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IFH 350: Do You Want to Learn How to Make, Market and Sell an Indie Film?


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Do You Want to Learn How to Make, Market and Sell an Indie Film?

First of all, we made it to 350 episodes. HOLY CRAP! Thank you all for all the love and support that you have given me, this show and Indie Film Hustle in general. To celebrate I’m launching the first-ever MAKE YOUR MOVIE BOOTCAMP. The Bootcamp is a LIVE two-day intensive designed to show you how to make, market and sell a feature film. I’ve been working on this for months and I finally get to release it to the world.

Check out the trailer below.

I wanted to create a workshop that could jump-start people on their filmmaking career but with my flavor of course. Below is a fraction of what I’ll be diving into at the Bootcamp.

Ideas: Learn how to flesh out your ideas into a marketable film project.

Screenwriting Process: We go over the basics of screenwriting and discuss alternative methods of writing like scriptments and improv.

Finding Money: Alternate ways to raise money for your film.

Crowdfunding: Discuss the dos and don’ts of what makes a successful campaign.

Directing Your Film: I breakdown methods and techniques that will jump-start your directing journey.

Post Production Workflows: Where many indie films die. This won’t happen to you. I’ll teach you the proper way to set up your workflow and get you and your film to the finish line.

Marketing and Building an Audience: Once you have your film done you need to get it out into the world. I will go over proven techniques that will help you build and target an audience.

Submitting to Film Festivals: Tricks and techniques on what to do and definitely what not to do when taking your film on the festival circuit. This one section that will save you thousands of dollars and years of your life.

Self Distribution Models: I’ll teach you how to run a successful self-distribution campaign by using multiple case studies on how it is done correctly.

Avoid Predatory Film Distributors: It is shark-infested waters out there. We go over what to look out for when dealing with traditional and predatory film distributors.

Revenue Streams: I do a deep dive into how to create multiple revenue streams from your indie film.

Breaking Through Your Fear: I show you techniques to break through your own creative fears and finally make the feature film you have always wanted to.

PLUS: Two Surprise film industry heavy hitters will come into Guest Speak and answer questions.


Why Do You Need This Bootcamp?

Jump Start Your Feature Film

It takes a lot of time and energy to get a feature film off the ground, but it doesn’t have too. I shot my first film in 8 days and completed the entire process, from idea to final product, within 3 months. The film went on to be sold internationally and was licensed by Hulu. I will teach you the techniques I used to make this happen.

Marketing and Audience Building

In today’s world if you do not understand how to get your indie film in front of the right customers you are dead in the water. I’ve built a large platform with millions of eyeballs. I will teach you my secret sauce for audience building.

Avoid Distribution Pitfalls

There are a lot of predatory film distributors in the industry today that are all too happy to take advantage of you. If you are not careful you could end up making a non-tax deductible donation to one of these sharks and loss your film for 15 years. I will show you how to avoid these snakes and how to find a good distributor to partner with.

Actually, Make Money with Your Film

I will discuss the Filmtrepreneur® Method of filmmaking. Thinking more like an entrepreneurial filmmaker is imperative moving forward in the business. Creating multiple revenue and passive income streams from your film projects is the key to a sustainable career.

The MAKE YOUR MOVIE BOOTCAMP will be taking place Oct 26 &27 in Burbank, CA at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Burbank. If you want to get 20% off the ticket price CLICK HERE.

This will be EPIC. When you finish this Bootcamp you will be ready to make, market and sell your feature film. I go over the details in this episode so take a listen and I hope to meet you in person at the MAKE YOUR MOVIE BOOTCAMP.

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. Filmtrepreneur® Podcast
  2. Rise of the Filmtrepreneur®: How to Turn Your Film into a Moneymaking Business
  3. $1 Close Captions for Indie Filmmakers – Rev ($10 Off Your First Order)
  4. Indie Film Hustle TV (Netflix for Filmmakers and Screenwriters)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. Six Secrets to getting into Film Festivals for FREE!
  2. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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