Alex Ferrari (Film Director and Founder of the Indie Film Hustle)
Our guest this week is Alex Ferrari; author, filmmaker, serial entrepreneur, and founder of Indie Film Hustle. He is also the host of the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes, Indie Film Hustle Podcast, and an award-winning writer/director with 25 years of experience in the film industry. Learn more about Alex Ferrari below: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube LinkedIn ∗∗∗∗∗∗ Interested in signing up for Kajabi? Get a BONUS ACTIVATION CALL for being a podcast listener. If you enjoyed the podcast please leave a review and rating in Apple Podcasts! This helps inspire more online entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. Your review will help create more Kajabi Heroes. Share this episode on social media & tag us to get a shoutout on the show: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Interested in being a guest on the podcast to share your Kajabi journey with the world? SIGN UP FOR OUR GUEST LIST!
Demystified S1E14 - The Dark Side of Filmmaking with Alex Ferrari
StudioFest's Demystified presented by MovieMaker Magazine
How do I get distribution for my film? How do I get funding for my feature film? Do I need a name actor in my film? How do I make my film's money back? Demystified is a series aimed at finding answers to questions like these, the aspects of indie filmmaking that are rarely seen and seldom talked about, through the lens of StudioFest.In Episode 14, we talk to Alex Ferrari, and get critical advice on navigating the treacherous aspects of the film industry.SOUVENIRS Now available on:Redboxhttps://www.redbox.com/ondemand-movies/souvenirsAmazon Primehttps://www.amazon.com/Souvenirs-Jamie-Donnelly/dp/B08FQ2XQF1/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=souvenirs&qid=1603674667&s=instant-video&sr=1-1Music Credits:"Dynamite" theme music composed by Patrick Patrikios
#35 How To Become A Filmtreprenuer | Alex Ferrari Indie Film Hustle
The Practical Filmmaker
The old way of making an indie film — submitting it to film festivals and finding a distributor — is dead. This week Alex Ferrari, founder of Indie Film Hustle, shares the new realities of what it takes to get your independent film made in today's digital world. Listen to Alex share how your film can make money in today's environment. Key points:1:12 - How he got started2:30 - Shooting a movie for the mob3:27 - Starting Indie Film Hustle 12:00 - The problem with dollars for hours14:12 - Multiple income streams for filmmakers17:43 - What it takes to be a Filmtreprenuer 21:40 - Future of distribution 26:20 - How many indie films that make a profit 32:35 - Breaking of the mold of traditional filmmaking36:06 - Talent worth the ROI40:53 - What gear do you recommend 44:54 - Getting someone to work at a lower rate45:32 - Getting started 50:00 - Exclusive Announcement Show Links:Shooting for the MobIndie Film HustleRise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Independent Film into a Profitable BusinessProtect Yourself from Predatory Film Distributors/AggregatorsDaVinci Resolve Blackmagic CamerasSIGMA LensFilmmaking ProcessConnect with the Practical FilmmakerFollow The Practical Filmmaker on InstagramWatch more episodes on YouTubeSupport the showFind more filmmaking resources
Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle joins us for the conclusion of this large interview. On this episode, we discussed reimagining a post-industrial city like Erie to make it the home of the million dollar movie, and answered questions surrounding the theatrical vacuum and independent filmmakers. --------- As the Film Society of NWPA faces another difficult year for programming, we are pivoting to a virtual cinema format for our beloved Film Grain: Dinner & Movie series. Every other Wednesday at 6PM we will be discussing a new narrative or documentary film, live on Zoom, and we’d love for you to join us. Our first selection in the Virtual Cinema series is NOMADLAND which is now available on Hulu, and was shot last year in secret and under quarantine. Watch NOMADLAND on Hulu anytime between now and Wednesday March 3rd. Join us on the 3rd at 6PM Eastern Time via Zoom to discuss the film. Our discussion will be recorded and released here on the Film Grain podcast. Subscribe to our newsletter at FilmSocietyNWPA.org or follow our Facebook page and the Malcolm & Marie event there for all the details and the Zoom link for the event. --------- Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle joins us to discuss Hollywood stories, making it as an indie filmmaker, and what goes in to planning every aspect of your film post release. Stay tuned next week for the conclusion of this interview focusing on reimagining a post-industrial city like Erie, to make it the home of the million dollar movie, and can the theatrical exhibition vacuum lift up American independent filmmaking once again. --------- As the Film Society of NWPA faces another