087: How a Filmmaker Made $90,000 Selling His Short Film Online with Alex Ferrari (Part 2)

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Indie Film Hustle, Alex Ferrari on the Film Trooper Podcast

In this episode (Part 2 of 2), I interview, Alex Ferrari, founder of Indie Film Hustle, and filmmaker of the short film, “Broken”, which made $90,000 from DVD sales in 2006.

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Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper at Film Trooper, a website for helping filmmakers attain filmmaking freedom. Scott recently made a feature film for $500 with no crew called, The Cube. Want to know what equipment was used to make that film? Grab a FREE gift at www.FREEGEARGUIDE.com

  • Thx for having me on the show Scott. Had a blast!!!

  • Marianne Eggleston

    This is an excellent presentation. you present seminars at film festivals? The Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) 501 (c)(3) is Thursday November 5-8, 2015. We would love to see if people would buy a seminar ticket or get a sponsor. http://Www.filmfreeway.com/festival/orlandourbanfilmfestivalouff

    • Hi Marianne,
      Thank you for listening and supporting Film Trooper. I do offer speaking presentations and seminars. Here’s my link: http://filmtrooper.com/productsservices/speaking/

      I’ve focused on topics such as …

      • 10 Things Filmmakers Get Wrong When Selling Their Film Online and How to Fix Them
      • New Models of Film Distribution for the Independent Filmmaker
      • DIY Distribution in the Digital Age

      If you’d like Alex to speak, he can be reached at: http://indiefilmhustle.com

  • Jim Henson

    Scott, you are the man. Serious spontaneous combustion going on in that podcast. Very good stuff. You’re positioning yourself to be the Film Riot of Indie Film Distribution and that’s not a bad place to be. One thing that I particularly liked was the honesty surrounding the fact that you have to be your own filmmaker, not a Chris Nolan imitator. The ship of the old paradigm of how to cast projects and create them has sailed and those who are in smaller markets who refuse to expand their thinking (and even ridicule emerging paradigms) can hold smaller film communities hostage and stymie growth and development (and even try to make a buck off the manufactured outrage) in a misguided effort to control the message and hold onto a place of power/authority an authority in the community.

    • Hey Jim, always appreciate the support. Yeah, this was a fun episode. I’ve gotten to know Alex over the past few days. He’s gonna do great things in the online space. Back to what you were saying. Totally agree. It’s an uphill battle to break this old way of thinking. We’ve ben told for so long that the only way to make a sustainable living from making films has to rely on third party entities and the rules that they dictate.

      A lot of the middle men who are not creatives are the ones whom seem to try and pessimistically squash the new changes. They almost dare artists to try and succeed without them.

      If I can find more examples of filmmakers that are bucking the system (and may not even know why they’re bucking the system) but be able to curate the process and simplify it for the rest of us … that’s what I hope I can do for the those filmmakers willing to join the conversation. I think I’m close, real close. Can’t wait to be the crash-test-dummy for the community on some new things coming down the pipe.