Ep 91 How to Make a hit Documentary Feature, with Bros: After the Screaming Stops director Joe Pearlman and hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

This week we chat to ace documentary filmmaker Joe Pearlman about how he makes his documentaries including the riducously popular recently released doc on Bros. How he started in the business and worked at well known Fulwell 73, 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 https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9wep3-a48d77 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 BUZZFEED FAV PODCASTS LINK Please do us a favour and recommend us to Buzzfeed. Link http://bit.ly/2srIEAP 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/ Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie Part of the www.podfixnetwork.com

NEIL MARSHALL Part 2 Directing Indie films to Studio Movies ‘Doomsday, Centurion and TV’s Game of Thrones, Lost in Space and his new film The Reckoning with hosts Giles Alderson and Christian James

In Part 2 of our podcast with Neil Marshall he talks directing Doomsday. How he deals with studios and issues on set. Living with commercial and critical failure and is that is good for a director to grow Working with actors ( and difficult ones) and directing tips. What it is like when you are not HOT any more and the work dries up. How he got Game or Thrones and had a week to prep. Getting nominated for an Emmy & What can happen at the Emmys Awards. He talks Making the TV show Hannibal and Being an exec producer on TV shows and the involvement there and working with Michael Bay. Chats Lost in Space and making something you are proud of and working hard to create. How story is key and dealing with disappointments and low periods a filmmaker faces And we talk about Neil’s new film The Reckoning and he gives some great advice to new filmmakers Note: We don’t talk about Hellboy (well… a little bit) LINKS 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: 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 Part of the www.podfixnetwork.com

NEIL MARSHALL How to Direct Indie Films to Big Studio movies & making Game of Thrones, Exec Producing big TV with hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

Neil Marshall 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 starring ·  David Harbour, Milla Jovovich & Ian McShane.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.

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JOIN US for Part 2 on Friday

LINKS

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

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, Film-making tips, Q&A and our top 10 Podcasts so far with Giles Alderson, Andrew Rodger, Christian James and Dan Richardson

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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Script Pipeline: http://bit.ly/2zXFMzR Script Pipeline discovers and develops writers for film and television, connecting them to producers, agents, and managers. Since 1999, several produced films and over $6 million in screenplay and TV pilot spec sales are credited to Script Pipeline’s unique, intensive process of long-term writer-to-industry facilitation. Contest finalists and “Recommend” writers work with Script Pipeline executives year-round, getting broader exposure for their work in addition to continuous, one-on-one development assistance.

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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