After filming Friends, Foes & Fireworks in a single night on New Years Eve, completely improvised, co-producers/co-directors Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin were approached by Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle about the potential he saw in their style of filmmaking.
Alex interviewed Ivan for Indie Film Hustle's podcast about the improvised film earlier this year and then the discussion about how NPG could take their improvised filmmaking process and share their knowledge in an education capacity transpired.
Indie Film Hustle is all about educating and informing indie filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers about the biz. The site Alex has built is an online bible of sorts for filmmakers. Everything from interviews, courses, resources and podcasts plus much more can be found on the Indie Film Hustle website and it is a showcase of Alex's passion as well as a testament to his 20 years in the industry.
NPG teamed up with Alex to produce a video titled "How to Shoot an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours" through online educational site, Udemy. With Alex's assistance to launch the course after four days of shooting, plus a few months editing and a weekend in sound design, NPG are proud to say that the final product is here.
Right now you can watch 2.5 hours of talk-to-camera discussions about the entire filmmaking process - from concept to planning to filming to post to distribution - divided into 10 lessons.
NPG are thrilled that they were given the opportunity by Indie Film Hustle to share their experiences and the process they developed for improvised filmmaking while educating aspiring filmmakers.
Click HERE to go to the Udemy site for NPG's educational video "How to Shot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours".