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The Filmmakers Podcast is all about film making. From studio films to micro budget films and everything in between.

Regular hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dan Richardson (Retribution), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) and Christian James (Fanged Up) discuss how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f... it up in their very humble opinion.

Chatting with regular guests which include Mark Strong (Kingsman), Jack Tarling (God's Own Country), Joey Ansah (Bourne), Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ben Caron (The Crown) Mark Sanger (Gravity) and many more all about the craft of making films.

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Ep 68 Working with Robert Rodriguez on indie film ‘Monday

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.


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Ep 67 SCOTT ADKINS on Action films, acting and making indie films

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


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Ep 66 Dapper Laughs talks controversy & making Indie films

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.


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