IFH 016: Getting Attention from Influencers – Roger Ebert Story

Right-click here to download the MP3 I always get asked by indie filmmakers: “How do I get attention for my indie film?” This is one of the major challenges facing indie filmmakers/entrepreneurs in today’s noisy independent film landscape. One fast way is to get an “influencer” to focus a little light on you or your project. Now,…

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IFH 015: AFM: Selling Your Independent Film with Ben Yennie

Right-click here to download the MP3 If you have ever looked into selling your film at a film market then you more than likely have heard of North America’s largest film market, AFM or the American Film Market. The American Film Market is a labyrinth of crazy characters, thieves, wannabes, filmmakers hustling their latest film, distributors, industry…

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IFH 011: How to Produce Your First Feature Film – Part 2

Right-click here to download the MP3 Here’s part two of my interview with Suzanne Lyons. This week on the show I’m excited to have uber independent film producer Suzanne Lyons. She has been living in the indie film space for over twenty years. Working on SAG Ultra Low Budgets to over $15,000,000 budgets she has seen…

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IFH 010: How to Produce Your First Feature Film – Part 1

Right-click here to download the MP3 In this episode (Part 1 of 2) I’m excited to have uber independent film producer Suzanne Lyons. She has been living in the indie film space for over twenty years. Working on SAG Ultra Low Budgets to over $15,000,000 budgets she has seen it all. Suzanne Lyons takes you by…

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IFH 009: Suki Medencevic ASC & the Art of Cinematography

Right-click here to download the MP3 I have found over the years that cinematography is one of the biggest technical issues in independent film. Someone borrows a friend’s RED Camera or Arri Alexa and thinks that’s all you need. Cinematography is not only a mystical art but imperative in today’s gluttony of indie films in…

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IFH 008: Karl Iglesias – How to Create an Emotional Impact

Right-click here to download the MP3 This week we were lucky enough to have as our guest screenwriting guru Karl Iglesias. He has written award-winning books including The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, Writing for Emotional Impact, and Cut to the Chase. (FREE AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS HERE) I discovered Karl Iglesias’ work reading Writing for Emotional Impact. It really transformed the…

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IFH 007: Dov Simens – American Greatest Film Teacher

Right-click here to download the MP3 I’m so excited to have on the show this week Dov Simens, founder of Hollywood Film Institute. He created the remarkable 2 Day Film School and has launched the careers of Quentin Tarantino, Chris Nolan, Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Queen Latifah, Guy Ritchie & more. “Listened to Dov Simens, Shot…

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IFH 006: Indie Film VFX Masterclass with Dan Cregan

Right-click here to download the MP3 In this episode, we tackle what visual effects artists can do to help you in your indie film. Visual Effects in Indie Film is really hit or miss, mostly miss. Many indie filmmakers don’t have any idea what to do when it comes to visual effects. Uber visual effects artist Dan Cregan…

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