IFH 509: How to Make Money with Short Films with Joseph Alexandre


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It was a pleasure having today's guest on because, as a self-proclaimed hustler, I recognize another when I see one, and for the best part of his career, Joseph Alexandre has hustled hard in this line of business.
My guest today is director, writer, and producer Joseph Alexandre. He is most known for films like The Starck Club Documentary-The Final Cut, Back Home Years Ago: The Real Casino, and The Early Inauguration.
He's made his way in the indie filmmaking world with shorts and documentary shorts. We do talk about his 2021 short, Ralphie's Blue. But we dive more into his career and how shorts have played a massive part in generating revenue.
Joe used a lot of filmtrepreneur methods---way before I ever wrote the book.
He's written, produced, and directed the pilot for the reality TV show, The Body Shop Cop, which focuses on Rocco Avellini, owner/operator of Wreck Check Car Scan Centers, which provides consumers with vital consultations for Auto body collision repair and diminished value.
Joe's filmography includes, Split Screen TV show, The Devil Takes a Holiday and almost a dozen others.
Ralphie's 'Blue', which he wrote, directed, and stars in is the story of a hapless but likable, regular guy named Ralph Monti, a man with two strikes against him. One, he works nights and weekends as an umpire, but he can't seem to get past little league. Two, it takes him a fistful of meds every day just to keep it together. Ralph's game takes a dramatic turn when he meets Chase, the charismatic leader of a "men's group." Chase takes Ralph under his wing, introducing him to his group - The Order - at a weekend retreat in the mountains. Ralph encounters a committed band of dangerous white nationalists, more accurately, White Supremacists. (Ironic, because Ralph has a black girlfriend, but Chase has an "alternative" approach to Ralph's medication, which proves tantalizing to Ralphie.) Chase intends to shape Ralph into a dangerous weapon to be used by The Order as part of their plan of attack. Can Ralph help foil the event before it's too late?
His work is featured on the SVOD platform Fandor. You can stream them exclusively on there.
Enjoy my conversation with Joseph Alexandre.

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