How to write a Netflix hit with The Two Popes Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour screenwriter & producer Anthony McCarten.

Screenwriter and producer Anthony McCarten joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to talk about writing The Two Popes, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour. He talks about where the ideas come from. How to work through the script and how to write the characters who are real whilst re- checking the research 

Anthony discusses getting permission to write The Theory of Everything. The Stephen Hawkings biopic which took 8 years. After that film became a hit how the doors suddenly opened to the Hollywood rooms.

How to live with doubt and how this industry is full of rejection. The moment the phone rang and it was Queen asking him to write the script to Bohemian Rhapsody 

Turning his play into a screenplay with the Two Popes and how he got the feeedom with Netflix to make the movie they wanted to make.

How he pitches his stories and Anthony Hopkins’ advice to actors and as a screenwriter how important it is to know your ending before you start writing.

The Two Popes Trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OhkFY1PQE&feature=emb_logo

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How to Make A Female driven Action Feature with ‘The Courier’ Director Zackary Adler & Producer and Composer James Edward Baker

Director Zackary Adler (Rise of The Krays) and producer and composer James Edward Barker (Mara) discuss the merits of film-making with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up)

Zack discusses how he got The Krays directing job and the importace of a director composer relationship while James talks through the importance of producer/director relationships as well.

The discuss how their latest feature ‘The Courier’ came to be, casting and working with Gary Oldman & Olga Kurylenko and how they finance movies

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Director Fernando Meirelles on making The Two Popes, City of God & The Constant Gardener with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir

Legendary director Fernando Meirelles joins us to talk about how he made his latest feature The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. He discussed how the film came about, what his process is like on set, how he worked with massive names including Anthony Hopkins, how he prepares and performs on the day and how he cast Jonathan Pryce.

He talks about lighting The Two Popes and his process working with his DoP and how they used oil paintings as reference and used a flat light. 

How he uses music in his films and why he used Jazz 

How he edited 45 minutes out of The Two Popes and the importance of a good editor. Being aware of pace in the edit. 

How he made The Constant Gardner and created the film into 45 minutes in the edit room .

He explains how his breakthrough film City of God came about and why he put his own money into the film and what happened after he sold City of God at Cannes 

And how on The Two Popes Netflix helped and were a brilliant support. 

The Two Popes is out in cinemas and on Netflix on Dec 20th 2020

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Tom Cullen: How to make a debut indie film in 9 days & raise finance on his written and directed feature Pink Wall starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass. Hosted by Giles Alderson

Actor, writer and director Tom Cullen joins Giles Alderson to discuss in depth his John Cassavetes-inspired romantic drama feature Pink Wall starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass.


Giles and Tom discuss football, shared inspiration to become an actor/director, a 13-year old’s ideal DJ name, challenging yourself at drama school and more.


Tom shares some insight on how he collaborates on set, using a semi-improvised style with actors to give them space to explore, working with a limited shooting window, getting the right material for the edit and ultimately letting a film be its own beast.

WATCH Pink Wall from 13th Dec 2019 in the UK

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Raising finance, getting named cast & writing, producing & starring in your own indie feature films with Sarah Megan Thomas

This week across, producer and screenwriter Sarah Megan Thomas joins Giles Alderson to talk about her latest movie Libertè: A Call to Spy

They talk about raising finance and getting to know your investors, how she approached her financiers and kept them for the next film and how you can wear multiple hats on a film set.

They natter about Sundance and the film festival lottery, her screenwriting process, casting and how she got star names attached to her first feature film and how to budget, deal with rejections, working with directors as a producer and actor and we talk about her journey as a female filmmaker and her latest brilliant film that she wrote, produced, raised the money for and starred in: Libertè: A Call to Spy .

WATCH Libertè: A Call to Spy at Whistler Film Festival on 6th Dec 2019

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