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:

Visual Effects
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


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!



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

    9m 23s

    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

    3m 0s

    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

    2m 16s

    Learn how to make Robert Rodriguez's Infamous Guacamole Gun.

  • BROKEN - Pre-Production: Rehearing with Actors

    3m 42s

    Understand the process and importance of rehearing with your actors.

  • BROKEN - Pre-Production: What is a Technical Advisor

    2m 43s

    Technical Advisor Tony Gomez shows your what his job is on set.

  • BROKEN - Production: Special FX Make-Up

    2m 51s

    Breaking down BROKEN's Special FX Make-Up with Megan Graham

  • BROKEN - Pre-Production: Storyboard Breakdown

    1m 28s

    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

    6m 12s

    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

    5m 20s

    VFX Team Dan Cregan and Sean Falcon break down some of the most complex visual effects in the film.

  • BROKEN - Post Production: Title Sequence

    3m 8s

    Breaking down how we created BROKEN's bad ass title sequence with Alex Ferrari and Dan Cregan

  • BROKEN - Pre-Production: Costume Design

    4m 26s

    Costume Designer Ken Robkin breaks down the unique looks of all the characters of BROKEN.

  • BROKEN - Pre-Production: Concept Art

    1m 26s

    We breakdown the importance of concept art and how if can be used in promotion.

  • BROKEN - Post Production: What is Color Correction?

    3m 19s

    We discuss what is Color Correction and comparing different looks for BROKEN.

  • BROKEN - Production: How to Shoot an Action Sequence

    9m 35s

    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

    1m 16s

    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

    4m 41s

    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

    7m 29s

    Producer Jorge Rodriguez goes in-depth on how you produce a short or feature film with little money.

  • BROKEN - After the Short: Alternate Ending

    1m 59s

    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

    3m 2s

    Get ready to laugh at the BTS Gag Reel of the crazy cast & crew of BROKEN.

  • BROKEN - After the Short: Art of BROKEN

    5m 43s

    We watch eerie images from the set of BROKEN. The behind the scenes are pretty interesting to watch.

  • CYN: A Twisted Tale - Short Film

    5m 29s

    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

    5m 19s

    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

    4m 13s

    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

    5m 36s

    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

    1m 8s

    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

    7m 56s

    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

    7m 57s

    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

    4m 51s

    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

    6m 22s

    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

    4m 10s

    Stunt coordinator Jeff Caliente breaks down the complex stunts in RPB.

  • Red Princess Blues - Breaking Down the Fight

    1m 26s

    We break down the carney bar fight, FUN!

  • Red Princess Blues - Designing the World

    3m 59s

    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

    4m 13s

    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

    1m 44s

    Special effect artist Nick Blackwell shares with you the black arts of practical on set practical effects.

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