Lorcan Finnegan ‘Vivarium’ – How to direct a social sci-fi thriller starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg

Chilling sci fi satire on this week’s episode with an interview with Vivarium director Lorcan Finnegan, appropriately atmospheric for isolated viewing.

Giles and Robbie open the pod with news on the latest MakeYourFilm event plans amid the lockdown, followed by Robbie’s interview with the writer/director.

Lorcan discusses his roots in graphic design, beginnings in TV, commercials and webisodes before charting his route into film with award-winning short Foxes, which gave him the kudos to launce two features, his first film Without Name and the much longer gestating Vivarium, out now on demand.

For the more analytical we talk colour theory and set design, and for producers taking notes we talk finance, as Lorcan reveals the story of how the film came together from an impressive array of European funding bodies.

We also discuss casting the leads, Imogen and Jesse, and how folklore and parable play into the film’s story.  

Watch Vivarium here: https://www.amazon.com/Vivarium-Imogen-Poots/dp/B0868SXKPZ

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How to make a 10K indie film in 8 Days with ’24 Little Hours’ film-makers Diane and Paul Knight

This week husband and wife film-making team Paul and Diane Knight stop by to chat with Giles Alderson (The Dare) ad Ian Sharp (The Marker) about making their latest movie ’24 Little Hours’ for just 10k in 8 Days!

A real treat for filmmakers as returning favorite Paul Knight continues his chat from episodes 31 & 32, where he talked very openly about the issue he had when his film Landscape of Lies was involved in a £19.6M tax scam and how he over came it, and now he is back with his wife and fellow producer Diane Knight to talk about how they made a feature film in 8 days with just 10k to play with.

They talk about their process, their day to day on set, casting, asking for favours, getting the film distributed and released to the world.

WATCH 24 Little Hours here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/24-Hours-London-Fiona-Skinner/dp/B0829GNHZ6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YS7JS03AM4TH&dchild=1&keywords=24+hours+in+london&qid=1585019910&s=instant-video&sprefix=24+lhours+in+London%2Cinstant-video%2C211&sr=1-1&swrs=42EC4D5742C2C3B8DAFD31DBFB13ABEB

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LISTEN to episodes 31&32 with Paul here : http://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/ep-31/

LISTEN to ep 85 with Ian Sharp here: http://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/ep-85-how-to-produce-indie-films-and-finance-films-with-ian-sharp-and-hosts-giles-alderson-andrew-rodger/

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Francis Annan – writing and directing the political prison thriller ‘Escape from Pretoria’ starring Daniel Radcliffe

For those who have been following the journey, director Giles Alderson’s feature THE DARE is now out in the US – track it down and seek it out if you’re listening stateside on itunes here: apple.co/32fSWox

Today Giles and DOP Andrew Rodger are joined by writer and director Francis Annan to discuss his stunning debut feature ‘Escape from Pretoria’ starring Daniel Radcliffe which is OUT NOW!

Francis speaks on some of the key influences and motivations in making the film, the importance of key collaborators, the screenwriting process and how he came to work with the producers of the film.   

Escape from Pretoria Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOitsfMKGY 

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Aleem Hossain – How to make a Micro Budget Award-winning Sci-fi feature ‘After We Leave’

On ep 152 Giles joins you from LA in his intro this week to celebrate the US release of his long-awaited feature film THE DARE. Headlining today’s episode, we chat with Aleem Hossain director of sci-fi feature After We Leave, winner of best feature film at sci-fi London 2019 and best director at Berlin Sci-Fi. 

Aleem gives Giles some insight into his process, in going low-budget, creating convincing VFX and eschewing a traditional production process to allow for more improvisation from his actors. He also touches on funding the film and targeting smaller festivals to win awards. 

We also talk on the importance of key collaborators, the formation of the film’s concept and script, working to a budget across the shooting and editing and getting great performances from a new cast.  

After We Leave Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-UY0uV-X9Q 

WATCH After We Leave here https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/after-we-leave/id1492221168?mt=6&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Aleem’s website https://www.aleemhossain.com

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A Serial Killers Guide To Life. Making a micro budget indie film with Staten Cousins Roe, Poppy Roe & Giles Alderson

This week we’re joined by filmmakers Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe where they discuss their killing spree filled black comedy A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life with host and co-producer Giles Alderson 

Poppy and Staten discuss the importance of appreciating the collaborators and creators around you, savvy ways to keep a cost-effective shoot, and the knack of running a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise £27,500.

