How to write a Netflix hit with The Two Popes Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour screenwriter & producer Anthony McCarten.

Screenwriter and producer Anthony McCarten joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to talk about writing The Two Popes, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour. He talks about where the ideas come from. How to work through the script and how to write the characters who are real whilst re- checking the research 

Anthony discusses getting permission to write The Theory of Everything. The Stephen Hawkings biopic which took 8 years. After that film became a hit how the doors suddenly opened to the Hollywood rooms.

How to live with doubt and how this industry is full of rejection. The moment the phone rang and it was Queen asking him to write the script to Bohemian Rhapsody 

Turning his play into a screenplay with the Two Popes and how he got the feeedom with Netflix to make the movie they wanted to make.

How he pitches his stories and Anthony Hopkins’ advice to actors and as a screenwriter how important it is to know your ending before you start writing.

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The Aeronauts, Peaky Blinders & Wild Rose director Tom Harper joins Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Robbie McKane

Director Tom Harper drops by Cameo Recording Studios to chat with Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and producer/editor Robbie McKane to talk about how he makes his films and TV shows including ‘Scouting Book For Boys’, ‘Woman in Black 2’, ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘War Book’, ‘Wild Rose’ & ‘The Aeronauts’ which is OUT NOW in cinemas.

We talk about he made his start in film-making by making tea in a post house, making short films and his attitude to networking and pitching to TV and film bodies and working with wonderful actors such as Jessie Buckley and Felicity Jones.

We talk about BAFTA’s and how it might not make a difference to your career, working with your best mates, building a career and fox wrangling.

The golden moment before you show your film to the world, working with actors and how you will always find people who will hate your work.

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How to Make Your Film Pt 2 LIVE Event! Join Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir, Matt Hookings, Adam Morse, Jenna Suru and Phin Glynn as they talk how to make indie films

Host and director Dom Lenoir talks about his early feature films with Giles Alderson and also with his producer and actor Matt Hookings about how they made feature thriller Winter Ridge, issues with investors and lack of rehearsal time. How to get your film in many cinemas across the country and win awards.

Phin Glynn talks making bigger budget indie films, how to get big name actors in your films and how you can make yours

We also answers questions from the audience.


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BONUS EP – LIVE from the LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL with Hannah Waddingham, Michael McKell, Dom Lenoir, Matt Hookings, Ian Pirie, Jon Campling, Toby Osmond Giles Alderson & many other Filmmakers at the Festival

Host Giles Alderson (The Dare) heads to the the London Independent Film Festival and chats to the filmmakers attending including the team behind Winter Ridge, Dom Lenoir, Matt Hookings, Michael McKell, Hannah Waddingham, Alistair Ager and Ian Pirie as well as filmmakers and actors Jon Campling, Simeon Willis, Toby Osmond, Ben Richards, Andromeda Godfrey, the team behind short film Stationary and the festival director Natasha Marberger.

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The festival director Natasha Marberger tells us that to get selected film entrants just need good stories.

Stars of Winter Ridge Hannah Waddingham and Michael McKell talk about getting into film for the right reasons their approach to scripts on what parts they get to play. How when acting try and lock in so you ignore the producing side of things.

Some of the really good directors have been actors. Least direction was Robert Zemekis

Producer and actor Andromeda Godfrey discusses finding someone you want to work with and make it happen. It can be a lonely business so find people you want to work with. Believe in your project and yourself.

“Producing is putting out fires. Or even better not letting the fire start in the first place”

We chat to the team behind the short film Stationary and how a good team that works together well is very important and the main issues of being tight for time. Know your project well and submit to the right festivals. Being realistic makes you have a better chance.

We talked to Little Shit director Richard Gorodecky and Philip Ilson, the London short film festival director who looks for films with a voice

Actor and director Simeon Willis is now writing a screenplay after being inspired by the podcast and how he directed a film for the 48hr film challenge.

Actor and producer Toby Osmond on how he does it “I’m just a doer. I like starting stuff”.

Actor of Winter Ridge Ian Pirie on making Bond film, Die Another Day, how director Lee Tamahori brought rawness and thought on his feet. Bringing indie film process to a huge budget. Working with Christopher Nolan on The Dark Night and getting advice on his frst ever film. A little know Scorsese piece called Gangs of New York.

Jon Campling talks about the difference between shooting an indie film and shooting Harry Potter . The huge machine behind a huge film and everything serves the actor. Indie film is a collaboration between everyone working on it.

Winter Ridge script editor (and screenwriter) Alistair Ager chats about the process of script writing and being a script editor. “You can be a fresh pair of eyes and you can spot things that the writer didn’t”. How he looks for character arcs or plot points that aren’t needed and too much dialogue.

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Ep 26. HOW TO MAKE INDIE FILM WINTER RIDGE with Dom Lenoir and Matt Hookings

Filmmakers Matt Hookings and Dom Lenoir join director Giles Alderson to chat film-making, finding your tribe, raising money, collaborating, casting, having passion and persistence, taking advice, aiming as high as you can and their new indie film Winter Ridge.

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