How to Direct a Folklore Horror Film, The Village in the Woods, with Director Raine McCormack

Today we’re joined by Director and Composer Raine McCormack to talk classic Hammer horror, and share our mutual love for The Wicker Man as we discuss his film The Village in the Woods, out on-demand in the UK now.

Producer Robbie McKane catches up with Raine at the BFI LFF 2019 whilst Creator and host Giles Alderson gets some much deserved rest after his shoot on the upcoming Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot. Eager listeners may be in for a bonus episode later this week…

Robbie and Raine chat about staying motivated throughout a lengthly production, using music to help with the writing process, getting funding together for a feature film the Kevin Smith/Robert Rodriguez way.

We also talk film scores and sound design, as Raine has a background in music and in true John Carpenter fashion scored The Village in the Woods himself.

Follow Raine on Twitter @RaineMccormack

Follow The Village in the Woods Film @village_movie

Watch The Village in the Woods https://www.amazon.co.uk/Village-Woods-Richard-Hope/dp/B07YP2K2GH

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How to Direct a Character-Led Mystery Thriller with Rowan Athale discussing his feature Strange But True

Director and screenwriter Rowan Athale joins us today to discuss his new film Strange But True, out on-demand in the UK now.

We learn about how Rowan broke into the industry by producing shorts and commercials, eventually leading to his debut film Wasteland (known in the UK as The Rise) starring Timothy Spalland Vanessa Kirby, a script that he refused to sell without being attached as director (a trick he learned from Stallone’s fight to make Rocky).

We also take a deep dive into Rowan’s latest film Strange But True, starring Margaret QualleyAmy Ryan, Greg KinnearandBrian Cox, we chat thriller conventions, directing actors, editing ensemble pieces and more.

Producer Robbie McKane flies solo on this episode, and we hear from Giles as he hits the halfway mark on his location-based shoot for Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot

Follow Rowan on Twitter @RowanAthale

Watch Strange But True https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-But-True-Nick-Robinson/dp/B07Y2BNVXD/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1570494314&sr=8-15

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This week’s episode is sponsored by MusicBed 

Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD

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 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 Write and Direct a Literary Coming-of-Age Drama, Good Posture, with actor / writer Emily Mortimer and writer / director Dolly Wells

Actors, writers and lifelong friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells join us today to discuss their new film Good Posture, out in cinemas this week on October 4th.

We learn about their inspirations, how they write, co-create and collaborate on set, in both Good Posture and their hit sitcom Doll & Em

Dolly tells us a bit about her own background and her inspiration from childhood to act, write and now direct, the pair discuss the politics of being friends whilst dealing with the director/actor dynamic. Emily shares insight from the actor’s perspective and good approaches filmmakers can have.

Giles is still fighting dragons in Wales whilst shooting Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot, so sitting in today are directors Phil Hawkins and Christian James with producer Robbie McKane.

Follow Emily on Instagram @emortimer

Follow Dolly on Instagram @dollywells

Curzon showings for Good Posture https://www.curzoncinemas.com/soho/film-info/good-posture

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This week’s episode is sponsored by MusicBed 

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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

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

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How to Write Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Sci Fi Novel Cold Storage, with screenwriter and director David Koepp

Legendary screenwriter and director David Koepp joins us to discuss his work on Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, Death Becomes Her, Carlito’s Way and Panic Room.

We learn about his writing process, collaberation with directors Steven Speilberg, Brian De Palma, Robert Zemeckis and David Fincher.

David also speaks about his new book Cold Storage, a sci fi thrill-ride with a potent cocktail of microbiology, body horror and clandestine government storage facilities, we discuss his research approach and the differences in writing a book and a script.

With Giles on location shooting Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot, prodcer Robbie McKane is joined by Phil Hawkins and Christian James.

Follow David on Instagram here @dgkoepp

Buy Cold Storage www.harpercollins.com/9780062916433/cold-storage

LINKS 

This episode is sponsored by the good people at ScreenCraft. Learn more and submit your feature screenplay today at ScreenCraft.org.

Raindance Film Festival 2019 continues this week! Buy a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout

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

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Ep 66 DANIEL O’REILLY AKA DAPPER LAUGHS – FROM INTERNET STAR TO MOVIE STAR – TALKING INDIE FILM, ACTING, FANGED UP & CONTROVERSY with Christian James and Giles Alderson

Actor and comedian Daniel O’Reilly AKA Dapper Laughs sets the record straight about his controversial past, how he made his name on social media and how he wrote and starred in his first feature film Fanged Up.

