Producing Indie Films 

IFH 486: Directing the End of the World with Zoe Lister-Jones

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 20, 2021 |

Directing the End of the World with Zoe Lister-Jones Our guest today is a triple threat. Actress, filmmaker, and writer, Zoe Lister-Jones, who made headways in 2017 with her all-female crew directorial debut, Band Aid. The decision was inspired to foster new creative experiences amidst the staggering inequity on sets. A couple who can’t stop…

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IFH 484: Pretty Woman and Producing Hollywood Hits with Gary W. Goldstein

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 8, 2021 |

Pretty Woman and Producing Hollywood Hits with Gary W. Goldstein Today, we are hearing from one of the cultural influencers of the 90s film industry, and that’s non-other but Gary Goldstein, producer of the iconic rom-com, Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere, and Julia Roberts. A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort…

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IFH 482: How to Raise $325 Million in Film Financing with Wayne Godfrey

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 1, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 482: How to Raise $325 Million in Film Financing with Wayne Godfrey

How to Raise $325 Million in Film Financing with Wayne Godfrey I promise the title of today’s episode is not clickbait.   Our guest, Wayne Godfrey is a British film producer, CEO of Fintech platform, Purely Capital,  and expert film financier who’ve raised nearly $325 million for more than 120 independent feature films.  Wayne founded…

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IFH 479: Bringing Comedy and Real Life Tragedy to Netflix with Iliza Shlesinger

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 22, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 479: Bringing Comedy and Real Life Tragedy to Netflix with Iliza Shlesinger

Bringing Comedy and Real-Life Tragedy to Netflix with Iliza Shlesinger Let’s pivot a bit, shall we? I have with me today, entertainment triple threat, Iliza Shlesinger. The award-winning standup comedian, actor, writer, producer, and author, is one of the most natural entertainers there is, out here. Her new film Good on Paper premieres on Netflix…

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IFH 478: Billie Eilish and Truth in Filmmaking with RJ Cutler

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 17, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 478: Billie Eilish and Truth in Filmmaking with RJ Cutler

Billie Eilish and Truth in Filmmaking with RJ Cutler Our guest today, RJ Cutler opened up 2021 with his raw, emotional and remarkable new documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry. He’s a phenomenal documentary and TV director and producer with nearly thirty years of experience in the business.  The $2 million dollars documentary…

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James Cameron MasterClass: Learn Filmmaking from the Legendary Director

By Indie Film Hustle | Jun 17, 2021 | Comments Off on James Cameron MasterClass: Learn Filmmaking from the Legendary Director

James Cameron MasterClass: Learn Filmmaking from the Legendary Director From The Terminator and Titanic to Avatar, James Cameron has directed some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Now, for the first time in his 40-year career, he opens up about his process. Through behind-the-scenes breakdowns, James shares his approach to developing ideas, storylines, and characters; harnessing technology;…

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IFH 477: The Roadmap to Producing Your Indie Film with Anne Marie Gillen

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 15, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 477: The Roadmap to Producing Your Indie Film with Anne Marie Gillen

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The Roadmap to Producing Your Indie Film with Anne Marie Gillen The film industry had to adjust a lot since the hit of COVID. Thanks to streaming services, the hit wasn’t as volatile as could be. Now…

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Need Help Getting Your Indie Film Funded, Finished and Distributed? – Filmmaker Process

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Need Help Getting Your Indie Film Funded, Finished and Distributed? – Filmmaker Process

Need Help Getting Your Indie Film Funded, Finished and Distributed? After working in the IFH labs for the first part of 2021 I can finally announce what it is. May I introduce Indie Film Hustle’s FILMMAKER PROCESS. Filmmaker Process offers comprehensive professional services for hire to help filmmakers and screenwriters, working at any budget level,…

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IFH 473: NFT, Bitcoin, and Creating Indie Films for a Niche Audience with Torsten Hoffmann

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 1, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 473: NFT, Bitcoin, and Creating Indie Films for a Niche Audience with Torsten Hoffmann

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. NFT, Bitcoin, and Creating Indie Films for a Niche Audience with Torsten Hoffmann I’ve discussed the importance of finding a niche audience and serving that audience with your films and content in my book Rise of the…

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IFH 472: How to Make Money Selling Feature Film NFTs with Trevor Hawkins and Nathan Kincaid

By Alex Ferrari | May 27, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 472: How to Make Money Selling Feature Film NFTs with Trevor Hawkins and Nathan Kincaid

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Make Money Selling Feature Film NFTs with Trevor Hawkins and Nathan Kincaid If you’ve already listened to my last episode on NFT, then this one will feel like a bonus. But for those of you…

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IFH 471: The Complete Guide to NFT in Independent Film (and How to Make Money)

By Alex Ferrari | May 25, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 471: The Complete Guide to NFT in Independent Film (and How to Make Money)

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. The Complete Guide to NFT in Independent Film (and How to Make Money) So today we are going to go down the rabbit hole of NFTs. What the heck is an NFT? It is a Non-Fungible Token.…

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IFH 470: How to Sell an Original Show to Hulu with James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti

By Alex Ferrari | May 20, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 470: How to Sell an Original Show to Hulu with James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Sell an Original Show to Hulu with James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti Our guests this week are stars from the early 2000s teen drama television hit show, One Tree Hill, James Lafferty, and Stephen Colletti.…

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

By Alex Ferrari | May 13, 2021 | Comments Off on IFH 468: The New Film Language of “ScreenLife” with Wanted Director Timur Bekmambetov

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 | Comments Off on How to Distribute Your Film to SVOD and Keep 100% Ownership

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 | Comments Off on IFH 464: How to Make Money with Your Film for 10 Years with Mike Dion

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

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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