Giles and Robbie sit down with Kate Madison, director of the phenomenal web series Ren, a fantasy saga complete with swordplay, magic and homages to everything Tolkienesque. Kate tells us about how she gathered a loyal following of fans, from helming the Lord of the Rings fan film Born of Hope, all the way through to financing the first season of Ren with an impressive crowdfunding campaign.
We discuss the benefits of enjoying a production as much as the final result, the best ways of motivating your crew and how to make the most of your locations when working on a tight budget. Kate and her team are currently rallying the troops again with a Kickstarter campaign for the second season of Ren, find out why it’s worth backing and why even the smallest pledge can change the course of the future… REN season 2
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Giles Alderson and Christian James chat to The Stolen team, Emily Corcoran, Gillian MacGregor and Niall Johnson about their journeys in film-making. Making a film on your credit card, How to keep getting work after your first film, Have your film play every year by setting it at Christmas, Producers Reps, Agents and managers, how to create a career as a film-maker and why you should always have another script ready. Oh and Giles and Gillian discuss the story of how they worked on the Oscar winning Gravity.