He talks about his love for musicals, his first performance in fishnet tights and being a family entertainer before he became his famous alter ego Dapper Laughs.

He talks about the controversy that surrounded him and tells the story of what happened with the media and how he rose up again and wrote Fanged Up and helped get the indie film made.

He discusses acting, working with director CJ, emotional scenes and gives great advice to inspiring up and comers.

SHOW NOTE LINKS

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer https://youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

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Ep 65 WRITING AND STARRING IN VAMPIRE COMEDY INDIE FILM ‘FANGED UP’ with Dan Palmer, Danielle Harold, director Christian James & Giles Alderson

Chatting screenwriting and acting in vampire comedy horror indie film Fanged Up with screenwriter and actor Dan Palmer and actress Danielle Harold

With director Christian James and Giles Alderson on hosting duties.

We delve into making the film, what happened on set and how the film came to CJ and Dan Palmer, how he re-wrote the script in a week! How Danielle got used to being on an indie film set, the difference between TV and indie films and creating a character.

Danielle Harold starred in TV drama Eastenders and recent feature films Two Graves, Fanged Up and the soon to be released Innocent Candy

Dan Palmer has written and starred in numerous films including Freak Out, Stalled, Night Feed, Small Town Folk and Fanged Up as well as staring in Jake West’s Evil Aliens.

LINKS

Fanged Up Film BUY HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer https://youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

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Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT TO:

Ethel short film https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ethel-a-drama-about-dealing-with-alzheimer-s-family#/

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Ep 64 STU BENNETT – A FANGED UP SPECIAL Pt 1 with director Christian James and Giles Alderson

Indie film and career talk with Stu Bennett.

Stu Bennett had his first acting role in the 2013 crime thriller film Dead Man Down, which starred Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrance Howard & Dominic Cooper In April 2015, it was announced that he would star as “Europe’s most dangerous assassin” in a WWE StudiosRichwater Films action thriller film titled Eliminators  starring friend of the show and soon guest Scott Adkins & directed by James Nunn

He then took his first lead role in Ross Boyask’s brilliant action film Vengeance

Director and writer Ross Boyask is on the podcast on Ep 27 with John Adams chatting about making Vengeance and other indie films too.

And most recently in our very own host Christian James’ latest film Fanged Up. A vampire comedy. Written by Dan Palmer, Dan O’Reilly and Nick Nevern and starring Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Vas Blackwood and Stephen Berkoff.

This is Part 1 of a 2 part Fanged Up special. Join actress Danielle Harold and writer and actor Dan Palmer on Friday

LINKS

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer https://youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

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Click the LINK http://bit.ly/RaindanceTasterDay and type in the code: TASTERPODCAST20 just before you pay

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Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 56 HOW TO SPEAK TO FILM INVESTORS, SEIS/EIS and FILM FINANCE with EXEC PRODUCER PETER DUNPHY

The wonderful and delightfully film investment savvy Peter Dunphy from Gizmo Film joins us to discuss film finance, how important your investors are not just at the beginning and How the feature film Funny Cow starring Maxine Peake, which is out now came to be.

How being an Exec Producer can have it’s perks but also it’s downfalls like having to sack actors but gives us the best way to do it.

We discuss his latest TV show Mad to be Normal starring David Tennant and Elizabeth Moss which is coming out soon

How he worked for business man James Caan and became an expert on tax which proved to be invaluable.

“Every film you are involved in you make big mistake and say I’m not going to doing that again. “

Mistakes are not seeing the route to market. You should be thinking about distribution and sales

“If you can’t get sales agent or distributor at the early stages. Get a new project”

We discuss the best way to move forward with a project when you just have a script.

We go into detail on SEIS,  EIS and film tax relief

*note SEIS – 50% tax rebate for investors. Limit is 150k. Plus loss relief on top of that. So 75% is risk free.

EIS. Investors can raise up to 10mil per investor

And by getting advanced assurance. Allows you to give comfort to your investor.

Now the government want you to make a slate of films. Rather than one.

Film tax relief. If making a film in the UK you qualify up to 25% of film tax relief.

“Spend the money as if it was your own”

Surviving Christmas. Good cast, EIS advance assurance and UK tax credit in place. “The moment you get the the film wrapped you now have an asset, which the investors have a stake in.

We also discuss how to keep investors at bay or entertained.

LINKS
Trailer ‘Funny Cow’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qDFb7qUV30

Film INFO www.funnycowfilm.co.uk

www.gizmofilms.com

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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

LINKS

Follow Andy Nyman on Twitter @AndyNyman or www.AndyNyman.com

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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’.

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