How to Make Indie Films & keeping your cool during the madness of Film-making with director, producer and screenwriter of ’13 Graves’ – John Langridge

Joining us on the podcast this week is the director, writer and producer of the newly released horror drama 13 Graves!

John joins hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Julian Kostov who produced the The Dare to chat the ins and outs of indie film-making

John talks about his issues making his ‘first’ feature film and the investor problems and his actual ‘debut’ feature film Four and what happened on that film set which will scare all filmmakers.

We talk screenwriting- using index cards and magic whiteboards Training under the Monty Python school making 16mm shorts Taking out a second mortgage and renting a stately home 

Falling fowl of dodgy investors, Making FOUR, his debut feature in an abandoned mail office with Sean Pertwee, Craig Conway, Kirsten Wearing and Martin Compston. 

How he made his latest feature 13 Graves with Evolutionary films, Battled storms in an outdoor location, Appealed to local communities for help on the production and got the film finished and released.

WATCH 13 Graves TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Kvwu12rKI

WATCH 13 Graves https://www.amazon.co.uk/13-Graves-Kevin-Leslie/dp/B07TS93C6B/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1CDIIN5XLH2UT&keywords=13+graves&qid=1563235981&s=gateway&sprefix=13+graves+%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-2

John’s Website http://www.dropdeadfilms.co.uk/the-team/

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How to Make A Sci-Fi Time Travel Movie in TWO Days with director & writer Grant Pichla and Giles Alderson

Grant Pichla joins Giles Alderson to chat how he made his feature film Making Time in TWO DAYS!!

Giles and Grant had a good natter on film-making and the joys and sacrifices we go through to make films.

We talk about Grant’s background, how he got into filmmaking and his first feature film ‘Niners’

How making a feature film whilst having a job and renovating a house is a tough thing to do but so rewarding at the same time.
And how Grant used the renovation as production design in the film.

How he devised a way to shoot ‘Making Time’ his feature film in two days – via camera setups, lighting etc
How he dealt with major problems on set, even though it was two days spreadd out over 7 months, dealing with extreme weather conditions, loosing cast and crew
And how he had to work against the clock to overcome the odds.

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Watch Making Time trailer & website here https://www.makingtimethemovie.com/

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SCREENCRAFT – If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

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Our friends at Raindance are giving you a unique opportunity to spend 5 Monday evenings with one of the most seasoned and experienced screenwriters living in Europe, the American Jurgen Wolff. You will learn: how to generate an endless flow of ideas; how to create screenplay characters that come alive; how to go beyond the templates to write a breakthrough screenplay, how to find the time and the confidence to write a great screenplay, and finally, guerrilla warfare for the writer! The series starts on Monday 22nd July at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 20% off when booking with our exclusive discount code: PODCAST20 – meaning you can attend the whole series for just £170! You can also use the same discount code to book the individual classes.” Booking link: http://bit.ly/TheScriptCoach

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How To Make a Period World War II Movie for £80K with Fighter Bombers and Aerial Battles with the team behind Indie Film Lancaster Skies

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This week we are joined by the team behind brilliant indie film Lancaster Skies. Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director Callum Burn, Producer Andy Burn, Cinematographer Sam Parsons and actor Kris Saddler to chat how they made their World War II epic

We talk about their backgrounds, how they became filmmakers and their journey to Lancaster Skies

We chat how what it is like working with your father  and son on indie films. How Callum, Andy and Sam wrote the script together

We ask Andy what makes a good producer and why they shot Lancaster skies in 5 blocks and all for only £80k. How they built miniatures and the the inside of a spitfire to create the look they wanted .

How when they had problems the answers were always ‘make it simple’. And if you build your own sets and make your own world you have so much more control and can save money.

We talk to Sam about having very little money for lights. And how to use the budget in the best way you can to light the scene.

We chat how they raised the investment money to make the film through any which way they could. How the budget limited then but also made them think out of the box.

How it is important that all filmmakers have to step up to be a film business and make the film to sell and how you can actually make money .

We chat with Kris about his acting thoughts and how It took four years to make the film and over that time they built up the fan base on social media and held open days to bring people into and believing in the project 

And we find out that Callum has to redo all the sound with ADR and did the sound Foley in his bedroom which as you can imagine took forever

Lancaster Skies trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=VmMqZdO4ugw

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MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Our SECOND SPEAKER is writer and producer Andy Paterson who recently wrote and produced Rainway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and producer The Girl With the Pearl Earring starring Scalett Johansson, Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

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RAINDANCE 20% OFF their scriptwriting course SCRIPT COACH

Our friends at Raindance are giving you a unique opportunity to spend 5 Monday evenings with one of the most seasoned and experienced screenwriters living in Europe, the American Jurgen Wolff. You will learn: how to generate an endless flow of ideas; how to create screenplay characters that come alive; how to go beyond the templates to write a breakthrough screenplay, how to find the time and the confidence to write a great screenplay, and finally, guerrilla warfare for the writer! The series starts on Monday 22nd July at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 20% off when booking with our exclusive discount code:  PODCAST20 – meaning you can attend the whole series for just £170! You can also use the same discount code to book the individual classes.” Booking link:  http://bit.ly/TheScriptCoach

SHOT LISTER‘s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
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