Ep 79 How to Make Indie Films, Commercials & Making A Film in a Foreign Language with 12KM director & writer Mike Pecci and host Giles Alderson

Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, podcaster and great guy Mike Pecci joins Giles Alderson on the Filmmakers Podcast this week to shoot he breeze about filmmaking.

They talk Mike’s award winning short film 12KM which Mike made after cracking his head open while ice skating on a date and having a vision. We talk about making commercials, surviving in the business and a generally brilliant chat about film making in general and his Podcast In Love With the Process which is about filmmaking (and food)

Mike Pecci

With over 18 years of experience, Mike has cemented a name for himself not only as a photographer and music video director, but as an abstractly edgy filmmaker who is undeniably devoted to the art of storytelling. His characters are the faces of his work – passionate, emotional, and distorted stories are the basis for some of Mike’s most well-received films.


Mike Pecci Website http://www.mikepecci.com

Mike’s Podcast – In Love With the Process Podcast

RAINDANCE – The Raindance 15 Second Horror competition returns for 2018! Submit the shortest, scariest film you can make and get your chance to have your film played at Raindance 2019 plus a free Raindance membership. AND, everyone who enters the competition will receive 10% off any Raindance course worldwide. To enter, just tweet a link to the film, tag @Raindance and use the hashtag #15SecondHorror.  Link:  http://bit.ly/15SecHorror

Mark Leatham Blog on making his Short film Eric Clapton http://pseudomyopiafilms.com/

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Ep 78 How to Write & Produce a Movie When You’ve Never Been on a Movie Set Before with Claire Harris Screenwriter & Producer of Newly Released Romantic Drama ‘Zelos’

Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) chats with screenwriter and producer Claire Harris about her debut feature film Zelos,

They also discuss writing for a male character and the best ways to write a feature film. Women in film and how things are changing. How as a producer you have to be resourceful and regales us a great story about getting extras to set! Problem solving day to day issues and the general misadventures of producing a movie.

Zelos is out now. itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS from the Greek – meaning ‘zeal’, ‘ardour’, and ‘amorousness‘, but also ‘jealousy’, ‘possessiveness’ and ‘suspicion’

Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance.

To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.

A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship — a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.

By pre-emptively forgiving him for an infidelity he hasn’t yet committed, does Sarah prove that she truly loves Bernard or is it a sign that she doesn’t actually love him at all?


WATCH the FULL film ZELOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS TRAILER: https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_011&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011&hspart=iry&p=zelos+trailer+on+youtube#id=2&vid=78e438862b778301db4c47ece6ebfc98&action=click

Zelos Official site http://www.zelosthemovie.com/

Follow Claire Harris on twitter.com/Claire_J_Harris or on Facebook here

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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.


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

WORLD OF DARKNESS: Watch the Doc here

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Ep 76 How to Make Indie Films & Getting into Film Festivals with the director, Justin McConnell and producer Avi Federgreen who chat Shape Shifting Body Horror Film ‘Lifechanger’

Award winning Director Justin McConnell and award winning Producer Avi Federgreen sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) at Frightfest HQ to talk making movies, the best way to get into a festival, get picked up for distribution, dealing with bad reviews and how they made their latest film the Shape Shifting Body Horror feature ‘Lifechanger’, which is screening at Grimmfest in Manchester, England on the 5th Oct and Toronto Afterdark in Canada on the 16th Oct.

Avi Federgreen has been making films for almost 20 years: Still Mine, One Week, Score: A Hockey Musical, I’m Yours, Moon Point, High Life, and many more. His projects have received widespread recognition at international film festivals, including the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and nominations for a Gemini and the Directors Guild of Canada awards.

Justin McConnell runs Toronto-based production/post company UNSTABLE GROUND, is the founder of the monthly horror short-film festival LITTLE TERRORS (which he co-runs with Rue Morgue Magazine), a Programmer for TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL, and is an acquisitions rep for two Canadian distribution companies.

