Papago Presents: The Podcast

"The AZ Indie Film Show" Papago Presents is Arizona's radio home for independent film news and community chat. Listen in to get updates on recent and upcoming events, helpful information, and an introduction to the people who are getting it done here in Arizona. Our focus is to build up the Arizona film community by raising standards, forming stronger collaborations and encouraging higher exposure through festivals and distribution. Would you like to make a living doing what you love? So would we! Let's turn the Arizona film community into a film industry! Hosted by Liz Bradley, Liz Manning, and Christopher R. Smith.

The Podcasts

Episode 9

This episode originally aired on June 27, 20014.

In the first half, Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith shake off the ghosts of the the Jerome Film Festival and discuss short films. Is there a market for short films? What are some other reasons to make shorts?

Then our good friend, film reviewer Bill Pierce, joins us to talk local film trends, his hopes for his favorite local filmmakers, why he wont sensor his opinions, and why you SHOULD keep making short films. 

You can read Bill's reviews of Phoenix-area indie films HERE

Send your questions to, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Direct download: Podcast_Episode_9.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 1:39pm MST

Episode 8

This episode originally aired on June 20th, 2014.

This time, we go guest-less and just get down and dirty about screenwriting. Host Christopher R. Smith earned a degree in Screenwriting from Chapman University's Dodge College, and Liz earned a certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA. They've made 2 feature films together and Liz is here to pick their brains on the topic of writing films, particularly for the no/low budget market. 

Send your screenwriting questions to, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Direct download: Podcast_Episode_8.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 7:20am MST