Ep 86 How to make an indie horror Sci-Fi with Await Further Instructions director Johnny Kevorkian and producer Jack Tarling

This week Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) chat to  director Johnny Kevorkian (The Disappeared) & producer (God’s Own Country) Jack Tarling about creating creatures, reversing footage and camera tricks, marketing your film, keeping audiences engaged when the movie is set in one location and their new sci-fi horror Await Further Instructions.

Johnny Kevorkian, shooting anything he could, and later refining his craft studying film at University. After making a series of ambitious shorts, he directed, cowrote and co-produced his debut Horror feature ‘The Disappeared’ which won him awards and critical acclaim.

 Jack Tarling has produced BAFTA nominated God’s Own Country, London’s Finest and Await Further Instructions. He runs Shudder Films

Await Further Instructions:  It’s Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously:’Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. As the television exerts an evermore sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

LINKS

Await Further Instructions – Trailer & Website https://www.awaitfurtherinstructions.co.uk/

BUY the FILM Await Further Instructions https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/await-further-instructions/id1441418877

LISTEN to Jack talk making God’s Own Country on our pod Ep here Jack Tarling on God’s Own Country Ep 33

Follow Jack on Twitter https://twitter.com/shudderfilms

RAINDANCE: Join our friends at Raindance for the Saturday Film School, It is your introduction to filmmaking in one day, covering screenwriting, directing, producing, and breaking into the film industry and it has launched the careers of hundreds of British independent filmmakers. The techniques and tools described in this information-packed day are the ones used by filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan. Choose to attend on 19th January, 12th April or 15th June and get in for just £39 (RRP £150) with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST39. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/SatFilmSchool

Phil Hawkins YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhn9RmfYI4x30b7Ztuhncg/videos

Neil Johnson – Drone footage https://www.shutterstock.com/video/search/farm?contributor=Morphius+Film

3rd Annual Paranoid Android Films Office Party – Tues 11th Dec, The Exhibit, Balham, SW12 9SG – Contact Andy Edwards on Facebook

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL – SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 85 How to Produce Indie Films and Finance Films with Ian Sharp and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

Our hosts sit down with indie producer Ian Sharp who talks about making indie thriller The Marker starring John Hannah, how he started in the business, his first feature film Kick Off and how he now finances films with his company Sharp House.

Ian grew up in Scunthorpe with Van Damme and De Niro movies for inspiration. After training at the National Youth Theatre, his passion for film led him to London and a scholarship at the Arts Educational Schools. He founded Achilles Entertainments with Rebecca Sharp in 2009, merging entrepreneurial experiences with their passion for film and co-founded Sharp House in 2016. Ian’s third feature, The Marker, was supported and co-financed by Creative England. Other film credits include Pleasure Island, theatrically released in the UK by Metrodome and KickOff, distributed by Peccadillo Pictures.

LINKS

The Marker – Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuFGkJwMdo0

Sharp House https://www.sharp-house.com/sharp-house

Follow Ian on Twitter https://twitter.com/IanSharp

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming Open House on Saturday 12th December at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your filmmaking contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  TASTERPODCAST20 when booking at checkout”.

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

INKTIP https://inktip.com/

MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL – SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 84 How to Make an Improvised Feature Film in 24hrs on New Years Eve with writer & director Sarah Jayne Portelli and host Giles Alderson

How to Make a Improvised feature Film in 24hrs on New Years Eve with writer and director Sarah Jayne Portelli and host Giles Alderson

Giles has a chat with Sarah Jayne about how she made Friends, Foes and Fireworks, what was the inspiration behind it, how to make the movie in one night using your own money all the while shooting on New Years Eve.

How you get one chance to get things right and how planning is vital.

What she learned making an improvised film and what she would do and is doing differently moving forward with her next film.

They talk about how you should market you film from the start and how they sold the movie.

LINKS

TRAILER Friends Foes & Fireworks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIBkajWsAjw

Friends, Foes & Fireworks site https://www.friendsfoesfireworks.com/

Udemy course
In Corpore Fiscally Sponsored
Nexus Production Group  https://www.nexusproductiongroup.com/

Follow the Sarah Jayne on Twitter @Sarah

RAINDANCE –

Do you want to meet indie filmmakers and film lovers in London? Are you looking to find a team to work on your next project, volunteer your services for some set time, or just chat about movies with like minded people? Then you’re invited to Raindance’s Boozin’ & Schmoozin’ – the monthly filmmakers networking event for people who love and make films! It’s one of the friendliest and most welcoming networking events in London, and it has helped develop hundreds of collaborations between filmmakers. AND, as Filmmakers Podcast listener, you can get in for free! Just send an email to party@raindance.co.uk, quoting “Filmmakers Podcast”. Then you’ll be able to get in for free to the next event on Monday 10th December at 6:30pm at the beautiful Century Club in Soho. Don’t miss this out!”

