Scott Mann on Directing ‘Final Score’ with Dave Bautista & Pierce Brosnan and working with and directing Robert DeNiro on Heist

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.

LINKS

Mann Made Films http://mannmadefilms.com/

WATCH The Tournament https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tournament-DVD-Robert-Carlyle/dp/B0047WU2S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1553556109&sr=8-1&keywords=tournament+dvd

WATCH Heist https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heist-Robert-De-Niro/dp/B019JJZ7A0

WATCH Final Score https://www.amazon.co.uk/Final-Score-Pierce-Brosnan/dp/B07KFN875K/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1553556200&sr=1-1&keywords=final+score

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100th EPISODE! The Best of the Podcast so far featuring Mark Strong, Neil Marshall, Andi Osho, Deborah Haywood, Scott Adkins, Craig Conway, Daisy Aitkens and many more. Hosted by Giles Alderson

This is our 100th EPISODE. Thank you so much all for supporting us and listening to us, it means the world to us!!

In this special episode host Giles Alderson dives down the rabbit hole of podcasts past to pulls out some gems from our guests that we have had so far. Some great guests and amazing episodes had to miss out but maybe there will be another ‘Best Of’ soon.

In the meantime you have the pleasure of listening again to moments and advice from actors and filmmakers that were wonderfully juicy and perfect for you to hear again. From screenwriting, producing, directing through to editing your indie film

Feel free to re listen to any ep that takes your fancy. Fo now though we are so glad you part of our Podern Family Filmmakers Podcast tribe and can;t wait for the next 100 with you.

Next weeks ep is with director and writer Scott Mann (Final Score) !!

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xrsqzd/100th_Pod.mp3

LINKS

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthough

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How to Make a Comedy Horror feature from your short film with ‘Cannibals and Carpet Fitters’ director James Bushe and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kT5eMms95M&t=3s

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James Bushe Website https://www.jamesbushe.co.uk/

James Bushe TWITTER https://twitter.com/tallynator101

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/7c77k6/James_Bushe.mp3h

LINKS

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthough

RAINDANCE- 20% Raindance Film Festival Entry.

Raindance aims to show the boldest and most innovative work that challenges the boundaries of filmmaking. And, they’re an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival for short films, and a BIFA-qualifying festival for British films. Submit your film by 26th April with the Early Bird fee, and get 20% off on your submission with the discount code PODCAST 20.https://filmfreeway.com/Raindance

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First Reformed producer Jack Binder on How to Make Studio Indie Movies Pt 2 with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir

In Part 2 of our chat with producer and financier Jack Binder we talk about Reign Over Me star Adam Sandler, how he is on set and how you should carry yourself as the star of any production

Jack’s new platform FilmBudget.com. How as Guerilla filmmakers we have to have solid knowledge of your budgets and finance plan and schedule that make sense created by professionals so your investors can see you are serious and understand what you are actually doing

“The film budget is a reflection upon you and your team”

We talk about having a message as a filmmaker that represents making a change in the world with his company http://www.greentreesfilms.com/

We talk about seeing the script for Paul Schaffer’s First Reformed and the message it was trying to say and Ethan Hawke’s performance and how he put the finance together .

Getting on the Oscar bandwagon &Atomic arts visual effects company who are approachable for indie filmmakers

And does he prefer Indie films or studio films ?

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/ktezb2/Jack_Binder_Pt_2.mp3

LINKS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthough

The Filmmakers WEBINAR – Join us on the 13th 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: https://thefilmmakerswebinar.clickmeeting.com/how-to-make-the-transition-from-short-film-to-feature/register

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How to Make a Studio Indie Movie Pt 1 with Jack Binder producer of Oscar Nominated First Reformed, Reign Over Me and The Upside of Anger with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir

Experienced Hollywood producer Jack Binder has not only worked with some of Hollywood’s A-listers including Ben Affleck, Adam Sandler and Kevin Costner but he has also produced studio movies as well as the studio indie and the outright indiefilm. His latest film First Reformed staring Ethan Hawke was Oscar Nominated this year for best screenplay!

Starting out as an assistant and ended up creative director and working with Oscar winning producer Michael Phillips (The Sting)

How as a producer you can work with your brother who is the director.

What to do when the shit hits the fan on set and the best way to deal with it.

We talk about the difference between producing a studio movie to an indie film and what you can go about to make it work for you.

Working with stars like Kevin Costner and Ben Affleck, who they act on set and how you should too. We ask him is there a difference between setting up a film in the U.K. to the US?

And how important it is your banking production account is set up before the money comes in.

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/w547kz/Jack_Binder_Pt_1.mp3

LINKS

Film Budget website https://filmbudget.com

Jack’s film company Greentrees Films http://www.greentreesfilms.com/

Atomic Arts VFX company http://www.atomicarts.net/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthough

The Filmmakers WEBINAR – Join us on the 13th 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: https://thefilmmakerswebinar.clickmeeting.com/how-to-make-the-transition-from-short-film-to-feature/register

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