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The Writer’s Journey with Christopher Vogler on screenwriting, filmmaking and the Heroes Journey

The Writer’s Journey with Christopher Vogler on screenwriting, filmmaking and the Heroes Journey

January 19, 2021

This week Giles and fellow filmmaker, director and screenwriter Matthew Butler-Hart sit down and chat with Christopher Vogler, who has written the highly acclaimed book ‘The Writers Journey’, in which he talks all about the heroes journey and his twelve steps that he created to making story. We go into depth about mythology, where stories are born and emotional connections. We also touch on how the hero’s journey is sowed into our well-being.

We dive into his career at Disney and how he formed the idea behind the box office hit ’The Lion King’. Also, how he started writing coverage and developed memos of the hero’s journey. Lastly we talk about his knowledge behind power over writing and his collaborations with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and actor Will Smith. Christopher gives some amazing tips and advice along the way, so do remember to get your hands on a copy of his book today.

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So, you want to write for Hollywood? This episode’s sponsor is the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, now accepting applications from emerging screenwriters worldwide. You can apply with a feature script or a TV pilot script. The three winning writers chosen by the ScreenCraft Fellowship will receive a week of mentorship and personal introductions to managers, agents, studio executives and producers. Past ScreenCraft winners have signed with top management companies and have been hired by Netflix, Amazon, Universal, CBS, Disney and Warner Brothers. You can apply before the February deadline at ScreenCraft.org/Fellowship. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through education, talent-discovery programs and mentorship. Learn more about how ScreenCraft can help you with your career goals at ScreenCraft.org.

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How to Write, Direct & Produce your own micro budget, debut feature film with Silent Night’s Will Thorne

How to Write, Direct & Produce your own micro budget, debut feature film with Silent Night’s Will Thorne

January 12, 2021

Joining us on this weeks podcast is Director, writer and producer Will Thorne who sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot) to discuss how he made his debut movie Silent Night.

Not only did the movie go into cinemas during Covid but has done incredibly well on VOD and DVD. Will discuss the inception, how he wrote it, brought the producers on board and got distribution.

He also talks about making shorts and working in TV before breaking out into features. He discuss the hard work that has gone into making Silent Night, the favours and the late nights, the casting, how it felt on set, working with fellow producers Mark Lacey and Judd Tillyard, going to film festivals and the joy of seeing your film released.

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200th Ep special guest - NOEL CLARKE - Making feature films as a Writer, Producer, Director & Actor

200th Ep special guest - NOEL CLARKE - Making feature films as a Writer, Producer, Director & Actor

January 5, 2021

The very talented writer, producer, director and actor Noel Clarke joins us as a very special guest for our 200th episode!

Noel starred in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Dr. Who before writing and staring in his breakout hit Kidulthood, He since set up his own production company, Unstoppable with Jason Maza and has made over 20 feature films and TV shows including the ‘Hood trilogy, 4321, The Anomaly and Bullet Proof of which the new series starts on Sky One on Jan 20th.

Noel had a lovely natter with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Ian Sharp (Arthur & Merlin) in this week episode talking about, film-making, diversity & his career.

He talks learning to become a writer, how he became a producer and director out of necessity, how Kidulthood was made, diversity and discrimination in film-making and dealing with fame and success.

He also talks about how you have to fight as a film-maker, working with JJ Abrams on star trek and what he learned from working with him and other directors. How Bullet Proof got over the line and so much more.

Bullet Proof: South Africa is released on Sky TV Jan 20th 2021

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Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

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WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

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Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

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Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

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Making Films, End of 2020 and a Film Quiz with the Filmmakers Podcast hosts.

Making Films, End of 2020 and a Film Quiz with the Filmmakers Podcast hosts.

December 29, 2020

The Filmmakers Podcast presents an all star cast of our regular cohosts talking filmmaking in 2020 and taking part in a End of Year Movie Quiz.

Featuring the man himself Giles Alderson, producer extraordinaire Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, the multi-talented Ian Sharp, pantheon directors Christian James, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins, actor and activist Dan Richardson, ever-popular DOP Andrew Rodger and Producer/Editor Robbie McKane

Who will claim the ultimate quiz prize? PLUS win something for yourself by listening along to the end.

 

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The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

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WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

Upending the Rom-Com Genre with Filmmakers Kimberley and Amy Datnow on their feature Daddy Issues

Upending the Rom-Com Genre with Filmmakers Kimberley and Amy Datnow on their feature Daddy Issues

December 22, 2020

 

Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to sister filmmakers Kimberley Datnow and Amy Datnow to discuss their quirky, playful romantic comedy Daddy Issues.

 

Kim and Amy share how they both found themselves in the industry from different perspectives, how they decided to form a production company and how they wrote, financed and produced Daddy Issues, using a handful of crew, a group of UCB comedy actors and a reference book of rom-coms from the 90s and 00s.

 

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Watch Daddy Issues on Amazon | Trailer

 

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The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

 

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

How to Make an Action-Packed Caper Thriller with Director James Kermack and his feature Knuckledust

How to Make an Action-Packed Caper Thriller with Director James Kermack and his feature Knuckledust

December 15, 2020

This week we welcome back previous guest of the show writer, director and actor James Kermack to do a deep dive masterclass on how he made his 2nd feature Knuckledust.

