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Indie Film Hustle is dedicated to showing you how to hack filmmaking & the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar nominees and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crews, directing, producin ...
 
Presented by Andy Smith, we bring you all the action from the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards in London, featuring exclusive interviews with a host of sporting and Hollywood stars. Brought to you by Mercedes Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone, the ceremony was hosted by BAFTA and Golden Globe winner,actor Clive Owen. We hear exclusively from Novak Djokovic, Vivian Cheruiyot, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Pep Guardiola as the nights big awards are handed out. Plus we hear about some of th ...
 
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I wanted to take a deep dive into the marketing side of screenwriting today because it is in fact, a necessity in the industry today. Unfortunately, not many writers bother themselves as much about marketing their work. While I have some course resources on the IFH Academy website to help writers pitch stories or to get past the gatekeepers and so …
 
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 fighting embarks on a last-ditch effort to save their marria…
 
In Season 4 we will be deconstructing the work and career of the legendary film director Quentin Tarantino on The Directors Series Podcast hosted by Cameron Beyl.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Networkhttp://www.ifhpodcastnetwork.comBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive.Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business. Get ready to go down th…
 
It is an absolute thrill to have Jack Epps Jr. on the show today. The award-winning writer, USC Cinematic Arts professor and filmmaker is a member of the Writer's Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He’s best known for writing Top Gun (1986), Pigs vs. Freaks, The Secret of My Success, Turner & Hooch, and Anaconda 1…
 
On the mic, today is 80s horror icon Michael Myers, also known as, Nick Castle who is also a director, writer, and actor - notable for directing The Last Starfighter (1984), Major Payne (1995), and Escape from New York (1981) among others.Nick’s fictional character, Micheal Myers, in the Box Office $255 million-grossing Halloween film is possibly o…
 
FT 078: Hybrid Self Distribution in the Times of COVID with Peter Rader by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
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 for some social events and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in…
 
It's been a hell of a year so far. I've been blessed to have had the honor of speaking to some amazing screenwriters and man today's guest is high on that list. On the show, we have writer/director Joe Carnahan. Joe directed his first-feature-length film Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane. which was screened at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and won …
 
We all need a kick in the butt sometimes on our filmmaking or screenwriting journey. This show will do just that. Never stop chasing that filmmaking dream. Keep on hustling.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (ifhpodcastnetwork.com)By Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Our guest today is 80s star, multiple-awards film, and theater actor, and activist, Edward James Olmos. Olmos's roles in films or TV shows like Stand and Deliver, Battlestar Galactica, broadway musical and film Zoot Suit, Blade Runner as detective Gaff, and many others are some of the most memorable of all time and he's still dominating our screens…
 
Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive.Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business. Get ready to go down th…
 
Finding your purpose in life allows you to live a life of purpose. Rebekah tapped into her passion for film in 2009 and rebirth a whole new meaning to her life that has led her to build a successful business consultant in Hollywood. She is an award-winning consultant and media personality with more than 10 years of consulting experience. Rebekah is…
 
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 Purely Capital in 2018 to enables film and TV rights owners a way to accelerate …
 
I am extremely excited to have on the show today a fellow podcaster, established producer, director, and writer, Mick Garris. Mick’s podcast, Post Mortem with Mick Garris, dives deep into the devious minds of the greatest filmmakers and creators of your worst nightmares to bring their distinctive visions to life in fascinating one-on-one conversati…
 
Let me introduce to you all, filmmaker and award-winning film-preneur, Greg Hemmings - Chief storyteller and CEO of Hemmings House Pictures limited. I wanted to address the serious problem of verbal abuse interns and other crew persons face on film sets from directors, producers, or others in charge.Why would I invite a CEO to discuss this topic? W…
 
FT 077: The American Film Market in the Times of COVID-19 with Jonathan Wolf by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Now, I was scanning the web the other day, and I came across a book about the making of Quentin Tarantino's first feature film. Quite fascinated that someone took the time to dig into the unreleased, My Best Friend's Birthday, which I've spoken about a bit on my podcast and also written a couple of articles about the film. So, as per usual, I invit…
 
Today’s guest is a writer, director, producer, actor and indie filmmaking legend Edward Burns. Many of you might have heard of the Sundance Film Festival winning film called The Brothers McMullen, his iconic first film that tells the story of three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island who struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity. Hi…
 
IFH 479: Bringing Comedy and Real Life Tragedy to Netflix with Iliza Shlesinger by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive.Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business. Get ready to go down th…
 
Global icon, musician, and animal rights activist, Moby (né, Richard Melville Hall) has lived many lives right before the gazes and judgment of the world.Self-discovery is a continual process that each time, when done right, unravels a new purpose and even newer challenges. This conversation is about the rise and fall of ego, fame, fortune, self-de…
 
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 film which was directed, written, and produced by Cutler ce…
 
Our guest today is the well-regarded screenwriting lecturer, story consultant, and eminent author, Robert McKee. Reputable for his globally-renowned ‘Story Seminars’ that cover the principles and styles of storytelling.McKee’s work has shaped the way Hollywood movies have been written for years. Particularly, Story: Substance, Structure, Style and …
 
