IFH 171: How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies)

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How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies)

So you want to make money with your film. Who doesn’t? I’ve always been a hustler, and I used that word in the most positive way I can. Filmmakers need to stop just thinking about the art and start thinking about the business of filmmaking. They need to become entrepreneurs. That is the only way filmmakers from this and future generations will survive in the business.

Sure for every Chris Nolan they’re millions of indie filmmakers that are broke, frustrated, angry or just quit the business altogether but it doesn’t have to be that rough. Sure the world of self-distribution has exploded and there are some many revenue avenues for filmmakers today but it doesn’t have to stop there.

In this episode, I break down and analyze a bunch of successful filmmakers that created multiple revenue streams leveraging their feature film, doc, web series or short film. Check out some of the case studies I discuss in the episode.

Film: FoodMatters

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  • Wellness Courses

Film: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

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  • Coaching Service
  • Guided Cleanse

Film: Kung Fury

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  • Limited Edition VHS release
  • LP of the Soundtrack
  • Leather Jacket
  • Posters
  • DVD
  • Blu-Rays

Film: Crazy, Sexy, Cancer

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  • Recipe Cookbooks
  • DVDs
  • Paid Lectures
  • Stream Lectures 
  • Online Courses

I link to all the case studies below. If I were you I would study each and every one of my examples. See how they did it, how they are doing it and how you can use their blueprint in your project.

Go out there and make your film and make some money too. Enjoy!

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