Producing Indie Films 

Top 10 Production Saving Tips for Filming on Location

By Matt Webb | Dec 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Top 10 Production Saving Tips for Filming on Location Everybody that has done a shoot on location knows that it’s a whole different beast compared to filming in the controlled environment of sound stages. You have to battle the weather elements, public pedestrians, every piece of equipment must be packed into trucks that are often…

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10 Tips to Put You on the Leading Edge of Your Career

By Suzanne Lyons | Dec 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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The Room: The Best WORST Film Ever Made!

By Indie Film Hustle | Dec 12, 2017 | 1 Comment
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The Room – A Cinematic Disaster There are bad movies, there are worse movies and then there is The Room which is so terribly awful that it has transcended to being good. Though it has gained popularity as a cult movie, it is simply disastrous. And possibly the best worst movie ever made. The Room’s writer/director/star/producer Tommy Wiseau…

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5 Things To Ask your Agent When Buying Production Equipment Insurance

By Guest Post | Dec 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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5 Things To Ask your Agent When Buying Production Equipment Insurance Let’s face it—buying insurance is often confusing and time-consuming. But it is a necessary evil, especially in this industry. Did you know that your local agent insuring your personal home and auto probably has no idea how to properly cover your production equipment? That’s…

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IFH 206: Crossover Episode with the Just Shoot It Podcast

By Alex Ferrari | Dec 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Crossover Episode: Just Shoot It Podcast I thought it would be fun to do a crossover episode with filmmaking podcast Just Shoot It with hosts Oren Kaplan and Matt Enlow. I was invited down to their studios to record a “recorded live” episode and we had a ball. The conversation was energetic and turn heated in…

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10 Tips for Turning Your Weaknesses into Strengths

By Suzanne Lyons | Dec 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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IFH 203: How to Shoot & Sell Digital Series (The Bannen Way) with Mark Gantt

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Shoot & Sell Digital Series (The Bannen Way) with Mark Gantt Today’s guest is Mark Gantt. He’s a man of many talents, actor, director, writer, and producer. He’s best known for co-creating, producing and starring in the award-winning y for Sony Pictures Television.  Financed by Sony’s Crackle distribution arm, this unique web series/feature film…

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Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

By Indie Film Hustle | Nov 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas Short films have become a lot more popular nowadays with the advancements in the field of media, but coming up with short film ideas can be challenging. Since short films are easier to make than the feature movies, the production cost is also a lot cheaper. One has…

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10 Tips on Goal Setting for Your Career

By Suzanne Lyons | Nov 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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10 Tips to Cure “What is Itis” in Filmmaking

By Suzanne Lyons | Nov 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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10 Tips on Staying Focused & Inspired in This Crazy Business (Part 2)

By Suzanne Lyons | Nov 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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IFH 199: How to Go From a 6K Micro Budget to Directing a 100K Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 15, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 199: How to Go From a 6K Micro Budget to Directing a 100K Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell
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IFH 199: How to Go From a 6K Micro-Budget to Directing a 100K Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell Ever wondered what happens to those directors who make a micro-budget feature film? Do they ever sell that film? Do they ever get to direct a feature film again? Today guest is filmmaker Joshua Caldwell, a rare…

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How to Automate 7 Mind-Numbingly Tedious Pre-Production Tasks w/ ProductionNEXT

By Guest Post | Nov 10, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Automate 7 Mind-Numbingly Tedious Pre-Production Tasks w/ ProductionNEXT
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How to Automate 7 Mind-Numbingly Tedious Pre-Production Tasks w/ ProductionNEXT Filmmaking isn’t all about being creative.  There’s a huge logistical challenge in creating a film that involves a lot of tedious replication of work, attention to many details, and just very basic data entry.  Luckily, as technology is advancing, so is our ability to manage…

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IFH 196: Total Transparency: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film REALLY Generate with Liz Manashil

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 9, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 196: Total Transparency: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film REALLY Generate with Liz Manashil
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Total Transparency: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film Generate with Liz Manashil Have you ever wondered how much revenue a real indie film can make in the marketplace? Wouldn’t you like to see the real and raw numbers for a nontheatrical film with no major film festival premieres? Today’s guest has been brave enough…

