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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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 224 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.

    IFH 402: Debunking Myths & the Future of Indie Film with Emily Best

    IFH 402: Debunking Myths & the Future of Indie Film with Emily Best

    Today on the show we have returning champion Emily Best. Emily is the founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark, which she started with a group of independent creators after the challenges and lessons of producing my first feature film, Like the Water. 

    "Storytelling can change the world – when everyone can see themselves reflected in the stories we share, we empower all people to take part in shaping how we see our past, our present and our future." - Emily Best

    I wanted to have her back on the show to talk about the state of indie film and how filmmakers can survive and thrive in the future. I recorded this interview before COVID-19, just around the time TUGG went under.

    We have a spirited conversation about the future and how the mindset of filmmakers needs to change to make it in the future. Enjoy my conversation with Emily Best. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    PREVIEW: Inside the Screenwriter's Mind Podcast with Alex Ferrari - Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise)

    PREVIEW: Inside the Screenwriter's Mind Podcast with Alex Ferrari - Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise)

    Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive with Alex Ferrari.

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business. Get ready to go down the rabbit hole of story. Let’s travel inside the screenwriter’s mind with your guide Alex Ferrari.

    I wanted to create a podcast that could not only highlight the in-depth conversations I have done with some of the world's greatest screenwriters in Hollywood but I also wanted to shine a light on other amazing interviews from the IFH Podcast Network.

    In this podcast, I will be your guide down the rabbit-hole of story as I bring you interviews from the following podcasts:

    Indie Film Academy Podcast
    Dave Bullis Podcast
    Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast
    Film Trooper Podcast
    and others from the IFH Podcast Network

    As the network continues to grow I will hunt for the best screenwriter interviews and bring them to you on the Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Podcast. If you like the podcast please share with your friends, subscribe, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. This really helps the show out a lot since we are a new show and I want these amazing interviews to reach as many screenwriters and filmmakers as possible.

    Thank you for listening and I hope this podcast truly helps you on your screenwriting path. Write. Rewrite. Sell. Repeat. 

    PREVIEW EPISODE

    Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise). This is a re-broadcast from the Indie Film Academy Podcast. Thunder wrote and created the legendary Sharknado franchise spawning a universe of rip-offs and copy cats.

    Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008) starring C. Thomas Howell was Thunder's feature film directorial debut. This led to him writing and/or directing several films for production company The Asylum, including American Warships (2012) and AE: Apocalypse Earth (2013), culminating in the pop culture phenomenon Sharknado (2013). While continuing to write and direct feature films, he is also developing episodic television projects.

    Enjoy your journey into the mind of Thunder Levin.

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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    MOTIVATION: How to Be an Unstoppable Filmmaking Force

    MOTIVATION: How to Be an Unstoppable Filmmaking Force

    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
    IFH 401: How to Shoot a Feature Film in Two Days with Grant Pichla

    IFH 401: How to Shoot a Feature Film in Two Days with Grant Pichla

    Today on the show we have director Grant Pichla who shot the time travel feature film Making Time in two days. Making Time's 110 pages were shot in just two crazy, fast-paced days, separated by 7 months and a house renovation.

    After traveling back in time, a divorced workaholic must repeat his past footsteps in order to return to an unaltered present but struggles when it means re-proposing to his ex-wife. How'd they shot​ a full movie in 2 days? This documentary series explains it all.



    This remarkable documentary is available on Indie Film Hustle TV. Grant and I discuss the insanity of shooting a film in two days, how he came up with this crazy idea, and what it took to put this beast together. Enjoy my conversation with Grant Pichla. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MOTIVATION: The Power of Your Mindset

    MOTIVATION: The Power of Your Mindset

    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
    IFH 400: Creating a Film Riot Durning COVID-19 with Ryan Connolly

    IFH 400: Creating a Film Riot Durning COVID-19 with Ryan Connolly

    Well, we made it. #400! I couldn't have imagined that when I started this little podcast back in 2015 that we would ever get here. I say "we" because I couldn't have done it with the IFH Tribe's love and support over the years. I am humbled, grateful, and honored to have the privilege to serve you all. Thank you for everything guys.

    As promised I wanted to make this episode special and today's guest will do just that. We have filmmaker and founder of the legendary Film Riot Ryan Connelly. Ryan launched Film Riot on Youtube back in 2006 and has been helping indie filmmakers create killer VFX for their films ever since.

    Ryan has shot over 15 short films and has taken his followers on the journey of how he made them. I've been a big fan of Ryan's for a long time and just love what he has created with Film Riot. Hustle respects HUSTLE!

    We discuss so much in this conversation. From creating Film Riot to when he'll make his first feature film to how our industry will survive the Coronavirus. I just loved having Ryan on the show.

    Enjoy my EPIC conversation with Ryan Connelly. 

    • 1 hr 33 min

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