Ep 77 How to Make and Sell a Micro Budget Debut Indie Drama with the director of SINK, Mark Gillis and hosts Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, actor and debut feature film maker Mark Gillis joins us in the booth to chat making his new indie drama Sink which is released in cinema and DVD on Friday Oct 12 2018.

We also talk about screenwriting and the different processes we all use, having rehearsals before you shoot, first time directing, raising finance, kickstarter, casting a real father and son, having no budget to pay people and cast and crew working for deferred fees and the issue of post on a low budget indie film and why it took four years before it was officially released.

About Mark Gillis

Mark began his career with the comedy act 76a touring extensively as a writer and performer whilst writing for Radio 4s topical comedy show Week Ending. He has combined writing performing and directing ever since. As an actor he most recently played Agrippa in the Chichester production of Antony & Cleopatra with Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall.

Television and Film includes: Silent Witness, Eastenders, Holby, The Brittas Empire, The Bill, Emmerdale, Grange Hill, Absolute Hell, Prick, Jean Moulin, Either/Or, Going Home feature An Ideal Husband and new channel 4 comedy Lee And Dean which is on More4 now.

He produced the short film Either/Or and has written and directed the short films Landing’ and ‘A Quiet Drink which was funded and produced by UK Film Council. Two of his feature length screenplays have been optioned and are now in development.

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LINKS

SINK website: http://www.sinklondon.com/ Sink on Twitter @SINKlondon

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