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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Link for the Make Your Film online summithttps://www.crowdcast.io/e/makeyourfilmAND we have lined up some incredible guests 
Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), Phin Glynn (Mad To Be Normal), Colin Goudie (Star Wars:Rogue One) & Jack Binder (First Reformed)
So come join us online. Where ever you are in the world https://www.crowdcast.io/e/makeyourfilm 

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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 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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The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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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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The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Kate Madison, How to make a web series and receive over 8 million hits and crowdfunding ‘Ren: The Girl with the Mark’

Giles and Robbie sit down with Kate Madison, director of the phenomenal web series Ren, a fantasy saga complete with swordplay, magic and homages to everything Tolkienesque. Kate tells us about how she gathered a loyal following of fans, from helming the Lord of the Rings fan film Born of Hope, all the way through to financing the first season of Ren with an impressive crowdfunding campaign. 

We discuss the benefits of enjoying a production as much as the final result, the best ways of motivating your crew and how to make the most of your locations when working on a tight budget. Kate and her team are currently rallying the troops again with a Kickstarter campaign for the second season of Ren, find out why it’s worth backing and why even the smallest pledge can change the course of the future…  REN season 2

Kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mythica/ren2 

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The Dare is released on March 3rd in US – Pre-Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

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The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Alejandro Landes – ‘MONOS’ The Sundance winning director on how he made his masterpeice – On our 150th BONUS episode!

For our 150th BONUS episode we sat down with acclaimed writer and director Alejandro Landes to talk about how he made his award winning feature, the thought provoking, unsettling look at human nature in the stunning looking survivalist saga ‘MONOS’! (OUT NOW)

He talks to Giles Alderson (The Dare) about how he wrote the movie, raised finance and even started shooting before he had all the money, How he cast and directed the kids, how he prepped MONOS and how it felt to win big at Sundance.

WATCH ‘MONOS‘ here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monos-Blu-Ray-Alejandro-Landes/dp/B07ZQN9Y1W

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

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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

Watch Mr.Jones in cinemas NOW or BUY here https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Mr.+Jones&i=dvd&tag=thli-21

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ScreenCraft’s screenwriting competitions have secured managers and agents for hundreds of screenwriters around the world. Apply now for the film fund, or in the Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror or short script competitions here

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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. 

WATCH Incitement TRAILER

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.
Theaters/Cinemas:   Los Angeles (Feb 7)   LAEMMLE ROYAL,   LAEMMLE TOWN CENTER   New Jersey (Feb 7)   Bow Tie Cinemas Clairidge Cinemas (Montclair NJ),   Brielle Cinemas, Montgomery Cinemas (Skillman NJ)   New York (Jan 31)   THE LANDMARK AT 57 WEST , ANGELIKA FILM CENTER,   KEW GARDENS CINEMAS

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BAIT – How to make a BAFTA nominated indie film on 16MM – LIVE Q&A with director, cinematographer & writer Mark Jenkin

Live from ‘Dirt in the Gate’s’ screening at The Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth as Director, DoP, writer, producer, composer and editor Mark Jenkins sat down with his camera lighting man Colin Holt and host Shaun Kimber to discuss how he made his award winning feature BAIT.

They talk the shot the film on 16mm film using 130 roles of film down on the Cornish coast with his mates and minimal budget. How he hand processed the film and re recorded the dialogue to give Bait it’s unique look & sound.

Bait has been nominated for two 2020 BAFTA’s -‘ Outstanding British Film of the Year’ & ‘Outstanding debut by a director or producer’. Bait WON the Breakthrough Producers Award at BIFA 2019

BAIT Film now available on Blu Ray, Prime Video, i-tunes or BFI Player

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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

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

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WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

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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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