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Welcome to Film Trooper, where we empower the filmmaking entrepreneur.  Why?  Because film production is no longer a barrier—anyone can make a film.  Film distribution is no longer a barrier—anyone can sell their film directly to the world.  Film sales and marketing are the last barriers!  To rise above the noise of the internet is the challenge — this is the place that explores these topics to help you, the filmmaking entrepreneur.

By becoming a Film Trooper, filmmakers can learn the skills necessary to adapt and thrive in this new era of filmmaking.

Past guests have included exclusive interviews with Oren Peli, Creator of Paranormal Activity, Stephanie Palmer of Good In A Room, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle, Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff and Independent Film Strategist, Peter Broderick.

Film Trooper Scott McMahon

    • TV & Film

Welcome to Film Trooper, where we empower the filmmaking entrepreneur.  Why?  Because film production is no longer a barrier—anyone can make a film.  Film distribution is no longer a barrier—anyone can sell their film directly to the world.  Film sales and marketing are the last barriers!  To rise above the noise of the internet is the challenge — this is the place that explores these topics to help you, the filmmaking entrepreneur.

By becoming a Film Trooper, filmmakers can learn the skills necessary to adapt and thrive in this new era of filmmaking.

Past guests have included exclusive interviews with Oren Peli, Creator of Paranormal Activity, Stephanie Palmer of Good In A Room, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle, Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff and Independent Film Strategist, Peter Broderick.

    158: What Happens When You Make A Movie For The Mob?

    158: What Happens When You Make A Movie For The Mob?

    What Happens When You Make A Movie For The Mob?
    In this episode, I'm joined again by my good friend and fellow podcaster, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle.  Alex shares with us how he wrote the true life story of trying to make a feature film for the mob and it nearly broke him.  In addition to the book, we get into other important industry topics.
     
    Shooting For The Mob (Based on an incredible true story)
    A bipolar gangster, a naive young film director, and Batman--what could go wrong? Alex Ferrari is a first-time film director who just got hired to direct a $20 million feature film. The only problem is that the film is about Jimmy, an egomaniacal gangster who wants the film to be about his life in the mob. From the backwater towns of Louisiana to the Hollywood Hills, Alex is taken on a crazy misadventure through the world of the mafia and Hollywood. Huge movie stars, billion-dollar producers, studio heads, and, of course, a few gangsters populate this unbelievable journey down the rabbit hole of chasing one's dream. Would you sell your soul to the devil to make your dream come true? By the way, did I mention that this story is based on true events? No, seriously it is.
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    157: How To Make Films For China

    157: How To Make Films For China

    [Podcast] How To Make Films For China
    In this episode, returning guest, Thomas Lim from Sun Entertainment Culture Shares with us how filmmakers can make films for the Chinese market.

    Sun Entertainment Culture ...
    Sun Entertainment Culture (SEC), established in 2011, aims at bringing top quality entertainment to audiences worldwide by producing and distributing film and TV projects, organizing live concerts, and creating strategic marketing events.
    Under CEO Alex Dong, Sun Entertainment has invested in, produced, and distributed over 100 films in the last 7 years, with profits totaling over US$1billion at the box office. Our films have also won multiple prestigious awards particularly in Asia, and gave current action stars like Wu Jing and Tony Jaa their break into becoming A-list actors.  (Read More)
     
    Sea of Mirrors
    Film Website:  Sea of Mirrors
     

    Do you think you can help make films for China?
    Contact Thomas Lim at:   thomas.lim (AT) suneg.com
    Be sure to CC Thomas's assistant, Ivana Yee at:  ivana.yee (AT) suneg.com

    • 41 min
    156: Q&A Film Distribution

    156: Q&A Film Distribution

    In this episode, I am joined by Tucia Lyman, filmmaker of "M.O.M." as we discuss what to do with your film when it's finished and you are searching for film distribution.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    155: What Really To Do With Your Indie Film

    155: What Really To Do With Your Indie Film

    In this episode, Ashley Scott Meyers from the SellingYourScreenplay.com joins us to discuss what filmmakers really should do when they finish their indie films.  Listen in as Meyers shares what he's doing with his film, "The Pinch".

    Selling Your Screenplay

     
    "The Pinch"
    https://youtu.be/Di4J1ZLkdJY
     
    Free 3-Hour Webinar
    Ashley Scott Meyers offers a free 3-hour webinar on all aspects of productions for "The Pinch".
    Click here to gain access:  http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/the-pinch/

    • 1 hr 32 min
    154: Creating an Epic Viking Horror Film

    154: Creating an Epic Viking Horror Film

    In this episode, Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb, interviews Titus Paar, the filmmaker behind the epic Viking Horror film, "The Legend of Dark Rider".
    https://youtu.be/HoReKPSords

    • 1 hr 7 min
    153: How To Create VR and Augmented Reality Films

    153: How To Create VR and Augmented Reality Films

    In this episode, the Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb, interviews VR and Augmented Reality filmmaker, Craig Stiff.
     
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    Links ...
    Site: https://www.dimensionstudio.co/

    • 1 hr 2 min

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