Feature film presentation: On the Corner of Ego and Desire - 7pm feature film + Indie Film Hustle Talk with Alex Ferrari to follow.
Run time 73 min
Three hapless independent filmmakers make the trek to the Sundance Film Festival and go through absolute hell in search for the elusive producer that is supposedly going to buy their independent feature film all within 24 hours. With a producer who stole money from his mother's retirement account to fund the film to a director who thinks she's the next Francois Truffaut to an actor/editor who is a doormat for everyone this motley crew of misfit filmmakers have a tough time navigating the chaotic world of the Sundance Film Festival. Ignorance foolishness and above all ego drive the team to implosion as they struggle to realize their filmmaking dreams.
Written Produced and Directed by Alex Ferrari
Produced by Adam Bowman
Cinematography by Austin Nordell
AN EVENING WITH INDIE FILM HUSTLE'S ALEX FERRARI
SHOOTING FOR THE MOB: HOW NOT TO FOLLOW YOUR FILMMAKING DREAM
Spend an evening with filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, speaker and founder of Indie Film Hustle, Alex Ferrari. Mr. Ferrari will be speaking about his crazy misadventures almost shooting a $20 million movie for a bi-polar gangster. He’ll be weaving unbelievable stories from the world of the mafia and the highest levels of Hollywood. This is by far the craziest Hollywood story you’ve ever heard. This is from his new book Shooting for the Mob. Alex will discuss not only the ridiculous and horrific events that happened to him on this one year odyssey but he will also talk about the mistakes he made and how he lost himself in the pursuit of following that almighty filmmaking dream. If you are a filmmaker or thinking of going into the film business this is a talk you do not want to miss. The event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
About Shooting for the Mob (Based on the 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 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.