108: How To Make and Sell a Micro-Budget Film with Alex Ferrari

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[Podcast] How To Make and Sell a Micro-Budget Film

In this episode, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle returns to discuss how to make and sell a micro-budget film.

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What is a Micro-Budget Film?

To clarify, when I say "film", I'm referring to a feature length movie that runs longer than 80 minutes.

So, what would be considered a "Micro-Budgeted" film?

According to the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG), they offer a Ultra Low Budget Contract for any film made for under $250,000.


That's right, $250,000!


When we think of Micro-Budget, a lot of films are being made within the $10,000 range.


Why Does Budget Matter?

In the film business everything revolves around "FEES".

You get paid, based off the FEE that is available within the given budget.

Here's an example of the FEES available in a $200 Million Dollar budget ...



No FEES in a Micro-Budget ...

Famed Producer, Brian Grazer, explained in an interview that he makes money from his FEES and Profit Sharing.  The only people participating in "profit sharing" are usual the producers, directors, and above-the-line talent.  Everyone else is stuck with their agreed upon FEES.

You can listen to the Brian Grazer interview here:  James Altucher Podcast

So, how do people get their FEES when you're making a Micro-Budgeted film?

They don't!


Think Differently ...

When it comes time to make and sell your Micro-Budgeted film, you have to "think differently" ...

You have no choice ...

The rules that apply to a SAG Ultra Low Budget Film, don't apply to the world of the Micro-Budget.


This Is Meg ...

Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle, is opening the doors to filmmakers to join in the journey of what it takes to MAKE and SELL a Micro-Budgeted film.

Alex has exploded onto the indie film scene, pushing his podcast to the top of the charts on iTunes.  So, when he told me that he was about to embark on the creation of his feature film, "This Is Meg" — I had to have him join us to dig deeper on how he plans to make money from making such a picture?


Listen into the podcast as Alex breaks down the steps needed to finish a Micro-Budgeted film ... And most importantly, how to MARKET and SELL it when you're finished.

But wait!

Alex is opening the doors to everything he'll be doing on "This Is Meg" by creating a unique membership site called the INDIE FILM SYNDICATE.


Inside the SYNDICATE, you'll get ...

  • Over half a dozen online courses
  • Access to the entire podcast library
  • eBooks, Checklists, and other valuable documents
  • Live Webinars
  • Case Studies, and much more



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Get more from Alex Ferrari

Website: https://www.indiefilmhustle.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiefilmhustle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indiefilmhustle
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/indiefilmhustletv
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ifilmhustle/


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I finished my film ...

But now what?

You're in luck!

This FREE video series can help.

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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