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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

CROSSOVER: Why Most Independent Films Never Make Any Money

10/9/2020
I've been thinking about doing this podcast for a long time. In the tradition of Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It this episode is going to be a cold bucket of water over your head if you are not ready for it. In the insane world we are all living in today, filmmakers need to break out of the mindset that we are living in the golden age of indie cinema. The rules have changed dramatically since the 90s and even more so in the last 8 months of the COVID...

Duration:00:40:40

FT 061: How to Make SERIOUS Money as a Filmmaker

9/28/2020
I always get asked, "How to make money as a filmmaker or can you make money as a filmmaker?" The short answer is yes, of course, you can but will it be easy, HELL NO! What's a filmmaker to do? I've been able to develop an over 20-year career making money as a filmmaker. So if I can do it you can too. In this podcast episode, I go into details on all the moneymaking ideas filmmakers can do to make money. I give examples, tell stories, and show you how I and other filmmakers make money...

Duration:00:31:36

CROSSOVER: The Million-Dollar Self Distribution Experiment (Monsters of Man) with Mark Toia

9/18/2020
When I wrote my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur I hoped it would help filmmakers around the world. I never thought that a filmmaker halfway around the world would read it and change his entire marketing and distribution plan for his million-dollar+ indie film. Today's guest is Australian filmmaker Mark Toia who created the insane indie sci-fi action film Monsters of Man. After reading Rise of the Filmtrepreneur he reached out to tell me what he was thinking of doing. He was planning on...

Duration:01:27:55

FT 060: Does Your Indie Film Have an Audience?

9/14/2020
Does Your Indie Film Have an Audience? I'm never surprised anymore when I speak to filmmakers or Filmtrepreneurs and ask them one simple but powerful question, Does your film have an audience? I usually just get a blank stare. This is probably the most important question you can ask yourself as an indie filmmaker. Now if you are making film as art and have no intention or care at all about making money with your film then you should stop reading this email. Now, there's nothing wrong...

Duration:00:12:36

SNEAK PEEK - Christopher Nolan: The Directors Series Podcast

9/13/2020
Welcome to the SNEAK PEAK of THE DIRECTORS SERIES PODCAST, a show dedicated to appreciating and deconstructing the work of contemporary and classic film directors. In the show, we breakdown the careers of film directors like Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, The Coen Brothers, and Paul Thomas Anderson just to name a few. From their early works and short films to their blockbuster achievements and Oscar glory. In season one we will be deconstructing...

Duration:00:32:00

FT 059: Squeezing the Most Revenue Out of Your Indie Film with Patrick Solomon

8/31/2020
CROSSOVER EVENT Today on the show we have filmmaker and Filmtrepreneur Patrick Solomon. Patrick is the mastermind behind the celebrated film Finding Joe. Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell's studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed The Hero's Journey: the...

Duration:00:57:13

FT 058: Top 10 Social Media Rules for Filmtrepreneurs

8/17/2020
With social media taking over the world it is more necessary than ever to use it to get the word out on yourself, your film project, or your production company. Most indie filmmakers have no idea of how to build an audience or how to use social media to promote and engage with that audience. In this podcast, I go into great detail on each of the Top 10 Social Media Rules for Filmtrepreneurs. Take a listen to the podcast to get a full breakdown of each rule. Most of all these rules have...

Duration:00:14:34

FT 057: How to Make $1.5 Million Self Distributing an Indie Film with Christopher Rufo (CROSSOVER EVENT)

8/3/2020
Today we have a very special episode. I am doing a cross-over episode with a member of the IFH Podcast Network, the Indie Film Academy Podcast. I will, from time to time, be highlighting Filmtrepreneurial stories and interviews from the network that I believe will be of value to the Filmtrepreneur Tribe. This interview does that and more. In today's episode, we talk to Documentary filmmaker Christopher Rufo about how his documentary, Age of Champions, went on to generate over $1.5 million+...

Duration:01:12:07

Annoucing the IFH Podcast Network for Filmtrepreneurs

7/23/2020
The IFH Podcast Network makes it easy for you to discover, connect, and engage with industry-leading filmmaking and screenwriting podcasts, all in one place. We curate the best podcasts that will help you on your filmmaking and screenwriting journey. You can listen to any of our shows on your favorite podcast platform. #IndieFilmUnite www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:03:45

FT 056: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film REALLY Generate with Liz Manashil

7/20/2020
Have you ever wondered how much revenue a real indie film can make in the marketplace? Wouldn't you like to see the real and raw numbers for a nontheatrical film with no major film festival premieres? Today's guest has been brave enough to do just that. Filmmaker Liz Manashil decided to open up the accounting books on her debut feature film Bread and Butter, starring SNL's Bobby Moynihan and Lauren Lapkus. Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in...

Duration:01:00:47

FT 055: Confessions of an Ex-Distributor Turned Filmmaker with Jeff Deverett (CROSSOVER)

7/6/2020
I'm so excited to bring this episode to the Filmtreprenuer Tribe I can barely contain myself. This episode is a CROSSOVER EVENT with the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. The info was so good I had to share it with the FT Tribe. Today on the show we have ex-distributor turned filmmaker Jeff Deverett. Jeff reached out to me after reading my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business. He wanted to tell me that the book hit the nail on the head and that...

