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A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others.

A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others.

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United Kingdom

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A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others.

Language:

English

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+44(0)7702890754


Episodes

"Host" Screenwriter Gemma Hurley on Writing a Hit Movie

6/7/2021
Today, Giles Alderson and his co-host Andrew Rodger welcome screenwriter Gemma Hurley to the podcast. She is one of the writers on the upcoming show The Rising and the co-writer of the amazing streaming horror hit Host, which took the internet by storm in 2020. Gem dives deep into the making of Host, how she came on board, how they managed to write and make a feature in just a few months during Lockdown, and what impact it had on her career as a female genre writer, including a...

Duration:00:54:07

How to Turn your Short Film into a Feature Film with Surge director & writer Aneil Karia

5/31/2021
Today on The Filmmaker’s Podcast, Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir chat with Aneil Karia, the writer and director of Surge starring Ben Whishaw, which premiered at the World Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2020. They dive deep into how Aneil turned his short Beat into an award-winning feature. He discusses how they developed the script, how the thematic heart of the film drove the writing process, how they raised the money and what it was like to work with Ben Whishaw...

Duration:00:57:04

Directing two-time Oscar-winning Anthony Hopkins & other stars in an Indie Film with Nick Stagliano

5/24/2021
This weeks episode is with producer, writer and director Nick Stagliano, whose latest feature The Virtuoso is out now! It’s starring Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish aaaand the legendary, two-time Oscar-winning Anthony Hopkins! He talks to Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir about how he got Anthony Hopkins for his indie film and how you can reach out to stars like him as well. Nick talks about his journey to get The Virtuoso made, how he works with actors, and how his budget changed with...

Duration:01:06:33

How to Fund, Package, Finance and Produce indie Films with Helen Simmons

5/17/2021
Want to produce indie films? Then our chat with the wonderful Helen Simmons is for you. Helen who was Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2018, sits down with hosts Giles Alderson & Ian Sharp to chat how she made a career out of being a producer and her latest film Say Your Prayers. We dive deep into Film Festivals, Working for the Weinsteins, Fundamental parts of filmmaking, making her debut feature Chubby Funny & writing and producing her short film F*CK. We talk the excellent Producers Round...

Duration:01:07:06

How to Make and Co Direct an iphone road trip indie film with a three person crew, Threshold directors Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young

5/10/2021
Making a film on a iphone? Then take a listen to this weeks guests Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young as they dive deep into how they made threshold on two iphone 8+, a three man crew and released it to great acclaim on Arrow. We talk about their first feature Bastard which they made two months out of film school with their producer Lauren Bates, how they lost they investment and went and shot it anyway. They chat how making indie films on no budget can bond you for life ad how they...

Duration:01:10:06

Promising Young Woman, Taken and Sinister editor Frédéric Thoraval on editing indie films and studio movies

5/3/2021
Promising Young Woman’s OSCAR & BAFTA nominated Frédéric Thoraval talks editing the movie and working with director Emerald Fennell. Fred sits down with Giles Alderson and Lucinda Rhodes Thakar to discuss his process as an editor, what got him started and how it felt being nominated at this years awards ceremonies. He talks about editing Taken starring Liam Neeson, Safe starring Jason Statham and Blumhouse’s Sinister and what the difference is between genres as an editor. He discusses the...

Duration:01:10:31

How to Direct, Produce, Write, Star and Distribute your Indie Film with guest Guy Pidgen - 'Older'

4/26/2021
This weeks episode is with the brilliant director, writer, producer and actor Guy Pidgen who’s film Older is out now! He talks to Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane about how he made his first film at 16, how he started in the business and how he got his break. He discusses who his film-making inspirations are and what you can take from them, what lessons he learn on set of his first feature ‘I Survived a Zombie Holocaust’ and what huge advice he has regarding sales and distribution of indie...

Duration:01:15:44

How to Make & Produce TV dramas with Liza Marshall - Temple, Riviera, Taboo

4/19/2021
We are delighted to have TV producer Liza Marshall on this weeks episode. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we sit down and chat about her experience as a producer and how she went about making TV dramas such as 'The Sins', 'Fields of Gold', 'Taboo', 'Honour' and 'Temple' and the feature films, 'Welcome to the Punch', 'Springsteen & I' and 'Before I Go To Sleep'. We talk about how he started off working as a producer for the BBC, as well as how she worked her way up, to...

Duration:01:11:11

How to make 16 Features in 10 Years with director and screenwriter Jamie Patterson - Justine, Tucked and Fractured

4/12/2021
We are delighted to have director Jamie Patterson on this weeks episode. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we sit down and chat about his latest feature film Justine. We talk about how he started off making feature films in his youth and how he went from making stories in his hometown in Brighton. Jamie talks about how important it is to have multiple projects on the go and how to avoid making the wrong choices, especially when it comes down to distribution. He also...

Duration:01:32:15

How to Make your Debut Feature Film - Jennifer Sheridan on directing Rose: A Love Story

4/5/2021
We are delighted to have director and editor Jennifer Sheridan on this weeks episode. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Andrew Rodger, we sit down and chat about her debut feature film Rose: A Love Story We talk about how she went from making award-winning short films such as 'Rocket', 'Acoustic Kitty' and 'Set Adrift', to making her directorial debut 'Rose'. She mentions how she started from editing commercials, to editing shorts. Jennifer talks about how she was inspired by a...

