Ep 72 How To Make a Hollywood Mockumentary - Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story with director Scott Fivelson and Giles Alderson

September 4, 2018
Screenwriter and director Scott Fivelson joins Giles Alderson to chat about his latest film the Hollywood mockumentary/satire Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story.

Scott Fivelson is the writer/director of Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story, a Hollywood biopic starring Lenny Von Dohlen as legendary director, "Oskar Knight". The film won Scott Fivelson the "Breakthrough Director Spotlight" award at the 2016 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.

Fivelson is a screenwriter, fiction writer, playwright, and songwriter from Los Angeles. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University. He has written short stories and satirical pieces for Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly, Tales from the Heart of Hollywood, and other publications. He is the author of the one-act plays, Dial L for Latch-Key (Blackstone Publishing/Blackstone Audio) and Leading the Witness (Hen House Press). He is also the author of the comedy novel, Tuxes, which was published by BeachSide Press, and which was also released in a French e-edition from Polymancer Studios, Inc.

His short story in paperback and ebook form, Johnny Passe, also appears in the anthology, Fiction Noir, both published by Hen House Press.

As a screenwriter, his films also include American Reel, starring David Carradine, Michael Maloney, and Mariel Hemingway; and 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, starring James Wilder, Joaquim de Almeida, Rudolf Martin, and Richard Edson. He won the "Best Screenwriter" award for 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (a.k.a. Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun) at the 2014 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. The film also won the "Red Dirt Award (Grand Jury)" prize at the 2014 Red Dirt International Film Festival, and "Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film" at the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival, The film won Scott Fivelson the "Breakthrough Director Spotlight" award at the 2016 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and “Best Director” at the 2017 Vancouver Filmdance Festival.

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story features a wide-ranging ensemble including Margaret O'Brien, Joaquim de Almeida, Julianna Guill, Kristina Anapau, and many other stars who share their memories and feelings about the legendary director.

LINKS

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NEAR MYTH: THE OSKAR KNIGHT STORY LINKS

Trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qd0yazAbnE

IMDB www.imdb.com/title/tt2511254/?ref_=nv_sr_1

IMDB - Scott Fivelson www.imdb.com/name/nm0007110/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/theoskarknightstory/

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012193412530

Winter Ridge screenings

9th Kino London Bridge - www.facebook.com/events/410278772833814/

14th Odeon Wimbledon - www.facebook.com/events/506165759846726/

16th Genesis cinema Mile end - www.facebook.com/events/274811176670825/

SUPPORT - Elliot Barker's 'Hunting Gardens' short film on Kickstarter

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Ep 71 How To Stay at the top of the Charts with your Debut Found Footage horror film Unlisted Owner with Jed Brian and Giles Alderson

August 28, 2018

Writer and Director Jed Brian joins Giles Alderson to chat about making his found footage horror film Unlisted owner and getting and staying at the top of the Amazon charts for 15 weeks.

They talk how to make a film when you live in the middle of nowhere with little resources and how to get distribution and the best way to go about making a found footage movie.

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'Unlisted Owner' Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpi1tzNiBQ
Buy Unlisted Owner here: USA: https://www.amazon.com/Unlisted-Owner-Chris-Ash/dp/B077JJXS16
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unlisted-Owner-Chris-Ash/dp/B077JHNH3W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535417537&sr=8-1&keywords=unlisted+owner+film

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Ep 70 Making Indie Film ‘No Shade’ with Clare Anyiam-Osigwe and BUFFOriginals Emmanuel Anyian-Osigwe

August 24, 2018

Part 2 of our in-depth chat with filmmaker Clare Anyiam-Osigwe and the British Urban Film Festival director Emmanuel Anyian-Osigwe.
They talk making their new indie film No Shade, written and directed by Clare and produced by Emmanuel under the Buff Originals banner.
Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) sit down at Just Voices Studio to chat with them about No Shade, Indie Film, Windrush and Colorism.

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'No Shade' Trailer & website bufforiginals.com/

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT:

Leo Dehaan's The Boat short film on IndieGoGo LINK

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @clareanyiamo

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Recorded at Just Voices

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How to be a Female Filmaker, Being a Black director and making indiefilm ‘No Shade’ w/ Clare & Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

August 21, 2018

How to make a career as a female filmmaker, Colourism, Being a Black Filmmaker, setting up BUFF Originals and making indie film No Shade with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe who sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) to chat highs and lows of making indie films, Tough starts and having to fight to be what you want to be.

