes, 50 seconds

Handing work over to another person is a major step for any business owner, and as indies it can be especially scary. Curtis is potentially looking at doing some outsourcing in the near future, so he, Alice, and Jelly take a look at why offloading work is useful, what the downfalls can be, and whether it’s worth it in the end.

Silver Screen Queens 239: The Disaster Artist

13 December 2017 • 1 hour, 5 seconds

14 years ago, Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, produced and starred in THE ROOM, widely regarded as the worst film ever made. Now, the multi-talented James Franco directs, produces and stars in the movie about the movie, based on the memoir of Wiseau’s best friend and protegé, Greg Sestero.

Silver Screen Queens 238: The Man Who Invented Christmas

6 December 2017 • 40 minutes, 35 seconds

A few months back we were attracted by a trailer for a quirky little movie about the writing of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Dan Stevens as the renowned author. We weren’t quite sure what we were getting ourselves in for, but we’re glad we did.

Independence 15: Speaking to the Press

5 December 2017 • 29 minutes, 57 seconds

Managing press is an important part of creating products, especially around releases. Alice, Curtis and Jelly discuss speaking with the press, the resources they make available, and what they really need to be doing to improve their respective approaches.

Silver Screen Queens 237: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

29 November 2017 • 39 minutes, 23 seconds

One of the early Oscar contenders, this film has been doing the festival rounds for a while and garnered decent critical buzz. We were slightly concerned about its ostensible themes of abuse, and it’s experimental Brechtian vibe, but were intrigued nonetheless.