March 30, 2016 at 5:03AM, Edited March 30, 5:06AM


How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year!

If you want to be an indie filmmaker you should definitely study the work of the prolific film director Joe Swanberg. Who is Joe Swanberg you ask? I just recently not only discovered his work but also started to study his unique filmmaking process.

I heard that Joe Swanberg has made over 20 feature films in the past 10 years, six of which were made in 2011 alone (Yes — that’s six feature films in one year.) So, to say the man likes to work is an understatement. He’s the definition of INDIE FILM HUSTLE!

Why would a filmmaker ever want to produce such a high volume of work in such a short amount of time? According to Joe Swanberg,

“It was mostly about getting my work noticed.”
He said that

“If everyone is going to ignore you, then you have to start producing film after film and eventually someone is going to notice what you are doing, even if the films are total crap.”
This strategy seemed to pay off for Mr. Joe Swanberg. He recently made his biggest budget film Drinking Buddies (about $500,000, most of his film range from $5,000 – $50,000) with some major stars. Drinking Buddies stars Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jack London and Ron Livingston.

To go deeper down the Joe Swanberg and watch over 4 hours on how he does this click here:


Dude, you need to stop with these advertisement posts in the forums! I'm sure many would agree.

There is a sponsored post in NFS if you want to promote your site.

March 30, 2016 at 7:18AM


I agree, some promotion should be ok but not constantly!

April 2, 2016 at 3:53PM

Cary Knoop

I guess you didn't know about Joe Swanberg untill you read this 3 weeks ago (here on NFS):

And 2 weeks later you have a blog to push about your 'discovery'.

My attention span goes beyond that of a goldfish ;-p

Why not try to create some really unique content?

April 4, 2016 at 7:34AM

Director, DOP, Writer, Editor, Producer

Alex: your parasitic and sleazy spamming is giving you a very bad reputation.

Read the comments. Try a new approach.

July 15, 2016 at 9:59AM

You voted '-1'.

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