Producing Indie Films 

IFH 468: The New Film Language of “ScreenLife” with Wanted Director Timur Bekmambetov

By Alex Ferrari | May 13, 2021 |

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The New Film Language of “ScreenLife” with Wanted Director Timur Bekmambetov I have been a fan of today’s guest since I first saw his mind-blowing film, Night Watch years ago. Timur Bekmambetov is an established director, producer,…

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How to Distribute Your Film to SVOD and Keep 100% Ownership

By Guest Post | May 10, 2021 |

How to Distribute Your Film to SVOD and Keep 100% Ownership This article was originally published by Special.tv, the independent streaming service powering global SVOD & TVOD distribution and monetization for independent filmmakers, studios, and distributors. Written by Ashton Solecki. The film industry and distribution marketplaces are in constant flux… but the problem for indie…

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IFH 464: How to Make Money with Your Film for 10 Years with Mike Dion

By Alex Ferrari | May 4, 2021 |

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Make Money with Your Film for 10 Years with Mike Dion This week, I wanted to pick the brain of a brilliant filmmaker and Filmtrepreneur, Mike Dion. Mike is an award-winning filmmaker, marketing strategist, and…

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IFH 460: Slacker, Indie Cinema & How to Become a Filmmaker with Richard Linklater & Katie Cokinos

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 20, 2021 |

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Slacker, Indie Cinema & How to Become a Filmmaker with Richard Linklater & Katie Cokinos Well I put out an episode back in 2019 putting my dream list of guests out into the universe and in the…

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COVID-19 Online Piracy Surge: How to Protect Your Indie Film

By Guest Post | Apr 7, 2021 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Online Piracy Surge: How to Protect Your Indie Film

COVID-19 Online Piracy Surge: How to Protect Your Indie Film Streaming and download piracy website traffic has dramatically surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to London-based piracy analysts Muso, analyzing the last 7 days of March 2020 compared to the last 7 days of February, visits to streaming and download piracy websites rose by 41.4%…

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IFH 453: Clerks, Sundance and Making $500 Million+ at the Box-Office with Scott Mosier

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 30, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 453: Clerks, Sundance and Making $500 Million+ at the Box-Office with Scott Mosier

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Clerks, Sundance & Making $500 Million at the Box-Office with Scott Mosier You guys are in for a major treat. I’m always talking about those “lottery ticket” filmmaker stories that we all dream of happening to us…

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IFH 449: How to Making Money Distributing Your Indie Film with Ben Yennie

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 16, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 449: How to Making Money Distributing Your Indie Film with Ben Yennie

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Making Money Distributing Your Indie Film with Ben Yennie Our guest today is no stranger to the show. Ben Yennie was my very first guest on the podcast and he returned this week to discuss…

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Film School Essentials: 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

By Matt Webb | Feb 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Film School Essentials: 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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IFH 443: Blood, Bullets, Filmmaking and Octane with Joe Carnahan

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 23, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 443: Blood, Bullets, Filmmaking and Octane with Joe Carnahan

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Blood, Bullets, Filmmaking and Octane with Joe Carnahan It’s been a hell of a year so far. I’ve been blessed to have had the honor of speaking to some amazing filmmakers and man today’s guest is high…

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IFH 439: Inside One of the Most Dangerous Film Shoots in History with Jon Gustafsson

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 11, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 439: Inside One of the Most Dangerous Film Shoots in History with Jon Gustafsson

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Inside One of the Most Dangerous Film Shoots in History with Jon Gustafsson We have all heard stories of difficult and even dangerous film shoots before but today’s story tops them all. In today’s episode we welcome…

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IFH 437: The Ever-Changing Film Marketplace with Producer Bradley Gallo

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 6, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 437: The Ever-Changing Film Marketplace with Producer Bradley Gallo

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The Ever-Changing Film Marketplace with Producer Bradley Gallo Today on the show we have producer Bradley Gallo. His production company, Amasia Entertainment, behind the upcoming Wild Mountain Thyme, starring Emily Blunt, Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Dornan.  His…

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Film School Essentials: Mise en Scéne

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Film School Essentials: Mise en Scéne

Film School Essentials: Mise en Scéne Working in the film business you hear many “inside” terms on a set like Apple box, MOS, montage don’t cross the line (to learn about the 180 degree line in a past article), etc. One such term is “Mise en Scene” or the translation “placing on stage.” This is…

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IFH 435: From Indie Film Legend to Surviving Hollywood with Albert Hughes

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 2, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 435: From Indie Film Legend to Surviving Hollywood with Albert Hughes

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. From Indie Film Legend to Surviving Hollywood with Albert Hughes I can’t be more excited about the conversation I’m about to share with you. Today on the show we have filmmaker and indie film legend Albert Hughes. Albert,…

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IFH 434: Independent Filmmaking, the Hard Way with Josh Folan

By Alex Ferrari | Jan 30, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 434: Independent Filmmaking, the Hard Way with Josh Folan

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Independent Filmmaking, the Hard Way with Josh Folan Today on the show we have filmmaker and author Josh Folan. He’s a writer/director/editor/producer/actor – though not necessarily in that order – that began professionally making things people watch on…

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IFH 431: Filming an Indie Streaming Series During COVID with Colleen Krantz

By Alex Ferrari | Jan 23, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 431: Filming an Indie Streaming Series During COVID with Colleen Krantz

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Filming an Indie Streaming Series During COVID with Colleen Krantz In my on-going series on COVID film production, I speak to creator/showrunner Colleen Krantz. She is the creator of the new series Complete Bull. The show is…

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Film Movements in Cinema: Mumblecore

By Alex Ferrari | Jan 18, 2021 |

Film Movements in Cinema: Mumblecore The core of what filmmaking is that it has always been there to entertain people with different audio and visual sources along with some cinematic techniques and professionals. This entertainment has been evolved from different phases and now it is revolutionized to a completely new picture of streaming, television, and film…

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IFH 425: Oliver Stone | Directing, Screenwriting and Surviving the Vicious Hollywood Game

By Alex Ferrari | Dec 28, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 425: Oliver Stone | Directing, Screenwriting and Surviving the Vicious Hollywood Game

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Oliver Stone: Directing, Screenwriting and Surviving the Vicious Hollywood Game Today on the show I bring you one of the most influential and iconic writer/directors in the history of cinema, three-time Oscar® winner Oliver Stone. Throughout his…

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IFH 424: Inside COVID Production Standards on an Indie with Austin Williams

By Alex Ferrari | Dec 22, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 424: Inside COVID Production Standards on an Indie with Austin Williams

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Inside COVID Production Standards on an Indie with Austin Williams So many IFH Tribe members have reached out to me to ask if I could help or guide them on how to shoot an indie feature film…

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IFH 422: The RAW TRUTH about Film Distribution in Today’s World with Shaked Berenson

By Alex Ferrari | Dec 17, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 422: The RAW TRUTH about Film Distribution in Today’s World with Shaked Berenson

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The RAW TRUTH about Film Distribution in Today’s World with Shaked Berenson Today on the show we have returning champion film producer and distributor Shaked Berenson. Shaked has been on the show a few times now and each…

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IFH 420: FATMAN – Directing an Insane Christmas Classic with The Nelms Brothers

By Alex Ferrari | Dec 10, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 420: FATMAN – Directing an Insane Christmas Classic with The Nelms Brothers

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. FATMAN – Directing an Insane Christmas Classic with The Nelms Brothers Today on the show we have maniac writers/directors The Nelms Brothers, and I say maniacs in the best possible way. Ian and Eshom Nelms, grew up…

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IFH 417: How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money with J. Horton

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 20, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 417: How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money with J. Horton

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing.  How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money with J. Horton Today on the show we have filmmaker and Filmtrepreneur J. Horton. Jason has been in the film industry for as long as I have and…

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IFH 416: Acting in the Age of Coronavirus with Joseph Reitman

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 13, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 416: Acting in the Age of Coronavirus with Joseph Reitman

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Acting in the Age of Coronavirus with Joseph Reitman Filmmaking during these crazy times is tough, if not impossible in some areas. Imagine acting on a set in the age of COVID-19. I wanted to bring a…

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IFH 414: How Indie Films Can Use The Mandalorian Virtual Production Tech with Rene Amador

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 5, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 414: How Indie Films Can Use The Mandalorian Virtual Production Tech with Rene Amador

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How Indie Films Can Use The Mandalorian Virtual Production Tech with Rene Amador What if indie filmmakers could access the same virtual production systems used on the hit Disney+ show The Mandalorian? What if you could use…

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IFH 413: How a Predatory Film Distributor Screwed Over a Filmmaker with Terminal Cancer

By Guest Post | Oct 30, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 413: How a Predatory Film Distributor Screwed Over a Filmmaker with Terminal Cancer

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How a Predatory Film Distributor Screwed Over a Filmmaker with Terminal Cancer Running Indie Film Hustle I hear story after story about predatory film distributors screwing over, taking advantage, and just plain stealing from filmmakers every day.…

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IFH 412: The Brutal & Honest Reality of Self-Distributing a Film Today with Jeff MacIntyre

By Alex Ferrari | Oct 23, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 412: The Brutal & Honest Reality of Self-Distributing a Film Today with Jeff MacIntyre

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The Brutal & Honest Reality of Self-Distributing a Film Today with Jeff MacIntyre Today on the show we have 18 time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff MacIntyre. Jeff is the director of the new film The Great Cookie…

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IFH 409: Misadventures in Independent Filmmaking & Distribution with Anderson Cowan

By Alex Ferrari | Oct 2, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 409: Misadventures in Independent Filmmaking & Distribution with Anderson Cowan

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Misadventures in Independent Filmmaking & Distribution with Anderson Cowan Today on the show we have filmmaker Anderson Cowen. Anderson and I met through a mutual friend in Los Angeles. When I first met Anderson he was a…

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IFH 408: How to Attach a Bankable Movie Star to Your Indie Film with Steven Luke

By Alex Ferrari | Sep 25, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 408: How to Attach a Bankable Movie Star to Your Indie Film with Steven Luke

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Attach a Bankable Movie Star to Your Indie Film with Steven Luke Today on the show we have writer, producer, director, actor, and Filmtrepreneur Steven Luke. Steven and I discuss how he attaches bankable movie…

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[Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

By Indie Film Hustle | Sep 22, 2020 | Comments Off on [Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online I’m always asked what the top filmmaking courses online I’d recommend to filmmakers. As Jack Nicolson says: “If you don’t keep learning, you die.” I am a HUGE consumer of online courses of all types. I’m a visual learner and online courses help me keep my skills sharp. Below I’ve…

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IFH 407: The Million Dollar Self Distribution Experiment (Monsters of Man) with Mark Toia

By Alex Ferrari | Sep 18, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 407: The Million Dollar Self Distribution Experiment (Monsters of Man) with Mark Toia

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The Million Dollar Self Distribution Experiment (Monsters of Man) with Mark Toia When I wrote my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur I hoped it would help filmmakers around the world. I never thought that a filmmaker halfway…

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IFH 405: How to Survive in the Modern Indie Film Landscape with Bob and Margie Rose

By Alex Ferrari | Sep 4, 2020 | Comments Off on IFH 405: How to Survive in the Modern Indie Film Landscape with Bob and Margie Rose

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Survive in the Modern Indie Film Landscape with Bob and Margie Rose Today on the show we have filmmakers Bob and Margie Rose. They are the creators of the new film InstaBAND. InstaBAND is a…

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