James was last with us on Episode 21 of the Filmmakers Podcast, talking about his debut feature Hi-Lo Joe, he returns now having moved up significantly in budget to chat to Giles and Robbie about Knuckledust, an action thriller/caper with nods to Guy Ritchie, Quentin Tarantino and Nicolas Winding Refn.

We cover everything in this episode from sourcing finance and actors to world-building through script and storyboards. James also appears in the film in a supporting role, so offers some candid advice on how to direct yourself as an actor/director.

Knuckledust is an incredibly ambitious film for its budget level, and excels in its visual style. We examine just how James managed to pull it off from script to shoot to edit. 

 

EPISODE LINKS

Watch the Trailer for Knuckledust 

Watch Knuckledust on iTunes

Listen to Our Previous Episode with James

 

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CREDITS

The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

 

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

How to Make Your IndieFilm & Develop Your Screenwriting Career with actor Jordan Waller, writer and star of Two Heads Creek and Off the Rails.

How to Make Your IndieFilm & Develop Your Screenwriting Career with actor Jordan Waller, writer and star of Two Heads Creek and Off the Rails.

December 8, 2020

This week Giles Alderson and fellow director Christian James sit down and chat with acclaimed actor and writer Jordan Waller, to discuss his satirical horror Two Heads Creek as well as his career in film and television. Jordan’s starred in The Darkest Hour, Love and Friendship and the ITV historical drama series Victoria, all whilst developing his screenwriting career, with Two Heads Creek and his upcoming film Off the Rails starring Judi Dench and Sally Phillips.

Jordan talks about his start in the industry writing and performing a play to meet directors and producers, he encourages you not to over-think your path but to be instinctual, to go out there and make something. He also covers how he collaborates both with other writers as well as directors. Jordan also shares some secrets of how he approaches high profile actors to take a chance on his scripts, some of which have to be heard to be believed.

 

EPISODE LINKS

Watch Two Heads Creek Now | Trailer

 

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CREDITS

The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

 

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

How to Write Hook, Dracula and Contact with Screenwriter James Hart

How to Write Hook, Dracula and Contact with Screenwriter James Hart

December 1, 2020

Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to screenwriter and producer James V. Hart, known for his writing on Hook, Bram Stocker’s Dracula and Contact.

Jim expands on his story mapping tool The Hart Chart, how it came about when re-writing Dracula with Francis Ford Coppola, and how he has used it ever since in his own and writing and to help other screenwriters through workshops.

We get a full backstory into how Hook and Dracula went from the scripts no one wanted before eventually getting noticed and picked up by Spielberg and Coppola. Jim recounts his memories of Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins on the set of Hook, and Giles quizzes Jim on how he went about writing the sci-fi cult hit Contact.

 

EPISODE LINKS

 

Check out Jim’s website at www.hartchart.com

Get a 20% discount on Jim’s Screenwriting toolkit with the code ISA20

 

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CREDITS

The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

 

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

Borat 2 Writer and Producer Dan Mazer in our AFM Talk on Screenwriting, Producing and Directing

Borat 2 Writer and Producer Dan Mazer in our AFM Talk on Screenwriting, Producing and Directing

November 24, 2020

Listen to our full talk at the American Film Market for earlier this month with regular hosts Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp joined by writer, director and producer Dan Mazer to discuss filmmaking on both an indie and studio level.

Dan talks about his start in the world of film through his writing for television with Sacha Baron Cohen on Da Ali G Show, how from there he got involved with writing and producing the features Ali G Indahouse, Borat and Bruno. Whilst continuing to write further features Bridget Jones’s Baby and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Dan has also directed  I Give It a Year, Dirty Grandpa and the upcoming Home Alone - the latter of which was filmed during the current pandemic.

Ian and Giles compare their experience on the indie side with Dan’s studio work, discussing how they’ve each managed to get their respective projects off the ground, dealing with financiers and maintaining good relationships with studios, as well as fellow producers and directors.

Finally, Dan discusses the strategy of releasing Borat Subsequent Moviefilm on Amazon for on-demand viewing, why the decision was taken and how they used the timing of the global pandemic and the US election to their advantage.

 

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Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com

 

CREDITS

The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

 

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

Sales & Distribution: Getting Your Film Seen with a High Impact Distribution Plan with Shaked Berenson

Sales & Distribution: Getting Your Film Seen with a High Impact Distribution Plan with Shaked Berenson

November 17, 2020

Giles chats with producer, writer and international film sales veteran Shaked Berenson in this very special masterclass on how to guide your movie through the complex world of distribution. 

After an unconventional start in the film industry, Shaked built up his own distribution empire in the form of his company Epic Pictures. After wanting to work closer to filmmakers, Shaked now runs The Horror Collective, a personalised distributor that aims to give horror filmmakers high impact release and marketing strategies. 

Shaked gives us his top Dos and Don’ts when distributing your indie film, how to find the best sales companies and avoid the sharks. What questions should you ask your distributor? And at what stage should you involve them in social media? Finally, we hear from Giles about his experience working with The Horror Collective on the release of The Dare.

 

EPISODE LINKS

Visit The Horror Collective

Check out The Mother Tongues Award

 

SUPPORT THE PODCAST

Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.

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Subscribe on iTunesSpotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM.

Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram

Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com

 

CREDITS

The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 

Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

 

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA 

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer

 

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson's website 

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