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THROWBACK FRIDAY: How to Make 250K Indie Film Look Like $25 Million Blockbuster with Gaelan Connell

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don’t want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I’ll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback Fridays. Enjoy!

How to Make $250K Indie Film Look Like $25 Million Blockbuster with Gaelan Connell

Every once in awhile I come across a filmmaker who is just a bit crazier than I am. This is true for writer/director Gaelan Connell who’s film Blood Sand and Gold is a true indie film miracle. This mad man decided to raise $250,000 (much of which was out of pocket) and go off and make a big budget action film, just one problem he didn’t have a big budget.

Yes, I know $250K is a lot of money but it’s not enough for what Gaelan Connell was attempting to do. Check this out, Blood Sand and Gold was shot over the course of 58 days across 5 countries and 4 continents! It has Jason Bourne/James Bond style action. I mean it’s nuts. Check out the trailer below:

I had to have him on the show to reveal his secret sauce on how he was able to accomplish this crazy mission. Not only did he jump on the podcast and drops some MAJOR knowledge bombs, but he also wrote up an article laying out his top 5 filmmaking tips. Take a listen to the podcast, then read Gaelan Connell ‘s article. Enjoy and get ready to be inspired!

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Here’s a behind the scenes look at the indie marvel Gaelan Connell ‘s Blood Sand and Gold.


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