Nick Powell, How to Make Action Films starring Nicolas Cage & his latest written and directed feature ‘PRIMAL’

On episode 149 of The Filmmakers Podcast Giles Alderson (The Dare) had a natter with director and stunt choreographer Nick Powell about working with Nicolas Cage and his latest film Primal (OUT NOW)

We chat how Nick started out as an actor and was offered a role at The National Theatre but couldn’t afford it so started doing stunts through his love of martial arts and started to get films and TV work such as Batman and British TV and from there started to direct 2nd unit and forge a great career as a stunt choreographer on films such as Three Musketeers, X-Men Last Stand, Cinderella Man, 28 Days Later and Bourne Identity.

Then after 8 or 9years he turned stunt directing work down in the hope his feature films would happen.

We talk about why movies fall apart. Why agents can’t be difficult to get through, how even with Nicolas Cage attached it still doesn’t mean your film can happen. 

Working with Tom Cruise on The Last Samurai and training him and Russell Crowe and what goes into those huge films.

Nick gives us some great tips on working with actors and how sometimes you have to say no and tells us not to believe everything we hear from the producers and how you should go in with an open mind and do the best you can .

We also talk PRIMAL, shooting stunt sequences, working with animals and cgi ….

And working with Nic Cage 

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Agnieszka Holland – Oscar nominated screenwriter and director on her latest film Mr. Jones and how she writes and directs films and TV

Twice Oscar nominated screenwriter & director Agnieszka Holland joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about her film-making journey and her latest film Mr Jones (OUT NOW in cinema and on demand)

She talks about how she writes her screenplays, How she works with actors, the process of being on set and working with actors and the difference between TV directing (The Wire, House of Cards) and film directing (Europe, Europe, In Darkness).

PLUS she goes in depth on making the brilliant award winning film Mr. Jones starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Mawle and Peter Skarsgard

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Incitement – Making a true life political indie thriller, working with named talent, raising finance and screenwriting tips with director Yaron Zilberman

Screenwriter and director Yaron Zilberman joins Giles Alderson to chat about his latest feature film, the award winning ‘Incitement’.

On Episode 147 of The Filmmakers Podcast we chat how Yaron started making documentaries and learnt that he wanted to make movies for the rest of his life. And how he learned to raise money for his films.

We talk about his process as a screenwriter and working with acting legends Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken on his Hollywood debut which he wrote and directed called ‘A Late Quartet’ and we talk about how he made the political thriller set in the Middle East about the real life story of the Assassination of the Israeli prime minister called ‘Incitement’ which is released in select cinemas in America this week. 

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Incitement – For the first time on screen, and based on true events, acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman Incitement chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to a delusional ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
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