difficult year for programming, we are pivoting to a virtual cinema format for our beloved Film Grain: Dinner & Movie series. Every other Wednesday at 6PM we will be discussing a new narrative or documentary film, live on Zoom, and we’d love for you to join us. Our first selection in the Virtual Cinema series is MALCOLM & MARIE which is now available on Netflix, and was shot last year in secret and under quarantine. Watch MALCOLM & MARIE on Netflix anytime between now and Wednesday March 17th. Join us on the 17th at 6PM Eastern Time via Zoom to discuss the film. Our discussion will be recorded and released here on the Film Grain podcast. Subscribe to our newsletter at FilmSocietyNWPA.org or follow our Facebook page and the Malcolm & Marie event there for all the details and the Zoom link for the event. --------- Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
FOF 001: The Rise of the Filmtrepreneur with Alex Ferrari
The Mike Miller Podcast
In this podcast I sit down with Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle and talk about changing the narrative from starving artist to thriving artist and taking up the mantle of filmtrepreneur. Connect with Alex Ferrari: indiefilmhustle.com Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mikemillerfilms Follow Filmmakers On Fire: http://instagram.com/filmmakersonfire Free Filmmakers Journal Challenge: bit.ly/fofjournal
Ep 38: Replay of Alex Ferrari - Rise of the Filmtrepreneur
Cinematic Heartland: A Filmmaking Podcast
Alex Ferrari visited the show on episode 14 and offered such great advice to independent filmmakers on taking control of your career that I wanted to kick off 2021 with a replay of this episode. This will set the tone for the new year. It's time to take control of your career. This episode was also the catalyst to joining a great list of fabulous podcasts in the Indie Film Hustle Podcast Network which was a huge step for this show. I am honored to be part of such an outstanding network.
Head Above Water - A Filmmaking & Mental Health Podcast
On today's episode, we talk with Alex Ferrari (IMDb), filmmaker, entrepreneur, and creator of Indie Film Hustle, one of the premiere destinations anywhere for information, advice and encouragement for independent filmmakers all of all kinds.Alex has blazed a path in independent film that saw him running his own post studio, starting the YouTube film tutorial phenomenon, writing two books, and directing two features, both after the age of 40! He provides inspiration and motivation to independent filmmakers around the world, and he joins us for a frank and honest conversation about his own mental health. We talk about how his own mental roadblocks have hindered his development in the past, how he overcomes them, and how his definition of success and happiness have changed over the course of the last 20 years as a working filmmaker.Check out his two books:Shooting for the MobRise of the FilmtrepreneurHis two features, both available to watch now on Amazon Prime!This is Meg (IMDb)On the Corner of Ego & Desire (IMDb)And don't forget his other filmmaking endeavors:Indie Film HustleFilmtrepreneurNo intro/outro this week, our conversation was Alex was so amazing, we ran super long, and I'm pushing to get these down to as close to an hour as I can get 'em! I know your time is valuable, so we appreciate you all and your continued support!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HeadAboveWater)
Ep131: How Having a 'Side Hustle' Buys You the Freedom to Say 'No' | with Alex Ferrari
» Click to read the full transcript "In twenty years, do you want to be doing this? If the answer is no, you better figure some stuff out." - Alex Ferrari When the pandemic shut down Hollywood, many craftspeople in the industry came to the realization their livelihood was 100% dependent on other people having work for them. I too had this realization that in order to support my family someone had to hire me for their project - I had no way to support myself with my own projects (this acute realization came one fateful night when putting my kids to bed via FaceTime for the 1000th time in a row). I knew that I did not want to continue simply trading hours for dollars. I wanted to have freedom to say yes to projects that fulfilled me, and no to projects that weren’t a good fit (or even worse were a surefire path to burnout). This may sound like a pipe dream to many people, but it's not only possible to build a “side hustle” over time that can help to support you and fill the gap during lean times, it might be absolutely essential given the changing landscape of the entertainment industry. My guest today also had this realization, but at the early age of 21 years old. Alex Ferrari, the founder of Indie Film Hustle, is an author, blogger, speaker, serial entrepreneur, consultant, the host of the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes Indie Film Hustle Podcast, and an award-winning writer/director with 25 years of experience in the film industry. He has been “side hustling” since he was 12 years old, and he is sharing his decades of experience to help others gain financial freedom while pursuing their filmmaking dreams. I used to think I was productive, but after chatting with Alex I’ve realized there’s a whole lot more that can be squeezed out of the 24 hours we have available to us every single day. Told through Alex’s animated storytelling style, this episode is wildly entertaining while simultaneously delivering sage advice from one of the great online business entrepreneurs in the film industry today. Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode Here's What You'll Learn: Alex's story of how he started as an editor The illusion of autonomy in freelance work Why he learned multiple different crafts in the hopes of getting more financial freedom How he stopped relying on the "hours for dollars" situation What does the term “filmtrepreneur” mean that Alex has coined? Why you should broaden your definition of success Why filmmakers should consider making money outside of the traditional ways The importance of understanding your "niche" and who you are making content for The story of the filmmaker at American Film Market that proves how different the film business is compared to other businesses Why he gets push back from filmmakers on his business model The fears people have when transitioning from craftsman to making their own films Why our subconscious is running the show and how understanding that is the first step to overcoming your fear How the newer models of entrepreneurship can allow you to slowly build up a business while still paying the bills Ways to make time for starting your side hustle The story of the side hustle that paid his bills to move to Los Angeles How he got lost in the hustle and what he did to get out of it and back on track Alex had his first online business in 1997 The 17 cents that served as the catalyst to break through his fear of starting his own business How he uses niche markets to make successful films and create a brand around it How I could've made a lot of money on my documentary if I followed Alex's Filmtrepreneur method Why you need to ask the right questions to stop the vicious cycle of being burned out Useful Resources Mentioned: Filmtrepreneur Rise of the Filmprentreneur Indie Film Hustle IFH Academy IFHtv.com Alex Ferrari 3/4" tape decks Bon Jovi Taylor Swift Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper Newspaper Garbage Pail Kids Baseball cards Final Cut Pro Shake Myspace Kung Fury Continue to Listen & Learn Ep105: Ramit Sethi on Forging The Path Towards Your Own ‘Rich Life’ Ep130: On Pursuing Your Passion (Instead of Paychecks), and Finding the Right Mentor | with Joaquin Elizondo Episode Transcript Our Generous Sponsors: Struggling With Real-Time Remote Collaboration? Meet Evercast As work begins to slowly trickle in again, perhaps the most pressing challenge we as creative professionals face in our post-pandemic reality is real-time collaboration. Zoom is great for meetings, but it sure doesn't work for streaming video. Luckily this problem has now been solved for all of us. If you haven't heard of Evercast, it's time to become acquainted. Because Evercast's real-time remote collaboration technology is CHANGING. THE. GAME. » Click here to be the first to gain early access to the new Evercast P.S. It's (finally) priced for freelancers and indie creatives like us! This episode was brought to you by Ergodriven, the makers of the Topo Mat (my #1 recommendation for anyone who stands at their workstation) and now their latest product. New Standard Whole Protein is a blend of both whey and collagen, sourced from the highest quality ingredients without any of the unnecessary filler or garbage. Not only will you get more energy and focus from this protein powder, you will notice improvements in your skin, hair, nails, joints and muscles. And because they don’t spend a lot on excessive marketing and advertising expenses, the savings gets passed on to you. Guest Bio: Alex Ferrari is an author, blogger, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, the host of the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes Indie Film Hustle Podcast and an award-winning writer/director with 25 years of experience in the film industry. As a director his films have screened in over 500 international film festivals. Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared by Debby Germino and published by Glen McNiel. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet). 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Making money in the film industry with Alex Ferrari
The Videomaker Podcast: Video Production Made Easy
Today’s guest is Alex Ferrari from the Indie Film Hustle podcast. Alex has worked in the film industry for over 25 years. He’s done it all—films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries and webisodes.Support the show (http://www.videomaker.com/)