Part 2 of our chat with the Dark Beacon film team on How to Make Indie Horror Films and Get Investors & Distributors on board. Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and The Film Label’s Nick Sadler join host Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about their latest indie films Dark Beacon and House Red. Part 1 is available here: https://goo.gl/q4UYjL
On this episode we chat working with kids, are storyboards useful, finding creative moments in a small space, getting coverage and how learning to edit is very useful as a director.
As a Producer it is sometimes a good thing to just do the ground work and let the director get on with it.
We chat distribution and Sales with Nick who talks Film Label and First Flights and how getting press and print promotion is difficult these days but if you fly/bring out a journalist for an on set visit they will likely do you a piece.
How Coz got Kubrik’s DoP Doug Milsome on board his latest feature and how amazing it is to see your film on set when it came from an idea you had one day.
Dark Beacon Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHlgEcGl6I4
Buy Dark Beacon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Beacon-April-Pearson/dp/B079VXRJLD
First Flights https://www.goldfinchstudios.co.uk/other-companies/first-flights/
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Part 1 of How to Make Indie Horror Films and Get Investors & Distributors on Board Your Film with Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and The Film Label’s Nick Sadler who join Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about their latest indie film Dark Beacon starring April Pearson, Jon Campling and Toby Osmond. Part 2 is out on Friday.
They talk about how finding out your debut feature film is renamed from Wandering Rose to Demon Baby by the distributors with neither a Demon or a Baby in it.
How they went to Cannes with 50 DVD’s in a rucksack. Sleeping on floors and trying to sell you film
and finding the indie community is vital but attending events, listening to podcasts and actually going out and making a film is the best advice you can get.
How they threw a party in Cannes and got investors to come along. Gave away caps and t-shirts with their logo Green13 and becoming one of the top 3 villa parties in Cannes which created a buzz and made the film Dark Beacon actually happen as they could also show investors their last project and how it earned money.
Getting locations and filming in Jersey. Casting – April Pearson, Lynne Anne Rodgers , Toby Osmond and Jon Campling
Screenwriting. Working well as a team and how they gender flipped between drafts to female leads. Having to re-write on set at low budget level by thinking on your feet.
And how filming is like an event company. All prepped for one day. Over and over again.
Our Podcast Hosts and Filmmakers Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dan Richardson (Retribution) and Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) sit down to chat about the Five Things they Wish they Known Before Making their first Feature Films.
They chat about who you know and if that could be Ridley Scott!
How less is more and how you should make yourself useful on set regardless of your role.
How you should try and enjoy it and be in the moment.
how having a solid script is essential before getting to set and how vital it is to get feedback.
They talk film-making tricks and tips and what is important on set. Why you should have the best art direction and costume designer you can.
Having responsibility as a leader on set and don’t be afraid to ask or to answer any questions.
How you as a filmmaker have the power to make positive change in the people you hire and work with in the industry and so much more.
Klaus Badelt, composer of Gladiator & Pirates of the Caribbean and CEO of distribution platform Filmhub joins Giles Alderson to chat indie film, getting his first job, making ‘movie-movies’ and how to distribute your short film, web-series or feature film for FREE. .
They talk about how Klaus went from a low budget first movie to a $100m second movie.
From making coffee to working and composing with Hans Zimmer.
How he learned as a creative to play to an audience.
And when working on a giant film like Gladiator you still have to keep that indie spirit.
How in lower budget movies you have to be creative and make your movie for your audience. “Take them on a ride and take them out of the world for a few hours”
This year, 14,000 films were submitted to Sundance and 97 films got accepted. Which makes your odds very low.
Filmhub gives you Multi national distribution where your film can get worldwide distribution as there were 53 new streaming service in states last year all looking for films like yours.
With Filmhub, your film goes into the market place, software based algorithms send it to the right distributor for you. 13,000 projects on film hub. They promote it and get it on watch lists for the buyers to buy. Get your films on the platform now. It’s FREE and a great way to get your film seen.
A wonderful in-depth chat about how to distribute your short films, feature films or series and cut out the middle man.
Head to www.filmhub.com
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Joining us this week is actor Rupert Graves (Sherlock, A Room with a View) and director Daniel Fitzsimmons to chat about their latest film, the indie sci-fi ‘Native’
We talk about both their starts in film and TV to getting roles and films made. Rupert chats about how Directors should work with actors and Daniel tells us how actors should work with directors.
Both insightful, frank and informative about the film-making business and how finding stories first then find the genre can help you make any film let alone a sci fi.
Hosts Giles Alderson (the Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution)
Get info on how to WATCH the film here: www.nativemovie.co.uk
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We sit down with Bafta nominated The Crown director Ben Caron to discuss his film-making journey. Starting out making Music videos for Jay Z, then onto directing Sam King with Giles in it; and The Heist for Darren Brown before moving into TV dramas with Skins, Scott & Bailey. Working with the legend sir Kenneth Branagh and directing the last three episodes of Wallander before making the final episode of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves. And most recently The bafta and emmy winning The Crown which he is now working on Series Three. So much insights and filmmaking knowledge it had to be a two parter. Part two is OUT on Friday.
Directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Stalled) host.
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Watch Jay-Z video here: https://vimeo.com/11053196
Watch Darren Brown’s The Heist teaser https://vimeo.com/11063373
Watch Sherlock Season 4 Teaser https://vimeo.com/182783935
Watch Wallander finale teaser https://vimeo.com/182785066
Watch The Crown sizzle reel: https://vimeo.com/182783018
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Director, Actor, Martial Artist and Fight Choreographer Joey Ansah joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) to chat about his film-making journey from watching Christian Bale and Chris Nolan on the set of Batman Begins, his stunt work and his action heroes and his casting for and acting alongside Matt Damon in Bourne Ultimatum, getting notes from director Paul Greengrass, fight choreography and trying to actually hit Matt Damon in the face.
This is Part 1. Part 2 will be out Friday
WATCH the BOURNE fight here Joey V’s Matt Damon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ujCIlUshc
STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSINS FIST Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6dt0sCTGnI
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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
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Jack Tarling, producer of this years BAFTA nominated and BIFA winning excellent British film God’s Own Country sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to chat making the film, How they got the money. Casting. Awards, How the BFI were involved and his next film Await Further Instructions.
Buy God’s Own Country here: https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/god-s-own-country
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A in-depth look into A Landscape of Lies feature film which was the subject of a £19.6M tax fraud that has risen from the flames to be released 7 years later..
Unbeknownst to Director Paul Knight, who has proved his innocence in court, of the scam that would send the producers to jail for 20 years while he was trying to make his low budget feature has now re cut the film and prepared it for release.
Paul chats with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) about the journey, the fraud and the jail time the ‘exec producers’ received and his amazing tenacity to get his film seen by the world.
This a wonderful, insight, warts and all account of a horror story that all filmmakers fear.
The film will be available from March 2018
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