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Director André Øvredal on Mortal, Troll Hunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Director André Øvredal on Mortal, Troll Hunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe

August 11, 2020

Today we welcome folklore-horror director André Ovredal to discuss his new indie horror Mortal. Known for his found-footage modern masterpiece Troll Hunter as well as the chilling The Autopsy of Jane Doe, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark André chats to Giles and Andy about his craft and process from pitch to shoot, including working with other top tier horror directors like Guillermo del Toro.

André covers the road to his first feature Future Murder which he wrote in 8 days whilst at film school, how he used this to move to commercials in the US and Norway, before developing the concept for Troll Hunter and eventually pitching it to a producer. 

We get the insight into how a found-footage faux-documentary approach re-defined the filmmaking rules for André, the success of Troll Hunter before the challenges of finding the next project. André discusses receiving the script for The Autopsy of Jane Doe, pitching for it and being inspired by The Conjuring and Seven 

Finally, we cover the development and production of Mortal, working with a Norwegian production, chasing the daylight on a winter shoot and working on VFX whilst directing Scary Stories with Guillermo del Toro 

 

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How to Move from Commercials, Shorts and Docs to Indie Features with Ben Mole & Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar.

How to Move from Commercials, Shorts and Docs to Indie Features with Ben Mole & Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar.

August 4, 2020

Today we welcome back producer Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar as well as director Ben Mole to talk about their WW2 indie Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk. 

 

We dive into how writer/director Ben Mole came up with a fresh concept for a WW2 thriller, how Lucinda and rallied an art department meticulous enough to handle 1940’s’ period accuracy - and how a simple coffee in a Colchester car park can lead to a great collaboration.

 

Just like a classic genre flick, Behind the Line was shot back to back with this years earlier release We Go in at Dawn. Ben and Lucinda tell us how they did it without compromising on the high standards of a period war film.

 

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How to Direct Bruce Willis in an indiefilm with Matt Eskandari on ‘Survive the Night’

How to Direct Bruce Willis in an indiefilm with Matt Eskandari on ‘Survive the Night’

July 28, 2020

On this week's episode, we welcome writer and director Matt Eskandari to discuss his career which includes three collaborations with action superstar Bruce Willis. From the recently released Survive the Night, to their first feature together Trauma Center, and the upcoming Hard Kill.

 

Matt lets us in on his approach to building a good rapport with bigger name actors, tells us the benefits of learning about cinema history and how he made his first short with off-cuts of 35mm film given to him by Sir Ridley Scott.

 

We also discuss Matt's claustrophobic thriller 12 Feet Deep which got him noticed by agents and led to his first collaboration with Bruce. Matt tells us how he used just a single location and the power of subtle camera movement to achieve his intent.

 

And finally: have you ever wondered how Bruce Willis would act if he had starred in Micheal Mann's Heat? Matt shares some behind the scenes secrets where Bruce gave alternate takes for him at a Pacino-like level. Take a listen to find out.

 

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Past Episodes You Might Like

Ep19 with Mark Strong

Ep58 with Timothy Spall

Ep59 with Timothy Spall

Scott Mann on Directing DeNiro

 

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How to Make a Independent Sports Crime Drama with the team behind ‘Break’

How to Make a Independent Sports Crime Drama with the team behind ‘Break’

July 21, 2020

On this episode, we welcome the team behind Break, a competitive sports/crime drama from first-time writer/director Michael Elkin, first-time producer Terri Dwyer and veteran producer Dean Fisher 

 

Giles discusses scripting with Michael and the challenges of getting the film financed and greenlit with Terri and Dean, including their pitch deck and presentation strategies to individual investors. They also talk about purposefully incorporating international elements to the story such as filming in China as well as on location and set in the UK. 

 

As an actor/director Michael lets us in on his approach to working with the cast, Terri gives tips on balancing her producer role with her own role as an actor. Dean provides unique and empowering examples of how a film of this budget level and genre can be marketed, sold and self-distributed in the UK, even during the current COVID social restrictions.

 

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This Week's Shoutouts

 

Link to Innovation Productions 

 

 

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Part 2 Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot special Making Of Master Class with cast and crew from the film including Director, Cinematographer, Art Dept, Editor, Post Supervisor and Producers

Part 2 Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot special Making Of Master Class with cast and crew from the film including Director, Cinematographer, Art Dept, Editor, Post Supervisor and Producers

July 17, 2020

Part 2 of our inspiring Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot podcast Special Making Of Master Class with cast and crew from the film with Production Designer Jamie Foote, Editor Oliver Parker, Producer and Post Supervisor Jeet Thakrar and actors Jennifer Matter (Vortigone), Joel Phillimore (Modred) and Stella Stocker (Guinevere)

We go deep into making a single film on this weeks bumper edition as some of the main cast and crew from the recently released Arthur & Merlin : Knights of Camelot come and chat about how they made the film with it’s director Giles Alderson, Producer Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and cinematographer Andrew Rodger still on hosting duties.

