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The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films. From studio films to micro budget films and get them made, how to make them and how to try not to f.. it up in our very humble opinions.

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 have included Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers), Mark Strong (Kingsman), Beck & Woods (A Quiet Place), Tom Harper (The Aeronauts) Colin Goudie (Star Wars: Rogue One), David Koepp (Jurassic Park), Jack Tarling (God's Own Country), Scott Adkins (Expendables), Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ben Caron (The Crown), Mark Sanger (Gravity), Joey Ansah (Bourne) Stu Bennett (Fanged Up), Scott Mann (Final Score) Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter) and many more all about the craft of making films.

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Tom Cullen: How to make a debut indie film in 9 days with feature Pink Wall

 

Actor, writer and director Tom Cullen joins Giles Alderson to discuss in depth his John Cassavetes-inspired romantic drama feature Pink Wall starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass.

Giles and Tom discuss football, shared inspiration to become an actor/director, a 13-year old's ideal DJ name, challenging yourself at drama school and more.

Tom shares some insight on how he collaborates on set, using a semi-improvised style with actors to give them space to explore, working with a limited shooting window, getting the right material for the edit and ultimately letting a film be its own beast.

WATCH Pink Wall from 13th Dec 2019 in the UK

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This week's episode is sponsored by MusicBed  Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD - Get one month of subscription on MUSIC BED for free — or 20% off of a single-song purchase. Just enter promo code FILMMAKERSPOD when you check out.

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WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Raising Finance & writing, producing & starring in indie films – Sarah Megan Thomas

 

This week across, producer and screenwriter Sarah Megan Thomas joins Giles Alderson to talk about her latest movie Libertè: A Call to Spy

They talk about raising finance and getting to know your investors, how she approached her financiers and kept them for the next film and how you can wear multiple hats on a film set.

They natter about Sundance and the film festival lottery, her screenwriting process, casting and how she got star names attached to her first feature film and how to budget, deal with rejections, working with directors as a producer and actor and we talk about her journey as a female filmmaker and her latest brilliant film that she wrote, produced, raised the money for and starred in: Libertè: A Call to Spy .

WATCH Libertè: A Call to Spy at Whistler Film Festival on 6th Dec 2019

Follow Sarah Megan Thomas on Twitter here www.twitter.com/SarahMeganT

LINKS FREEBIES SPONSORS & PROMOS

This week's episode is sponsored by MusicBed  Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD - Get one month of subscription on MUSIC BED for free — or 20% off of a single-song purchase. Just enter promo code FILMMAKERSPOD when you check out.

Raindance Use promo code 20SATURDAY20 for 20% off Saturday film school on December 7th 🙂 https://www.raindance.org/courses/saturday-film-school/

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Make a Zombie Comedy Drama with ‘Little Monsters’ Director Abe Forsyth

 

What happens when you take a George A Romero zombie apocalypse and place the focus on a class of 6 year olds? Director of Little Monsters Abe Forsythe shares with us how he approaches comedy, satire and blending genres in his highly original style of film-making.

Robbie McKane sat down with Abe to talk about Abe’s influences, his debut feature Ned, based on Australian hero Ned Kelly, and his follow up feature Down Under, which covers on the bizarre landscape of modern polarised social politics with a brutal bite of black humour.
Finally we discuss Little Monsters, its inception, how it was financed and how Abe got his dream cast, including Josh Gad (Frozen) and Lupita Nyong'o )12 Years a Slave) in addition, we look at the challenges of filming with child actors in a zombie movie and striking the perfect tone between horror and comedy.

WATCH Little Monsters TRAILER here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn3G_VoJjYk&feature=emb_logo

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WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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