Bri Castellini

Bri Castellini is a screenwriter, director, adjunct professor, and, like any good millennial, a podcaster. She’s known for the short film Ace and Anxious and the podcast Breaking Out of Breaking In.

How My 'Burn Notice' Podcast Made Me a Better TV Writer

How My 'Burn Notice' Podcast Made Me a Better TV Writer

When you take detailed notes on how episodes unfold, you notice the reason you like certain episodes more than others is that things don’t just happen for the sake of things happening.

# Read # Style & Substance
7 min read

How to Cut a Really Great Reel Every Time

How to Cut a Really Great Reel Every Time

Remember that your reel isn’t the full conversation—it’s the start of one.

# Read # Independent
4 min read

Writing a Professional Bio So People Care to Read Your Work

Writing a Professional Bio So People Care to Read Your Work

Nailing your professional bio, and understanding that a single bio cannot rule them all, is an invaluable skill for every aspiring writer, filmmaker, director, and beyond.

# Read # The Business of Art
5 min read

How I Hacked the YouTube Algorithm for 150k+ Views

How I Hacked the YouTube Algorithm for 150k+ Views

Despite myself being an anxious asexual woman, I wasn’t a known entity in either of my other two segment communities yet. So, I started to do research.

# Read # Independent
6 min read

Film Festival Advice (From a Recovering Wasteful Submitter)

Film Festival Advice (From a Recovering Wasteful Submitter)

Do I have key art chock-full of laurels? Sure. Do any of those laurels actually mean anything to anyone? Um … let’s move on.

# Read # Independent
5 min read

Online "Networking" Doesn't Have To Suck

Online "Networking" Doesn't Have To Suck

With every industry starting to realize how meaningless geography is in determining talent, perhaps they’ll be useful even beyond the pandemic.

# Read # The Business of Art
3 min read

Should You Go to Film School? I Did.

Should You Go to Film School? I Did.

The decision to go to school for something isn’t as straightforward as “do you want a job?” anymore.

# Read # Breaking In
5 min read

Managing Self-Doubt in Crowdfunding and Marketing

Managing Self-Doubt in Crowdfunding and Marketing

Let’s find a strategy that works for you so you can go into the world confident and ready to share your story in the way most authentic to you.

# Read # The Collection # Independent
9 min read

Actually, Your Movie Isn't "No Budget"

Actually, Your Movie Isn't "No Budget"

We all have the same $25, so why is my film not receiving accolades? It must be because I’m a failure as an artist and not because I didn’t get $20,000 worth of in-kind loans or volunteer labor offered by a cast and crew with expensive training and access to equipment.

# Read # The Business of Art # Independent
4 min read

Why Representation Matters

Why Representation Matters

It’s long overdue we stopped pretending that media representation has no influence over how people are treated in the real world.

# Read # The District
4 min read

Can I Crowdfund If My Friends Are Broke?

Can I Crowdfund If My Friends Are Broke?

Best practices are not to entirely depend on your friends and family but for your first campaign or two, it’s largely unavoidable. So what can you do if your starting “crowd” is broke?

# Read # The Collection # Independent
3 min read
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