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I can’t believe we’re here: Episode 100! This is incredible!

Well, the first IFH Podcast episode went live in September 2015. That’s a short time to be able to produce 100 podcast episodes, but what can I say I’m a hustler.

I’m so glad I finally got around to launch Indie Film Hustle because the podcast has done wonders for my brand, my career, and my life. The results were far beyond what I had ever imagined.

It allows me to reach more people than I could ever do with just my blog alone, and at the same time create a much deeper connection with them too. Beyond that, it has opened up doors to my filmmaking career, keynote speaking opportunities, potential book deals and more.


Without you, the Indie Film Hustle Tribe, the IFH Podcast would have never reached episode 100 or become the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes! I owe you guys so much, and that’s why I’m extremely excited for the next 100 episodes of this podcast.

If you enjoyed this episode or any of the other of the 99 episodes of the podcast, and you have not left a rating or review yet on iTunes, I would really appreciate an honest review and rating from you. It’s one of the most important parts of the ranking in the iTunes algorithm, but more than that, it’ll show future indie filmmakers that this is (or is not) worth their time.

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This Weeks Special Guest – Aaron Kaufman & Brian Levin

In this special episode of the show, I have a chat with Aaron Kaufman. Not only was he Robert Rodriguez’s producer on films like Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete and Machete Kills but he also directed a film called Urge starring James Bond Legend Pierce Bronson.

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via Urge, 2015

I grilled poor Aaron on all things, Robert Rodriguez, working with big stars, dealing with studios with $50 Million+ budgets in the balance and much more.

We also invite later on the show one of Aaron Kaufman’s producing partners, Brian Levin, from their new film Flock of Dudes starring Chris D’Elia, Hilary Duff, Jamie Chung, and Ray Liotta. I had a ball speaking with these guys. 

Here’s to the Next 100 Episodes!

Thank you all so much for your support! Here’s to the next 100 episodes! If you have any guest suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments!

Keep that hustle going, keep that dream alive and I’ll talk to you soon.

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