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How to make more than one Indie Film with Ed Boase director of Trick or Treat and hosts Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart and Giles Alderson

How to make more than one Indie Film with Ed Boase director of Trick or Treat and hosts Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart and Giles Alderson

November 12, 2019

Filmmakers Ed Boase drops in to the Union in Soho to talk how he makes his Indie films, how he raises the finance and his latest feature Trick or Treat!

Ed talks about making a short now after making features and how that differs.

How he got his start in film-making by getting James Bond legend Desmond Llewelyn to star in his first short film at 17 yrs old. And how Desmond was very generous and helping him become a filmmaker

He talks about top tips for a premiere. whether you should go to Film school or not and how important it is to help other filmmakers 

He chats making his first feature 'Bloodied' and how it felt being dumped by the distributions and not getting the release he wanted or hoped for. 

Not knowing what film to make after his first feature. After his second film he got depressed after projects kept falling apart. And how not to have all your eggs in one basket and have multiple projects at one time and how that can be better for all projects as well.

The upside and downside to being a Director for hire. Shooting a film at night and what to be aware of when shooting with no sleep. All this and much more.

WATCH Trick of Treat trailer here

Ed's Young Film Academy link here

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Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 10th Dec 2019 here

Fizz and Ginger website https://www.fizzandgingerfilms.co.uk/

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

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Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Winter Ridge https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Ridge-Matt-Hookings/dp/B07V7YTX44/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=winter+ridge&qid=1572912553&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

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The Aeronauts, Peaky Blinders & Wild Rose director Tom Harper joins Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Robbie McKane to talk how to make films & TV

The Aeronauts, Peaky Blinders & Wild Rose director Tom Harper joins Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Robbie McKane to talk how to make films & TV

November 5, 2019

Director Tom Harper drops by Cameo Recording Studios to chat with Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and producer/editor Robbie McKane to talk about how he makes his films including 'Scouting Book For Boys', 'Woman in Black 2', 'War Book', 'Wild Rose' & 'The Aeronauts' which is OUT NOW in cinemas.

We talk about he made his start in film-making by making tea in a post house, making short films and his attitude to networking and pitching to TV and film bodies and working with wonderful actors such as Jessie Buckley and Felicity Jones.

We talk about BAFTA's and how it might not make a difference to your career, working with your best mates, building a career and fox wrangling.

The golden moment before you show your film to the world, working with actors and how you will always find people who will hate your work.

The Aeronauts is OUT NOW in Cinema

The Aeronauts TRAILER

LINKS 

This week's episode is sponsored by Shotlister

Shot Lister's designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
macOS, iOS or Android. So check it out at shotlister.com
And as a special bonus, Shotlister is giving away 50 FREE downloads every
month to our listeners. Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your free copy! No catch

Thanks to: Cameo PR and Studio http://www.cameopro.com/

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 10th Dec 2019 here 

 

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Winter Ridge https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Ridge-Matt-Hookings/dp/B07V7YTX44/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=winter+ridge&qid=1572912553&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

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How to Make a Thrilling, Chilling Horror in the wilderness with Casper Seale Jones director and writer of ‘To Tokyo’ with hosts Giles Alderson, Matthew Butler-Hart & Tori Butler-Hart

How to Make a Thrilling, Chilling Horror in the wilderness with Casper Seale Jones director and writer of ‘To Tokyo’ with hosts Giles Alderson, Matthew Butler-Hart & Tori Butler-Hart

October 29, 2019

This week director and screenwriter Caspar Seale Jones joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Fizz and Ginger to talk about his debut feature To Tokyo.

He talks about coming from a film-making family and how he originally trained in a animation background .

He talks about the importance of story boarding and how important it is to prep a movie. Working on the script is so important and how he set out to make four shorts.

Using his families money for the first section and how he found his investors to fund the rest of principal photography on the film.

Caspar learnt that getting notes back on a story board is cheaper than notes on the shoot and how he wrote the script for To Tokyo 

How you have to learn from your mistakes and how he got at arrested during filming in Tokyo

To Tokyo Website and Trailer https://www.totokyofilm.com/

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WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Fizz and Ginger website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Make Indie Films and new World War II movie ‘The Birdcatcher’ with Director & Screenwriter Ross Clarke and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

How to Make Indie Films and new World War II movie ‘The Birdcatcher’ with Director & Screenwriter Ross Clarke and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

October 22, 2019

This week director and screenwriter Ross Clarke chats about his career in film and his latest feature film The Birdcatcher. A world War II period drama set in Norway.

