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Filmmaker Freedom

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Filmmaker Freedom is a new kind of filmmaking podcast. It's handcrafted it for those of us who like to think outside the box, to experiment, to walk our own path instead of doing things the way they've always been done. If you want to make make films you're proud of and make a living from it, this is the show for you. It's full of clear, focused, and actionable advice to help you succeed as an indie filmmaker in a constantly changing world.

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Filmmaker Freedom is a new kind of filmmaking podcast. It's handcrafted it for those of us who like to think outside the box, to experiment, to walk our own path instead of doing things the way they've always been done. If you want to make make films you're proud of and make a living from it, this is the show for you. It's full of clear, focused, and actionable advice to help you succeed as an indie filmmaker in a constantly changing world.

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Impressive!

By tdenney29 - Dec 17 2018
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I don’t usually write reviews but I couldn’t resist. To any artist out there, I highly recommended studying and implementing the advice on this podcast into your daily life. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for almost 20 years and live by most, if not all of the things being discussed here. Great job to the creator for taking the time to focus on the most important aspects of the artistic journey. It’s not the easiest life and it’s great to see such a rich and honest resource for people to learn from that may be going through the struggle. Keep up the great work!

Unique and Insightful

By arcticmonkey01 - Sep 19 2018
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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast because it's not like other filmmaking podcasts I've listened to in the fact that it has little to do with the technical and more with the philosophy and mindset one needs to hopefully be successful in the industry. If you're on the fence, just listen to it. You won't regret it. Highly recommend!

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
1
0
0
1

Impressive!

By tdenney29 - Dec 17 2018
Read more
I don’t usually write reviews but I couldn’t resist. To any artist out there, I highly recommended studying and implementing the advice on this podcast into your daily life. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for almost 20 years and live by most, if not all of the things being discussed here. Great job to the creator for taking the time to focus on the most important aspects of the artistic journey. It’s not the easiest life and it’s great to see such a rich and honest resource for people to learn from that may be going through the struggle. Keep up the great work!

Unique and Insightful

By arcticmonkey01 - Sep 19 2018
Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast because it's not like other filmmaking podcasts I've listened to in the fact that it has little to do with the technical and more with the philosophy and mindset one needs to hopefully be successful in the industry. If you're on the fence, just listen to it. You won't regret it. Highly recommend!
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Filmmaker Freedom

Updated about 8 hours ago

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Filmmaker Freedom is a new kind of filmmaking podcast. It's handcrafted it for those of us who like to think outside the box, to experiment, to walk our own path instead of doing things the way they've always been done. If you want to make make films you're proud of and make a living from it, this is the show for you. It's full of clear, focused, and actionable advice to help you succeed as an indie filmmaker in a constantly changing world.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: 2.8 Resilience

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Wanna check out the insanely detailed show notes and bonus resources? Head over to the Filmmaker Freedom website.

Aug 15 2018
31 mins
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Rank #2: 2.7 Depression

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Aug 15 2018
58 mins
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Rank #3: How to Make Indie Film a Viable Business (Part 2)

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The last episode of Filmmaker Freedom was a bit of a downer. We talked about why indie filmmaking is rarely a good business, and why most filmmakers can never make a living from it.

But today, I'm sharing a new paradigm, one that goes against everything you've ever learned about making and selling films. And when you adopt this paradigm, you'll quickly see that it actually is possible for indie film to be a viable business.

Full Transcripts & Archive

Each solo episode of Filmmaker Freedom (not the interviews) has a complete written transcript so that you can revisit the ideas quickly and easily.

You can find those transcripts, as well as the full archive of shows, right here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com

A Weekly Newsletter for Ambitious Filmmakers

Every Sunday morning, I send out a handful of stories, carefully picked to help you make films you care about, build a business, and master your psychology. Plus I share a short film I love, and various other bits of inspiration. Get it here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com/newsletter

A Community Just for Entrepreneurial Filmmakers

Want to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurial filmmakers who will push you to grow and succeed? Then Freedom Fighters is the place for you.

Here's where you can learn more about this one-of-a-kind community and apply to join our ranks. (Don't worry, it's totally free, but there's an application process to make sure this community is full of the right people.)

www.filmfreedomshow.com/community

Thanks for listening, and I'll see you next time!

-Rob Hardy

Jul 22 2019
25 mins
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Rank #4: 2.1 Psychology

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Wanna check out the insanely detailed show notes and bonus resources? Head over to the Filmmaker Freedom website.

Aug 15 2018
27 mins
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Rank #5: 2.6 Confidence

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Aug 15 2018
37 mins
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Rank #6: 2.4 Perfectionism

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Aug 15 2018
27 mins
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Rank #7: 2.5 Resistance

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Wanna check out the insanely detailed show notes and bonus resources? Head over to the Filmmaker Freedom website.

