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

Follow the boys on Twitter here: @nevpierce @iamjimpage @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @cjamesdirect @thedaremovie

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

Ep17 HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE WESTERN – ‘THE STOLEN’ SPECIAL WITH NIALL JOHNSON, EMILY CORCORAN & GILLIAN MACGREGOR Part 1

How to Make an Indie Western in New Zealand with the team behind The Stolen, Emily Corcoran, Gillian MacGregor and Niall Johnson. Chatting about how they made their film. Why it can be hard raising finance with a female in the lead role. Acting and Producing at the same time, Trusting your team and working with named actors.

Links:

The Stolen: https://thestolenmovie.com/

Cork Films https://www.corkfilms.co.uk/

Twitter: @emilycorc @GillyMacg @NiallJohnson

www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com @filmmakerspod

Giles Alderson @gileasalderson www.directedbygiles.com

Christian James @CJamesDirect

Recorded at Voice Over Soho https://www.voiceoversoho.co.uk/

Ep16 HOW TO MAKE AN ACTION FILM THAT SELLS WITH ‘AUX’ & ‘VENGEANCE’ DIRECTORS John Adams & Ross Boyask

How to make an ACTION film that sells. We chat to Aux director John Adams and Vengeance director Ross Boyask, who run Evolutionary films all about making films, why filmmakers should be aware of how to sell and market their film before filming, tips on action film making, working with actors, editing, raising funds, business models, having lunch with Spielberg and Hanks and re-defining your script.

Links:

AUX trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enhVHTrTSmo – AUX is released in the UK @ShowcaseCinemas from 10th Nov2017.

VENGEANCE is screening on 11th November 2017 in NY

www.evolutionaryfilms.com/portfolio/aux

Giles Alderson – Twitter @GilesAlderson www.directedbygiles.com
Dan Richardson – Twitter @Dan710ths
The Dare – Twittter @TheDareMovie

 

 

Ep 10 HOW TO EDIT GRAVITY & TRANSFORMERS AND WIN AN OSCAR FOR DOING IT WITH EDITOR MARK SANGER

WINNING AN OSCAR FOR GRAVITY. Mark Sanger joins us to discuss how he edited Gravity and Transformers and win an Oscar while doing it. Working with directors Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuaron. How to get your first job in film, some incredible advice and other film-making tips and tricks. Plus how and why is Giles’ DNA actually in Gravity? With your hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James.

Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
www.directedbygiles.com
@gilesalderson
http://www.cjdirector.com/
@cjamesdirect
Mark Sanger
@BlueTrundle
Recorded at Just Voices Studio
www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 9 DIRECTING TV: LUTHER, RELLIK, LUKE CAGE WITH DIRECTOR SAM MILLER

DIRECTING TV (LUTHER, RELLIK, LUKE CAGE, THIS LIFE) WITH SAM MILLER
EMMY nominee Sam Miller talks us through the TV world and directing massive shows such as Luke Cage, Fortitude, This Life, the Emmy winning Luther and his new show Rellik. How to direct stars such as Idris Elba and the differences between directing movies and TV.

Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
www.directedbygiles.com
@gilesalderson
http://www.cjdirector.com/
@cjamesdirect
www.35mmdop.com
@35mmdop

Ep 6 HOW TO GET YOUR FILM OSCAR SHORT LISTED

GET YOUR FILM OSCAR SHORT-LISTED
Filmmaker Chris Jones joins Giles Alderson and Christian James to chat about his Oscar short-listed film Gone Fishing, some amazing screenwriting & filmmaking wisdom & tips and they discuss the upcoming London Screenwriters Festival

Links:
http://www.chrisjonesblog.com/
Twitter: @livingspiritpix
Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
www.directedbygiles.com
@gilesalderson
www.cjamesdirector.com
@Cjamesdirect

Ep 5 ON SET DIRECTING & ACTING TIPS With Giles Alderson, Christian James and Dan Richardson

ACTING AND DIRECTING AT THE SAME TIME IS HARD
In this podcast Giles Alderson, Christian James and Dan Richardson discuss working with actors on set, how being a director and an actor at the same time is very tough and what their first date movie was (and did anything happen?)

Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
www.directedbygiles.com
@gilesalderson
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dan%20richardson
@Dan710ths
www.cjdirector.com
@Cjamesdirect

Ep 2 HOW TO GET INTO FRIGHTFEST

HOW TO GET INTO FRIGHTFEST
The Filmmakers Podcast boys discuss low budget film making and how to get into Frightfest with Christian James joining Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson to discuss his latest film Fanged Up, how his previous indie film Stalled had a big impact on his career and Dan talks about Gods in Chains feature doc.

Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
www.directedbygiles.com
@gilesalderson
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dan%20richardson
@Dan710ths
www.cjdirector.com
@Cjamesdirect