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The $500 Indie & How To Succeed As A 'Backyard Filmmaker' with Scott McMahon

Like many filmmakers, Scott McMahon got frustrated trying to get his independent comedy made the traditional way, so he decided to take matters into his own hands and write a new script called THE CUBE. But this time he directed and starred in it and got it in the can for $500 with no crew to speak of. Listen to Scott's story and be ready to get inspired - and hear how he plans to sustain his filmmaking career using out of the box filmmaking and distribution techniques.

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In this podcast we discuss:

    • His background as a filmmaker and what led him to make THE CUBE
    • How he managed to get THE CUBE in the can for $500 with no crew
    • What his distribution plans were going in and what the reality has been on the other side
    • What he's learned along the way and what he'll be sure to do differently next time
    • How much money he's made so far and how plans for increasing revenue
    • His recommendations for others pursuing the 'backyard filmmaking' path and DIY distribution • And more!


This case study is in mp3 format
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To learn more about Scott and The Cube visit: www.thecubemovie.com/



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MP3 DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

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