Lipstick & Bullets: The Guerrilla Indie Film School Edition
Indie Film Hustle Presents: Lipstick and Bullets: Guerrilla Film School Edition is a collection of revenge films by international award winning writer/director Alex Ferrari, who exploded onto the indie film scene with his break-through film BROKEN.
Shot on a budget of just $8000 and boasting over 100 visual FX shots, BROKEN became an instant indie film classic. He went on to sell close to $100,000 in DVDs by self distributing BROKEN.
He followed up BROEKN with the sweet and spicy film CYN, followed by the adrenalin filled Red Princess Blues (Starring Academy Award® Nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Rachel Grant (James Bond 007) and the stylish Japanese Anime Red Princess Blues: Genesis (Starring Lance Henriksen (Aliens).
These films have screened in over 500 international film festivals and have won countless awards around the world. The critics agree:
"BROKEN is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques...effective and professional. Looking forward to BROKEN: The Feature." - Roger Ebert (Chicago SunTimes)
Included in this collection is over 6 hours of a guerrilla indie film school (over 50 videos). L&B goes through pre-production, production, post production and what to do after your done shooting your indie film. The Ultimate Indie Filmmaker's Collection.
This Edition Includes: 10 Commentary Tracks covering:
Music Score/Sound Design
Cast and Crew
Film Geeks Unite
Storyboards: The ENTIRE Collection
Storyboards: Comparison with Final Shots
Concept Art / Location Comparison
Costume Design Gallery
Rehearsal Comparison with Final Scene
Blocking Action in a Scene
Evolution of an Action Sequence
A Director's Best Friend - Finding Your Shot
Casting an Indie Film
Designing a Cinematic World
Production: Recipe: "How to Make a Guacamole Gun"
Special Effects Make-up Breakdown
Indie Film Stunt School
How to Get Pro Looking Guns with Little or No $$$
Tips on Producing an Indie Film
Fly on the Wall: Shooting BROKEN
Breaking Down Stunts: RPB
Fight Sequence Breakdown: RPB
Black Arts: Practical Effects
Color Correction Comparison
Visual Effects Breakdowns
Title Sequence Breakdown
Visual Effects in Indie Film
Cinematography in Indie Film
Sound Design/Composing in Indie Film
INDIE FILM MARKETING:
After the Short: The Making of BROKEN
Marketing: Promoting a Short Film
How to Design a Film Website
Breaking Down the Marketing: BROKEN
Breaking Down the Marketing: CYN
Breaking Down the Marketing: Red Princess Blues
Also interviews, behind the scenes, and much more.
BOUNS: You also get the PDF Download of "The Art of BROKEN"
A hefty 114 page artbook that illustrates the long pre-production and production process that artists Dan Cregan, Ken Robkin and director Alex Ferrari went through creating all aspects of the award winning short film BROKEN. This tribute showcases conceptual art, character designs, on-set photos, full short film screenplay, and visual effects breakdowns.
This book will whet the appetite of any BROKEN enthusiast with never before released artwork from the feature film version. This pictorial feast is a must-have for any indie filmmaker, art connoisseur, or film fan. It is proof that an indie film can be taken to a higher level. (Valued at $50.00)
BOUNS EBOOK: Six Secrets to Get into Film Festival Cheap or FREE!
This eBook explains how Alex Ferrari got all of his short film placed into over 500 international film festivals with little or no money. This is worth the price of admission!
AND ANOTHER BONUS: Lipstick and Bullets MARKETING EXTRAS PACKAGE
You'll get ALL the promotional artwork, concept art, movie posters, and teaser posters so you can see how each film was marketed and promoted to the market place.
If you are going to make an independent film, this collection is a must have! Go make your movie and tell your story! I hope I can help you along the way!
BROKEN - Short Film
The full short film: A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when Bonnie is abducted b...
BROKEN - Commentary Series: Director
Writer/Director Alex Ferrari goes in-depth in this director commentary on what it takes to make an indie action film.
BROKEN - Commentary Series: Producer
Producer Jorge Rodriguez breaks down how he was able to produce a low budget indie film and still make it look great.
BROKEN - Commentary Series: Visual Effect Team
VFX team Dan Cregan and Sean Falcon discuss what it took to bring the over 100 visual effects shots to life.
BROKEN - Commentary Series: Entire Cast
The Cast of BROKEN have a fun time going down memory lane. They discuss the horrors of the hot set, working with mad man Alex Ferrari and fun stories from the production.
BROKEN - Commentary Series: Composer
Composer/Sound Designer Mark Roumelis discuss his process bring the musical score to life for BROKEN.
BROKEN - Commentary Series: Film Geeks Unite!
Film Geeks Writer/Director Alex Ferrari and Producer Jorge Rodriguez sit-down and jam with each other on the making of BROKEN.
BROKEN - Pre-Production: Finding Your Shot in Rehearsal
Director Alex Ferrari shows you how you can discover awesome shots and angles while you are still rehearsing with your actors.
BROKEN - Pre-Production: How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns
We breakdown how to get bad ass prop guns for your next indie action film. From where to buy them to how to get them for FREE!
BROKEN - Production: How to Make a Guacamole Gun
Learn how to make Robert Rodriguez's Infamous Guacamole Gun.
BROKEN - Pre-Production: Rehearing with Actors
Understand the process and importance of rehearing with your actors.
BROKEN - Pre-Production: What is a Technical Advisor
Technical Advisor Tony Gomez shows your what his job is on set.
BROKEN - Production: Special FX Make-Up
Breaking down BROKEN's Special FX Make-Up with Megan Graham
BROKEN - Pre-Production: Storyboard Breakdown
Here we show you how important storyboards are to an indie film. We compare the final film to the original storyboards.