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL – SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

Drew Horner’s ‘Promenade’ Short Film IndieGOGO https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/promenade-short-film#/

Winter Ridge WATCH https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/winter-ridge/id1411248110

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 83 How to Make an Indie Film in one Location with Two People – The Escort’s director Bizhan Tong & actors Olivia Moyles and Kevin Leslie with hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

How to Make an Indie Film in one Location with Two People – The Escort’s director Bizhan Tong and actors Olivia Moyles and Kevin Leslie chat with directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up).

We talk about how the idea for the feature film The Escort came from, Bizhan encounter with a real escort.

We talk problems on set. How to work around your only location having building work and noise around it.

We discuss story boarding, writing, shot-listing and casting and how having five people around you that like you can shape your career.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qzz8w-9fa591

LINKS

TRAILER The Escort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmU7W4Qjx_4

Follow the gang on Twitter @Bizhan_Tong @TheKevinLeslie @OlviaMoyles

RAINDANCE – MEGA OFFER. Was £150 NOW £39!! Join our friends at Raindance for  Saturday Film School, Europe’s most popular filmmaking class. Saturday Film School is your introduction to filmmaking in one day, covering screenwriting, directing, producing, and breaking into the film industry and it has launched the careers of hundreds of British independent filmmakers. The techniques and tools described in this information-packed day are the ones used by filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan. Choose to attend on 1st December, 19th January, or 12th April and get in for just £39 (RRP £150) with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST39. Booking link: http://bit.ly/SatFilmSchool

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

24 Little Hours screening https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/24-little-hours-vip-screening-tickets-52350500757

Watch The Gatehouse https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gatehouse-DVD-PAUL-FREEMAN/dp/B07D9YZBSJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542671218&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gatehouse+simeon+willis

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 82 How to go from short films to big budget romantic comedy ‘You, Me And Him’ starring David Tennant & Lucy Punch with director & screenwriter Daisy Aitkens and hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

How to go from short films to big budget romantic comedy You, Me And Him starring David Tennant, Faye Marsay & Lucy Punch with director & screenwriter Daisy Aitkens and hosts Giles Alderson and Christian James

Daisy sits down with Giles Alderson and Christian James to chat about her career going from shorts to features, working with star names, directing on set and preparing for the every day, being professional and the process of screenwriting.

Daisy is a screenwriter, actress and director

Working as an actress since 2005 she has appeared in Life As We Know It, Wire in the Blood, The Bill, Casualty, and Eastenders She also appeared regularly in BBC comedies Fear, Stress and Anger and Watson and Oliver. And the films Colin, Magpie and the brilliant action comedy Night Shooters.

She has written for TV and made her short film 96 Ways To Say I Love You that was produced by Georgia Moffat, starring David Tennant and Nina Sosanya. And then made her written and directed feature debut with You, Me and Him again starring David Tennant with Faye Marsay and Lucy Punch!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dj9t9-9efbc9

LINKS

WATCH  You, Me and Him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anz4anxdNVI

TRAILER You, Me and Him  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Nf39vrdWo

Follow @Daisy on Twitter https://twitter.com/DaisyAitkens

RAINDANCE – Join our friends at Raindance for  Saturday Film School, Europe’s most popular filmmaking class. Saturday Film School is your introduction to filmmaking in one day, covering screenwriting, directing, producing, and breaking into the film industry and it has launched the careers of hundreds of British independent filmmakers. The techniques and tools described in this information-packed day are the ones used by filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan. Choose to attend on 1st December, 19th January, or 12th April and get in for just £39 (RRP £150) with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST39. Booking link: http://bit.ly/SatFilmSchool

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

24 Little Hours screening https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/24-little-hours-vip-screening-tickets-52350500757

Duck Daze Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alisonpiper/duck-daze-short-film

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 81 How to make Indie Films & Action Adventure Feature Robin Hood The Rebellion with Producer Lucinda Rhodes-Thakrar & hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

Producer Lucinda Rhodes-Thakrar joins Giles Alderson and Andrew Rodger to talk indie film-making, making Action Adventure Film Robin Hod The Rebellion,

They chat about BAFTA awards, best practices on film sets, How to make do with hardly any crew, shooting in small spaces, keeping cast & crew happy and making indie films on very limited budgets.

