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After over 20 years in the film business and watching countless of my fellow filmmakers get chewed up by the Hollywood machine so I decided to create a resource dedicated to helping indie filmmakers survive and thrive in the film business. Indie Film Hustle was born!

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IFH 162: 7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set

By Matt Webb | Jun 21, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 162: 7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set
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7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set Your first week on a film set will be an intimidating experience. It takes time to find your feet and feel comfortable in such a unique working environment. You may have experience from college working on short film sets, but it is usually completely…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: The 5 Lies of Indie Film Distribution

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 21, 2017 | Comments Off on THROWBACK FRIDAY: The 5 Lies of Indie Film Distribution

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge…

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John Milius: The Craziest Writer/Director in Hollywood?

By Maggie Dern | Jun 20, 2017 | Comments Off on John Milius: The Craziest Writer/Director in Hollywood?
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John Milius: The Craziest Writer/Director in Hollywood? The world knows John Milius as the craziest man in Hollywood mainly because of his unconventional style of filmmaking and choosing a rather different storyline for the movies. He is an ultimate legend of the film industry and a friend to Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Born in…

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Alfred Hitchcock: Breaking Down the Master’s Techniques

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 19, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Alfred Hitchcock: Breaking Down the Master’s Techniques Alfred Hitchcock is the master of suspense. You’ll see what I mean. A hand draws back a shower curtain and a blade appears through the steam. A man descends a staircase, bearing a tray with a glass of milk that appears at once nurturing and suspicious. A young…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: Chris Vogler – Screenwriting & The Writer’s Journey Blueprint

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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IFH 161: Building an Affordable Cinema Lens w/ Veydra Lenses’ Ryan Avery

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Veydra Mini Cinema Primes: Real Cinema Lenses You Can Afford If you’re an indie filmmaker and shoot your own stuff, the price of really good glass is generally too damn expensive and cinema-style primes lenses are totally out of reach…until now. Until recently, the most cost effective cinema-style primes lenses have been pre-existing stills lenses, which can create…

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 15, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film
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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film So you have a screenplay or film idea that could definitely be financed and produced only if I could get a movie star attached and there’s the rub! Attaching a movie star at any level to a un-produced screenplay or indie film is the dream…

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Film Meet Art: How Famous Paintings Inspire Great Filmmakers

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 12, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Film Meet Art: How Famous Paintings Inspire Great Filmmakers We all know that many filmmakers have been inspired by famous paintings. Directors like Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam have pulled directly from the art world to create some of their masterpieces. A remarkable video essayist Vugar Efendi, has…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: August Rush: The Million Dollar Screenplay Paul Castro

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 9, 2017 | 1 Comment
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John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film What comes to your mind when you first think of the name John Cassavetes? One of his iconic films probably popped into your head, didn’t it? Cassavetes wasn’t afraid to push the envelope with his films, and many of the movies we see today owe a debt…

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How to Make Robert Rodriguez’s Guacamole Gun

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 7, 2017 | 2 Comments
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The first time I ever heard of the “Guacamole Gun” was watching Robert Rodriguez’s 10 minute film school on DVD for the third part of his El Mariachi series “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.” (he developed it first in his and Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn) Robert talked up the Guacamole Gun something fierce, saying: “The Guacamole Gun…

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IFH 160: Ed Burns – How to Make a $9000 Feature Film (The Brothers McMullen)

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

How to Make a $9000 Feature Film with Ed Burns Many of you might have heard of the Sundance Film Festival winning film called The Brothers McMullen written and directed by Edward Burns. Burns went off to star in huge films like Saving Private Ryan and direct studio films like She’s the One but what you might…

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