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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) Stu Bennett (Fanged Up) and many more all about the craft of making films.

New episode released every Tuesday

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Ep 91 How to Make a Feature documentary Bros: After the Screaming Stops

 

This week we chat to ace documentary filmmaker Joe Pearlman about how he makes his docs.

How he started in the business and worked at well known Fulwell 73 Production company, got his foot in the door and started making indie docs.

Living with Mo Farah the Olympic gold winning Marathon runner whilst he made the documentary on him.

How he was asked to make the Bros doc and his original opinion.

We ask if the doc was staged or is it all real?

How you can make a doc about twins from an 80’s boy band and hit the zeitgeist in the U.K. and have a very successful and incredibly talked about feature film..

Why the third member of Bros wasn’t in the doc or even talked about.

How to actually shoot a doc, where to put cameras and who shoots what.how to film the interviews themselves. How to work with the interviewees and what is a great way to edit the films

LINKS

WATCH - BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0001qyv/bros-after-the-screaming-stops

FOLLOW Joe on Twitter here: @joe_pearlman

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MAKE YOUR FILM event http://bit.ly/2ALgDZJ Join filmmakers Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and guests speakers at the new #MakeYourFilm event in London on 29th Jan. Only £7.

FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN - 5 day course at EZ Going Retreats in Portugal. Learn the 10 steps to enable you to make your short film a success! For €99 discount use the code Podcast2019 Link here http://bit.ly/2SHMAZF

GREENLIT - The NEW crowdfunding platform 50% off the Crowdfunding masterclass .As part of our support for filmmakers, they’re offering subsidised training for filmmakers on the subject of crowdfunding. The introductory course runs over two sessions, a week apart. The first course runs on Thursday 24th January, with the second taking place on Thursday 31st January, both running from 6.00 to 8.30 PM. link http://bit.ly/2AIdWI9

RAINDANCE: A good Cannes, like a good film, requires effective pre-production and focused production. Registration starts in February – so get in quick with all the knowledge you will need after attending Raindance's Cannes Survival Guide. Book your place at the next session on 4th February and get in for just a tenner (RRP £25)  with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code CANNES10. Can't attend in London? You can also live-stream the course online! Booking link: http://bit.ly/CannesSurvivalGuide

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

MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL - SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

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NEIL Marshall talks directing indie films to big budget Game of Thrones episodes

 

This week Neil Marshall drops by to say hello and record a two-parter with us. He is a British director, best known for the films The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion.

He also directed Game of Thrones debuting in the second season of the series. He directed the pivotal episode Blackwater, written by George R.R. Martin and was EMMY nominated for the GoT episode of The Watchers on the Wall.

He joins hosts and directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk making his first indie films all through to making, directing and exec producing big budget TV shows such as Black Sails, Constantine, Hannibal, Tales of Halloween, Timeless, Dark Signal, Lost in Space and Westworld.

He has recently directed the reboot of Hellboy. He won the British Independent Film Award for "Best Director of a British Independent Film" for The Descent. The horror film also won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "The Watchers on the Wall".

We talk in depth about his start as a director. How he went to 'film school' Made his first short film - a zombie film called Brain Death on Digital tape cameras which his tutors forbade him to make. How he handed in a fake script, persuaded the janitor to open up so they could film at night. Find out what he thinks is the best education any director could wish for is

How no one wanted to make Dog Soldiers but got a great producer on board . It took six years to make an eventually found a very surprising investor. How the shoot went and how he felt. Making a shot list and storyboard and then threw it all in the bin and why he doesn’t shot list now.

How he was inspired to write The Decent. But having two cave films coming out at the same time meant a change in release day and how an uncontrollable disaster in London can effect the first weeks cinema run

Getting to make Doomsday off the back of The Decent and being given ‘a stupid amount of money’ to do it.

JOIN US for Part 2 on Friday

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM http://bit.ly/2ALgDZJ Join filmmakers Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and guests speakers at the new #MakeYourFilm event in London 7pm on Tues 29th Jan. Only £7.

From Script to Screen - 5 day course at EZ Going Retreats in Portugal. Learn the 10 steps to enable you to make your short film a success! For €99 discount use the code Podcast2019 Link here http://bit.ly/2SHMAZF

RAINDANCE: Aspiring filmmaker? Join our friends at Raindance for Directing Fundamentals, your introduction to the art and craft of directing for the screen in just one evening. Taught by seasoned director Simon Hunter, whose most recent feature "Edie" had a wide release in UK cinemas in 2018, this evening class will focus on one key directing skill: being able to communicate clearly and dynamically with your creative and technical team. Book your place at the next class on 17th January and get in for just a tenner (RRP £25)  with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST10. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/DirectingFundamentalsRD

 

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

MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL - SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 88 How to Make Indie films and a Q&A with The Filmmakers Podcast Gang

 

The hosts sits down for a New Years Day special chat about how they made their indie films, answer questions from listeners, reveal the top 10 podcasts and announce next weeks special guest and up coming guests!

Giles Alderson (The Dare), Andrew Rodger (To Dream), Christian James (Fanged Up) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) shoot the breeze about making their films and how their year in film-making has been.

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RAINDANCE: Aspiring filmmaker? Join our friends at Raindance for Directing Fundamentals, your introduction to the art and craft of directing for the screen in just one evening. Taught by seasoned director Simon Hunter, whose most recent feature "Edie" had a wide release in UK cinemas in 2018, this evening class will focus on one key directing skill: being able to communicate clearly and dynamically with your creative and technical team. Book your place at the next class on 17th January and get in for just a tenner (RRP £25)  with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST10. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/DirectingFundamentalsRD

MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL - SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

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

WATCH To Dream https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Ed-Hayter/dp/B07LCV58ND/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545093899&sr=8-1&keywords=to+dream+film

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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