How to write Hollywood Hit ‘A Quiet Place’ with Screenwriters & Directors of ace new horror ‘Haunt’ Scott Beck and Bryan Woods with hosts Giles Alderson and Christian James.

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the screenwriters of A Quiet Place, starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski drop by to chat to Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) during FrightFest to talk about creating their Hollywood hit and their latest feature film ‘Haunt’ which they also directed as well as wrote.

They talk about their World Premier experience at Popcorn Frights and where they met Giles Alderson during his World Premiere of The Dare.  – The discuss unsocial cinema goers and watching your own work with an audience.

The differences between working with a writing partner vs. writing for a director. They talk how they got into writing, entering competitions How they wrote up to 30 screenplays before being paid to write one – Writing something to self-produce – a short – Pursuing agents – finding the agents (assistants) at your level.

They talk about their first feature Nightlight – a found footage from the perspective of a flashlight taken into a dark forest – Picked up by Lionsgate, dumped on VOD – Expecting Failure as filmmakers – always preparing for plan B.

They talk about A Quiet Place and how it started out as a Plan B – Writing the spec – A film about communication – about a family, not necessarily a horror film first – Their love for silent film being a big inspiration.

They talk about their writing process, ping-ponging ideas, collaborating

And they discuss Haunt – the next project after a Quiet Place – Overcoming boundaries with directors guilds, in only writing together, being on set together and how important it is in finding good collaborators in the film industry.

‘Haunt’ trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXRGvxdHvZA

Beck and Woods website https://www.beckwoods.com/about

LINKS

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Our collaborators

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

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

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Edit a Star Wars Movie Pt 2 with Rogue One and Monsters Editor Colin Goudie with Phil Hawkins, Giles Alderson & Robbie McKane hosting

Part 2 of our chat with ace editor Colin Goudie who regales us with his wonderful stories about editing the incredible Gareth Edwards films Monsters and Star Wars: Rogue One.

Colin talks Rogue One and the excellent story of how he got the job: PLUS:
– Doing a mood reel out of classic action films for Gareth Edwards
– Working with studio editors, working with Jabez Olssen (The Hobbit) and John Gilroy (Pacific Rim)
– Supervising the IMAX grade
– Giving scenes the official Star Wars geek seal of approval
– Great advice for editors
– Rogue one editing stories (Scariff beach scene, Darth Vader corridor scene)  

LINKS

Star Wars: Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Tickets to the World Premier of A Serial Killers Guide to Life at Fright Fest Sat 24th Aug here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2019films/a-serial-killers-guide-to-life.html

Colin’s recommended Editing Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Guide-Documentary-Editing/dp/1138292192

Phil Hawkins site http://www.philm.co.uk/

Phil’s YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhn9RmfYI4x30b7Ztuhncg/videos

Giles Alderson website

Our collaborators

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

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

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Edit a Star Wars Movie with Rogue One and Monsters Editor Colin Goudie with Phil Hawkins, Giles Alderson & Robbie McKane hosting.

This week we sat down with editor Colin Goudie who regales us with his wonderful stories about editing the incredible Gareth Edwards film Monsters and Star Wars: Rogue One.

How both films differed in budget but yet were the same in terms of emotion and making sure the story is key.

Phil Hawkins tells us about his Star Wars fan film: Origins and how it took 3 years to make and why he wanted to make a fan film in the first place especially after having made 5 feature films in the past.

Listen to Phil Hawkins episode as a guest Ep 14

We talk about Colin Goudie’s background, leaving school at 15, going to art college, learning 35mm B&W stills photography – Going to film school, learning to tell stories with individual still photos – Putting himself forward for jobs on student films, making himself useful – Breaking into the industry as a runner, getting hired by the BBC as an editing assistant.

We talk Colin’s first meeting Gareth Edwards whilst working on BBC programming ‘Atilla’. How he working on Monsters and the unusual film production style, entirely improvised, no script, 120 hours of rushes, a fitting challenge to even an experienced editor.

And we talk about the process of an editor.

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Tickets to the World Premier of A Serial Killers Guide to Life at Fright Fest here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2019films/a-serial-killers-guide-to-life.html

Colin’s recommended Editing Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Guide-Documentary-Editing/dp/1138292192

Phil Hawkins site http://www.philm.co.uk/

Phil’s YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhn9RmfYI4x30b7Ztuhncg/videos

Our collaborators

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

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

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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‘The Dare’ – How to Survive Your Own World Premiere Night! with Giles Alderson, Bart Edwards and Jonny & Lina Grant after the Screening at Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami !

Giles Alderson sat down with his co-writer Jonny Grant ,his wife Lina Grant and his lead in The Dare actor Bart Edwards to chat how their experience of the first ever screening of The Dare went down and how they felt at the World Premiere of a movie some of them had been working on for 5 years! LIVE from Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami.

They talk how Bart Edwards got cast in The Dare , his audition techniques, acting advice and best tips for castings.

They talk how Jonny and Giles wrote The Dare, their journey to get it to the screen. First day on set nerves and how Giles designed the movie with his DoP Andrew Rodger and his directing style.

As well as The Dare, Bart Edwards starred in Season 3 of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series “UnREAL” and in the Norwegian series “Lykkeland” (State of Happiness) that recently had its World Premiere during the Cannes Series Festival in France. Follow him here @Bart_Edwards

Jonny Grant co wrote The Dare and has also written 8 other feature screenplays. He has recently co-written ‘Knights of Camelot’ for Signature Ent. which starts filming later this year. Follow him here: Jonny Grant

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Tickets to the World Premier of A Serial Killers Guide to Life at Fright Fest here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2019films/a-serial-killers-guide-to-life.html

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

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

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make a Film On Your OWN with NO Crew! Surviving the Outback’s director, producer, writer, editor & star Mike Atkinson AKA ‘Outback Mike’ joins Giles Alderson

The adventure filmmaker Mike Atkinson joins us on the Filmmakers Podcast to chat how he went about making a feature film all on his own! with no crew and in the middle of nowhere! The extreme outdoors, photography and filming are his passion. This led him to start filming his own adventures. “When I watch TV and the internet, what I see doesn’t capture what it’s really like to be alone in the extreme outdoors. Nearly everyone you see is being followed by a film crew and it detracts from the realism of what could otherwise be something interesting that I’d like to watch!”

We chat how he avoided crocodiles, ate dog balls (not the ones you think), got permission form the aboriginal tribes, learnt film-making form this podcast and others as well as youtube, raised his own cash, bought his own equipment and planned for years to create a brilliant inspiring feature film that captures something no-one ever gets to see.

He talks how he packed everything into a rucksack, shot with drones and how he powered the batteries and his laptop as he went, let alone ate and drank while he tried to survive all teh while tracig the steps of two survivors from the past.

How he leaned how to edit and had to work out what certain phrases and techniques were and all the deliverables he had to produce and complete for the distributors so his film ‘Surving the Outback’ could be released.

WATCH Surviving The Outback trailer

WATCH the FILM Surviving the Outback

Mike’s website https://outbackmike.com.au/about/

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Get tickets for The DARE World Premier at Popcorn Frights Film Fest here

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley!! Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your filmmaking contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

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

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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