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LET'S GET INTO WHAT INDIE FILM HUSTLE IS ALL ABOUT
I'm Alex. I've been in the film industry for over 25 years and have worked on well over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries, and webisodes. My personal films have been screened in 600+ film festivals around the world.
I created Indie Film Hustle to share what I've learned over the years as a writer, director, producer and post production/VFX supervisor. IFH is here to give you the REAL DEAL. The truth on how to make it as a filmmaker in this crazy and sometimes brutal business.
Why Are Filmmakers Always So Broke?
7 STEPS TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL FILMMAKER
These 7 steps were taken from one of my most downloaded podcast I ever record.
I'm was tired of seeing my fellow indie filmmakers and artist struggle to make a living doing what they love. I decided to put together a list of steps that every indie filmmaker needs to do in order to thrive in the film business.
Since this website is called INDIE FILM HUSTLE the terminology I’ll be using will be aimed at filmmaking or screenwriting but all of these concepts can be applied to any art form.
- Have a Plan
Learn as Much about Every Aspect of Making a Film as You Can
Show Up Every day
Learn Branding, Audience Building, and Marketing
Become a Filmtrepreneur
Don’t Give Up
Work and Hustle
You can read the entire article and listen to the podcast below. If there's one podcast of mine you listen to this is the one. I break down each step in detail. I use some "colorful" language in this episode but the information is solid. Enjoy!
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The Best of the
INDIE FILM HUSTLE PODCAST
These are episodes I feel are a must listen to. They cover screenwriting, production, post-production, and distribution. This is a good start to your filmmaking journey.
The IFH Tribe voted these the best of the best, based on the download numbers. I would have to agree with them.
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This is a Keynote Presentation I did at the Legendary Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. How NOT to Follow Your Filmmaking Dream.
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Keep on Hustlin'.
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"Alex Ferrari’s Rise of the Filmtrepreneur is an absolute must-read for serious indie filmmakers seeking to build a sustainable living from making movies. This is a radical shift in the current thinking about how to make money as a creative and puts the power back into the hands of the filmmaker. It is an inspiration.”
- Chris Gore, Film Threat
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