Zen and the Art of Filmmaking With Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle

In this very special and extra long episode, we learn about the Art of Filmmaking from Alex Ferrari, of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. First we talk about everything filmmaking, from failure to meditation and balancing your mental, physical and spiritual health. Then Alex tells us about his streaming service for Indie Filmmakers, Indie Film Hustle TV (IFHTV). If that wasn’t enough, Alex also tells us about his new book coming out called “Shooting For The Mob”.



I’m Alex. I’ve been in the film industry for over 20 years and have worked on well over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries, and webisodes. My personal films have been screened in 600+ film festivals around the world. 

Many filmmakers have walked through my doors over the years and I have had the pleasure of a front row seat to see how all these projects start and finish. I’ve worked with Sundance, SXSW, and Academy Award™ winners as well as the beginning film student. Some projects make it but many never see the light of day. 

I created Indie Film Hustle to share what I’ve learned over the years as a writer, director, producer and post production/VFX supervisor. IFH is here to give you the REAL DEAL. The truth on how to make it as a filmmaker in this crazy and sometimes brutal business.

You’ll find my approach to the biz a bit raw and real. That’s because I care about my fellow artists and filmmakers. I’ve seen and personally made many missteps over the years and I want to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. The industry is abusive to the new comer and I hope I can help you navigate the shark infested waters. You can get your filmmaking journey started on my Start Here page.

Indie Film Hustle TV. The World’s First Streaming Service Dedicated to Filmmakers, Screenwriters and Content Creators.

Shooting For The Mob by Alex Ferrari
Shooting For The Mob by Alex Ferrari

Check out Alex’s new book Shooting For The Mob!

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 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 your dream. Would you sell your soul to the devil to make your dream come true? By the way, did we mention that this story is based on true events?, no, seriously it is.






The Indie Film Hustle Podcast, your source for how to hack the indie film world! The show is currently ranked the #1 indie filmmaking podcast on iTunes! Thanks so much for all the support!

I created the Indie Film Hustle Podcast to help as many indie filmmakers as I could. I wanted to bring the best guests, industry leaders and film business friends to you, the IFH Tribe. I hope this podcast can help you along your journey as an artist, filmmaking entrepreneur, filmmaker and as a human being. 

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