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How NOT to Follow Your Filmmaking Dream
For anyone who wasn’t able to make it out to my talk at the Chinese Theater a few weeks ago, you are in luck. I recorded it LIVE so I could bring it to the IFH Tribe. If you want to watch the talk check out the video below but if you are on a commute or can’t watch it sit back and enjoy my velvety voice, well just enjoy.
The talk is about how not to follow your filmmaking dream. The mistakes I made and why I sold my soul to the devil to make my filmmaking dream come true. I go in deep on my story from Shooting for the Mob. I speak about things I never discussed in public before so you are in for a treat.
I hope this helps a few of the IFH Tribe out and serves as a warning of what NOT to do.
Here some info on the book that inspired my talk.
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 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 your dream. Would you sell your soul to the devil to make your dream come true? By the way, did we mention that this story is based on true events? no, seriously it is.
“As a young, aspiring director chasing his dream, the author half-falls and half-skids down the rabbit hole of becoming trapped by his “angel investor” — into an impossible situation, filled with shady characters, shockingly incompetent unprofessionals and money that seems to fly away as it is allegedly secured. This is the ultimate “How-Not-To” primer for beginning directors — and, for everyone else, a yarn to enjoy for its dark-edged hilarity.” – Jim Uhls (Screenwriter of Fight Club)
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Alex Ferrari’s Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Story) Book- Buy It on Amazon
- TICKETS: On the Corner of Ego and Desire May 25, 2019 – Newfilmmakers LA
- TICKETS: On the Corner of Ego and Desire (BraveMaker Fest) May 31-June 2
- TICKETS: My Breaking through Your Fears Keynote & Book Signing at BraveMaker Fest
- Indie Film Hustle TV (Netflix for Filmmakers and Screenwriters) TRY FREE for 7 DAYS!
- BlackBox – Make Passive Income From Your Footage
- TalNexus Short Film Contest (FREE SUBMISSION) $10,000 Prize
- $1 Close Captions for Indie Filmmakers – Rev ($10 Off Your First Order)
- David Lynch Filmmaking Masterclass
- Martin Scorsese Film Directing Masterclass
- Ron Howard Film Directing Masterclass
- Spike Lee Film Directing Masterclass
- Werner Herzog Filmmaking MasterClass
- Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting MasterClass
- Mira Nair Independent Filmmaking Masterclass
- David Mamet Dramatic Writing MasterClass
- Shonda Rhimes Masterclass: Learn Television Writing from the Creator of Scandal
- Steve Martin Teaches Comedy Writing & Acting MasterClass
- Annie Leibovitz Masterclass: Learn Photography from the Legend
- Jimmy Chin Masterclass: Learn Adventure Photography
- Judd Apatow Comedy Writing/Directing Masterclass
- Six Secrets to getting into Film Festivals for FREE!
- FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)
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Stuff You Need in Your Life:
IFHTV: Indie Film Hustle TV
Book: Rise of the Filmtrepreneur®: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business
Book: Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story)