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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 Make a Comedy Horror feature from your short film with director James Bushe


Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) sit down with director James Bushe to chat about his debut feature film 'Cannibals and Carpet Fitters'.

How loving zombie films as a kid made him want to be a filmmakers and how other people can have the same idea you've had since you were a child.

Making short film cannibals and carpet fitters and turning it into a feature film. Making a short film and the problems on set. Turning them into positives.

How he made Predator; Dark Ages fan film. Did a Kickstarter and raising further funds.

Using same investors to make feature cannibals

Making the effects and the gore. Using VFX to your advantage and how best to go about it.

Plus James gives you advice for making a horror comedy

Cannibals and Carpet Fitters Trailer

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LIVE Ep from the first ever ‘make your film’ event as we talk how to make indie films


Hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir treat you to their LIVE recording of the first ever #MakeYourFilm event!!

Director and writer Adam Morse - talks making his film LUCID without having anything in place. Blagging cast including Billy Zane and crew and learning how to make budgets and schedules in your bedroom from online videos! Getting cast when you have no money. Finding money in the most unexpected places.

Actress, producer, writer and director of L'Áge d'Or, Jenna Suru talks about the importance of preparing your film. Knowing your budgets. And the distribution plan. Hoe to make a period film and making sure you have the best costumes and make up teams as you can.

How you can Act and direct at the same time. Being over prepared, knowing your vision and what you have to compromise on to get it.

Why you should have a contingency in your budget and getting the Rolling Stones on your soundtrack.

Join us on Friday for Pt 2 as we talk to Matt Hookings about producing Winter Ridge and Phin Glynn as we talk making bigger budget film including You, Me and Him and the differences between the two.


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The Filmmakers WEBINAR - Join us on the 27th March online as we go into detail on how to go from Short Films to Feature Films. Learn how to get you film made with an exclusive deep dive into how you can make you feature film. Q&A afterwards Full details and tickets here:

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Scott Mann on Directing Final Score, Dave Bautista and Robert DeNiro


Giles Alderson sits down for a natter with director and producer Scott Mann to chat indie film-making working in the studio film system and dealing with on set nerves.

Filming in Bulgaria with The Tournament and the great film crews they have there.

We talk how he made a teaser trailer for the Tournament. Got offered a mil as soon as he got to Cannes to get it made but no guarantee he would direct it so he turned it down. People suddenly wanted the project but he wanted to direct. And even with offers on the table It still took two years and having to sign on the dole while he tried to get it made.

Then trying to close sales on the Tournament and getting Ving Rhames to agree to star in the film after having to wade into the sea in Cannes to get a better reception on his phone whilst doing so. Loosing finance during prep and not being able to leave the hotel as bills not paid!! And getting cash flow on a sheet of yellow paper.

We discuss getting star struck and dealing with the fear on set with actors and how Hugging Robert DeNiro changed his mindset

Working with Harvey Weinstein after The Tournament and possibly making a remake of Seven Samurai

The wonderful tale of when he talked to Robert DeNiro via Skype and going on to work on the script and directing Robert on set of Heist.

Making action movie Final Score and how it came together so quickly

Having no extras in the stadium where they filmed. Having a high above the line and a low below the line. Creating and setting up the action in films. Storyboarding for himself and making a film when you know the set is going to be torn down.


Mann Made Films

WATCH The Tournament


WATCH Final Score

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