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IFH 195: Top 10 Tips for Low Budget Filmmakers

By Alex Ferrari | Nov 8, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 195: Top 10 Tips for Low Budget Filmmakers
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Top 10 Tips for Low budget Filmmakers Making an indie film can be rough, especially for beginners. Many times filmmakers go off halfcocked and jump into making a film without really thinking it all through. Here are a few tips that will help you on you filmmaking journey. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCRIPT Look for character-driven…

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How We Made a 4k Feature Film for Under $50k (with FULL Budget Breakdown)

By Guest Post | Nov 8, 2017 | Comments Off on How We Made a 4k Feature Film for Under $50k (with FULL Budget Breakdown)
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How We Made a 4k Feature Film for Under $50k (with FULL Budget Breakdown) Making a film is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. We are two amateur filmmaking brothers from New Jersey who made an 80-plus minute feature film from scratch in well under a year. It’s called Killer Christmas and is…

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10 Tips on Staying Focused & Inspired in This Crazy Business (Part 1)

By Suzanne Lyons | Nov 8, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Tips on Staying Focused & Inspired in This Crazy Business (Part 1)
Staying Focused

Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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10 Tips To Closing the Deal in the Film Business

By Suzanne Lyons | Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Tips To Closing the Deal in the Film Business
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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10 Tips on How to Get Meeting a in the Film Business

By Suzanne Lyons | Oct 11, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Tips on How to Get Meeting a in the Film Business
How to Get Meeting in the Film Business

Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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10 Tips on Networking and Creating Relationships in the Film Business

By Suzanne Lyons | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Tips on Networking and Creating Relationships in the Film Business
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a…

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10 Tips to Getting a Filmmaking or Screenwriting Mentor

By Alex Ferrari | Sep 20, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Tips to Getting a Filmmaking or Screenwriting Mentor
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Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a…

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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film

By Robert Heske | Sep 8, 2017 | Comments Off on 8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film
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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film Filmmaking you say? Making your first feature film? But I only have one feature (Blessid) under my belt and one other in development. Who am I to give you advice? Correction: I am not giving you advice. For that go to someplace with decades of…

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Is the Hollywood Crash Coming?

By Indie Film Hustle | Aug 11, 2017 | 4 Comments
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The Hollywood Crash Is Coming Soon…?? Is Hollywood about to crash? The eye of the storm of this crash could be movie theaters. People’s buying and viewing habits have changed dramatically over the last decade. The public generally doesn’t buy a full album to listen to a hot single anymore instead, they stream their favorite…

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IFH 173: This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 4, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 173: This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises
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This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises Today is the day. This is Meg is FINALLY been released to the world on iTunes. It’s pretty incredible that an idea I had over a year ago is now a feature film that has been released on mutha f’in iTunes. It’s humbling. I’m so…

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 2, 2017 | 3 Comments
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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials The movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is one replete with actions, blood, and gore. It tells a story of how a vicious and tyrannical leader Immortal Joe is relieved of his secret harem containing five beautiful princesses. Check out this brilliant video by Mr Nerdista. These princesses were kidnapped as…

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IFH 169: How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 19, 2017 | 2 Comments
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How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid’s Brent Barbano Have you ever wanted to make a little extra cash with that film gear sitting in your closet? Have you ever wanted o rent that new Arri ALEXA but were afraid you couldn’t afford it? Well, I came across the solution for both problems, it’s…

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IFH 168: How To Be Creative – The War of Art & Turning Pro

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 18, 2017 | 1 Comment
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How To Be Creative – The War of Art & Turning Pro How to be creative? This is a question that surprisingly has a simple answer. DO THE WORK! In this episode, I’ll be going over a remarkable book I’ve read that has truly changed the way I think about life, the creative process and…

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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year!

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 16, 2017 | 12 Comments
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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year! If you want to be an indie filmmaker you should definitely study the work of the prolific film director Joe Swanberg. Who is Joe Swanberg you ask? I just recently not only discovered his work but also started to study his unique filmmaking process. I…

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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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Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

By Alex Ferrari | May 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire Anyone who has ever listen to the IFH Podcasts know that I start off ever episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the master of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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