ABOUT

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) was formed in July 2005 to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK.

Supported by filmmakers and British actors, the organisation was set up by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe and established as BUFF Enterprises Ltd.

Clare Anyiam-Osigwe : Writer, director and co-star of Romantic Drama ‘No Shade’ Feature Film

Director of ‘Windrush Stories’ short documentary released June 9 2018, Proud recipient of B.E.M, Queens honours list 2017

Multi Awarded Founder of Premae Skincare - the world's 1st freeform beauty brand. CEO, leading the brand into 3 continents (UK, Africa and USA) and driving sales globally. Private practice at No.1 Harley Street specialising in Vegan Facials & Skin/Diet consultations

LINKS:

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'No Shade' Trailer & website http://bufforiginals.com/

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT:

Elliot Barker's 'Hunting Gardens' short film on Kickstarter

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Recorded at Just Voices

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Ep 68 Rebel Without a Crew! Making indie film ‘Monday’ for 7K in 14 days with director Alejandro Montoya Marin and host Giles Alderson

August 14, 2018

How to make brilliant indie film 'Monday' whilst being on Robert Rodriguez's TV show Rebel Without A Crew.
Alejandro Montoya Marin chats to Giles Alderson (The Dare) about how it all happened and how he turned his short into a feature film that premiered at SXSW.

He talks worked with Robert Rodgriguez, making and writing indiefilms and making a feature film under extreme conditions.

About Alejandro

Alejandro Montoya Marin was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Mexico (Merida and Monterrey). Since a very young age, he has been interested in film.

Alejandro went to school for marketing and then attended Vancouver Film School in Canada where he specialized in Directing. He later moved to Albuquerque to join the growing film industry.

His narrative work includes: Intrepido (2009), The Princess and the Musician (2013), The Joneses (2014), Low/Fi (2015), Monday (2016), and Leslie (2017). His films have screened in numerous film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Raindance, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Hollyshorts, and many more.

In addition to narrative film, Alejandro also has an intense love for music and has directed many music vídeos. He has directed for Sleigh Bells, Chikita Violenta, Motopony, Grimlin, and Stem Ivory.

Most recently, Alejandro appeared on the El Rey Network-produced documentary show, REBEL WITHOUT A CREW: THE SERIES. With a budget of only $7000 and 14 days of shooting time, Alejandro was able to adapt his award-winning short film, MONDAY, into a feature film. The movie premiered at special screening during the 2018 SXSW FESTIVAL and most recently was screened to a sold-out audience at the SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.  The film is currently on the film festival circuit and continues to pile up rave reviews.

Alejandro is now currently working on both his second and third feature film projects.

LINKS

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Alejandro's WEBSITE: http://www.alejandromontoyamarin.com/

Holly Shorts screening on 18th Harmony Gold Theatres

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT

A Landscape of Lies - BUY here and support Paul Knight 's film

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 67 SCOTT ADKINS Making action films, working with your heroes and acting in indie films

August 7, 2018

Scott Adkins joins us to chat working as an action and martial arts star on indie films and big studio movies including Expendables, Ip Man 4, Accident Man and Undisputed

He talks about getting his start as an actor on British TV and his big break on a Hong Kong action movie and how he over came disappointments to learn from the best.

How having a niche and using martial arts as a way in worked very well for him.

We discuss the best way to shoot fight scenes in movies and how directors should work with actors and fight choreographers

He chats about his time working on Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty and Expendables plus many more and how different directors approach fight sequences and directing actors.

Taking leadership and ownership of fight scenes in his films is a great way to create compelling action feature films

And we go in-depth on how Scott likes to work on movie sets

SHOW NOTE LINKS

The Debt Collector Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=N0O5iwmXzXM

BUY Accident Man https://www.amazon.com/Accident-Man-Blu-ray-Ashley-Greene/dp/B077R48NT8

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Night Feed short film WATCH here: http://www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @TheScottAdkins

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Recorded at Just Voices Agency.com

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Ep 66 Daniel O’Reilly AKA Dapper Laughs. How to go from being an internet star to a making movies with director Christian James and Giles Alderson

August 3, 2018

Actor and comedian Daniel O'Reilly AKA Dapper Laughs sets the record straight about his controversial past, how he made his name on social media and how he wrote and starred in his first feature film Fanged Up.