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 that society seems to be reaching the end of the pandemic, the future of the filmmaking and film experience post-COVID has become part of the conversation. To help us explore the subject, I have on the show today, …
 
Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/HXdiZKH6DSw Wayley aka Andrew Sherriff is a singer songwriter who has recently released his self-titled debut EP. This is Wayley’s second episode of AATS, and we follow up on creating a digital identity by necessity, progress with work ethic, surfing, new songs, less being more, full band livestreams and a f…
 
FT 076: Navigating the Shark Invested Film Distribution Waters with Jerome Courshon by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
In Season 3 we will be deconstructing the work and career of film director Sofia Coppola on The Directors Series Podcast hosted by Cameron Beyl.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Networkhttp://www.ifhpodcastnetwork.comBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Not many of us get to tick off ‘sailing around the world’ off our dream to-do list. But our guests today, Brady Trautman and partner, Alex Blue, have been living their ultimate best life at sea for the last ten-plus years while creating video content for their business, Cruisers Academy. The adventure began with Florida natives Brady and his older …
 
BSP 124: Screenwriting Rules You Need to Learn Then Break with Julian Hoxter by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/cNZqnY9YDjU Morgan Lever is a musician and actor with Almost, a band who has release their debut song “What Have You Learned Last?” In a big plot twist, the band turns out to be a pitch for a show, and the members are actors. We talk to Morgan about the fictitious reality that he has created, writing the scr…
 
IFH 475: Navigating the Hollywood Machine with Oscar® Winner Taylor Hackford by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
In Season 3 we will be deconstructing the work and career of film director Sofia Coppola on The Directors Series Podcast hosted by Cameron Beyl.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Networkhttp://www.ifhpodcastnetwork.comBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive.Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business. Get ready to go down th…
 
Just over two decades ago, media influencing was an exclusive privilege. There is no denying the irrepressible nature the media has morphed into. The media’s accessible interactions, technology, and information have taken on a persuasive essence, thus the need for a more conscious media. That’s why I brought on Kia Kiso today. She’s a founding memb…
 
IFH 474: How to Protect Your Film from Online Piracy with Evan Zeisel by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
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, get their film project to the finish line. I wanted to put the much…
 
Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/YzTQj7x9WI4 Carleigh Aikins is a singer-songwriter from Barrie Ontario, currently residing in Toronto. She has toured the world as a live backing vocalist and band member for many acts including, Macy Gray, Royal Wood, Bahamas, Jack Johnson, Dan Mangan, Patrick Watson, Hannah Georgas, Donovan Woods, The Weat…
 
IFH 473: NFT, Bitcoin and Creating Indie Films for a Niche Audience with Torsten Hoffmann by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
FT 075: How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money with J. Horton by Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film BusinessBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
In Season 3 we will be deconstructing the work and career of film director Sofia Coppola on The Directors Series Podcast hosted by Cameron Beyl.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Networkhttp://www.ifhpodcastnetwork.comBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
“Lightning never strikes the same place twice” is a common phrase of reassurance. But the odds of lightning striking the same place or person twice, in reality, is very likely. Be it years apart or not. And in the case of our guest, today life has struck him a couple of times harder than most.Dannion Brinkley's near-death experiences being struck b…
 
If you’ve already listened to my last episode on NFT, then this one will feel like a bonus. But for those of you who haven’t, we explored a new territory this week in indie film and blockchain. My guests today are the filmmakers, Trevor Hawkins, and Nathan Kincaid, pioneers of the first-ever film sold as a non-fungible token, Lotawana. Which will b…
 
This week, I sat down with one of the most legendary and successful screenwriters/producers in Hollywood, Oscar® Winner Eric Roth. Over a 50+ years career, he's well-known for writing or producing films like Forrest Gump, A Star is Born, Mank, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Munich, Ali, and the list goes on. The critically and commercially ac…
 
Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/eV3S01B6NjY Stuart Chatwood is the Bass player and Keyboardist of The Tea Party, who have released a new single, Summertime. We talk to Stuart about the origins of the group, early musical interests, and how they got their start. Stuart shares stories meeting Neil Young in the studio, opening for Page and Pl…
 
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. Basically, an NFT is a completely original digital file or a digital collectable which is registered on a blockchain ledger just like any cryptocurrency. But unlike cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin or Ethereum, an NFT is totally unique and bec…
 
In Season 3 we will be deconstructing the work and career of film director Sofia Coppola on The Directors Series Podcast hosted by Cameron Beyl.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Networkhttp://www.ifhpodcastnetwork.comBy Alex Ferrari | Filmmaker, Directing, Visual Effects, Crowdfunding, DP, Film Distribution & Film Business
 
Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive.Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business. Get ready to go down th…
 
There are moments in your life where you run into people who will forever change your life. Today's guest was that person for me. Connie H. Deutsch is an internationally known business consultant and personal advisor who has a keen understanding of human nature and is a natural problem-solver.She is known throughout the world for helping clients fi…
 
Our guests this week are stars from the early 2000s teen drama television hit show, One Tree Hill, James Lafferty, and Stephen Colletti. The buzz the show had was undeniable, and if you were a fan of the show, then you would be glad to know that your favorite characters, Nathan Scott and Chase Adams have a new project together and they talk all abo…
 
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