How to Make a Period Drama Feature with James Kent director of ‘The Aftermath’ starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard

Giles Alderson (The Dare) sits down with Film and TV director James Kent to chat his feature films Testament of Youth and The Aftermath

We start by talking about DirectorsUK and how important and useful it is to filmmakers https://directors.uk.com/

How the freedom in Documentary film-making that you can use in feature film or TV work as a director and when your in edit suite it is just you and the editor and you need to have got your coverage and material on set. With docs there is not often a story until you are in the edit

Making the leap from docs to TV and features. Working with actors. Respecting them. Working with young up and coming acting talent. And moving into directing features and how important rehearsal time is.

Making period drama The Aftermath. And how the actors have transformed into something else when in costume. A different character and they can come with preconceived ideas. Rehearsal can help over come this. And he gives some great Directing tips to work with actors on set.

Working with Will Smith on a Documentary. And watching Darren Aronofsky working was a education.

And shooting AMERICAN TV and the difference between U.K. TV.

Working with A list stars on The Aftermath with Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard and feeling intimidated and shooting sex scenes

We chat Mother Father Son starring Billy Howle and Richard Gere which is OUT NOW on BBC

The Aftermath TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr0tQYX6PSE

Testament of Youth WATCH

James Kent CV https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/james-kent

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Ep 39 RUPERT GRAVES & HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE SCI-FI with director Daniel Fitzsimmons, Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson

Joining us this week is actor Rupert Graves (Sherlock, A Room with a View) and director Daniel Fitzsimmons to chat about their latest film, the indie sci-fi ‘Native’
We talk about both their starts in film and TV to getting roles and films made. Rupert chats about how Directors should work with actors and Daniel tells us how actors should work with directors.
Both insightful, frank and informative about the film-making business and how finding stories first then find the genre can help you make any film let alone a sci fi.

Hosts Giles Alderson (the Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution)

Get info on how to WATCH the film here: www.nativemovie.co.uk

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Ep 38 DIRECTING ‘THE CROWN’ SPECIAL WITH ON SET TIPS FROM DIRECTOR Ben Caron

Part two of our podcast with director Ben Caron (The Crown, Wallander) chatting in-depth all things The Crown, from casting to being on set and directing the TV show. Creating a great atmosphere and getting stuck in working with actors Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode and Stephen Dillane. How large sets are no different to indies, just more mouths to feed. Some great and essential tips for when you are on set and his wonderful technique when ‘auditioning’ for the directors chair.

Directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Stalled) host.

Follow Ben on Instagram @benjamincaron Or see his work at www.benjamincaron.co.uk/

Watch The Crown sizzle reel: https://vimeo.com/182783018

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Recorded at Just Voices Studio www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 36 HOW TO DIRECT FIGHT SCENES & DIRECTING STREET FIGHTER Part 2 with BOURNE ULTIMATUM’S Joey Ansah

Part 2 of our chat with film-maker, actor, fight choreographer Joey Ansah. He chats more Bourne director Paul Greengrass and his on set process. How Joey made Street Fighter Legacy and then raised the money and directed the feature film Street Fighter: Assassins Fist.
He talks about pitching & marketing you projects and understanding the studio system. How you should go out and make something and creating something from nothing.

Watch Street Fighter : Legacy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouZso0xJuU
BUY Street Fighter Assassins Fist here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Fighter-Assassins-Fist-Blu-ray/dp/B00M1XB23S

Follow Joey on Instagram here: thejoeyansah
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Recorded at Just Voices Studios in London www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 34 CASTING NAMED TALENT IN YOUR FILMS, MAKING SHORTS & LEARNING FROM DAVID FINCHER with Nev Pierce and Jim Page

Neville Pierce and Jim Page chat about Nev’s newly released directed short films Bricks, Ghosted and Lock In, all starring well known names including Jason Flemyng, Alice Lowe and Ray Panthaki to name a few and collaborating with Jim who edited them all.

We discuss Nev’s writing for Empire Magazine (where he’s a contributing editor) and learning from watching David Fincher on set with his actors while interviewing him for Total Film and after interviewing Jack Nicholson thinking can it get better than this, decided to make the leap to being a filmmaker himself. Fincher read one of his scripts and liked it and that is surely worthy of making the switch.
We also discuss how important it is to have rapport with your editor who can be “a less pressured second director”, Getting named cast attached to your shorts and raising finance.

