My friend Alex Ferrari is a Film Director in LA. He’s making a movie called This is Meg. Alex and I went to high school together in South Florida and I ran into him again in 2004. I was a freelance video editor and he was running his own post production company as well as preparing to make his first short film Broken. Then life got in the way and I lost track of him. Then Facebook happened and I found him on Facebook in 2010. I think I found him because we share a filmmaking friend in South Florida. Over the years I’ve seen him share some links to his short films, post some pics of him working on set, real professional work – work I wished I was doing. In 2010 I made my first short and in 2012 made my second. I noticed in Alex’s latest production, which was an animation Red Princess Blues: Genesis. This starred the wonderful character actor Lance Henriksen , which I thought was very impressive! That’s the dude from Aliens!
Then the guy does a complete 180 and starts hocking…Olive Oil??? What? I see pics of him behind these huge camera rigs, sitting on cranes and directing these impressive sets…but now he’s branching out into designer EVOO? You can’t write this stuff! So I continued following him. I even considered buying some of the Olive Oil because I figured it had to be good, everything this guy touches is a success.
Case in point: Indie Film Hustle. I’ve seen online courses for video production. I’ve seen ‘No Film School’ videos which show how to do things for cheap or whatever, but they never stood out as very good. Then I see Alex’s new venture, which caters exactly to people like me: wanna-be filmmakers. I don’t mean that in a bad way either, I really ‘wanna-be’ a filmmaker! Well, Alex put this site together – then started a podcast and began interviewing big names in the biz. Again, another home run. So I asked him if he would be on the radio show in Rochester to talk about what he’s up to. Here is the entire interview in Podcast form for your listening pleasure.