Beyond Your Imagination with Chris Martin is a semimonthly podcast by Chris Martin Studios. Season 1 of the podcast features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, producers, animators, and movie lovers about the 21st-century world of independent film. Season 2 is currently in pre-production. If you know someone who would be great for the show or want to be featured in season 2, reach out to Chris at chris@chrismartinstudios.com.

Season 1 Episodes!

“All Hail! The Cinematic Experience” with Dan Wyatt & Richard Beer (BYI15)

Deep in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Washington, on Main Street, you’ll find the Kiggins Theatre, run by a small team of film lovers, including today’s guests, Dan Wyatt and Richard Beer. From storytelling and searching for meaning to the changing nature of audiences and the cinematic experience, our conversation weaves between a multitude of topics. There’s a lot here about the struggles and triumphs of running an independent theater in an industry owned by giant corporations. You’ll get a glimpse into community building and grassroots marketing at its finest. Not to mention a healthy list of films to watch after you listen to the show.

“Scores & Storytelling” with Ian Honeyman (BYI14)

There is something magical about music and how it brings a film to life. From a melody that finds an emotional and psychological connection to characters to the unique soul of instruments, music goes deeper than other storytelling mediums faster. Ian Honeyman is a composer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist with over 60 feature film and TV credits. In this conversation, he talks about how he comes up with ideas, his interest in unique instruments from around the world, and the secret to creating music and telling stories. He also has a lot of great advice for directors on how they can work with composers.

About Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Never satisfied with just one label, Chris is a curiosity builder, filmmaker, podcaster, and storyteller. He is obsessed with courage, creativity, curiosity, and bands that can remember how to play songs over 25 minutes. He also loves stories filled to the brim with heart, edge, and fearlessness and conversations with authentic people making a difference. He believes questions are only as powerful as the willingness to listen to and wrestle with the answers.

For over four years, Chris has produced Getting Work To Work, a weekly podcast for creative entrepreneurs, storytellers, visionaries, and change-makers who are on a mission of chasing big ideas, telling epic stories, and leaving living legacies. New episodes are released twice each week including topical monologues on Wednesdays and interviews on Fridays.