Giles Alderson (The Dare) & Andrew Rodger (Plebs) fresh from filming Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot in Wales talk about making the historical action film in wales and join Ross to talk indie film-making, how to make feature films as creatives and Ross' latest film.

Ross talks about asking actor Mark Strong to be in his short film after spotting him in his local area and how he raised finance for his films. He talks about making his documentary Skid Row in LA and the differences between doc and fiction film-making.

Ross talks about his feature The Birdcatcher, filming in the snow, in freezing water, working with his DP, being a leader on set, shot lists and story boards and the importance of believing in your vision for the film.

They all discuss how difficult film-making can be, give some great feedback and advice for filmmakers and talk about the benefits and disappointments of being a director.

WATCH The Birdcatcher - cinema listings: https://www.filmdates.co.uk/films/1005656-the-birdcatcher/

WATCH The Birdcatcher TRAILER here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IndzithIMzg

WATCH Ross' short film starring Mark Strong https://youtu.be/SSfAJLUT690

WATCH Skid Row https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/skid_row

WATCH Demaphoria AKA The Chemist https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chemist-Joseph-Morgan/dp/B07HBMRK7T/ref=nodl_

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WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Andrew Rodger website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Direct a Hit Horror Film, The Village in the Woods, with Director Raine McCormack

How to Direct a Hit Horror Film, The Village in the Woods, with Director Raine McCormack

October 15, 2019

Today we're joined by Director and Composer Raine McCormack to talk classic Hammer horror, and share our mutual love for The Wicker Man as we discuss his film The Village in the Woods, out on-demand in the UK now.

Producer Robbie McKane catches up with Raine at the BFI LFF 2019 whilst Creator and host Giles Alderson gets some much deserved rest after his shoot on the upcoming Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot. Eager listeners may be in for a bonus episode later this week...

Robbie and Raine chat about staying motivated throughout a lengthly production, using music to help with the writing process, getting funding together for a feature film the Kevin Smith/Robert Rodriguez way.

We also talk film scores and sound design, as Raine has a background in music and in true John Carpenter fashion scored The Village in the Woods himself.

Follow Raine on Twitter @RaineMccormack

Follow The Village in the Woods Film @village_movie

Watch Strange But True https://www.amazon.co.uk/Village-Woods-Richard-Hope/dp/B07YP2K2GH

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by MusicBed 

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WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Direct a Character-Led Mystery Thriller with Rowan Athale discussing his feature Strange But True

How to Direct a Character-Led Mystery Thriller with Rowan Athale discussing his feature Strange But True

October 8, 2019

Director and screenwriter Rowan Athale joins us today to discuss his new film Strange But True, out on-demand in the UK now.

We learn about how Rowan broke into the industry by producing shorts and commercials, eventually leading to his debut film Wasteland (known in the UK as The Rise) starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Kirby, a script that he refused to sell without being attached as director (a trick he learned from Stallone's fight to make Rocky).

We also take a deep dive into Rowan's latest film Strange But True , starring Margaret QualleyAmy Ryan, Greg Kinnear and Brian Cox, we chat thriller conventions, directing actors, editing ensemble pieces and more.

 

Producer Robbie McKane flies solo on this episode, and we hear from Giles as he hits the halfway mark on his location-based shoot for Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot

Follow Rowan on Twitter @RowanAthale

Watch Strange But True https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-But-True-Nick-Robinson/dp/B07Y2BNVXD/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1570494314&sr=8-15

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This week's episode is sponsored by MusicBed 

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WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Write and Direct a Literary Coming-of-Age Drama, Good Posture, with actor / writer Emily Mortimer and writer / director Dolly Wells

How to Write and Direct a Literary Coming-of-Age Drama, Good Posture, with actor / writer Emily Mortimer and writer / director Dolly Wells

October 1, 2019

Actors, writers and lifelong friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells join us today to discuss their new film Good Posture, out in cinemas this week on October 4th.

 

We learn about their inspirations, how they write, co-create and collaborate on set, in both Good Posture and their hit sitcom Doll & Em

  

Dolly tells us a bit about her own background and her inspiration from childhood to act, write and now direct, the pair discuss the politics of being friends whilst dealing with the director/actor dynamic. Emily shares insight from the actor's perspective and good approaches filmmakers can have.

