Filmtrepreneur™ - The Entrepreneurial Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Filmtrepreneur™ - The Entrepreneurial Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

The Filmtrepreneur® - A Entrepreneurial Filmmaking Podcast shows you how to turn your filmmaking into a viable business. We do a deep dive into marketing, branding, growth hacking, micro-budget filmmaking, and creating revenue streams from your indie films. They don't teach you this in film school. Host Alex Ferrari interviews some of the film industry's most successful and prolific filmmakers, industry professionals, and Filmtreprenuers. If you want to learn how to make money with your independent films then take a listen. Start thinking like a Filmtrepreneur today! This podcast is a mix of brand new interviews and the best of the IFH Podcast.

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September 13, 2021 57 min
Have you ever been in a place where nothing is going right creatively? Do you ever feel like you are standing in your own way? Me too. Today's guest is author Jeff Leisawitz who wrote Not F*ing Around— the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.  This little pack is quite a punch.

I wanted to have Jeff on the show to drop some knowledge bombs to wake up the tribe a bit. To help you get out of your own ...
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Today on the show we have a director who shot a time travel feature film in two days, his name is Grant Pichla and his film is called Making Time. Making Time's 110 pages were shot in just two crazy, fast-paced days, separated by seven months and a house renovation.

After traveling back in time, a divorced workaholic must repeat his past footsteps in order to return to an unaltered present but struggles when it means re-proposin...
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Today on the show we have film producer and distributor Shaked Berenson. Shaked has been on the show a few times now and each time he brings a wealth of knowledge bombs to the tribe. Shaked is the CEO of The Horror Collective company---a community of independent horror filmmakers, connecting their films to fans, transparently. It provides direct distribution combined with a cost-effective, high-impact festival, marketing, and relea...
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I've been getting asked almost daily if filmmakers should submit to film festivals during the pandemic since most festivals are moving online? Well, I went straight to an expert to discuss this.

On the show today I have one of the leading authorities on film festivals, Chris Holland from Film Festival Secrets.com. Chris is a 20-year veteran of film festivals, journalism, marketing, distribution and literally wrote the book on th...
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I've been working on a new podcast for sometime now. Introduction Next Level Soul. The podcast that asks the big questions about living, evolving and thriving in the world today. The show attempts to answer those questions by having candid and inspiring conversations with thought leaders from every walk of life.

Global icon, musician, and animal rights activist, Moby(né, Richard Melville Hall) has lived many lives right before t...
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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-needed services filmmakers need but rarely have access to all under one roof.

Fil...
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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 because it lives on the blockchain it verifies who is the rightful owner of this one-of-...
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DVD is NOT Dead! Making MAJOR Money with DVD Distribution with Jeff Santo

DVD is dead! Not so fast. Today's guest is filmmaker Jeff Santo who has been making major money selling DVDs of his indie films for years.

Jeff has been an indie filmmaker for over 20 years. After been ripped off by a predatory film distributor on his first film he came back with a vengeance with his second film This Old Cub. He turned that film into a big ...
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It was brought to my attention that there are predatory film aggregators and distributors out there selling promises that they don’t intend to keep.

Yes, I know shocking.

Specifically, I came across a few film aggregators, and use the term “aggregator” extremely loosely, that were promising filmmakers that if they use their service they could guarantee their film would be placed on Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, etc.

“THIS IS 100% BS!”
In this e...
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Well I put out an episode back in 2019 putting my dream list of guests out into the universe and in the past four months I've been humbled to have some amazing filmmakers and screenwriters on the show. Incredibly one of those dream guests has made his way on the show today. 

We are joined by indie film icon and Oscar® nominated writer/director Richard Linklater. Richard was one of the filmmakers who helped to launch the independ...
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Today’s guest is all about the business of filmmaking. Simon Swart has 20+ years of expert marketing experience - working primarily on the development, selling, and distribution of some large franchises and films such as Star Wars, Avatar, Planet of the Apes and X-Men, Black Swan, and Slumdog Millionaire.

After years behind the scenes, Swart has taken up executive producing/producing independent projects. His film credits includ...
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Our guest today is a youtube sensation and many of you might already be fans of his. Darious Britt is a filmmaker, youtuber actor, and director.

Following his graduation from the University of Arizona in 2012, he launched his Youtube channel where he shares educational filmmaking gems with his 350,000 subscribers since 2013 - sharing his journey and addressing the issues filmmakers are facing today.

His channel D4darious a variety ch...
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I had the pleasure recently of interviewing co-authors of ‘Cheapskate Movie Makers: How We Made 10 Horror Movies in 9 Years With Nearly Zero Budget’, business partners of The Big Biting Pig Production, and indie filmmaking duo, JP Woodside and Steve Hodgins.???

The Cheapskate filmmaking duo is specialized horror and psychological thrillers independent filmmakers with long-standing production, acting, editing, and writing experiences...
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Today on the show we have writer, director, author, actor, and all-around indie film pioneer Mark Polish. Mark and his brother Michael Polish (listen to his  interview here) are well known for their films, Twin Falls Idaho, Jackpot (the world's first digital feature film, yes they beat George Lucas by a few months), The Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton and one of my favorite indie films ever For Lovers Only (Availab...
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Today on the show we have a filmmaker that was able to crack the Amazon code and actually make money self-distributing his low-budget film on the platform. His name is Ismael Gomez.

Ismael Gomez is a Cuban-American filmmaker. In 2009, he received an Artist Fellowship grant to pursue his B.A in Film Production. After completing his studies, he began to work as lead editor on several motion pictures and commercials for theatrical and ...
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