40 episodes

Filmmaker Freedom is a new kind of filmmaking podcast. It's handcrafted it for those of us who like to think outside the box, to experiment, to walk our own path instead of doing things the way they've always been done. If you want to make make films you're proud of and make a living from it, this is the show for you. It's full of clear, focused, and actionable advice to help you succeed as an indie filmmaker in a constantly changing world.

Filmmaker Freedom Rob Hardy

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Filmmaker Freedom is a new kind of filmmaking podcast. It's handcrafted it for those of us who like to think outside the box, to experiment, to walk our own path instead of doing things the way they've always been done. If you want to make make films you're proud of and make a living from it, this is the show for you. It's full of clear, focused, and actionable advice to help you succeed as an indie filmmaker in a constantly changing world.

    Season 3 Intro: A New Paradigm for the Indie Film Business

    Season 3 Intro: A New Paradigm for the Indie Film Business

    To the ambitious, entrepreneurial indie filmmakers of the world—this one’s for you.

    • 17 min
    The Filmpreneur Code

    The Filmpreneur Code

    The foundational ideas that will help you make the films you care about, and make a great living from it.

    • 13 min
    The Horrifying Economics of Indie Film (Part 1)

    The Horrifying Economics of Indie Film (Part 1)

    Why most indie films never make a profit, why DIY distribution is so difficult, and why you should be very wary when offered a distribution deal.

    • 21 min
    How to Make Indie Film a Viable Business (Part 2)

    How to Make Indie Film a Viable Business (Part 2)

    The traditional indie film business is broken. But when you learn to shift the economics back in your favor, you can build a viable business around your films.

    • 25 min
    Mike Hall & Chris Sakr | A Radical Experiment in Direct Distribution

    Mike Hall & Chris Sakr | A Radical Experiment in Direct Distribution

    When the worlds of documentary filmmaking and online business collide, amazing things can happen.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Alex Ferrari | Writing Your Own Rules as an Entrepreneurial Filmmaker

    Alex Ferrari | Writing Your Own Rules as an Entrepreneurial Filmmaker

    An in-depth conversation with Alex Ferrari about mastering your psychology, making features quickly and cheaply, and winning the game of distribution.

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

michaelbaba ,

Such an awesome podcast

I can’t express how much I love this podcast. It covers so many important topics in such an approachable way. Give it a listen. It might just change the way you look at filmmaking.

Dienda ,

Diamonds but they aren’t in the rough

I’ve been listening to this podcast since it first came out. Seasons 1 & 3 changed the way I view myself and my place in the filmmaking universe, changed for the better.

Thoughtful and well organized if listened to each episode at least 3 times.

Cal Barnes 1 ,

One of the Gems on the Filmmaker Podcast Network

Rob’s show is one of a handful of select gems on the filmmaker podcast network. Such an invaluable resource for upcoming filmmakers trying to navigate the onslaught that is the current, democratized film market. Along with a few select others, I’ve been listening to his podcast for the last few years as I’ve produced and directed my first low budget feature. The amount of underground information I’ve learned from these gems is truly invaluable. His podcast and those like it are the answers to the sheer volume of misleading and unreputable information that the modern filmmaker has to sift through the find the core truths of how to producer a professional film on a low budget. Give it a listen and take notes.

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