 

Giles is still fighting dragons in Wales whilst shooting Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot, so sitting in today are directors Phil Hawkins and Christian James with producer Robbie McKane.

 

Follow Emily on Instagram @emortimer

Follow Dolly on Instagram @dollywells

Curzon showings for Good Posture https://www.curzoncinemas.com/soho/film-info/good-posture

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by MusicBed 

Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD

 

 

WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

 

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

 

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

 

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How to Write Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Sci Fi Novel Cold Storage, with screenwriter and director David Koepp

How to Write Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Sci Fi Novel Cold Storage, with screenwriter and director David Koepp

September 24, 2019

Legendary screenwriter and director David Koepp joins us to discuss his work on Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, Death Becomes Her, Carlito's Way and Panic Room.

 

We learn about his writing process, collaberation with directors Steven Speilberg, Brian De Palma, Robert Zemeckis and David Fincher.

  

David also speaks about his new book Cold Storage, a sci fi thrill-ride with a potent cocktail of microbiology, body horror and clandestine government storage facilities, we discuss his research approach and the differences in writing a book and a script.

 

With Giles on location shooting Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot, prodcer Robbie McKane is joined by Phil Hawkins and Christian James.

 

Follow David on Instagram here @dgkoepp

 

Buy Cold Storage www.harpercollins.com/9780062916433/cold-storage

 

LINKS 

WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

 

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

 

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

 

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

 

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How to Make a 17 year sci-fi Micro Budget Passion Project and get it released in cinemas with Invasion Planet Earth’s director and screenwriter Simon Cox

How to Make a 17 year sci-fi Micro Budget Passion Project and get it released in cinemas with Invasion Planet Earth’s director and screenwriter Simon Cox

September 17, 2019

Director and screenwriter Simon Cox joins us to talk how he made his epic sci-fi passion project Invasion of Planet Earth with very little money and managed to get a cinema release!

Simon sits down with Giles Alderson to talk about his journey as an director, his first film Driven, how that nearly broke him, how to deal with disappointments in film-making and what he learnt from that experience.

Simon goes into detail about how he learnt as an editor on kids TV and how he made his first short film through to his passion fro sci-f and wanting to write a film he believed in.

How with Invasion Planet Earth he managed to crowdfund most of the movie and also persuade 900! extras to hi set through social media!

They talk about depression in film-making and how you have to pick yourself up and why you have to enjoy the journey and Giles explains why this is his last podcast for a month!

Follow Simon on Twitter here www.twitter/simoncoxfilm

Check out the website https://www.invasionplanetearth.com/

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WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

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WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Cast and Work with Major Actors incl Henry Cavill & Sir Ben Kingsley on your debut feature film with NOMIS/Night Hunter director David Raymond. Hosted by Giles Alderson

How to Cast and Work with Major Actors incl Henry Cavill & Sir Ben Kingsley on your debut feature film with NOMIS/Night Hunter director David Raymond. Hosted by Giles Alderson

September 10, 2019

Director and screenwriter David Raymond joins Giles Alderson on this weeks podcast to talk casting and working with huge named talent including Henry Cavill and Sir Ben Kingsley on his debut film NOMIS aka Night Hunter.

They chat how David went from politics to watching The Lord of The Rings to wanting to make movies and how he managed to charm his way into big meeting rooms to begin his creative turnaround.

How he wrote his first feature Heroes and Villians and starred in the movie with James Corden then learned fmor that experience he wanted to direct.

How he made his debut feature and managed to attract an incredible cast.

The issues he had on set and has some amazing advice for feature film directors and producers and how he tenacity and willingness to keep going and make his feature film got the movie finished and in cinemas around the world

ALSO How to write a script that gets attention. Being challenged and inspired by seeing how a script is adapted. Working in developing low to mid budget action genre films. Casting, securing actors - Henry Cavill, Stanley Tucci and having a shorthand with Actors - Ben Kingsley, Brendan Fletcher and a Troubled production, logistics, candid, budget problems and how lacking coverage on set is a huge leason.

Why the films name changed and why in Russia it is called Game of Hanibal.

WATCH the trailer for Night Hunter / Nomis / Game of Hanibal here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhN1BbokyhU&feature=youtu.be

Follow David on twitter here: https://twitter.com/stingrayed

 

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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