Most notably, Justin has multiple feature films in distribution as director and/or producer: the single-take thriller ‘Broken Mile’ (Gravitas Ventures), the anthologies ‘Minutes Past Midnight’ and ‘Galaxy of Horrors’, the horror/thriller ‘The Collapsed’ (released in over 12 countries worldwide, via companies such as Anchor Bay & Lions Gate), the counter-culture documentary ‘Skull World’ (available worldwide), the crime drama ‘Cold Deck’ (producer only), the dark comedy ‘Junkie’ (producer only), and the documentary ‘Working Class Rock Star’.  His co-written/co-produced project ‘Mark of Kane’ (2014 Off-Frontieres selection) will begin shooting in Australia mid 2018, his new feature ‘Lifechanger’ is will be released later in the year, and the anthology ‘Blood, Sweat & Terrors’ will soon see release via RLJ Entertainment and is currently in production on his new documentary ‘Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business’.


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Lifechanger Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8IP2Im_m3Y

Lifechanger website: http://lifechangermovie.com/

Justin’s Post House Website: http://www.unstableground.net/

Avi Federgreen distribution company Website http://indiecanent.com/

EP 75 How to Make a Feature Film for £45 and Making New Action IndieFilm ‘Nightshooters’ with guest director Marc V Price and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

Director, screenwriter, producer and all round great guy, Marc V Price joins director Giles Alderson (The Dare) and cinematographer Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) to chat indie film, the differences between genre filmmaking, screenwriting, raising finance and shooting with very limited budgets.

We talk about how he made his debut feature film ‘Colin’, a zombie horror film for just £45 and how he made his latest action comedy Nightshooters which premieres at Raindance Film Festival in Oct


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SCREENINGS of NIGHTSHOOTERS 6th at 8pm and 7th at 3.30pm at Raindance. GET 30% off tickets here:
See Marc’s other work here: http://www.nowherefast.tv/ WATCH COLIN
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Ep 74 How to Make a Music Documentary with ‘The Man from Mo Wax’ director & producers Matthew Jones and MJ McMahon

Directors and Producers Matthew and MJ McMahon sit down with director Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) at Raindance HQ and chat making their indie doc about James Lavelle, DJ Shadow and how Mo Wax Record Label and UNKLE the band were created and disbanded and back again called The Man From Mo Wax.

How it came to be and the trials and tribulations of making it including music rights, archive footage, smoothing out old broken relationships in the process all while they created their wonderful documentary about James Lavelle.

The film is OUT NOW in the UK in cinemas and on Blueray/DVD and will be out in the US in Oct/Nov


See it in cinema! Get tickets via the official website. http://www.themanfrommowax.com/
Merchandise: Limited edition poster prints, the soundtrack and the DVD Box set from the shop section of the official website  http://www.themanfrommowax.com/shop/
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WORLD OF DARKNESS TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UMf8SgSH5A

Buy WORLD OF DARKNESS FILM https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Darkness-Documentary-Kevin-Lee/dp/B07BS35KQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537235035&sr=8-1&keywords=world+of+darkness+documentary

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Latest course – The Script Coach’ 20% Discount
The series starts on Monday 15th October at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 30% off when booking with our exclusive discount code: RDPODCAST20 – 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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MUSIC Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (UNKLE Remix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tN9PLiQ3yg

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Ep 73 How to Make Psychological Nunsploitiation Horror feature ‘St. Agatha’, with Producer and Actor Seth Michaels

Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) & Christian James (Fanged Up, Stalled) talk to indie film producer and actor Seth Michaels at Frightfest about filmmaking, feeling vulnerable as a creative and getting out there and making indie films.

The multi-faceted star has appeared in Pele: Birth of a Legend, Eden, Haunting Charles Manson, CSI, Nip/Tuck and The Martyr and will appear next in Sean Hoessli’s Palm Swings, currently in post-production. He also has two films in the works Birth of Cool, directed by Matthew Modine and the horror film titled St. Agatha. Release dates for these films have yet to be announced but fans can rest assure that Michaels will be gracing the big screen for years to come.

