Ep 77 How to Make a Micro Budget Indie Drama with director of SINK, Mark Gillis and Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and debut feature film maker Mark Gillis joins Giles Alderson and Dan Richardson on the filmmakers podcast to chat making his new indie drama Sink which is released on Friday Oct 12 2018
We also talk about screenwriting and the different processes we all use, having vital rehearsals before you shoot, first time directing, raising finance, kickstarter troubles, casting a real father and son, having no budget to pay people and the cast and crew working for deferred fees and the issue of post on a low budget indie film
About Mark Gillis
Mark began his career with the comedy act 76a touring extensively as a writer and performer whilst writing for Radio 4s topical comedy show Week Ending. He has combined writing performing and directing ever since. As an actor he most recently played Agrippa in the Chichester production of Antony & Cleopatra with Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall.
Television and Film includes: Silent Witness, Eastenders, Holby, The Brittas Empire, The Bill, Emmerdale, Grange Hill, Absolute Hell, Prick, Jean Moulin, Either/Or, Going Home feature An Ideal Husband and new channel 4 comedy Lee And Dean which is on More4 now.
He produced the short film Either/Or and has written and directed the short films Landing’ and ‘A Quiet Drink which was funded and produced by UK Film Council. Two of his feature length screenplays have been optioned and are now in development.
SINK website: http://www.sinklondon.com/ Sink on Twitter @SINKlondon
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