On the second part of the special Ep the team talk about filming in castle, choosing camera, shots and colour palettes. Giles, Lucinda and Andrew then chat to actors Joel. Jen and Stella about their experiences of being on set, how to play their roles and give some great tips for actors.

After discussing the final bits of filming the team then chat to production designer Jamie Foote about setting the scene, where to get props from and how to be creative on set before chatting about editing the film with Oliver Parker about the best ways to prep the edit before shooting, how he likes to cut the film and how to work with directors in the edit suite. Plus some great tips for upcoming editors.

Then the team bring on Producer and Post supervisor Jeet Thakrar as they wrap this epic podcast up by discussing how to deliver a film on time and on budget and the best ways to work with you post team form VFX to sound mix to score and grade.

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Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot special Making Of with cast and crew from the film inlcuding actors Richard Brake & Richard Short, Art Dept, Make Up, Costume, Production and Post Team

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot special Making Of with cast and crew from the film inlcuding actors Richard Brake & Richard Short, Art Dept, Make Up, Costume, Production and Post Team

July 14, 2020

This is a Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot podcast Special Making Of with cast and crew from the film with actors including Richard Brake (Merlin) & Richard Short (King Arthur) and his Knights, crew members from Art Dept, Make Up, Costume, 1st AD, Production Manager, Editor and Post Supervisor.

We go deep into making a single film on this weeks bumper edition as some of the main cast and crew from the recently released Arthur & Merlin : Knights of Camelot come and chat about how they made the film with it’s director Giles Alderson, Producer Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and cinematographer Andrew Rodger hosting the marathon.

First up the team talk about how the film came about and how Lucinda as producer finds the scriptwriters and approaches a historical action film like A&M and how she asked Giles to come on board. They go into detail about the beginnings of the project and how Giles pitched for the directing job before bringing their first guest Richard Brake (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins) on to chat about playing Merlin.

Giles, Lucinda and Andrew then chat to 1st AD Stu Laurie and Production Manager (and 2nd AD) Jess Gardner about their roles on the film, how to prepare a film like this, Do’s and Don’ts, how to steady the shop and how to make a film set run smoothly.

After discussing casting and how it can shape a film the team bring on King Arthur himself and his trusty (or not) partner Lancelot in the shape of actors Richard Short (Mary Kills People) and Tim Fellingham (Vikings) to talk about playing lead roles, what to expect on an indie film, working with directors and crew and how important it is to be fit, have stamina, great focus, support and work ethic as an actor on a film.

Then the team bring on the noise! The wonderful cacophony of the Knights as the actors who play them talk about their experiences on set. The Knights are Kris Johnson, Ronan Summers, James G Nunn, Ian Sharp, Daniel Schutzmann, Aaron May and Stephen Uppal.

Then to end Part One of this special episode we bring on the wonderful Make Up and hair designer Brodie Mayhew and the fabulous costume designer Robyn Manton who talk about the importance of prep, continuity, blood effects, the colour palate and working with the director and team to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Join us for Part 2 on Friday as we have:

Actors Joel Phillimore, Stella Stocker and Jen Matter as well as Art Director Jamie Foote, editor Ollie Parker and Producer and post Supervisor Jeet Thakrar.

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How to Make Independent Action Films with Ross Boyask, director of I Am Vengeance : Retaliation starring Stu Bennett & Vinnie Jones

How to Make Independent Action Films with Ross Boyask, director of I Am Vengeance : Retaliation starring Stu Bennett & Vinnie Jones

July 7, 2020

This weeks we chat to experienced filmmaker and all round great guy Ross Boyask about making action films, creativity on set and his latest film and sequel, I am Vengeance: Retaliation starring Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones .

Hosts Giles Alderson (Arthur & Merlin) and producer Robbie McKane dive deep with Ross into action film-making, how to prepare the scenes, working on set, getting performance from actors and creating a safe environment to do so.