Duration:01:14:18

The Making of David Fincher’s MANK' with Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, Make Up Designer Gigi Williams, Production Designer Don Burt and Costume Designer Trish Summerville

4/1/2021
We are delighted to bring to you our SPECIAL bumper episode on the Making of David Fincher’s BAFTA & OSCAR nominated ‘Mank’. Come join us as we go behind the scenes on how to create movie magic. We start with Giles Alderson and Andrew Rodger having a chat with 'Mank' Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt about going from Gaffer on Fincher’s Gone Girl to DoP on Mank and how he made the transition to make his debut feature film. He talks pre production, how he works with Fincher especially...

Duration:01:45:47

Christopher Smith – Creep, Severance, Triangle and The Banishing - Making Independent Genre Movies

3/29/2021
We are delighted to have legendary director Christopher Smith on this weeks episode. He has been a firm favorite of host Giles Alderson who has wanted him as guest since the start and finally he is here to talk about his latest gripping film The Banishing. Joining Giles as co host is fellow director Christian James as they discuss Chris’ journey to becoming a filmmaker. His first brilliant film Creep and how he met producer Jason Newmark who has since been a team with him pretty much all...

Duration:01:09:06

How to make a successful feature with no crew on an i-phone - Matthew Butler-Hart & Tori Butler-Hart talk making sci-fi Infinitum: Subject Unkown

3/22/2021
Writer, Producer & Director 'Matthew Butler-Hart' & Actress, Writer & Producer 'Tori Butler-Hart' join us on this episode and sit down to chat with host Giles Alderson about their latest feature 'Infinitum: Subject Unknown' a film they made together, just the two of them in the crew during lockdown. Matt and Tori talk about how Sir Ian McKellen came on board and how a tweet from Edgar Wight inspired them to make a movie in the pandemic. They discuss how using locations you know is a must,...

Duration:01:06:30

Jessica Hynes on making her debut feature film as Writer & Director and starring in 'The Fight'

3/15/2021
We are joined on this episode by Writer, Director, Producer and Actress 'Jessica Hynes', who sits down to chat with Giles Alderson & CJ about her brilliant directorial debut 'The Fight'. Jessica who has starred in Spaced, Learners, 2012, Shaun of the Dead, Bridget Jones 2&3, Dr Who, Son of Rambow, The Royle Family, Years and Years, & Paddington 2 to name a few, makes her directorial debut with 'The Fight' and she explains how and why she made it. We chat all about how you should leave the...

Duration:00:59:21

How to turn your short film into an award winning feature with Jill Gevargizian, Writer & Director of 'The Stylist'.

3/8/2021
We are joined on this episode by director, producer and screenwriter Jill Gevargizian who sits down to chat with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir about her brilliant directorial debut the clever horror film 'The Stylist' and how she turned it from a short into a full-length feature film. Jill talks about learning how to trust your crew and how you must have your vision locked in. We talk crowd funding and how to raise the finance when you are on a very tight budget. Jill also dives into her...

Duration:01:10:30

How to Make and Release a micro budget Indie Film - Joshua Smith on making his Western, Road Trip Comedy film 'BuckShot'

3/4/2021
We are joined on this Friday Special release episode by director, producer and screenwriter Joshua Smith who sits down to chat with Giles Alderson about his western, road trip, comedy, music feature film ‘Buckshot’. Josh talks about working on big features as an assistant and how a chance meeting set him on his career path. We talk crowd funding and raising finance and making your script fit to the budget you have. We casting and making Buckshot and getting a big name attached. Josh also...

Duration:01:03:56

Matthew Modine - on Stranger Things, Wrong Turn, Acting, Directing and working with legendary filmmakers.

3/1/2021
Legendary Actor Matthew Modine joins us to chat about his latest role in the highly-anticipated reboot of 'Wrong Turn' as well as working with amazing directors, Stranger Things as well as a career and life on set. Matthew, who has starred in many Hollywood films such as 'Full Metal Jacket', 'Birdy', 'Vision Quest', 'Shortcut', 'Memphis Belle', 'Dark Knight Rises', '47 Meters Down', and hit TV shows such as 'Weeds' and 'Stranger Things'. sits down (in his Make Up Chair) to chat to writer &...

Duration:00:55:18

How to make a Sky Original Feature with 'To Olivia' Director & Writer John Hay and Producer Donall McCusker

2/22/2021
Giles Alderson sits down with Director and screenwriter John Hay & producer Donall McCusker to discuss their latest film 'To Olivia', now on Sky, which is the story of the tumultuous marriage between actress Patricia Neal and renowned writer Roald Dahl. It stars the fantastic Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville and is a beautiful, heart warming , well made and brilliantly directed film. Donall McCusker has produced films such as 'Falling for Figaro'. 'Division 9', 'Kajaki', 6 Days' and the...

Duration:01:21:48

Going from a Micro Budget to a £1M Feature - Producer Emma Biggins and Director & Writer Oliver Milburn talk making SCHOOLS OUT FOREVER

2/15/2021
'Schools Out Forever' Producer 'Emma Biggins' and Director 'Oliver Milburn' join Director & Producer, Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) for a mini reunion to discuss their first feature 'The Harsh Light of Day' and Emma and Oliver's latest feature School's Our Forever' which is available to buy on all platforms NOW! Oliver discusses how he shifted focus in the business and left directing behind for a few years and the reason why, how they released 'The Harsh...

Duration:01:21:54

How to Write, Direct & Produce three award winning feature films with 'Tony', Hyena' and 'Muscle' Director 'Gerard Johnson'

2/8/2021
Joining us on this weeks podcast is Director, writer and producer Gerard Johnson who sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to discuss how he directed the movie 'Tony' (2009), Hyena (2014) and his latest feature Muscle (2019). We spoke about what it was like working with swingers, yes swingers! How Gerard creates his distinctive shooting styles and his workshops with actors to help set the scene. He mentioned how important it is to have close relationships...

Duration:00:55:14