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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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

WATCH full movie of Lancaster Skies here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07R878Y3S/

Follow the team on twitter @LancasterSkies here: http://www.twitter.com/lancasterskies

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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

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. 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.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

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
macOS, iOS or Android. So check it out at shotlister.com
And as a special bonus, Shot Lister is giving away 50 free downloads every
month to the Filmmakers Podcast listeners. Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your free copy! No catch

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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How to make Indie Films while holding down two jobs with screenwriter and director Stephanie McBain and Giles Alderson

Get tickets for the latest MAKE YOUR FILM event on July 9th here: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

This week Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) is joined by screenwriter and director Stephanie McBain who talks about her journey into making her debut feature Roads, Trees and Honey Bees and how she raised the money on credit and worked two jobs while doing it.

We chat with the inspiring Stephanie about how she started off acting and moved to directing after switching courses and having to prep but not make a short as part of her course but after a chance conversation how her friend said she would produce it for her and she went out and actually made it.

We chat about how she writes about what she knows and her process behind it and how that led on to wanting to make her debut feature without waiting for something to happen. So she sacrificed nights out and worked two jobs while earning enough money to get it made and how it was so hard to write it after coming home from work

We talk casting and what should an actor do in a casting and why you might get cast or not .
How the first day on set was embarrassing. How an actor pulled out the day before and only filmed 5/8ths of a page on that first day

We talk how having a mentor is so important in the film business and how she got distribution for the film and got it out for people to see.
And how she has made her second feature A Kiss on Candy Kane Lane on two weeks notice and even worked her job during the filming the schedule.

Roads, Trees and Honey Bees trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8T20Qbl5vo

WATCH Roads, Trees and Honey Bees film here https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Trees-Honey-Bees-Nicoteria/dp/B07RH7Z9M8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=roads+trees+and+honey+bees&qid=1558717357&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Follow Stephanie on INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/mcbainentertainment/

LINKS

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. 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

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. 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.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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How to Make FIVE Feature Films in 5 years with ‘Pandorica’, ‘Black Site’ and ‘Stairs’ Director, Producer and Writer Tom Paton

Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director, writer and producer Tom Paton to chat how he made his films, Pandorica, Redwood, Black Site, Stairs and G-Loc and how important it is to have a business head on as a filmmaker.

Ep Sponsored by The Tracking Board https://www.tracking-board.com/

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How he went from a Club Rep in Cyprus to becoming a Filmmaker and how he started with no real knowledge of cameras or production.
How he self taught himself film-making and learnt to edit and understand VFX and graphics because he has no choice.
How he didn’t want to make a short but a feature first and how he raised finance using his background in selling to secure investment .
for his first feature – Pandorica, shot at night in outdoor locations – high sensitivity camera used, in combination with DIY space lights to shoot a post-apocalyptic forest setting.

How he pushed on after his first feature onto his second feature – Redwood, which was a bigger budget, vampire film set in eastern Europe and the lessons he learnt from first feature he carried over to second feature.

His third film Black Site, out later this year, is a back to his roots, lower budget, exploitation John Carpenter-esque horror thriller.

We discuss what actors look for in a director – and vice versa and producing your own work – and find good collaborators.
We discuss his fourth film – Stairs and his 5th feature G-Lock which are both now in post

And we delve into his screenwriting process – from script to shoot

PLUS loads of advice for filmmakers new and old

Black Site TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3paRCrafmU

Tom Paton WEBSITE https://www.tompatonfilm.com/

Follow Tom on TWITTER here https://twitter.com/TomPatonFilm

LINKS

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. 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

Our Sponsors this week THE TRACKING BOARD

This episode is sponsored by The Tracking Board, featuring the Launch Pad screenwriting competitions. The Launch Pad competitions are the industry’s most effective writing competitions. To date, over 400 writers have signed with managers and agents through Launch Pad’s annual competitions. Over 100 screenplays have been optioned or purchased. And 6 Launch Pad-winning screenplays have stared bidding wars among the major studios. Learn more at TBLaunchPad.com – and consider joining The Tracking Board as a member to get real-time access to The Tracking Board’s industry tracking. The Tracking Board covers spec screenplay sales for Hollywood, industry news and jobs. Learn more at Tracking-Board.com.

RAINDANCE 20% off FILM FESTIVAL PASS

Here’s some exciting news from our friends at Raindance! Get unrivalled access to the UK’s largest independent film festival, showcasing the best in shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, web series and VR from around the world, by buying a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout:  http://bit.ly/Raindance2019Passes

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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How to Tell Unique Stories by Producing and Directing Indie Films & Documentaries with ‘Champs’ & ‘American Meme’ filmmaker Bert Marcus and host Giles Alderson

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Shout out to our podcast producer/editor Robbie McKane (follow him here @RobbiemcKane)

ON THIS WEEKS PODCAST Bert Marcus dropped in for a chat with Giles Alderson to chat how he makes his Indie films and documentaries.