Aug 15 2018
27 mins
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Rank #8: Season 3 Intro: A New Paradigm for the Indie Film Business

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Welcome to Filmmaker Freedom Season 3 (Previously referred to as The Filmpreneur). This is a new type of podcast for indie filmmakers who want to make films they care about, and earn a good, consistent living from them.

On this show, you'll learn how to build an audience, market yourself effectively, and sell directly to your fans without the middle men. And by the time we wrap this thing up, I will have shared everything I know about how to build a sustainable business around your micro-budget films.

Full Transcripts & Archive

Each solo episode of Filmmaker Freedom (not the interviews) has a complete written transcript so that you can revisit the ideas quickly and easily.

You can find those transcripts, as well as the full archive of shows, right here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com

A Weekly Newsletter for Ambitious Filmmakers

Every Sunday morning, I send out a handful of stories, carefully picked to help you make films you care about, build a business, and master your psychology. Plus I share a short film I love, and various other bits of inspiration. Get it here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com/newsletter

A Community Just for Entrepreneurial Filmmakers

Want to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurial filmmakers who will push you to grow and succeed? Then Freedom Fighters is the place for you.

Here's where you can learn more about this one-of-a-kind community and apply to join our ranks. (Don't worry, it's totally free, but there's an application process to make sure this community is full of the right people.)

www.filmfreedomshow.com/community

Thanks for listening, and I'll see you next time!

-Rob Hardy

Jul 22 2019
17 mins
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Rank #9: Alex Ferrari | Writing Your Own Rules as an Entrepreneurial Filmmaker

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Alex Ferrari is the founder of Indie Film Hustle, one of the most popular indie film podcasts and blogs around.

He's also got a streaming platform called Indie Film Hustle TV and a book called Shooting for the Mob about his insane early experiences in film.

Not to mention he's made two micro-budget films in the last 3 years, and both have been profitable.

So here's a rundown of the fun stuff we cover in this wide-ranging conversation.

  • Alex's "stranger than fiction" true story of almost making a feature film for a mobster.
  • How many filmmakers hold themselves back through limiting beliefs and stories, and how to get out of your own way.
  • The various ways that filmmakers shoot themselves in
  • How Alex made $90,000 selling a short film (yes, really).
  • The improvisational techniques Alex used to make his first two feature films quickly and cheaply.
  • What to look out for when you get offered a distribution deal so that you don't get taken advantage of.
  • The one item to include in every distribution contract you sign.
  • What Alex has learned from the entrepreneurial filmmaking guests on his podcast.
  • And plenty more good stuff.

Full Transcripts & Archive

Each solo episode of Filmmaker Freedom (not the interviews) has a complete written transcript so that you can revisit the ideas quickly and easily.

You can find those transcripts, as well as the full archive of shows, right here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com

A Weekly Newsletter for Ambitious Filmmakers

Every Sunday morning, I send out a handful of stories, carefully picked to help you make films you care about, build a business, and master your psychology. Plus I share a short film I love, and various other bits of inspiration. Get it here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com/newsletter

A Community Just for Entrepreneurial Filmmakers

Want to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurial filmmakers who will push you to grow and succeed? Then Freedom Fighters is the place for you.

Here's where you can learn more about this one-of-a-kind community and apply to join our ranks. (Don't worry, it's totally free, but there's an application process to make sure this community is full of the right people.)

www.filmfreedomshow.com/community

Thanks for listening, and I'll see you next time!

-Rob Hardy

Jul 22 2019
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #10: The Horrifying Economics of Indie Film (Part 1)

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Today on Filmmaker Freedom, perhaps the most depressing episode of this show I'll ever make. We’re going to dig into the horrifying economic realities of making and distributing indie films. We’ll get into why most DIY distribution is bound to fail, and why you should be wary of distribution deal.

I guarantee by the end you’ll be disheartened. Don’t worry though. This is just part 1 of 2, and in the next episode, I’m going to show you a number of counterintuitive ways to shift this bad economic situation in your favor. So hang in there, and let’s unwind this economic mess together, shall we.

Full Transcripts & Archive

Each solo episode of Filmmaker Freedom (not the interviews) has a complete written transcript so that you can revisit the ideas quickly and easily.

You can find those transcripts, as well as the full archive of shows, right here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com

A Weekly Newsletter for Ambitious Filmmakers

Every Sunday morning, I send out a handful of stories, carefully picked to help you make films you care about, build a business, and master your psychology. Plus I share a short film I love, and various other bits of inspiration. Get it here:

www.filmfreedomshow.com/newsletter

A Community Just for Entrepreneurial Filmmakers

Want to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurial filmmakers who will push you to grow and succeed? Then Freedom Fighters is the place for you.

Here's where you can learn more about this one-of-a-kind community and apply to join our ranks. (Don't worry, it's totally free, but there's an application process to make sure this community is full of the right people.)

www.filmfreedomshow.com/community

Thanks for listening, and I'll see you next time!

-Rob Hardy

Jul 22 2019
21 mins
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