BROKEN - Production: Art of Indie Cinematography
Director of Photography Angel Barroeta discusses his process while shooting BROKEN.
BROKEN - Production: Day in the Life On-set
You are a fly on the wall as you watch the BROKEN production team set and shoot different scenes in the film.
BROKEN - Post Production: Visual Effect in the Indie Film World
Q & A on Visual Effect in the Indie Film World with Sean Falcon
BROKEN - Post Production: Breaking Down Visual Effects
VFX Team Dan Cregan and Sean Falcon break down some of the most complex visual effects in the film.
BROKEN - Post Production: Title Sequence
Breaking down how we created BROKEN's bad ass title sequence with Alex Ferrari and Dan Cregan
BROKEN - Pre-Production: Costume Design
Costume Designer Ken Robkin breaks down the unique looks of all the characters of BROKEN.
BROKEN - Pre-Production: Concept Art
We breakdown the importance of concept art and how if can be used in promotion.
BROKEN - Post Production: What is Color Correction?
We discuss what is Color Correction and comparing different looks for BROKEN.
BROKEN - Production: How to Shoot an Action Sequence
Director Alex Ferrari go in depth on how he shoot the crazy shoot out sequence in BROKEN.
BROKEN - Breaking Down Marketing for BROKEN
CASE STUDY: We breakdown the techniques used in marketing an $8000 short film that went on to generate over $90,000.
BROKEN - After the Short: Marketing - Poster Gallery
Even though BROKEN was a short film we had as many teaser posters as a major studio release. Check out the gallery.
BROKEN - After the Short: Marketing a Short Film
Alex Ferrari breaks down his process for marketing BROKEN and how to get the word out on your project.
BROKEN - Production: Producing Your First Film
Producer Jorge Rodriguez goes in-depth on how you produce a short or feature film with little money.
BROKEN - After the Short: Alternate Ending
We shot another ending for BROKEN that never made it in. See what was left on the cutting room floor.
BROKEN - After the Short: Gag Reel
Get ready to laugh at the BTS Gag Reel of the crazy cast & crew of BROKEN.
BROKEN - After the Short: Art of BROKEN
We watch eerie images from the set of BROKEN. The behind the scenes are pretty interesting to watch.
CYN: A Twisted Tale - Short Film
This is the full short film. Cyn is a twisted tale about Cynthia, a young woman who is taken by two psychopaths (Mr. Sugar and Otto) in the middle of the night to an old abandon kindergarten. Cyn quickly turns the tables on them soon the night becomes a cat and mouse mind game. While this drama i...
CYN - Breaking Down Marketing for CYN
Case Study: We breakdown the techniques used in marketing Cyn: A Twisted Tale and what worked and didn't work.
CYN - Commentary Series: Director
CASE STUDY: Writer/Director Alex Ferrari goes in-depth in this director commentary on what it takes to make an indie action film in less than a week.
CYN - Making of CYN
Interview with writer/director Alex Ferrari as he discusses the making of this rushed little short film.
CYN - Indie Filmmaking Advice
Writer/Director Alex Ferrari sits down in this vintage interview and gives some unsolicited advice you young filmmakers.
CYN - The Lost Interview
This interview with writer/director Alex Ferrari is from 2007 and was never released before the release of Lipstick and Bullets. It's a rare and open interview about indie filmmaking and his love for the film business.
CYN - Breakdown Visual Effects
A short breakdown of the visual effects of CYN.
CYN - Title Sequence
The most elaborate part of CYN was its title sequence. You can see the complex breakdown of this award winning title sequence.
Red Princess Blues: Genesis - Short Film
This is the full short film. Starring Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator) and Holly Fields (God of War III, Shrek). In this tale we meet her as a 12 year old little girl who finds herself in a strange country looking for her father. She is then taken in by a "unique" looking man who goes by Nino...
Red Princess Blues: Genesis - Commentary Series: Director
Writer/Director Alex Ferrari goes in-depth in this director commentary on what it takes to make an indie anime film.
Red Princess Blues: Genesis - Making of the Anime Film
Sit down with creator Alex Ferrari as he discusses on how two guys made a Japanese Anime Prequel to the live action Red Princess Blues.
Red Princess Blues - Short Film
This is the full short film. ZOE, a young teenage girl, is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock n roll carnie RIMO, and gets more then she bargained for. It's up to the mysterious PRINCESS, star of the new knife show, to pull her out of the wolf's den.
Red Princess Blues - Commentary Series: Director
Writer/Director Alex Ferrari goes in-depth in this director commentary on what it took to make this stylish indie action film.
Red Princess Blues - Casting an Indie Film
Writer/Director Alex Ferrari discusses how he casted for Red Princess Blues.
Red Princess Blues - Breaking Down Marketing for RPB
CASE STUDY: In this never before released video, Alex Ferrari breakdown his marketing strategy for Red Princess Blues that got the film into over 150 film festivals and covered by over 100 international news outlets.
Red Princess Blues - Stunt World
Stunt coordinator Jeff Caliente breaks down the complex stunts in RPB.
Red Princess Blues - Breaking Down the Fight
We break down the carney bar fight, FUN!
Red Princess Blues - Designing the World
Production Design Carlos Osorio takes you through a journey on how he created the world of Red Princess Blues.
Red Princess Blues - Creating the Look
Alex Ferrari goes over how he and his team created the unique look and world of Red Princess Blues.
Red Princess Blues - Black Arts of Practical Effects
Special effect artist Nick Blackwell shares with you the black arts of practical on set practical effects.