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.
We chat with the lovely and talented Krysty Wilson-Cairns on this weeks podcast all about screenwriting, her process and working with Sam Mendes on the brilliant and epic 1917 war film. OUT on 10th Jan 2020
Krysty chats with Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and Robbie McKane about what a typical full time screenwriting day look like – when do you get up? How many Deliveroos do you have?
Hanging out ‘like a waif’ on the set of Taggart, Rebus and other Scottish TV shows at age 14 – Watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s DVD commentaries – Your first short unintentionally looking like a tribute to The Cure – Going to NFTS – inspired by key writers and teachers
– Writing about killer Guinea Pigs for script assignments – a fascination for the macabre – Being a young female untested writer in the UK – working in the US – Writing on Penny Dreadful – Writing 1917 on spec with Sam Mendes, using screenwriting skill to lay the blueprint for a story set in real time – Sam Mendes & cooking perfect pancakes every time.
This episode is sponsored by the amazing people at ScreenCraft.org. The 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now accepting applications – and the final deadline to apply is coming up – the last day of February! Up to four winners of the 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will receive all-expenses paid travel to Los Angeles for a week of meetings and mentor-ship with top Hollywood professionals. Apply with your feature or TV screenplay at screencraft.org/fellowship before the end of February. The ScreenCraft team is currently reading submissions. Good Luck 🙂
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Actor, writer and director Tom Cullen joins Giles Alderson to discuss in depth his John Cassavetes-inspired romantic drama feature Pink Wall starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass.
Giles and Tom discuss football, shared inspiration to become an actor/director, a 13-year old’s ideal DJ name, challenging yourself at drama school and more.
Tom shares some insight on how he collaborates on set, using a semi-improvised style with actors to give them space to explore, working with a limited shooting window, getting the right material for the edit and ultimately letting a film be its own beast.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Studios–Richwater Filmsaction 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