Robin Hood The Rebellion

With his true love captured by the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, the legendary Robin Hood and his crew of outlaws execute a daring rescue to save her.

Lucinda has produced the films Curse of the Witching Tree, Hooligan Legacy, Caged, Undercover Hooligan and Hooligan Escape, Crux, Predator Dark Ages, Essex Vendetta and most recently Robin Hood The Rebellion which is OUT NOW

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-i94y9-9e5ca4

LINKS

BUY Robin Hood The Rebellion here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robin-Hood-The-Rebellion-DVD/dp/B07FN72B2B

WATCH the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGNRSjDYeaU

Follow @Lucinda on Twitter https://twitter.com/LucindaRhodes

RAINDANCE – Established filmmakers will often tell you that writing, directing and producing a film is merely ten percent of the equation. The remaining 90% of a filmmakers effort is finding their independent film distribution. Our friends at Raindance are launching a new one-day masterclass dedicated entirely to film distribution that presents you an easy-to-understand step-by-step strategic process that will allow you to maximise the distribution and revenue from your independent film. Join writer/director Simon Hunter and marketing expert Jonathan Sadler at the Raindance Film Centre on 24th November and get 20% off your booking with our exclusive discount code RDPODCAST20, meaning you can get a standard ticket for £135 or a student one for just over £100! Book here: http://bit.ly/IndieDistribution

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

The Man From Mo Wax screening at Crouch End in East London on 10th Nov at 7.30pm. After the screening the Man From Mo’Wax himself, James Lavelle will be joining host Giles Alderson for the Q&A as will the creators of the film Matthew Jones & M J McMahon. http://www.arthousecrouchend.co.uk/programme/?programme_id=4837445

NO ADVERTS OR TRAILERS – PROMPT START

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 80 How to Produce Indie Films with Craig Conway who talks new horror film Mara and a way forward for filmmakers with Giles Alderson

Producer and actor Craig Conway sits down for a filmmaking chin wag with director Giles Alderson.

Craig talks in depth about how we can create a new ethic for creatives. How the Filmmaking and Producing system in the UK needs changing and reforming so that cast and crews share the revenue not just the execs who are making a world of inflated money.

They talk about working with ‘star names’ and do they make a difference to the box office?

Craig talks about making his psychological horror film Broken directed by Sean Robert Smith, working at NuBoyana studios on Hellboy with director Neil Marshal who he has worked with 4 times and soon to be 5! and new horror film Mara. Which took TEN years to make!

How to survive in the business you need to find people around you who have transparency and trust. Finding the right people to work with. The right source of investment and making films with a social responsibility and be bold and say no if it doesn’t feel right. There is always a way to make your film.

Craig has starred in TV and films including: Our Friends in the North, Dog Soldiers, Vera Drake, The Decent, Terry Prathcett’s Hogfather, Doomsday, Romans 12:20, The Tournament,  Devil’s Playground, Four, 7 Lives, Airbourne, Final Score, Hellboy and Mara.

He has produced the films Devil’s Playground, Four, Estranged, Giantland, Gatecrash, South of Hopestreet and Broken

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LINKS

Mara Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=zfkBx9PproA

Broken Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7eWn2TqXZY

Buy/Watch Broken https://www.amazon.co.uk/Broken-DVD-Morjana-Alaoui/dp/B06WGV53RS

RAINDANCE – The Raindance 15 Second Horror competition returns for 2018! Submit the shortest, scariest film you can make and get your chance to have your film played at Raindance 2019 plus a free Raindance membership. AND, everyone who enters the competition will receive 10% off any Raindance course worldwide. To enter, just tweet a link to the film, tag @Raindance and use the hashtag #15SecondHorror.  Link:  http://bit.ly/15SecHorror

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

Sam Benjamin’s The Few Dark Future IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-few-dark-future-a-web-series#/

Fabulous Fridays Screening Club bit.ly/2OJZtng

Neil Jonhson’s Drone footage https://www.shutterstock.com/video/search?contributor=Morphius+Film

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 79 How to Make Indie Films, Commercials & Making A Film in a Foreign Language with 12KM director & writer Mike Pecci and host Giles Alderson

Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, podcaster and great guy Mike Pecci joins Giles Alderson on the Filmmakers Podcast this week to shoot he breeze about filmmaking.

