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.
Follow Ben on Instagram @benjamincaron www.benjamincaron.co.uk/
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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Part 2 of our chat with film-maker, actor, fight choreographer Joey Ansah. He chats more Bourne director Paul Greengrass and his on set process. How Joey made Street Fighter Legacy and then raised the money and directed the feature film Street Fighter: Assassins Fist.
He talks about pitching & marketing you projects and understanding the studio system. How you should go out and make something and creating something from nothing.
Watch Street Fighter : Legacy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouZso0xJuU
BUY Street Fighter Assassins Fist here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Fighter-Assassins-Fist-Blu-ray/dp/B00M1XB23S
Follow Joey on Instagram here: thejoeyansah
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Recorded at Just Voices Studios in London www.justvoicesagency.com
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
Follow Jack @ShudderFilms www.shudderfilms.co.uk – Follow God’s Own Country on Twitter here @gocfilm
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Recorded at DirectorsUK
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
Follow Paul Knight here: @Lndnknts
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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.
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
A wonderful in-depth look at how to make a indie feature film for £1k. A period civil war feature no less.
Director George Popov & cinematographer Harry Young join hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare) & Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) to chat how they actually did it on the feature film Hex.
Twitter: @HexFilmUK @GeorgePopov @gilesalderson @35mmdop
Buy the film here: http://amzn.eu/4Fg5TQg
Recorded at Just Voices Studio in London
SIX IMPORTANT LESSONS TO KNOW WHEN MAKING YOUR FEATURE FILM
Director Giles Alderson (The Dare), Producer and Actor Dan Richardson (Retribution) and Cinematographer Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) chat in depth about the 6 most important lessons they learnt while making their feature films.
With some excellent tips for first time directors to established feature film veterans from not endangering your crew, planning your days to accepting your mistakes and leadership on set.
Make 2018 the year you make your feature film.
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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.
Dom Lenoir Twitter @DirDomLenoi
Matt Hookings Twitter @Matthookings
Follow the progress of Winter Ridge at www.camelot-films.co.uk