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158: What Happens When You Make A Movie For The Mob?

158: What Happens When You Make A Movie For The Mob?

March 5, 2019

What Happens When You Make A Movie For The Mob?

In this episode, I'm joined again by my good friend and fellow podcaster, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle.  Alex shares with us how he wrote the true life story of trying to make a feature film for the mob and it nearly broke him.  In addition to the book, we get into other important industry topics.

 

Shooting For The Mob (Based on an incredible true story)

A bipolar gangster, a naive young film director, and Batman--what could go wrong? Alex Ferrari is a first-time film director who just got hired to direct a $20 million feature film. The only problem is that the film is about Jimmy, an egomaniacal gangster who wants the film to be about his life in the mob. From the backwater towns of Louisiana to the Hollywood Hills, Alex is taken on a crazy misadventure through the world of the mafia and Hollywood. Huge movie stars, billion-dollar producers, studio heads, and, of course, a few gangsters populate this unbelievable journey down the rabbit hole of chasing one's dream. Would you sell your soul to the devil to make your dream come true? By the way, did I mention that this story is based on true events? No, seriously it is.

 

Buy the book!

157: How To Make Films For China

157: How To Make Films For China

February 9, 2019

[Podcast] How To Make Films For China

In this episode, returning guest, Thomas Lim from Sun Entertainment Culture Shares with us how filmmakers can make films for the Chinese market.

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Sun Entertainment Culture ...

Sun Entertainment Culture (SEC), established in 2011, aims at bringing top quality entertainment to audiences worldwide by producing and distributing film and TV projects, organizing live concerts, and creating strategic marketing events.

Under CEO Alex Dong, Sun Entertainment has invested in, produced, and distributed over 100 films in the last 7 years, with profits totaling over US$1billion at the box office. Our films have also won multiple prestigious awards particularly in Asia, and gave current action stars like Wu Jing and Tony Jaa their break into becoming A-list actors.  (Read More)

 

Sea of Mirrors

Film Website:  Sea of Mirrors

 

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Do you think you can help make films for China?

Contact Thomas Lim at:   thomas.lim (AT) suneg.com

Be sure to CC Thomas's assistant, Ivana Yee at:  ivana.yee (AT) suneg.com

156:  Q&A Film Distribution

156: Q&A Film Distribution

January 24, 2019

In this episode, I am joined by Tucia Lyman, filmmaker of "M.O.M." as we discuss what to do with your film when it's finished and you are searching for film distribution.

155:  What Really To Do With Your Indie Film

155: What Really To Do With Your Indie Film

December 19, 2018

In this episode, Ashley Scott Meyers from the SellingYourScreenplay.com joins us to discuss what filmmakers really should do when they finish their indie films.  Listen in as Meyers shares what he's doing with his film, "The Pinch".

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Selling Your Screenplay

 

"The Pinch"

https://youtu.be/Di4J1ZLkdJY

 

Free 3-Hour Webinar

Ashley Scott Meyers offers a free 3-hour webinar on all aspects of productions for "The Pinch".

Click here to gain access:  http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/the-pinch/

154: Creating an Epic Viking Horror Film

154: Creating an Epic Viking Horror Film

December 18, 2018

In this episode, Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb, interviews Titus Paar, the filmmaker behind the epic Viking Horror film, "The Legend of Dark Rider".

https://youtu.be/HoReKPSords

153: How To Create VR and Augmented Reality Films

153: How To Create VR and Augmented Reality Films

December 11, 2018
In this episode, the Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb, interviews VR and Augmented Reality filmmaker, Craig Stiff.

 

Dimension Studio ...

 

 

Links ...

Site: https://www.dimensionstudio.co/

152: How To Create Practical Effects For Your Film

152: How To Create Practical Effects For Your Film

December 6, 2018

In this episode, Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb, interviews the filmmakers of "Slice of Life", Dino Julius & Luka Hrgovic. You'll discover how they made practical effects work in their low budget Sci-Fi film that is very reminiscent of the original Blade Runner.

151: How Do You Start Your CGI Filmmaking Career?

151: How Do You Start Your CGI Filmmaking Career?

July 1, 2018

In this episode, we discover what happens when a CGI artist and his wife double down on a Kickstarter campaign to make their short film series featuring a lot of CGI shots. Listen in as Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb interviews CGI Artist and filmmaker, Miguel Ortega, on his film series, "The Ningyo".

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150: How To Level Up Your Filmmaking Career

150: How To Level Up Your Filmmaking Career

June 20, 2018

In this episode, VIP Film Summit creator, Ron Newcomb, talks with legendary filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez about "The Blair Witch Project" and what life was like after that pivotal movie.

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149: Lessons Learned From Indie Film Hustle

149: Lessons Learned From Indie Film Hustle

April 27, 2018

In this episode, Alex Ferrari returns to share what he's learned in the years since launching "Indie Film Hustle". In addition, Alex shares with us what he's learned from crowdfunding and self-distributing his feature film, "This is Meg" and the launch of his new film, "On the Corner of Ego and Desire", a comedy about selling a film at the Sundance Film Festival, made over the course of 4 days while attending the Sundance Film Festival.

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