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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), Scott Adkins (Expendables), Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ben Caron (The Crown) Mark Sanger (Gravity) Joey Ansah (Bourne) and many more all about the craft of making films.

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Ep 77 How to Make and sell an Indie drama debut feature SINK

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and debut feature film maker Mark Gillis joins Giles Alderson and Dan Richardson on the filmmakers podcast to chat making his new indie drama Sink which is released on Friday Oct 12 2018

We also talk about screenwriting and the different processes we all use, having vital rehearsals before you shoot, first time directing, raising finance, kickstarter troubles, casting a real father and son, having no budget to pay people and the cast and crew working for deferred fees and the issue of post on a low budget indie film

About Mark Gillis

Mark began his career with the comedy act 76a touring extensively as a writer and performer whilst writing for Radio 4s topical comedy show Week Ending. He has combined writing performing and directing ever since. As an actor he most recently played Agrippa in the Chichester production of Antony & Cleopatra with Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall.

Television and Film includes: Silent Witness, Eastenders, Holby, The Brittas Empire, The Bill, Emmerdale, Grange Hill, Absolute Hell, Prick, Jean Moulin, Either/Or, Going Home feature An Ideal Husband and new channel 4 comedy Lee And Dean which is on More4 now.

He produced the short film Either/Or and has written and directed the short films Landing’ and ‘A Quiet Drink which was funded and produced by UK Film Council. Two of his feature length screenplays have been optioned and are now in development.


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Ep 76 How to Make Shape Shifting Horror Lifechanger

Award winning Director Justin McConnell and award winning Producer Avi Federgreen sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) at Frightfest HQ to talk making movies, the best way to get into a festival, get picked up for distribution and how they made their latest film Lifechanger which is screening at Grimmfest on the 5th Oct and Toronto Afterdark on the 16th Oct.

Avi Federgreen has been making films for almost 20 years: Still Mine, One Week, Score: A Hockey Musical, I’m Yours, Moon Point, High Life, and many more. His projects have received widespread recognition at international film festivals, including the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and nominations for a Gemini and the Directors Guild of Canada awards.

Justin McConnell is an accomplished artist who splits his time equally in multiple forms of media – as a producer/director of feature films and home entertainment (The Collapsed, Working Class Rock Star, Skull World), in providing a growing list of high-profile clients with every production/post solution available (ie. Anchor Bay Entertainment, Artsploitation, Raven Banner, VSC), as the lead programmer of the monthly horror short-film festival LITTLE TERRORS (which he co-runs with Rue Morgue Magazine), as a Programmer & Print Traffic for TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL, as an acquisitions rep for Canadian distributors RAVEN BANNER ENTERTAINMENT and INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT, and writer for RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE.

Justin has four feature films in distribution: the well-received horror/thriller ‘The Collapsed’ (released in over 12 countries worldwide, via companies such as Anchor Bay & Lions Gate), the counter-culture documentary ‘Skull World’ (available worldwide), the dark comedy ‘Junkie’ (producer only), and the documentary ‘Working Class Rock Star’. Having recently executive produced the Paul Sorvino/Robert Knepper crime drama ‘Cold Deck’ (released via Screen Media and Northern Banner), and currently in production on his new documentary ‘Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business’.


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Lifechanger website:

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Avi Federgreen distribution company Website

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Ep 75 How to Make a Feature film for £45 with Marc V Price

Director, screenwriter, producer and all round great guy, Marc V Price joins director Giles Alderson (The Dare) and cinematographer Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) to chat indie film, the differences between genre filmmaking, screenwriting, raising finance and shooting with very limited budgets.

We talk about how he made his debut feature film 'Colin', a zombie horror film for just £45 and how he made his latest action comedy Nightshooters which premieres at Raindance Film Festival in Oct


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