The trio also chat about knowing your audience and how to target it, honing a film in the edit, and Giles reveals some of the more glamorous tasks of his role as a producer on the film.

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life – Official Trailer

On iTunes in the UK: https://apple.co/2YbAz2d

WATCH in UK USA CANADA herehttps://www.aserialkillersguidetolife.com/ 

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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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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 Make a Zombie Comedy Drama starring Lupita Nyong’o & Josh Gad with ‘Little Monsters’ Director Abe Forsyth

What happens when you take a George A Romero zombie apocalypse and place the focus on a class of 6 year olds? Director of Little Monsters Abe Forsythe shares with us how he approaches comedy, satire and blending genres in his highly original style of film-making.

Robbie McKane sat down with Abe to talk about Abe’s influences, his debut feature Ned, based on Australian hero Ned Kelly, and his follow up feature Down Under, which covers on the bizarre landscape of modern polarised social politics with a brutal bite of black humour.
Finally we discuss Little Monsters, its inception, how it was financed and how Abe got his dream cast, including Josh Gad (Frozen) and Lupita Nyong’o )12 Years a Slave) in addition, we look at the challenges of filming with child actors in a zombie movie and striking the perfect tone between horror and comedy.

WATCH Little Monsters TRAILER here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn3G_VoJjYk&feature=emb_logo

Check the film out on Sky Movies now

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Frozen & Frozen 2 Producer Peter Del Vecho talks how to make an Oscar winning animated movie with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir

This week Oscar winning producer Peter Del Vecho drops by Cameo PR studio to talk his new movie Frozen 2. He discusses what goes into an animated movie, how it is all about the story and teamwork and what it was like winning the Oscar for best animated picture.

He goes into detail about his career and became a producer at Walk Disney animation studios and how he fell in love with Disney and their ethos of making movies. He talks how Frozen came about and the songs as well as the casting and the phenomenon that followed it and we delve into Frozen 2 and how making a sequel can not only be wonderful to bring the gang back together but it has it’s own problems to.

Contact Peter on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/peterdelvecho/

This week Giles has been in the edit for his latest feature film Knights of Camelot and delivered his first rough cut to the execs. He also has some news on The Dare and how it has been picked up for distribution in the us by the newly formed The Horror Collective and will be released in 2020.

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Giles Alderson website

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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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The Aeronauts, Peaky Blinders & Wild Rose director Tom Harper joins Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Robbie McKane

Director Tom Harper drops by Cameo Recording Studios to chat with Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and producer/editor Robbie McKane to talk about how he makes his films and TV shows including ‘Scouting Book For Boys’, ‘Woman in Black 2’, ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘War Book’, ‘Wild Rose’ & ‘The Aeronauts’ which is OUT NOW in cinemas.

We talk about he made his start in film-making by making tea in a post house, making short films and his attitude to networking and pitching to TV and film bodies and working with wonderful actors such as Jessie Buckley and Felicity Jones.

We talk about BAFTA’s and how it might not make a difference to your career, working with your best mates, building a career and fox wrangling.

The golden moment before you show your film to the world, working with actors and how you will always find people who will hate your work.

The Aeronauts is OUT NOW in Cinema

The Aeronauts TRAILER

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This week’s episode is sponsored by Shotlister

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Thanks to: Cameo PR and Studio http://www.cameopro.com/

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 10th Dec 2019 here

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

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

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

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

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 Winter Ridge https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Ridge-Matt-Hookings/dp/B07V7YTX44/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=winter+ridge&qid=1572912553&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

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How to Make a thrilling, chilling horror in the wilderness with Casper Seale Jones director and writer of ‘To Tokyo’ with hosts Giles Alderson, Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart

This week director and screenwriter Caspar Seale Jones joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Fizz and Ginger to talk about his debut feature To Tokyo.

He talks about coming from a film-making family and how he originally trained in a animation background .

He talks about the importance of story boarding and how important it is to prep a movie. Working on the script is so important and how he set out to make four shorts.

Using his families money for the first section and how he found his investors to fund the rest of principal photography on the film.

Caspar learnt that getting notes back on a story board is cheaper than notes on the shoot and how he wrote the script for To Tokyo 

How you have to learn from your mistakes and how he got at arrested during filming in Tokyo

To Tokyo Website and Trailer https://www.totokyofilm.com/

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WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

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

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

Giles Alderson website

Fizz and Ginger website

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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