They talk Mike’s award winning short film 12KM which Mike made after cracking his head open while ice skating on a date and having a vision. We talk about making commercials, surviving in the business and a generally brilliant chat about film making in general and his Podcast In Love With the Process which is about filmmaking (and food)

Mike Pecci

With over 18 years of experience, Mike has cemented a name for himself not only as a photographer and music video director, but as an abstractly edgy filmmaker who is undeniably devoted to the art of storytelling. His characters are the faces of his work – passionate, emotional, and distorted stories are the basis for some of Mike’s most well-received films.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fsbcu-9d187b

LINKS

Mike Pecci Website http://www.mikepecci.com

Mike’s Podcast – In Love With the Process Podcast

RAINDANCE – The Raindance 15 Second Horror competition returns for 2018! Submit the shortest, scariest film you can make and get your chance to have your film played at Raindance 2019 plus a free Raindance membership. AND, everyone who enters the competition will receive 10% off any Raindance course worldwide. To enter, just tweet a link to the film, tag @Raindance and use the hashtag #15SecondHorror.  Link:  http://bit.ly/15SecHorror

Mark Leatham Blog on making his Short film Eric Clapton http://pseudomyopiafilms.com/

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 78 How to Write & Produce a Movie When You’ve Never Been on a Movie Set Before with Claire Harris Screenwriter & Producer of Newly Released Romantic Drama ‘Zelos’

Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) chats with screenwriter and producer Claire Harris about her debut feature film Zelos,

They also discuss writing for a male character and the best ways to write a feature film. Women in film and how things are changing. How as a producer you have to be resourceful and regales us a great story about getting extras to set! Problem solving day to day issues and the general misadventures of producing a movie.

Zelos is out now. itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS from the Greek – meaning ‘zeal’, ‘ardour’, and ‘amorousness‘, but also ‘jealousy’, ‘possessiveness’ and ‘suspicion’

Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance.

To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.

A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship — a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.

By pre-emptively forgiving him for an infidelity he hasn’t yet committed, does Sarah prove that she truly loves Bernard or is it a sign that she doesn’t actually love him at all?

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LINKS

WATCH the FULL film ZELOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS TRAILER: https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_011&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011&hspart=iry&p=zelos+trailer+on+youtube#id=2&vid=78e438862b778301db4c47ece6ebfc98&action=click

Zelos Official site http://www.zelosthemovie.com/

Follow Claire Harris on twitter.com/Claire_J_Harris or on Facebook here

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 76 How to Make Indie Films & Getting into Film Festivals with the director, Justin McConnell and producer Avi Federgreen who chat Shape Shifting Body Horror Film ‘Lifechanger’

Award winning Director Justin McConnell and award winning Producer Avi Federgreen sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) at Frightfest HQ to talk making movies, the best way to get into a festival, get picked up for distribution, dealing with bad reviews and how they made their latest film the Shape Shifting Body Horror feature ‘Lifechanger’, which is screening at Grimmfest in Manchester, England on the 5th Oct and Toronto Afterdark in Canada on the 16th Oct.

Avi Federgreen has been making films for almost 20 years: Still Mine, One Week, Score: A Hockey Musical, I’m Yours, Moon Point, High Life, and many more. His projects have received widespread recognition at international film festivals, including the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and nominations for a Gemini and the Directors Guild of Canada awards.

Justin McConnell runs Toronto-based production/post company UNSTABLE GROUND, is the founder of the monthly horror short-film festival LITTLE TERRORS (which he co-runs with Rue Morgue Magazine), a Programmer for TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL, and is an acquisitions rep for two Canadian distribution companies.

Most notably, Justin has multiple feature films in distribution as director and/or producer: the single-take thriller ‘Broken Mile’ (Gravitas Ventures), the anthologies ‘Minutes Past Midnight’ and ‘Galaxy of Horrors’, the horror/thriller ‘The Collapsed’ (released in over 12 countries worldwide, via companies such as Anchor Bay & Lions Gate), the counter-culture documentary ‘Skull World’ (available worldwide), the crime drama ‘Cold Deck’ (producer only), the dark comedy ‘Junkie’ (producer only), and the documentary ‘Working Class Rock Star’.  His co-written/co-produced project ‘Mark of Kane’ (2014 Off-Frontieres selection) will begin shooting in Australia mid 2018, his new feature ‘Lifechanger’ is will be released later in the year, and the anthology ‘Blood, Sweat & Terrors’ will soon see release via RLJ Entertainment and is currently in production on his new documentary ‘Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business’.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-76ryx-9b4876

LINKS:

RAINDANCE – ‘30% OFF any Raindance Film Festival event, party and Screening – Use the code RDPODCAST30 http://festival.raindance.org

Lifechanger Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8IP2Im_m3Y

Lifechanger website: http://lifechangermovie.com/

Justin’s Post House Website: http://www.unstableground.net/

Avi Federgreen distribution company Website http://indiecanent.com/