FilmFellas – A Webisodic Series

where talking film is the family business

“As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a filmmaker.” If this is your mantra, then you’ve got to see the Emmy winning webisodic series FilmFellas. Produced by Zacuto Films, FilmFellas gives you a behind the scenes peek featuring influential and emerging new filmmakers who are making, creating and challenging the independent film scene and reinventing how we view entertainment.


 Cast1Poster-250pxW Cast 1: Film School and Beyond

Film School and Beyond features Philip Bloom (DoP, The Insider, If I Were Prime Minister) Peter Hawley (Director, Flashpoint Academy), Steven Dadouche (Director of Photography) and host Steve Weiss.In the first webisode , the fellas discuss the web of opportunities, using the internet as a delivery medium for entertainment and film school…more

Steve Weiss Director
Philip Bloom Independent DP and Director
Peter Hawley Director, Chair film department, Flashpoint Academy
Steven Dadouche DP, RED user

 Cast2Poster-250pxW Cast 2: Mumblecore and More

Mumblecore and More features a new genre of filmmakers who are challenging the traditional Hollywood movie scene. Joe Swanberg (Kissing on the Mouth, Hannah Takes the Stairs), Susan Buice (Four Eyed Monsters) and Kris Williams (Young American Bodies) come together with host Steve Weiss to discuss the Mumblecore film movement.In Cast 2, this creative and innovative new generation of filmmakers discuss the demands of breaking the barriers of the mainstream “Hollywood” independent film industry, staying true to your art, and…more

Steve Weiss Director
Joe Swanberg Director
Susan Buice Director
Kris Williams Director

 Cast3Poster-250pxW Cast 3: Social Networking – The Wild West

Social Networking – The Wild West features a diverse group of independent and web-based filmmakers: Anish Saviani (Wendy & Lucy, Alexander The Last), Edward Seaton (, Mike Michaud ( and host Steve Weiss.In this season, the Fellas boldly challenge the gold standard of “Hollywood” filmmaking and the traditional channels of a theatrical distribution. The round table discussions lead to a passionate debate on the acceptance of on-line video as a true medium, self-distribution and how a new genre of webisodic programming will…more

Steve Weiss Director
Anish Savjani Producer
Edward Seaton Producer
Mike Michaud Producer

 FFCAST4posterV5 Cast 4: The Artistic Wedding

The Artistic Wedding features three talented event filmmakers: Joe Simon, (Joe Simon Wedding Films), John Goolsby, (Godfather Films), and Kristen*, (Bliss Video), with host Steve Weiss.The filmmakers discuss the definition of wedding filmmaking and the artistic expression of producing avant-garde wedding films. Along with the pressures of one-take, 12-hour shoots, they discuss the true realities of capturing the moments of that perfect day…more

Steve Weiss Director
Joe Simon Event Filmmaker
John Goolsby Wedding Film Producer
Kristen* Couture Wedding Filmmaker

FFCAST5posterV3 Cast 5: The Epic Wedding

The Epic Wedding features three more event filmmakers. Patrick Moreau, (Stillmotion), Kevin Shahinian, (Pacific Pictures), Ron Dawson, (Dare Dreamer), with host Steve Weiss.The filmmakers discuss the role of the wedding cinematographer and the craft of creating a new genre of wedding films which showcase courtship re-enactments, epic style filmmaking and the dramatic effect of same-day/on location edits. Elaborating on the new art form of wedding filmmaking, they discuss the key role of the cinematographer and creating ‘The Hollywood Version of the Love Story’…more

Steve Weiss Director
Patrick Moreau Wedding Cinematographer
Kevin Shahinian Wedding Filmmaker
Ron Dawson Wedding Film Producer

 FFCAST6posterV3smOptimized Cast 6: The DP Edition

The DP Edition features an eclectic mix of cinematographers from all areas of the independent film scene: Robert Primes, ASC BSC (Thirty Something), Trent Opaloch (District 9), Philip Bloom (If I were Prime Minister) and first time host Jens Bogehegn.The dynamics of such an award winning cast of major players brings forth lively round table discussions from a unique set of perspectives and diverse points-of-view. FilmFellas Cast 6 covers such topics as creative freedom, the art of collaboration, maintaining the vision/direction of the film…more

Jens Bogehegn DP and Cinematographer
Robert Primes, ASC BSC Cinematographer
Trent Opaloch Cinematographer
Philip Bloom Independent DP and Director

 FFCAST7poster-250px Cast 7: Documentaries “Master of Non-Fiction”

Documentaries “Masters of Non-Fiction” features an award winning cast of filmmakers including 10 time Emmy winner David Grubin (The American Experience, The Jewish Americans, LBJ, RFK, FDR), Ondi Timoner (2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for We Live In Public & DIG), and web based documentarian Sean Dunne (Sundance Official Selection for The Archive), with host Steve Weiss.Cast 7 kicks off a new series of FilmFellas with a game of telephone to demonstrate the complexities of documenting history. The Fellas discuss getting to know your subject on a personal level to make a more insightful film…more

Steve Weiss Director
Ondi Timoner Producer/Director
David Grubin Producer/Director
Sean Dunne Producer/Director

 FF8Poster250w Cast 8: ASC Cinematographers

ASC Cinematographers stars Stephen Goldblatt, ASC BSC (Julie & Julia, Closer), Rodney Charters, ASC CSC (Television Series: 24), Nancy Schreiber, ASC (The Nines) and returning host Jens Bogenhegn. This award winning cast shares their trials and tribulations of being a Director of Photography in New Hollywood.Our award winning ASC cast kicks off the series discussing how DSLRs are creating a new wave of indie film and democratizing the filmmaking process. They discus lighting, story, and talent behind the lens…more

Jens Bogenhegn DP and Cinematographer
Stephen Goldblatt, ASC BSC Cinematographer
Rodney Charters, ASC CSC Cinematographer/Director
Nancy Schreiber, ASC Cinematographer