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How to Make Hollywood movies with Todd Garner (Con Air, Knight and Day, Mortal Kombat) and hosts Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp

How to Make Hollywood movies with Todd Garner (Con Air, Knight and Day, Mortal Kombat) and hosts Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp

April 28, 2020

This week Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Ian Sharp (The Marker) had a natter with very well established movie producer Todd Garner about the state of the film industry, how you can get movies made and why now is the best time to get your projects ready!

Todd Garner, the Hollywood veteran has overseen 170 films (and counting) who's credits include xXx, Are We There Yet, Next, 13 Going on 30, Anger Management, The Fog, The Sorcerers Apprentice, Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse, Haunt, HellBoy, Tag and Black Hawk Down to name a few, talks about the movie business today, how he got started, what his ambitions are within cinemas and how they need to adapt.

Giles and Ian also talk to Todd about how now is the best time to write your projects and to really know what kind of movie you want to make. How you can use your imagination and how to find stories. How we will come through this pandemic and how even through wars and depressions we have always craved stories.

We also go into details about how Todd puts a project together from indie films to studio movies and he gives some brilliant advice for actors, producers, screenwriters and directors.

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Listen to Todd's brilliant podcast The Producers Guide here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-producers-guide-todd-garner-hollywoods-elite/id1363232295

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How to Distribute your film & make money with Filmtrepreneur’s Alex Ferrari with Giles Alderson

How to Distribute your film & make money with Filmtrepreneur’s Alex Ferrari with Giles Alderson

April 21, 2020

Join us on this weeks episode as we talk distribution!

Alex Ferrari, director of 'This is Meg' and 'On the Corner of Ego & Desire' chats to Giles Alderson (The Dare) in his home in LA about how you can distribute your film and make money from it.

They chat about the Distribber debacle, the Facebook group set up from it to help filmmakers and the best way to distribute your indie film.

They also go into detail about when distribution should be talked about when making a film, how you need a niche and how you can actually make money from your indie film.

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How to make a witty slice of zombie horror, raise money and make a feature film with Ravers director Bernhard Pucher

How to make a witty slice of zombie horror, raise money and make a feature film with Ravers director Bernhard Pucher

April 14, 2020

Giles Alderson (The Dare) had a chat during isolation with Ravers director Bernhard Pucher about how he came to make his second feature film.

They chat about his brilliant fun comedy horror film Ravers and delve into why Bernhard became a director. What his journey was to his first feature film 'Betsy & Lennard' and how he raised finance for both films!

They also talk about tattoos, great films form 1999, American accents, great VFX, stunts and why you should always 'stick the landing'

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RAVERS trailer

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Make Your Film LIVE Pt 2 with producers Phin Glynn (Mad To Be Normal) and Jack Binder (First Reformed) on surviving Covid & preparing as filmmakers.

Make Your Film LIVE Pt 2 with producers Phin Glynn (Mad To Be Normal) and Jack Binder (First Reformed) on surviving Covid & preparing as filmmakers.

April 10, 2020

Part 2 of our Make Your Film on line summit is with award winning producers Phin Glynn & Jack Binder who join Giles Alderson (The Dare ) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to talk about surviving the Corona Virus as filmmakers and how you can prepare you projects.

Phin discusses Pitch decks and vision packs and why you should make them. How investors might be feeling now and the best way to approach them at the moment and working with directors and screenwriters and finding projects that you truly believe in .

Jack tries to keep us motivated and to work on your scripts and make them ready. "The Script the Script and nothing but the script". We talk about how to know when our scripts are ready and how do deal with notes. Working with directors and actors as a producer . How to get cast on. Working with junior agents. Know the costs of your money and what I could make it for.

Phin Glynn is a producer of feature films such as 'You Me and Him' starring David Tennant, Killers Retreat, Waiting for Anya, The Intruder and End Of Term and most recently Doorman with Ruby Rose and Jean Reno.

Our final guest is Major Hollywood Studio, Indie Film & TV Producer Jack Binder, whose Producer Credits include: First Reformed Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Paul Schrader [OSCAR® NOMINATED BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY]| A24, The Upside of Anger Kevin Costner, Joan Allen | New Line Cinema, Reign Over Me starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Liv Tyler & Donald Sutherland | Columbia Pictures, Man About Town Ben Affleck and John Cleese | Lionsgate,  The Mind of the Married Man | HBO Original Series amongst others Starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Rebecca Romijn, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane. Jack also runs www.filmbudget.com

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‘Make Your Film’ LIVE with 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns & Star Wars: Rogue One Editor Colin Goudie with Directors and hosts Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir Pt1

‘Make Your Film’ LIVE with 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns & Star Wars: Rogue One Editor Colin Goudie with Directors and hosts Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir Pt1

April 7, 2020

Scripts and development for filmmakers - This is Part 1 of our Make Your Film online summit event where Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) chat with their special guests and go in-depth about how to survive during Covid 19 and get your scripts and projects ready for when we can get back on set again!

Our first guest is the very talented screenwriter Krysty Wilson–Cairns. Not only has she just recently been nominated for an Oscar for '1917' but also WON an BAFTA for the same film which she co-wrote with director Same Mendes. Her latest feature is 'Last Night on Soho' co-written with filmmaking legend Edgar Wright.

We chat about how to deal with the issues we face today and give some helpful tricks and tips around this, how to work with award winning directors, producers and editors, how an agent can help you and some great editing and scriiptwriting techniques as well as getting some questions from the Make Your Film attendees, asked and moderated by Robbie McKane.

