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

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Ep42 Making an Indie Heist Feature Movie with Lee Chambers

Producer, Director and screenwriter, Lee Chambers joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk about his new indie movie The Pineville Heist.
Made for 100k and a lot of help from local crew and nearby locations in Cananda, Lee set out to make his debut feature film and came across a whole heap of problems.

We chat about his award winning short film Hugh Jackman Saves the World, His time helping out on a movie LVJ, which was Giles' first ever feature film and the how the same DoP worked on both films. Casting a named talent (BooBoo Stewart) and heaving to re-cast due to time.
Questioning yourself on set and working creatively with your cinematographer and how sometimes it's ok to tell people to fuck off.

THE PINEVILLE HEIST, stars PRESLEY MASSARA, PRISCILLA-ANNE FORDER, CARL BAILEY, DARRYL DOUGHERTY, JACOB BROWN and BASIL HOFFMAN Produced & Directed by Lee Chambers Co-Written by Todd Gordon & Lee Chambers Co-Produced by Tara Dixon Cinematographer David Le May WATCH Trailer

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Ep 41 How to go from shorts to features – Deborah Haywood

Filmmaker Deborah Haywood joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and guest host Julian Kostov (Another Mothers Son) to chat about her brilliant debut feature film Pin Cushion and how making shorts was the best way to prep for the mammoth task of making a feature.
We chat about the new Martson's Beer Town Film Festival in Burton and we talk in-depth about going from shorts to feature films and how it can really be a calling card. From making her first short Lady Margaret with Michael Sorcha to winning awards and getting noticed for her short film Sis and 'Twinkle Twinkle' for Rankin presents. Being involved with i-features and the BFI and how important it is to stick to your gut when writing your feature films.

We also chat about her screenwriting process, being strong on set and bold with casting, being bullied and feeling vulnerable, leading on set but being scared, and building relationships on set with the crew.

And importantly, Directing with love and having the right collaborative team and producer is so key.

Oh and actor Robert Maaser makes a surprise appearance.


Pin Cushion Trailer:
Sis (short film):

Marston's Beer Town Film Festival…lm-festival/

Recorded at Just Voices Studio


Ep40 How to get distribution for your film for free

How to distribute your short film, web-series or feature film for FREE. Klaus Badelt, composer of Gladiator and Pirates of the Caribbean and CEO of distribution platform Filmhub joins Giles Alderson to chat indie film, getting his first job and making 'movie-movies'.
How he went from a low budget first movie to a $100m second movie.
From Making coffee to working and composing with Hans Zimmer.
How he learned as a creative to play to an audience.
And when working on a giant film like Gladiator you still have to keep that indie spirit.
How in lower budget movies you have to be creative and make your movie for your audience. “Take them on a ride and take them out of the world for a few hours”
This year, 14,000 films were submitted to Sundance and 97 films got accepted. Which makes your odds very low.
Filmhub gives you Multi national distribution where your film can get worldwide distribution as there were 53 new streaming service in states last year all looking for films like yours.
With Filmhub, your film goes into the market place, software based algorithms send it to the right distributor for you. 13,000 projects on film hub. They promote it and get it on watch lists for the buyers to buy. Get your films on the platform now. It's FREE and a great way to get your film seen.
A wonderful in-depth chat about how to distribute your short films, feature films or series and cut out the middle man.

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