Ep 44 ANDY NYMAN – MAKING ‘GHOST STORIES’ & FILMMAKING with Giles Alderson, Andrew Rodger and Christian James

Actor (Severance, The Crown) and Director Andy Nyman drops by to chat about his debut as a director on his feature film Ghost Stories. Based on his stage play of the same name, he co wrote and directed with Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) to make a haunting and chilling ghost story (or two).

He chats about his acting background, how seeing Richard Dreyfus in Jaws as a curly haired Jewish guy made him think he could also be in films, made him want to act and go into filmmaking. Working with Rian Johnson and being in Star Wars.With Darren Brown and Ben Caron (on The Crown)

As a director and in filmmaking how to do different takes and to have great to have options in the edit. Do it until your happy with it.
Important to picking the right team around you. Who would help you. Including Ole Burkeland (The Crown) as his DoP collaboration & Clare Jones as his producer. (Field in England).

With Ghost Stories how he wanted to make a piece of cinema shot well and old school and not shaky cam .
How he got got the cast with an A list star in MARTIN Freeman. Casting. Being over the moon to get his cast. Paul Whitehouse and Alex Lawther.

Don’t play it cool, share the love and communicate with you crew and eventually your audience
Know and love every second of your script. Be ready and prepped for when it all falls apart.
Look at films that inspire you. Those filmmakers film are filled with personality.
“If you’re making an independent film, make the film that would want to see, that would excite you to see it”

Ghost Stories is available in UK cinemas from April 6th. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En5-S3djB44

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Ep42 MAKING AN INDIE HEIST MOVIE with The Pineville Heist director Lee Chambers

Producer, Director and screenwriter, Lee Chambers joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk about his new indie movie The Pineville Heist.
Made for under 100k and with a lot of help from local crew, students and nearby locations in Thunder Bay, Cananda, Lee set out to make his debut feature film and came across a whole heap of film-making problems.

We chat about his award winning short film Hugh Jackman Saves the World, His time helping out on a movie LVJ, which was Giles’ first ever feature film and then how the same DoP, Dave Le-May, worked on both films. Casting a named talent (BooBoo Stewart) and having to re-cast due to time. restraints
Questioning yourself on set and working creatively with your cinematographer and how sometimes as the director it’s actually ok to tell people to f… off.

Links:

THE PINEVILLE HEIST, stars PRESLEY MASSARA, PRISCILLA-ANNE FORDER, CARL BAILEY, DARRYL DOUGHERTY, JACOB BROWN and BASIL HOFFMAN Produced & Directed by Lee Chambers Co-Written by Todd Gordon & Lee Chambers Co-Produced by Tara Dixon, Cinematographer David Le May. WATCH  Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z81JGqHrMFQ

BUY the Pineville Heist  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pineville-Heist-Mr-Lee-Chambers/dp/0986494313

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About Lee Chambers:

Lee Chambers is a graphic design graduate from Sault College in Canada and a film graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Chambers spent ten years working professionally in England and Los Angeles writing and directing drama shorts, music videos and commercials. He has attended and screened his short film productions at top festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, with critical acclaim coming from Total Film Magazine and Fox Television. Chambers currently teaches in the Film Production Program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. He created the award-winning Make It Short Film Project in 2005, which has attracted executive support from Academy Award winners, Paul Haggis, Denys Arcand and Roger Corman. In 2012, Lee won the NOMFA Screenwriter of the Year Award for his Australian short film, ‘Hugh Jackman Saves The World’.

www.leechambers.com
www.pinevilleheist.com

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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 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 37 HOW TO GO FROM DIRECTING WEBSERIES TO DIRECTING SHERLOCK, WALLANDER & SKINS with director Ben Caron

We sit down with Bafta nominated The Crown director Ben Caron to discuss his film-making journey. Starting out making Music videos for Jay Z, then onto directing Sam King with Giles in it; and The Heist for Darren Brown before moving into TV dramas with Skins, Scott & Bailey. Working with the legend sir Kenneth Branagh and directing the last three episodes of Wallander before making the final episode of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves. And most recently The bafta and emmy winning The Crown which he is now working on Series Three. So much insights and filmmaking knowledge it had to be a two parter. Part two is OUT on Friday.
Directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Stalled) host.

Follow Ben on Instagram @benjamincaron www.benjamincaron.co.uk/

Watch Jay-Z video here: https://vimeo.com/11053196

Watch Darren Brown’s The Heist teaser https://vimeo.com/11063373

Watch Sherlock Season 4 Teaser https://vimeo.com/182783935

Watch Wallander finale teaser https://vimeo.com/182785066

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

 

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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

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Ep 33 HOW TO PRODUCE BAFTA NOMINATED GOD’S OWN COUNTRY with Jack Tarling

Jack Tarling, producer of this years BAFTA nominated and BIFA winning excellent British film God’s Own Country sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to chat making the film, How they got the money. Casting. Awards, How the BFI were involved and his next film Await Further Instructions.

Buy God’s Own Country here: https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/god-s-own-country

or https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/gods-own-country-2017/id1278288165

Follow Jack @ShudderFilms www.shudderfilms.co.uk  – Follow God’s Own Country on Twitter here @gocfilm
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Recorded at DirectorsUK

Ep 31 LANDSCAPE OF LIES – THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW A BLOCKBUSTER TAX SCAM WOULDN’T STOP FILMMAKER Paul Knight – Pt 1

A 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 the journey, the fraud and the jail time the ‘exec producers’ received and his amazing tenacity to get his film seen by the world.

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

The film will be available from March 2018

Follow Paul Knight here: @Lndnknts

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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 23 HOW TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR INDIE FILM with JASON BRUBAKER

Jason Brubaker joins us to chat about how to distribute your film and the steps to getting your film onto Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and i-tunes platforms. The different ways you can distribute your film from self distribution to selling your film for a theatrical release. We go in depth into T-vod, S-vod and A-vod releasing and what they all mean and we discuss the brilliant distribution agrigator Distribber and film marketing.

The boys also discuss shooting on film and deliver some great advice for new filmmakers as well.

A must for anyone thinking about making a film or who have made one as distribution is key to success.

Giles Alderson (The Dare) & Christian James (Fanged Up) host

 

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Links

Jason Brubaker – www.filmmakingstuff.com Twitter @filmmakingstuff @JasonBrubakerLA

Distribber – www.distribber.com

Giles Alderson: www.directedbygiles.com Twitter @gilesalderson

Christian James www.cjamesdirect.com Twitter @cjamesdirect