IFH 250: How NOT to Make an Independent Film

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How NOT to Make an Independent Film

We are here! Episode #250! I can’t believe we got here. I’m humbled that the IFH Tribe has allowed me to continue this show for almost three years now. I wanted to do something special for episode #250 so today I’m going to talk about How NOT to Make an Independent Film. After being a part of over 60 features films and studying hundreds more I’ve noticed a few things that filmmakers should avoid.

This is not all just doom and gloom I promise. I also go over what I think the future of independent film is and how you can be a part of it. So please enjoy this episode and I hope it’s of value to you on your filmmaking journey. Keep on hustlin’!

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  1. BlackBox – Make Passive Income From Your Footage
  2. Studio Unknown Audio Post –  Mention the IFH podcast, and you’ll receive 50% off one day of ADR
  3. Streamlette.com – Submit Your Film (3x Amazon’s Royalty Rate)
  4. How to Shoot and Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 hours
  5. Filmmaker in a Box – Learn How to Make an Indie Film – 18 Hours+ of Lessons 
  6. Martin Scorsese Film Directing Masterclass
  7. Ron Howard Film Directing Masterclass
  8. Judd Apatow Comedy Writing/Directing Masterclass
  9. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  10. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)


  1. IFH MASTERS CIRCLE – Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH’s Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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BONUS: Filmmaking Resources

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