Bert Marcus’ production company BMP has been in the industry for over a decade and has released critically acclaimed documentaries such as Teenage Paparazzo (2010), How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013), Champs (2015), What We Started (2018) and The American Meme (2018) that was most recently released on Netflix and has been trending for over a month since its release. He’s also worked with A-listers like Matt Damon50 CentEminemMary J. BligeSusan SarandonDenzel WashingtonMike Tyson, Paris Hilton, Hailey Baldwin and more.

Giles and Bert talked about using the documentary form as an accessible, lower budget start for filmmakers including his produced features – Teenage Paparazzo, How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

How starting starting small, simple, basic and creating a track record of good work can take you a long way. The talk pitching unique views on each project, selling on concepts and selling on characters and having an open approach to storytelling, being flexible with the documentary form
They discuss Champs – his directorial debut, A Boxing Doc starring Mike Tyson. How he acquired big names, reaching out to high grade talent on a personal level and he gets honest interviews in documentaries.
We talk Documentary work vs. Fiction, different approaches and his future ambitions
And we discuss The American Meme – his latest doc, which was selected at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018 and was acquired by Netflix, How it came about, observing the over saturation of social media with stars such as Paris Hilton and following key influencers, documenting a current trend, and sparking a dialogue.

BERT MARCUS WEBSITE https://www.bertmarcus.com/

AMERICAN MEME trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms8OdjWJRPY

LINKS

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. 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: https://apple.co/2Z9SWnB

Our Sponsors this week THE TRACKING BOARD

This episode is sponsored by The Tracking Board, featuring the Launch Pad screenwriting competitions. The Launch Pad competitions are the industry’s most effective writing competitions. To date, over 400 writers have signed with managers and agents through Launch Pad’s annual competitions. Over 100 screenplays have been optioned or purchased. And 6 Launch Pad-winning screenplays have stared bidding wars among the major studios. Learn more at TBLaunchPad.com – and consider joining The Tracking Board as a member to get real-time access to The Tracking Board’s industry tracking. The Tracking Board covers spec screenplay sales for Hollywood, industry news and jobs. Learn more at Tracking-Board.com.

RAINDANCE 20% off FILM FESTIVAL PASS

Here’s some exciting news from our friends at Raindance! Get unrivalled access to the UK’s largest independent film festival, showcasing the best in shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, web series and VR from around the world, by buying a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout:  http://bit.ly/Raindance2019Passes

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

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How to go from a VFX Compositor to making two independent Sci-Fi Features & a Disney TV Series with director Hasraf ‘Haz’ Dulull

The wonderful and highly fun director, writer and VFX superstar Hasraf ‘Haz’ Dulull sat down with Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane to chat how he went from VFX work on The Dark Knight to making his own films ‘The Beyond’ and ‘2036 Origin Unknown’ and his TV show Fast Layne.

We chat about his star in video games making cut scene graphics in an autonomous self-starting role. How he moved into the VFX film industry – specialised in compositing (combining different VFX elements into the final film) and pioneered the use of Shake and Combustible applications

How he worked on studio films culmulating in The Dark Knight for Christopher Nolan where a custom version of Shake was used to accommodate the 5K IMAX film

How he worked on commercials in VFX – moved up the rungs to lead compositor then VFX supervisor and As VFX supervisor was able to get a good perspective of production – began to work as a ‘shadow director’ on some CG sequences in documentary work.

We discuss how he began working on short films and building his own team where he gathered attention for his shorts in Cannes, developed relationships with Paramount and Fox for screenwriting and developing projects.

How he put is own money he had planned to buy a house on the line for his first feature – The Beyond, based on his successful short Project Cronos.

Used caché from The Beyond to push his next feature ‘2036 Origin Unknown’ over the line and then used both of those features to pitch for Fast Layne a VFX heavy Disney TV series

HASRAF HAZ DULULL – website

The Beyond – Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCiTs0JRky4

2036 Origin Unknown – Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUYeBmFUt1M

LINKS

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. 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.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

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Jim Cummings – How he wrote, directed and starred in his brilliant debut feature film ‘Thunder Road’ with Giles Alderson & Christian James

Jim Cummings joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk about his debut feature film Thunder Road.

Jim wrote, directed and starred in the film which was developed from his short film of the same name which won the grand Jury prize in Sundance.

He tells us about his journey from making shorts as a producer to doing it yourself, where the idea for Thunder Road came from and how he ended up the lead in his own short and subsequent feature film.

Thunder Road is a hilarious tragi-comedy which follows the life of Jim, a police officer on the verge of a mental breakdown following the death of his mother and the breakdown of his marriage.  Thunder Road is released i the UK on Friday 31st May

Having self-funded the film via Kickstarter, it’s a testament to independent film-making and is a real passion project for Jim. The film also has lots of interesting angles to explore such as how it has had the seal of approval from Bruce Springsteen whose song it is named after, how it deals with topical mental health including the stigma around men being able to show emotion and it’s comment on the current state of the American police force.