Part 2 will be released on Friday. SO do join us and our guests, award winning producers Phin Glynn, (Mad to Be Normal, You Me and Him starring David Tennant, Killers Retreat, Waiting for Anya, The Intruder and End Of Term and most recently Doorman with Ruby Rose and Jean Reno) and Our final guest is Major Hollywood Studio, Indie Film & TV Producer Jack Binder, whose Producer Credits include: First Reformed Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Paul Schrader [OSCAR® NOMINATED BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY]| A24, The Upside of Anger Kevin Costner, Joan Allen | New Line Cinema, Reign Over Me starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Liv Tyler & Donald Sutherland | Columbia Pictures, Man About Town Ben Affleck and John Cleese | Lionsgate,  The Mind of the Married Man | HBO Original Series amongst others Starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Rebecca Romijn, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane. Jack also runs www.filmbudget.com

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Lorcan Finnegan ‘Vivarium’ - How to direct a social sci-fi thriller starring  Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg

Lorcan Finnegan ‘Vivarium’ - How to direct a social sci-fi thriller starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg

March 31, 2020

Chilling sci fi satire on this week's episode with an interview with Vivarium director Lorcan Finnegan, appropriately atmospheric for isolated viewing.

Giles and Robbie open the pod with news on the latest MakeYourFilm online summit event amid the lockdown, followed by Robbie's interview with the writer/director.

Lorcan discusses his roots in graphic design, beginnings in TV, commercials and webisodes before charting his route into film with award-winning short Foxes, which gave him the kudos to launce two features, his first film Without Name and the much longer gestating Vivarium, out now on demand.

For the more analytical we talk colour theory and set design, and for producers taking notes we talk finance, as Lorcan reveals the story of how the film came together from an impressive array of European funding bodies.

We also discuss casting the leads, Imogen and Jesse, and how folklore and parable play into the film's story.  

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Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), Phin Glynn (Mad To Be Normal), Colin Goudie (Star Wars:Rogue One) & Jack Binder (First Reformed)
So come join us online. March 6th at 6pm -9pm It's FREE! Where ever you are in the world
 
 

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How to make an indie film for 10k in 8 Days with ‘24 Little Hours’ filmmakers Diane and Paul Knight

How to make an indie film for 10k in 8 Days with ‘24 Little Hours’ filmmakers Diane and Paul Knight

March 24, 2020

This week husband and wife team Paul and Diane Knight stop by to chat with Giles Alderson (The Dare) ad Ian Sharp (The Marker) about making their latest movie '24 Little Hours' for just 10k in 8 Days!

A real treat for filmmakers as returning favourite Paul Knight continues his chat from episodes 31 & 32 where he talked very openly about the issue he had when his film Landscape of Lies was involved in a £19.6M tax scam and hoe he over came it and now he is back with his wife and fellow producer Diane Knight to talk about how they made a feature film in 8 days with just 10k to play with.

They talk about their process, their days to day on set, casting, asking for favours, getting the film distributed and released to the world.

Watch 24 Little Hours here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/24-Hours-London-Fiona-Skinner/dp/B0829GNHZ6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YS7JS03AM4TH&dchild=1&keywords=24+hours+in+london&qid=1585019910&s=instant-video&sprefix=24+lhours+in+London%2Cinstant-video%2C211&sr=1-1&swrs=42EC4D5742C2C3B8DAFD31DBFB13ABEB

 

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Julian Jarrold - How to make heartfelt dramas incl: ‘Sulphur & White’, Directing ‘The Crown’ and making ‘Kinky Boots’ shine

Julian Jarrold - How to make heartfelt dramas incl: ‘Sulphur & White’, Directing ‘The Crown’ and making ‘Kinky Boots’ shine

March 17, 2020

This week we are joined by director Julian Jarrold who talks about his new film Sulphur and White starring Mark Stanley, Anna Friel and Emily Beecham which is OUT NOW

Giles' film The Dare has just been released in the US and Canada and he tells you some tips he learnt in LA and Dom kills off some of his Bucket List.

Julian tells us about working on The Crown, where he had just come from the set, casting Sulphur and White, Developing a script based on true events with the real people.

Directing modern TV vs directing indie films, working with producers, adapting an existing script, being sensitive around real life events and dramatic backstories.

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Francis Annan - ‘Escape from Pretoria’ writing and directing a political prison thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe

Francis Annan - ‘Escape from Pretoria’ writing and directing a political prison thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe

March 10, 2020
For those who have been following the journey, director Giles Alderson's feature THE DARE is now out in the US - track it down and seek it out if you're listening stateside.
 
Today Giles and DOP Andrew Rodger are joined by writer and director Francis Annan to discuss his stunning debut feature Escape from Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe.
 
Francis speaks on some of the key influences and motivations in making the film, the importance of key collaborators, the screenwriting process and how he came to work with the producers of the film.
 
 
 
Escape from Pretoria Trailer
 
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Aleem Hossain - How to make a Micro Budget, award winning Sci-fi feature ‘After We Leave’.

Aleem Hossain - How to make a Micro Budget, award winning Sci-fi feature ‘After We Leave’.

March 3, 2020
On Ep 152 Giles joins you from LA in his intro this week to celebrate the US release of his long-awaited feature film THE DARE.
 
Headlining today's episode, we chat with Aleem Hossain director of sci-fi feature After We Leave, winner of best feature film at sci-fi London 2019 and best director at Berlin Sci-Fi.
 
Aleem gives Giles some insight into his process, in going low-budget, creating convincing VFX and eschewing a traditional production process to allow for more improvisation from his actors. He also touches on funding the film and targeting smaller festivals to win awards. 
 
We also talk on the importance of key collaborators, the formation of the film's concept and script, working to a budget across the shooting and editing and getting great performances from a new cast.
 
 
After We Leave Trailer
 
 
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