Duration:02:20:34

FT 054: How Skillshare Screwed Over Its Instructors - Filmtrepreneur Warning!

6/22/2020
I've been preaching from the top of the Filmtrepreneur mountain for a while now that filmmakers need to build multiple revenue streams from their projects besides just the traditional renting and sales of the film. In my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur, I discuss the revenue stream of online courses and classes. You can either sell courses on your own site and drive traffic to them or you can place your courses on existing market places like Udemy and Skillshare that have huge audiences...

Duration:00:19:36

BONUS: Using Filmmaking for Change in the World with Jon Fitzgerald

6/19/2020
Today on the show we have filmmaker and author Jon Fitzgerald. Jon has twenty-five years of experience in the independent film, internet, and film festival communities, a rare leader with a unique combination of skills. As a filmmaker, he has produced a number of award-winning documentaries; and as a consultant, he has guided many independent film projects through the maze of festivals and hybrid distribution models. As a co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival (1995), he led the event...

Duration:00:48:02

FT 053: SVOD, TVOD, AVOD, Distribution Myths, and Film Markets with Linda Nelson

6/15/2020
Today on the show we have Linda Nelson from Indie Rights. I wanted to bring Linda back to discuss how much the distribution game has changed in the three years since she was last on the show. We also discuss the American Film Market and how to work it properly. Nelson Madison Films/Indie Rights was founded by Michael Madison and Linda Nelson because they believed that the future was bright for independent artists and that there was a better way to produce and distribute movies. They have...

Duration:01:28:35

FT 052: The Documentary Filmtrepreneur Method with Griffin Hammond

6/9/2020
Today on the show we have an OG in the online filmmaking education space, Griffin Hammond. I've followed Griffin for years and was so excited to sit down and talk shop with him. Griffin Hammond is a documentary filmmaker in New York City, known for producing DIY filmmaking tutorials for indie filmmakers, and his award-winning documentary Sriracha. We discuss how he made over $90,000 with a documentary short film. In 2014, Griffin moved from Bloomington, Illinois to New York City to cover...

Duration:00:56:16

FT 051: Confessions of a Producers Rep with Ben Yennie

6/1/2020
Today on the show we have producer's rep Ben Yennie. Ben has the honor of being the very first guest I ever recorded for the IFH Podcast. He is a wealth of information so get ready to take some notes. As Founder and CEO of Guerrilla Rep Media, where I've gotten distribution deals for more than 8 films, that will soon be appearing on Starz and other major outlets across the globe. Ben is also the Founder and Executive Director of Producer Foundry, as well as Producer of more than 50 events...

Duration:00:59:59

FT 050: How NOT to Shoot a $50,000 Short Film - Lessons Learned

5/25/2020
So as filmmakers we all want to make the best films we can. Sometimes filmmakers think that a bigger budget is the answer, that bigger is better. This is what I thought when I went down the road and create my short film Red Princess Blues. After going down this road once before with my first short film BROKEN, I thought bigger had to be better. If $8000 was good (budget of BROKEN) then with $50,000 I could blow everyone away. BROKEN opened a ton of doors for me as a filmmaker. I was...

Duration:00:34:28

BONUS EPISODE: Making Money with Theatrical Self-Distribution with Steven Lewis Simpson

5/22/2020
I'm very excited to bring this episode to the IFH Tribe. Today on the show we have filmmaker, Filmtrepreneur, and self-distribution expert Steven Lewis Simpson. Steven has been able to generate hundreds of thousands in revenue for his film Neither Wolf Nor Dog without ever releasing it online. He made all his money self-distributing theatrically. Not only in the US but worldwide. In conversation we discuss how we, as filmmakers, can create our own creative reality, even in an industry as...

Duration:01:27:25

FT 049: An Evening with the Duplass Brothers - From a $3 Short Film to Netflix & HBO

5/18/2020
I had the pleasure the other night to see two of my inspirations speak on stage. Mark and Jay Duplass or as they are known The Duplass Brothers, were at a book signing for their new book, Like Brothers, and gave an awesome talk about how they got started, playing the Hollywood game and making up your own rules. Many of you know that the Duplass Brothers are the reason why I got off my ass and made my first feature film This is Meg. Their "just go out and do it" attitude inspired me to go...

Duration:00:51:43

FT 048: The Art of iPhone Filmmaking with Tangerine Director Sean Baker

5/11/2020
I've recently been looking and studying alternative shoot methods to shoot a feature film. One name that keeps coming up is Sean Baker. His ground-breaking film Tangerine made more noise at the Sundance Film Festival than the winner that year. The film was also produced by the indie film legends, Jay and Mark Duplass. Tangerine was shot completely on an iPhone. Yes, an iPhone. The great thing was that after his Sundance screening no one in the audience or at the film festival knew that the...

Duration:01:16:32