The excellent shorts are available to watch here: https://vimeo.com/nevillepierce

Follow the boys on Twitter here: @nevpierce @iamjimpage @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @cjamesdirect @thedaremovie

Ep 32 NEVER GIVE UP! PART 2 OF HOW A BLOCKBUSTER TAX SCAM DIDN’T STOP FILMMAKER PAUL KNIGHT

The 2nd Part of the in-depth look into A Landscape of Lies feature film which was the subject of a £19.6M tax fraud that has risen from the flames to be released 7 years later…
Unbeknownst to Director Paul Knight, who has proved his innocence in court, of the scam that would send the producers to jail for 20 years while he was trying to make his low budget feature has now re cut the film and prepared it for release.

Paul chats with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) about what happened during the trail, How he was blackballed by the industry and had to work under a different name. How he got the film back, learnt to edit, sound mix and grade by using Adobe’s free 30 day trial and watching YouTube videos, How Lance Warlock wrote the music for free and after a successful, award winning festival run his film will be available to be seen by the world in  MARCH 2018.

This a wonderful, insight, warts and all account of a horror story that all filmmakers fear but ultimately was a success.

A Landscape of Lies film will be available from March 2018

Now he is filming his next feature 24LittleHours with many of the same acting talent involved.

Follow Paul Knight here: @Lndnknts @ALOLMOVIE @24Littlehours

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Recorded at Just Voices Studio www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 30 ‘TWO DOWN’ SPECIAL Pt2 with Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart, Giles Alderson & Christian James

Part Two of our chat with Fizz & Ginger’s film-making duo Matthew & Tori Butler-Hart who chat with hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare) & Christian James (Fanged Up) how they made their latest feature film The Isle as well as their newly released feature Two Down. They chat about how vital it is to create your own work and how important it is to have the right team around you, Paying cast and crew, Learning Wing Chung, Working together as a husband and wife team. What they learned from their first feature and brought in to the second and how they raised the money to make their films.

TWO DOWN is OUT NOW & can be bought here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0779MBMSF/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_sUvxAb53YRG5X

Follow Fizz and Ginger’s Journey here: www.fizzandgingerproductions.com
Twitter @gilesAlderson @TheDareMovie @Cjamesdirect @MBHDirector @ToriButler-Hart

Ep 29 TWO DOWN Part 1 with Matthew & Tori Butler-Hart

Fizz and Gingers husband and wife team Matthew and Tori Butler-Hart join Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to chat film-making and their new film Two Down.

There was so much wonderful film-making tips and fun insights we decided to split the podcast into TWO parts.

Part Two will be out on Friday

For now LISTEN in to how Matt became friends with Ian McKellen, got him to star in Fizz and Ginger’s first award winning short film E’Gad Zombies. Their first attempt to make a feature film, The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet, a period zombie film and how acting to directing can be liberating plus the start of their just released feature film Two Down.

A wonderful insightful and fun podcast all about film-making and it’s trials and tribulations.

#MakeYourFilmIn2018

TWO DOWN is OUT NOW buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0779MBMSF/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_sUvxAb53YRG5X

Follow Fizz and Ginger’s Journey here: www.fizzandgingerfillms.co.uk

Twitter @gilesAlderson @TheDareMovie @Cjdirect @MBHDirector @ToriButler-Hart

Ep 25 HOW TO GET NOTICED AS A FILMMAKER & CROWDSOURCING YOUR FILM with Rich Botto

Rich Botto aka RB joins Giles Alderson on The Filmmakers Podcast to chat film-making, screenwriting and crowdsourcing your film, which means building your tribe, your army, your boots on the ground essentially one of the most important factors of being a filmmaker, your fans. We discuss how to bring value to a project, how to stand out form the crowd, what makes a good low budget indie and his book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers.
RB is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32 (www.stage32.com), the world’s largest social media site and educational hub for film, television and theater creatives.

Buy RB’s excellent book CROWDSOURCING FOR FILMMAKERS HERE:
http://crowdsourcingforfilmmakers.com/
Follow Rich Botto here: Twitter @RBwalksintoabar @stage32 www.stage32.com

Follow Giles Alderson here: Twitter @GilesAlderson
www.directedbygiles.com

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Ep 24 HOW TO SHOOT, DIRECT & DOP A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM AND GET A CINEMA RELEASE – with Helier Bissell-Thomas

A wonderful in-depth chat with director Helier Bissell-Thomas who discusses his low budget feature film Kaufman’s Game which has been screening at Odeon Cinemas and Picture House Cinemas across the country.

How he wrote it at 19 years old, shot it at 20 while still studying at University, Got kit for free, cast it, directed it and how the movie got distribution and into finally cinemas.

This is a must listen for any aspiring filmmaker.

Links: www.facebook/KaufmansGame

Twitter: @KaufmansGame

Hosts

Giles Alderson www.directedbygiles.com Twitter/insta: @GilesAlderson

Andrew Rodger www.35mmdop.com Twitter/insta: @35mmdop