He talks about his love for musicals, his first performance in fishnet tights and being a family entertainer before he became his famous alter ego Dapper Laughs.

He talks about the controversy that surrounded him and tells the story of what happened with the media and how he rose up again and wrote Fanged Up and helped get the indie film made.

He discusses acting, working with director CJ, emotional scenes and gives great advice to inspiring up and comers.

SHOW NOTE LINKS

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Be…a/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

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Night Feed short film WATCH here: www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @DapperLaughs

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Ep 65 WRITING & STARRING IN ‘FANGED UP’ with Danielle Harold, Dan Palmer & Christian James

July 31, 2018

Chatting screenwriting and acting in vampire comedy horror indie film Fanged Up with screenwriter and actor Dan Palmer and actress Danielle Harold

With director Christian James and Giles Alderson on hosting duties.

We delve into making the film, what happened on set and how the film came to CJ and Dan Palmer, how he re-wrote the script in a week and how Danielle got used to boys on set, the difference between TV and indie films and creating a character.

Danielle Harold starred in TV drama Eastenders and recent feature films Two Graves, Fanged Up and the soon to be released Innocent Candy

Dan Palmer has written and starred in numerous films including Freak Out, Stalled, Night Feed, Small Town Folk and Fanged Up as well as staring in Jake West's Evil Aliens.

LINKS

Fanged Up Film BUY HERE: www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Be…a/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Raindance 99 MINUTE FILM SCHOOL DISCOUNT CODE: RDPODCAST20
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Giles Alderson Official site www.directedbygiles.com

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT TO:
Ethel short film www.indiegogo.com/projects/ethel-a…eimer-s-family#/

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @danielleharold @thedaremovie

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Ep 64 Stu Bennett talks Fanged Up with director Christian James and Giles Alderson

July 24, 2018

Indie film and career talk with Stu Bennett.

Stu Bennett had his first acting role in the 2013 crime thriller film Dead Man Down, which starred Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrance Howard & Dominic Cooper In April 2015, it was announced that he would star as "Europe's most dangerous assassin" in a WWE Studios-Richwater Films action thriller film titled Eliminators  starring friend of the show and soon guest Scott Adkins & directed by James Nunn

He then took his first lead role in Ross Boyask’s brilliant action film Vengeance

Director and writer Ross Boyask is on the podcast on Ep 27 with John Adams chatting about making Vengeance and other indie films too.

And most recently in our very own host Christian James' latest film Fanged Up. A vampire comedy. Written by Dan Palmer, Dan O’Reilly and Nick Nevern and starring Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Vas Blackwood and Stephen Berkoff.

LINKS

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

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Night Feed short film WATCH here: http://www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 63 HOW TO GO FROM INDIEFILMS TO HOLLYWOOD & BACK AGAIN with ‘Crowhurst’ director Simon Rumley

July 17, 2018

Simon Rumley talks with Giles Alderson about how he directed his latest feature films Fashionista, Crowhurst and Once Upon A Time in London.
And he tells us about his Hollywood experience making Johnny Frank Garret's Last Stand and the dramas that surrounded the film.

How he met many influential and future collaborators on the festival circuits, the problems shooting on a small boat and making, going head to head with Colin Firth's The Mercy and making a film that wasn't script ready.

Simon’s feature film credits include: Club Le Monde, Strong Language, The Truth Game. The Living and the Dead, starring Roger Lloyd-Pack.  Red White & Blue which  starred Noah Taylor, Marc Senter and Amanda Fuller.
Segments in the features Little Deaths which starred Tom Sawyer and Kate Braithwaite, The ABCs of Death, produced by Tim League and 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero
Johnny Frank Garret’s The Last Word  starring Sean Patrick Flannery.
And the recently released Fashionista and
Crowhurst which is based on the tragic real-life story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst,
And recently filmed Once Upon a Time in London staring Geoff Bell, Le Gregory, Terry Stone, Kate Braithwaite, Micheal McKell and Jamie Forman

Crowhurst Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FKYtyXhBSw
Buy CROWHURST https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/crowhurst

Fashionista Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuxgMlNDOzc
Buy FASHIONISTA https://www.amazon.com/Fashionista-Amanda-Fuller/dp/B0794C5QX5

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

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INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT
Xabier Saavedra - Another Luna - Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1049300045/another-luna-short-film/description

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson
@FangedUp @thedaremovie
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Recorded at Just Voices Studio in London www.justvoicesagency.com

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