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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

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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.

    IFH 411: The Art of Film Directing with Legendary Director John Badham

    IFH 411: The Art of Film Directing with Legendary Director John Badham

    Today on the show we welcome back returning champion the legendary director John Badham. If you didn't already know John has directed some of the most iconic films in history. From the decade-defining Saturday Night Fever to 80's hits like War Games, Short Circuit, & Stakeout to 90's action classics like Bird on a Wire, Point of No Return, Nick of Time, and Drop Zone.

    John's second edition of his second book continues with more stories from filmmakers and actors working in TV, movies, and streaming content.

    John Badham on Directing also includes sections detailing methods for working with action and suspense, hallmarks of Badham's Filmography, as well as a 12 step "Director's Checklist" for comprehensively analyzing any scene and how best to approach it with your actors.

    Sit down and get ready to take a TON of notes on this epic conversation with John Badham.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    MOTIVATION: What is Your Filmmaking Brand?

    MOTIVATION: What is Your Filmmaking Brand?

    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.

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    • 2 min
    IFH 410: Why Most Independent Films Never Make Any Money

    IFH 410: Why Most Independent Films Never Make Any Money

    I've been thinking about doing this podcast for a long time. In the tradition of Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It this episode is going to be a cold bucket of water over your head if you are not ready for it. In the insane world we are all living in today, filmmakers need to break out of the mindset that we are living in the golden age of indie cinema.

    The rules have changed dramatically since the 90s and even more so in the last 8 months of the COVID pandemic. The rules aren't the only thing that has changed but the game has as well. The film distribution infrastructure is broken and has been broken for many decades. It is not set up to help filmmakers make money. It is purely designed to put more money into the pockets of film distributors.

    I have written extensively about this in my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business. I want to put together one of my hard truths episodes to help filmmakers better understand the indie film marketplace and how to best position themselves to actually make money.

    There is so much talk about new cameras, lenses, rigs, post-production software, and other more interesting aspects of the filmmaking process but when it comes to selling and making money with movies filmmakers rely on old information that is no longer relevant in the current marketplace. I hope this episode empowers you to not only make more movies but to also make money while doing it.

    Strap yourself in because for some of you it will be a rough episode to listen to. Be well, stay safe, and keep that hustle going.

    • 35 min
    MOTIVATION: If Your Filmmaking Career is Going Nowhere

    MOTIVATION: If Your Filmmaking Career is Going Nowhere

    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)

    • 3 min
    IFH 409: Misadventures in Independent Filmmaking & Distribution with Anderson Cowan

    IFH 409: Misadventures in Independent Filmmaking & Distribution with Anderson Cowan

    Today on the show we have filmmaker Anderson Cowen. Anderson and I met through a mutual friend in Los Angeles. When I first met Anderson he was a deer in the headlights when it came to selling an indie film into the marketplace. His film is called Groupers. It's about a grad student kidnaps two homophobic high-school bullies to use as her subjects in an experiment performed at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.

    Needless to say, Anderson went on an adventure getting this film into the marketplace. I wanted to share his journey with the tribe and I hope you grab some lessons of want to do and more importantly what NOT to do when making and selling a film.

    Enjoy my conversation with Anderson Cowen.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    MOTIVATION: What Are Filmmakers Afraid Of?

    MOTIVATION: What Are Filmmakers Afraid Of?

    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

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