We discuss the virtual Cannes Film Festival just gone as his international sales agency and production company Evolutionary Films he runs with John Adams and Diane Shorthouse, his career, the importance of understanding if not mastering editing as a director and having brilliant collaborators such as fight choreographer Tim Mann, Production designer Paul Bentley and DoP Simon Rowling to help him create his vision.

Ross Boyask’s directed feature film credits include: Left For Dead, Ten Dead Men, Warrioress, I Am Vengeance and his latest feature I Am Vengeance: Retaliation (Out on July 13th)

Links

Ross’ Website www.rossboyask.com

Evolutionary Films www.evolutionaryfilms.com

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How to make indie movies with horror legend Danny Draven!

How to make indie movies with horror legend Danny Draven!

June 30, 2020

This week Giles Alderson (The Dare) sits down for a natter with directing & producing legend AND master of horror Danny Draven to talk about his journey and how and why he can make very successful movies some in just four days! Including William Shatner’s Full Moon Fright Night’s Horror Vision, Danny Draven’s Masters of Terror & Horror Vault, Patient Seven, Stuart Gordon Presents Deathbed, The Offerings (a.k.a. Ghost Month), Hell Asylum, and Reel Evil.

We chat about his books, he has written three on making films plus how he got his break in film-making.

They discuss his debut feature, Patient Seven shot in four days and starring Michael Ironside which shot him into the horror making world with a bang. How he learned to edit, He has edited over 200 movies, working with horror master Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and how he learned to delegate, working with blood and gore and how having a great UPM and VFX supervisor is essential.

And we discuss his latest feature the puppet frenzy/rubber monsters madness that is Weedjees: Halloweed Night which he also shot in four days and LIVE streamed the whole process on YouTube as he went.

LINKS

Danny Draven’s series on Amazon Prime - tons of behind the scenes that is incredibly informative.

Danny Draven’s Masters of Terror

USA:  https://www.amazon.com/Danny-Dravens-Masters-Terror/dp/B07FP8V5Q8

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Danny-Dravens-Masters-Terror/dp/B07FPDGQYF

Danny Draven’s Horror Vault

USA:  https://www.amazon.com/Danny-Dravens-Horror-Vault/dp/B07NW3332D

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Danny-Dravens-Horror-Vault/dp/B07NSFKDSC

Weedjees : Halloweed Night TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mapNTePcKc

Behind the Scenes LIVE STREAM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0MSt8xtdPc&list=PLABtAlsRvKyho8Etmk4MBlohGbB2kPugS

 

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Making over 50 feature films before the age of 30 with James Cullen Bressack, director, writer & producer.

Making over 50 feature films before the age of 30 with James Cullen Bressack, director, writer & producer.

June 23, 2020

This week we are joined by prolific filmmaker James Cullen Bressack who has made over 50 released feature films and he's not yet 30!

Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Ian Sharp (The Marker) had a good ol' natter with James about his career and what goes into making so many feature films.

We talk about one of his latest feature films Beyond the Law starring Steven Segal and how he loves to change genres. We discuss how he was coming up with ideas for his Dad's shows when he was 3 and made his first feature My Pure Joy when he was 18 for $7K.

We talk about dealing with difficult crew and how he loves to give a voice to first time filmmakers.

Check out James' incredible body of work here https://www.jamescullenbressack.com/

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Help FUND 'Charlotte Movie' on Greenlit here: https://greenlit.fund/project/charlotte-movie

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Making successful indie films & distributing & marketing them with The Droving and HEX director and screenwriter George Popov

Making successful indie films & distributing & marketing them with The Droving and HEX director and screenwriter George Popov

June 16, 2020

This week we are joined by returning hero George Popov who appeared on Ep 28 talking about his first feature film HEX made for just 10k. Now after a very successful release with that film he is back to talk about his second feature film The Droving.

He sits down (remotely, obviously) with director Giles Alderson (The Dare) and DoP Andrew Rodger (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot) to chat about self distribution on Amazon, hoe he got success with HEX and how he brought on a distribution company, Indie Rights to help him sell the film further.

We talk about filming The Droving at a real festival in Lake District, How he built the world, used a lot of the same cast and crew, Raised the finance, found the locations and shot the practical SFX deaths.

We also talk about knowing the business and marketing of your film BEFORE you start putting pen to paper and Andrew tells us about PLANAR WATCHES (available now)

WATCH The Droving https://www.amazon.co.uk/Droving-Daniel-Oldroyd/dp/B087FWC8NC

WATCH HEX https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hex-Daniel-Oldroyd/dp/B07V95J462/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hex+george+popov&qid=1592275507&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

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