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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 include Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers) Mark Strong (Kingsman), 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) and many more all about the craft of making films.

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How to Produce and Direct indie films with Stéphanie Joalland & Sean McConville


Joining Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) this week are film-making duo Stéphanie Joalland & Sean McConville from Frenzy Films who discuss how they make their films. From producing, directing, writing, casting, raising finance and getting the films seen.

Stéphanie Joalland grew up in a small town in Brittany, France. She moved to America to study producing, directing and screenwriting at UCLA where she graduated in 2008. After writing, co-producing and directing her first feature film THE QUIET HOUR, Stéphanie is now developing her next projects as a writer/director: THE SEEDLING and ICE. Stéphanie is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in New York.

Sean McConville began his career as a Special Effects technician on big budget studio films, including STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, MORTAL KOMBAT, and James Bond movies GOLDENEYE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Sean has a Master of Arts Degree in Screenwriting from the London College of Communications. After graduating LCC Sean moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, and graduated in 2004. Sean’s debut feature film as a writer/director, DEADLINE, starred Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch, showcased at Berlin, Cannes, and the American Film Market in Los Angeles, where it sold for distribution to 40 territories around the world including the U.S.

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Making A Guerrilla Style Indie Film with ‘I Love My Mum’ director Alberto Sciamma


Joining us this week is Director and Screenwriter Alberto Sciamma who talks about his new film I Love My Mum and how he made it Guerrilla Style across Europe.

Giles Alderson is joined by Producer and actor Matt Hookings, Director Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and our producer /editor Robbie McKane

They talk about Alberto's debut feature Killer Tongue and how he got finance from the American film market, How he found a Spanish production company and shooting a film in Spain

The learning process of making his debut film Black Death, where he directed stars Lena Headey and Jason Flemyng
The on his second feature, Jericho Mansions he directed star James Caan !

Alberto’s talks to us about his screenwriting process. Writing an idea from a seed and how to steal ideas from multiple sources

We discuss his third feature Bite / Blood Trap which he shot in Italy with a large friendly cast
and finally we chat about his latest film I Love My Mum (Out on 31st May in the UK), the difficulty in funding. Collaborating with Matt and fellow producer Alexa Waugh, Shooting Guerrilla Filmmaking Style in Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and the UK and we discuss the Distribution of the film.


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How to Co-Direct a indie Film to making Huge Disney Studio Movie Kim Possible


Zach Lipovski joins Giles Alderson to chat how he went from making indie films (FREAKS) with his friends and family's money to making an huge studio movie for Disney with his film KIM POSSIBLE

Zach talks about making his ace indie film Freaks how to work with young actors - auditioning them and on set. How to cast, direct and work with named actors such as Bruce Dern & Emile Hirsh and how he was encouraged by Mark Duplass.

He tells of some great ways on how you co-direct a feature film (in his case with Adam B Stein) and the positives and negatives of that.

The difference between indie and studio films, Script writing - out lining. and the importance of not just listening to one opinion

How he co created the App Shot Lister that helps filmmakers and how opportunities come from the places you wouldn’t expect. He also gives you some great advice for your film-making journey.


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