Links

Thunder Road trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSrtVN1i6A

Thunder Road CINEMA LISTINGS http://thunderroadfilm.co.uk/seances

Jim Cummings on Twitter @jimmycthatsme

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SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. 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.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

RAINDANCE

Do you remember your first one? The first iconic indie movie that got you into films? Our friends at Raindance are going to bring a selection of iconic indie movies on the big screen in front of young audiences, but in order to do so, they need your help. Help them make independent cinema accessible to everyone by donating to their crowdfunding campaign in aid of the Emerging Filmmakers Strand at Raindance 2019 – a programme of unique cinematic experiences for 12-25 year old audiences including filmmaking masterclasses, screenings of cult indie films, and Q&As. Donate now to help them make a difference!
Link:  https://igg.me/at/raindance2019

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How to Make a Guerrilla Style Road Trip Indie Film with ‘I Love My Mum’ director Alberto Sciamma & Producer Matt Hookings with Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Robbie McKane

Joining us this week is Director and Screenwriter Alberto Sciamma who talks about his new film I Love My Mum and how we made it Guirilla Style across europe.

Giles Alderson is joined by Producer and actor Matt Hookings, Director Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and our producer /editor Robbie McKane

They talk about Alberto’s debut feature Killer Tongue and how he got finance from the American film market, How he found a Spanish production company and shooting a film in Spain

The learning process of making his debut film Black Death, where he directed stars Lena Headey and Jason Flemyng 
The on his second feature, Jericho Mansions he directed star James Caan !

Alberto’s talks to us about his screenwriting process. Writing an idea from a seed and how to steal ideas from multiple sources

We discuss his third feature Bite / Blood Trap which he shot in Italy with a large friendly cast 
and finally we chat about his latest film I Love My Mum (Out on 31st May in the UK), the difficulty in funding. Collaborating with Matt and fellow producer Alexa Waugh, Shooting Guerrilla Filmmaking Style in Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and the UK and we discuss the Distribution of the film.

LINKS

I Love my Mum Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi5e6u_a55

Raindance

Do you remember your first one? The first iconic indie movie that got you into films? Our friends at Raindance are going to bring a selection of iconic indie movies on the big screen in front of young audiences, but in order to do so, they need your help. Help them make independent cinema accessible to everyone by donating to their crowdfunding campaign in aid of the Emerging Filmmakers Strand at Raindance 2019 – a programme of unique cinematic experiences for 12-25 year old audiences including filmmaking masterclasses, screenings of cult indie films, and Q&As. Donate now to help them make a difference!
Link:  https://igg.me/at/raindance2019

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

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How to Produce and Direct indie films with Stéphanie Joalland & Sean McConville with Giles Alderson and Chrstian James

Joining Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) this week are film-making duo Stéphanie Joalland & Sean McConville from Frenzy films who discuss how they make their films. From writing, raising finance and getting them seen.

Stéphanie Joalland grew up in a small town in Brittany, France. She moved to America to study producing, directing and screenwriting at UCLA where she graduated in 2008. After writing, co-producing and directing her first feature film THE QUIET HOUR, Stéphanie is now developing her next projects as a writer/director: THE SEEDLING and ICE. Stéphanie is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in New York.

Sean McConville began his career as a Special Effects technician on big budget studio films, including STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, MORTAL KOMBAT, and James Bond movies GOLDENEYE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Sean has a Master of Arts Degree in Screenwriting from the London College of Communications. After graduating LCC Sean moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, and graduated in 2004. Sean’s debut feature film as a writer/director, DEADLINE, starred Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch, showcased at Berlin, Cannes, and the American Film Market in Los Angeles, where it sold for distribution to 40 territories around the world including the U.S.

WATCH: Deadline https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deadline-DVD-Brittany-Murphy/dp/B003L14TA2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_3?keywords=deadline+sean+mcconville&qid=1557790500&s=gateway&sr=8-3-fkmrnull

WATCH: A Quiet Hour: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Hour-Dakota-Blue-Richards/dp/B011KYC8RM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Q0HJ3LX9HW43&keywords=the+quiet+hour&qid=1557790449&s=gateway&sprefix=The+Quiet+Hour%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-1

FRENZY FILMS https://frenzyfilms.co.uk/

THE LAST MOON – film https://thelastmoonfilm.com/

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Raindance aims to show the boldest and most innovative work that challenges the boundaries of filmmaking. And, they’re an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival for short films, and a BIFA-qualifying festival for British films. Submit your film by 26th April with the Early Bird fee, and get 20% off on your submission with the discount code PODCAST 20.https://filmfreeway.com/Raindance

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