Episode One: So You Wanna Make a Movie?

June 17, 2009 by dwalter  
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Andrew Robinson and Jenna Edwards of April Showers join us for our premiere episode! Andrew and Jenna give advice to filmmakers who would like to take their first screenplay to the next level. They also talk about the experiences that prepared them to make their first feature film.


Jenna Edwards

In the year 2000, Jenna, made the journey to L.A. to pursue acting.  She appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Malcolm in the Middle as well as several independent films.  Her natural charisma, inherent organizational skills and art for problem solving led her to producing student films and as of late, her feature film debut, April Showers. Producing has given her a rare gift, one that allows her to truly love her job and to be excited every day about what she can achieve and enable others to achieve. Edwards and Robinson have recently formed their own distribution company called Pure+Motive.

Andrew Robinson

Unlike most filmmakers, Andrew Robinson never set out to become one. At the age of 13, Andrew and his family relocated to Littleton, Colorado where he would eventually attend Columbine High School. During his time at Columbine, Robinson fell into the dramatic arts and became a staple in school as well as local and statewide productions. However, the morning of April 20th 1999 changed all of that. April Showers marks Robinson’s second feature length effort. Robinson and Edwards have recently begun work on their second feature film collaboration, an adaptation of Dancing Carl based on the novel by three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen.

For more information about Jenna Edwards, Andrew Robinson or April Showers or to contact them please visit at www.aprilshowersmovie.com or www.dancingcarl.com


4 Comments on "Episode One: So You Wanna Make a Movie?"

  1. Ace on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 12:40 pm 

    Congrats Cindy! The photography is beautiful and the first episode is great. Rock on!

  2. Dan McClure on Thu, 18th Jun 2009 2:44 pm 

    It was good to hear you all in another one of your informative and enjoyable podcasts. To begin, I must say that since April Showers has come and gone from local theaters, I miss it. Having read Andrew’s, “tortoise & hare”, analogy to making modern film I couldn’t help comment on my personal feelings about how much I enjoyed seeing it in the theater. I do, however, understand the advantage of taking it home and playing it via Blue Ray if you can. I have it on DVD and normally I would be the first one to convince my dear wife to stay home to watch it , however, I still wish I could see it on the big screen. That being said I will comment on a few things more related to your subject of film making. When April Showers was being filmed I was fortunate enough to be around set and able to study the process. It was new to me and very interesting. Several times I felt like asking Andrew a question but my instincts told me that would not be a good idea. So having heard Andrew and Jenna talk about learning from the bottom up how do you know when it’s ok to approach someone involved in the project with technical questions. Also I know Andrew explained how he learned to lead through his work experience in advertising but how did he learn the mechanics of making a movie? These are just some things that I wondered about and look forward to more of your segments on making independent movies.


  3. nate on Thu, 18th Jun 2009 9:17 pm 

    well done. interesting stuff, its great to hear about the process.

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