Alex launched the Indie Film Hustle Podcast in 2015 and it quickly became the #1 Filmmaking Podcast on iTunes. With his unique style, Alex interviews film industry experts to get you the inside scoop on the biz. The show is part inspiration, part truth bomb, and part kick in the butt. Take a listen and get your film written, shot, and sold.

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Episodes

Episode 206

IFH 206: Crossover Episode with the Just Shoot It Podcast – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

Crossover Episode: Just Shoot It Podcast I thought it would be fun to do a crossover episode with filmmaking podcast Just Shoot It with hosts Oren Kaplan and Matt Enlow. I was invited down to their studios to record a “recorded live” episode and we had a ball. The conversation was energetic and turn heated in…

Episode 205

IFH 205: How to Pitch Your Screenplay in 60 Seconds with Michael Hauge – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

How to Pitch Your Screenplay in 60 Seconds with Michael Hauge You walk onto an elevator and just before the door closes Steven Spielberg gets on. You have 60 secs to pitch him your latest screenplay. What do you do? Your goal is to have your audience say “yes, I understand, and I care” after reading…

Episode 204

IFH 204: Why Do You Want to Be a Filmmaker? – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

Why Do You Want to Be a Filmmaker? On today’s show, I ask the simple question “Why do you want to be a filmmaker or screenwriter?” This single question is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself. Understanding the answer can set you up for success in your career or ultimate failure.…

Episode 203

IFH 203: How to Shoot & Sell Digital Series (The Bannen Way) with Mark Gantt – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

How to Shoot & Sell Digital Series (The Bannen Way) with Mark Gantt Today’s guest is Mark Gantt. He’s a man of many talents, actor, director, writer, and producer. He’s best known for co-creating, producing and starring in the award-winning y for Sony Pictures Television.  Financed by Sony’s Crackle distribution arm, this unique web series/feature film…

Episode 202

IFH 202: Film Finance & How to Raise REAL Money for Your Indie Film with Franco Sama – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

Film Finance & How to Raise REAL Money for Your Indie Film with Franco Sama Film Finance is a mystery to most filmmakers. How many of you need money for your next film or series? I’ll wait…yeah me too. Today’s guest is film producer Franco Sama from Samaco Films. Franco is an Executive Producer and…

Episode 201

IFH 201: How to Break Down & Story Map Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

How to Break Down & Story Map Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi Today’s guest is author Daniel Calvisi. Dan wrote the book Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. He breaks down stories and shows you how to map out your own by analyzing how the masters construct their screenplays. Here’s a bit more on today’s guest.…

Episode 200

IFH 200: How to Sell Your Indie Film Using Ninja Facebook Hacks with Kyle Prohaska – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

How to Sell Your Indie Film Using Ninja Facebook Hacks with Kyle Prohaska We all want to make money selling our feature films or streaming series but getting peoples attention in this noisy world is pretty impossible. We don’t have the marketing budget of the studios to reach our audience. What is a filmmaker to do?…

Episode 199

IFH 199: How to Go From a 6K Micro Budget to Directing a 100K Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

IFH 199: How to Go From a 6K Micro-Budget to Directing a 100K Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell Ever wondered what happens to those directors who make a micro-budget feature film? Do they ever sell that film? Do they ever get to direct a feature film again? Today guest is filmmaker Joshua Caldwell, a rare…

Episode 198

IFH 198: The AFM Wrap Up (Indie Film Hustle Edition) – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

The AFM Wrap Up (Indie Film Hustle Edition) I had the pleasure of attending this year’s AFM (The American Film Market). This was my first time actually walking the entire market. I met a ton of people, made great connections and really got the inside look at how films are sold internationally. In this episode,…

Episode 197

IFH 197: Sundance Wants to Help You Distribute Your Indie Film with the Creative Distribution Fellowship – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

Sundance Wants to Help You Distribute Your Indie Film…Really! Yup that’s right the Sundance Institute wants to help you distribute your film. Liz Manashil (listen to her interview here), the manager of the Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship reached out to me to get the word out on the fellowship. It turns out that, believe or not, they…

Episode 196

IFH 196: Total Transparency: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film REALLY Generate with Liz Manashil – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

Total Transparency: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film Generate with Liz Manashil 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…

Episode 195

IFH 195: Top 10 Tips for Low Budget Filmmakers – Indie Film Hustle® Podcast: Filmmaking | Screenwriting | Cinematography | Film School | Film Production | Independent Film | Video

Top 10 Tips for Low budget Filmmakers Making an indie film can be rough, especially for beginners. Many times filmmakers go off halfcocked and jump into making a film without really thinking it all through. Here are a few tips that will help you on you filmmaking journey. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCRIPT Look for character-driven…