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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 407: The Million Dollar Self Distribution Experiment (Monsters of Man) with Mark Toia

    IFH 407: The Million Dollar Self Distribution Experiment (Monsters of Man) with Mark Toia

    When I wrote my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur I hoped it would help filmmakers around the world. I never thought that a filmmaker halfway around the world would read it and change his entire marketing and distribution plan for his million-dollar+ indie film. Today's guest is Australian filmmaker Mark Toia who created the insane indie sci-fi action film Monsters of Man.

    After reading Rise of the Filmtrepreneur he reached out to tell me what he was thinking of doing. He was planning on self-distributing his film as an experiment to see if he could do it and also to prove to filmmakers around the world that you can get a great ROI on a million-dollar+ indie film without any major bankable stars.

    I asked him,

    "So a million-dollar Filmtrepreneur experiment?"

    Mark said yes. He had already been offered multiple seven-figure deals from distributors but after looking at the convoluted fine print of the distribution contracts he decided to opt-out. The payment schedules were so insane it would take Mark forever to get any money at all. The traditional film distribution path was not designed to help him get paid and if a film like Monsters of Man is having these issues the system is most definitely broken.

    Then he discovered my book and down the Filmtrepreneur rabbit-hole, he went. When I saw the trailer for the first time I almost fell out of my chair. I recently had the pleasure of watching the film and all I can say is:

    "Monsters of Man is one of the BEST films I've seen in 2020. A must watch!"

    To get the most bang for his buck Mark shot the film in Cambodia. He was able to hire an amazing local crew while also capturing the breath-taking locations, and culture that the country had to offer. The production value was off the charts.

    This is a once in a lifetime Filmtrepreneur experiment. Can a multi-million dollar sci-fi, action indie film be self-distributed successfully? We will find out. Mark agreed to keep me updated on the progress of the film and come back next year to tell the tribe how it all went.

    I can't be more excited to share this episode with you guys. Enjoy my inspiring conversation with Mark Toia.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    MOTIVATION: The One Secret to Success in the Film Business

    MOTIVATION: The One Secret to Success in the Film Business

    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
    SNEAK PEEK - Christopher Nolan: The Directors Series Podcast

    SNEAK PEEK - Christopher Nolan: The Directors Series Podcast

    Welcome to the SNEAK PEAK of THE DIRECTORS SERIES PODCAST, a show dedicated to appreciating and deconstructing the work of contemporary and classic film directors. In the show, we breakdown the careers of film directors like Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, The Coen Brothers, and Paul Thomas Anderson just to name a few. From their early works and short films to their blockbuster achievements and Oscar glory.

    In season one we will be deconstructing Christopher Nolan.

    • 27 min
    IFH 406: Making an Epic and Impossible Sci-Fi Indie Film with Martin Villeneuve

    IFH 406: Making an Epic and Impossible Sci-Fi Indie Film with Martin Villeneuve

    Today on the show we have writer/director Martin Villeneuve. Martin is the filmmaker behind the impossibly epic Canadian sci-fi film Mars et Avril (Mars and Avril). Martin didn't have the $100 million+ budget needed to produce a film of this epic size. He used his skills, hustle, and passion to bring the film to life.

    His TEDTalk is an absolute must for any filmmaker who wants to get the filmmaking juices flowing. In this inspiring talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future in Mars and Avril.

    And I know you are all wondering, yes Martin is the younger brother of famed director Denis Villeneuve. It was a pleasure chatting with Martin. He is truly an inspiration. Enjoy my conversation with Martin Villeneuve.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    MOTIVATION: Do You Have Filmmaking Street Knowledge

    MOTIVATION: Do You Have Filmmaking Street Knowledge

    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 405: How to Survive in the Modern Indie Film Landscape with Bob and Margie Rose

    IFH 405: How to Survive in the Modern Indie Film Landscape with Bob and Margie Rose

    Today on the show we have filmmakers Bob and Margie Rose. They are the creators of the new film InstaBAND. InstaBAND is a film about today's music artist and their hustle to try and achieve music stardom in a streaming world that no longer buys music. Featuring bands from across the country, InstaBAND offers an inside look into today's music industry.

    I wanted to have Bob and Margie on the show to discuss the lesson indie filmmakers can learn from indie musicians. I've been saying for years now that if you want to see what is going to happen to the indie film marketplace just look at the music industry. From the devaluation of media to creators going on the road and sell ancillary products and services to make a living with their art.

    If you that the time to look you can learn these lessons and apply them to indie film. Enjoy my conversation with Bob and Margie Rose. 

    • 59 min

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