The actor previously co-starred in Eden with Nate Parker, writer and director of the Sundance hit Birth of a Nation; as well as Un Día en el Banco alongside Luis Gatica and Armando Araiza; and La Llorona 2, which saw great success in Latin America.


St Agatha will be released in 2019

RAINDANCE – ‘The Script Coach’ 20% Discount

The series starts on Monday 15th October at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 20% off when booking with our exclusive discount code:  RDPODCAST20 – meaning you can attend the whole series for just £170! You can also use the same discount code to book the individual classes.

Ep 72 How To Make a Hollywood Satire Mockumentary – Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story with director Scott Fivelson and Giles Alderson

Screenwriter and director Scott Fivelson joins Giles Alderson to chat about his latest film the Hollywood mockumentary/satire Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story.

Scott Fivelson is the writer/director of Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story, a Hollywood biopic starring Lenny Von Dohlen as legendary director, “Oskar Knight”. The film won Scott Fivelson the “Breakthrough Director Spotlight” award at the 2016 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and “Best Director” at the 2017 Vancouver Filmdance Festival.

As a screenwriter, his films also include American Reel, starring David Carradine, Michael Maloney, and Mariel Hemingway; and 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, starring James Wilder, Joaquim de Almeida, Rudolf Martin, and Richard Edson. He won the “Best Screenwriter” award for 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (a.k.a. Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun) at the 2014 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. The film also won the “Red Dirt Award (Grand Jury)” prize at the 2014 Red Dirt International Film Festival, and “Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film” at the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival.

Fivelson is a screenwriter, fiction writer, playwright, and songwriter from Los Angeles. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University. He has written short stories and satirical pieces for Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly, Tales from the Heart of Hollywood, and other publications. He is the author of the one-act plays, Dial L for Latch-Key (Blackstone Publishing/Blackstone Audio) and Leading the Witness (Hen House Press). He is also the author of the comedy novel, Tuxes, which was published by BeachSide Press, and which was also released in a French e-edition from Polymancer Studios, Inc.

His short story in paperback and ebook form, Johnny Passe, also appears in the anthology, Fiction Noir, both published by Hen House Press.

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story features a wide-ranging ensemble including Margaret O’Brien, Joaquim de Almeida, Julianna Guill, Kristina Anapau, and many other stars who share their memories and feelings about the legendary director.


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Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qd0yazAbnE

IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2511254/?ref_=nv_sr_1

IMDB – Scott Fivelson  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007110/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

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SUPPORT – Elliot Barker’s ‘Hunting Gardens’ short film on Kickstarter

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Ep 71 How to Make a Found Footage Horror and Stay at the Top of the Amazon Charts with Unlisted Owner director Jed Brian and host Giles Alderson

Writer and Director Jed Brian joins Giles Alderson to chat about making his found footage horror film Unlisted owner and getting and staying at the top of the Amazon charts for 15 weeks.

They talk how to make a film when you live in the middle of nowhere with little resources and how to get distribution and the best way to go about making a found footage movie.

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‘Unlisted Owner’ Trailer
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Ep 70 Pt2 How to be a Female Filmmaker, The Challenges Being a Black Director, setting up BUFF Originals & making indie film ‘No Shade’ with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

Part 2 of our in-depth chat with filmmaker Clare Anyiam-Osigwe and the British Urban Film Festival director Emmanuel Anyian-Osigwe.
They talk being a female filmmaker, making their new indie film No Shade, written and directed by Clare and produced by Emmanuel under the Buff Originals banner.
Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) sit down at Just Voices Studio to chat with them about No Shade, Windrush, Colorism and getting into the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF)

Raindance OPENING NIGHT PARTY  20% off with code RDPODCAST20

‘No Shade’ Trailer & website http://bufforiginals.com/


Leo Dehaan’s The Boat short film on IndieGoGo LINK

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Recorded at Just Voices