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The Indie Film Hustle Podcast is your #1 source for how to hack the film business and indie film world! The show is here to help as many indie filmmakers as I could. We wanted to bring the best guests, industry leaders, creative legends, and film business friends to you, the IFH Tribe.

We hope this podcast can help you along your journey as an artist, filmtrepreneur, filmmaker, screenwriter, and as a human being.

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari Alex Ferrari

    • Film Interviews
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

The Indie Film Hustle Podcast is your #1 source for how to hack the film business and indie film world! The show is here to help as many indie filmmakers as I could. We wanted to bring the best guests, industry leaders, creative legends, and film business friends to you, the IFH Tribe.

We hope this podcast can help you along your journey as an artist, filmtrepreneur, filmmaker, screenwriter, and as a human being.

    MOTIVATION: When No One Believes in Your Dream

    MOTIVATION: When No One Believes in Your Dream

    We all need a kick in the butt sometimes on our filmmaking or screenwriting journey. This show will do just that. Never stop chasing that filmmaking dream. Keep on hustling.

    Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    • 1 min
    IFH 417: How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money with J. Horton

    IFH 417: How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money with J. Horton

    Today on the show we have filmmaker and Filmtrepreneur J. Horton. Jason has been in the film industry for as long as I have and has been making movies ever since. What sets him apart from other filmmakers is that he actually makes a living making his films.

    Jason figured out the formula that would allow him to make a living doing what he loves to do. He produces low budget feature films and uploads them to Amazon Prime. He collects TVOD and SVOD revenue. His key is volume. This year alone he produced 14 feature films.

    We discuss how he chooses his niche audience, how he shifted from only narrative films to directing niche-focused documentaries, and how he's able to produce so much content.

    Enjoy my conversation with J. Horton.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    CROSSOVER: Screenwriting for Spielberg, Coppola, & Zemeckis with James V. Hart

    CROSSOVER: Screenwriting for Spielberg, Coppola, & Zemeckis with James V. Hart

    I'm so excited to bring this episode to the IFH Tribe. Today we have legendary screenwriter James V. Hart. James is the screenwriter behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters like HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6-year-old son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis. MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING,  SAHARA, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, AUGUST RUSH and many more.

    “No one has a job in our business until you type ‘the end’.” — James V. Hart

    Dracula has a special place in my heart as it is one of the major influences that made me become a filmmaker.

    James has served on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate Film program. Served as mentor and advisor at the Austin Writer’s Ranch, Sundance Film Labs, and the Equinoxe-Europe Writing Workshops for over 20 years in 11 countries. Hart has also conducted the Puglia Experience for writers and producers held in the Puglia region in Italy.

    During the making of Dracula Francis Ford Coppola called James up and told him he hated everything about the story and the movie they had shot. James sat down with Francis and beat up the film and story. Frustrated that this happened, James set out to develop a tool that could help him map out the screenplay's emotion before they ever start shooting.  The HART CHART was born.

    Originally launched online at the 2015 Austin Film Festival, James has developed a proven story mapping tool for serious writers working in television, film, novels, plays, and other literary forms, with a guarantee you will never face a blank page again.

    James and I discuss THE HARTCHART, his journeys in Hollywood, how he became a 20-year overnight success, what it was like working with master filmmakers like Coppola, Speilberg, and Zemeckis, and how he breakdowns a blockbuster story idea.

    This is one episode for the record books. Enjoy my conversation with James V. Hart.

    CROSSOVER: Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast

    • 1 hr 26 min
    MOTIVATION: Never Stop the Filmmaking Hustle

    MOTIVATION: Never Stop the Filmmaking Hustle

    We all need a kick in the butt sometimes on our filmmaking or screenwriting journey. This show will do just that. Never stop chasing that filmmaking dream. Keep on hustling.

    Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    • 4 min
    IFH 416: Acting in the Age of Coronavirus with Joseph Reitman

    IFH 416: Acting in the Age of Coronavirus with Joseph Reitman

    Filmmaking during these crazy times is tough, if not impossible in some areas. Imagine acting on a set in the age of COVID-19. I wanted to bring a veteran actor on the show to discuss how these insane times are affecting actors and I could think of no better person than 25+ year acting vet Joseph Reitman. Many of you might recognize him as the co-star of my first feature film This is Meg.

    Joe is best known for playing the villain in Happy!, Money Monster, Lady in the Water', Clueless, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and The Perfect Storm. We sit down in this episode and discuss how SAG is handling COVID-19, what it's like being on set, and what the future holds for film production as we know it. This is a very entertaining and informative show.

    Enjoy my conversation with Joseph Reitman.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    MOTIVATION: What Have You Done Today to Make Your Dream Come True

    MOTIVATION: What Have You Done Today to Make Your Dream Come True

    We all need a kick in the butt sometimes on our filmmaking or screenwriting journey. This show will do just that. Never stop chasing that filmmaking dream. Keep on hustling.

    Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

DanielRoySRF ,

Knows his stuff!

You can tell that Alex Ferrari is a veteran of the indie film industry through the knowledge he shares. Amazing!

sirdavos ,

Goldmine of knowledge bombs!

Alex does a fantastic job of sourcing and interviewing guests who not only share their knowledge in a genuine way, they often keep it funny and interesting. This podcast is a must for anyone looking to learn more about the film industry.

Soner Rock Films Montreal ,

So much film industry information!

I listen to many film industry podcasts and, Alex Ferrari has a way to put things clearly and plainly and helps anyone grab the information they need to get the job done. He is an incredible motivator!

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