Ep 68 Rebel Without a Crew! Making indie film ‘Monday’ for 7K in 14 days with director Alejandro Montoya Marin and host Giles Alderson

How to make brilliant indie film ‘Monday’ whilst being on Robert Rodriguez’s TV show Rebel Without A Crew.
Alejandro Montoya Marin chats to Giles Alderson (The Dare) about how it all happened and how he turned his short into a feature film that premiered at SXSW.

He talks worked with Robert Rodgriguez, making and writing indiefilms and making a feature film under extreme conditions.

About Alejandro

Alejandro Montoya Marin was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Mexico (Merida and Monterrey). Since a very young age, he has been interested in film.

Alejandro went to school for marketing and then attended Vancouver Film School in Canada where he specialized in Directing. He later moved to Albuquerque to join the growing film industry.

His narrative work includes: Intrepido (2009), The Princess and the Musician (2013), The Joneses (2014), Low/Fi (2015), Monday (2016), and Leslie (2017). His films have screened in numerous film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Raindance, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Hollyshorts, and many more.

In addition to narrative film, Alejandro also has an intense love for music and has directed many music vídeos. He has directed for Sleigh Bells, Chikita Violenta, Motopony, Grimlin, and Stem Ivory.

Most recently, Alejandro appeared on the El Rey Network-produced documentary show, REBEL WITHOUT A CREW: THE SERIES. With a budget of only $7000 and 14 days of shooting time, Alejandro was able to adapt his award-winning short film, MONDAY, into a feature film. The movie premiered at special screening during the 2018 SXSW FESTIVAL and most recently was screened to a sold-out audience at the SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.  The film is currently on the film festival circuit and continues to pile up rave reviews.

Alejandro is now currently working on both his second and third feature film projects.

LINKS

Raindance OPENING NIGHT PARTY http://bit.ly/RDOpeningNightParty 20% off with code RDPODCAST20

Alejandro’s WEBSITE: http://www.alejandromontoyamarin.com/

Holly Shorts screening on 18th August Harmony Gold Theatres

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT

A Landscape of Lies – BUY here and support Paul Knight ‘s film

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Ep 67 SCOTT ADKINS on MAKING ACTION FILMS, WORKING WITH YOUR HEROES & ACTING IN INDIE FILMS with Giles Alderson & Christian James

Scott Adkins joins us to chat working as an action and martial arts star on indie films and big studio movies including Expendables, Ip Man 4 and Undisputed

He talks about getting his start as an actor on British TV and his big break on a Hong Kong action movie and how he over came disappointments to learn from the best.

How having a niche and using martial arts as a way in worked very well for him.

We discuss the best way to shoot fight scenes in movies and how directors should work with actors and fight choreographers

He chats about his time working on Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty and Expendables plus many more and how different directors approach fight sequences and directing actors.

Taking leadership and ownership of fight scenes in his films is a great way to create compelling action feature films

And we go in-depth on how Scott likes to work on movie sets

SHOW NOTE LINKS

The Debt Collector Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=N0O5iwmXzXM

BUY Accident Man https://www.amazon.com/Accident-Man-Blu-ray-Ashley-Greene/dp/B077R48NT8

Raindance TASTER day FREE with our CODE: TASTERPODCAST20

Click the LINK http://bit.ly/RaindanceTasterDay and type in the code: TASTERPODCAST20 just before you pay

Night Feed short film WATCH here: http://www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @TheScottAdkins

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Ep 66 DANIEL O’REILLY AKA DAPPER LAUGHS – FROM INTERNET STAR TO MOVIE STAR – TALKING INDIE FILM, ACTING, FANGED UP & CONTROVERSY with Christian James and Giles Alderson

Actor and comedian Daniel O’Reilly AKA Dapper Laughs sets the record straight about his controversial past, how he made his name on social media and how he wrote and starred in his first feature film Fanged Up.

He talks about his love for musicals, his first performance in fishnet tights and being a family entertainer before he became his famous alter ego Dapper Laughs.

He talks about the controversy that surrounded him and tells the story of what happened with the media and how he rose up again and wrote Fanged Up and helped get the indie film made.

He discusses acting, working with director CJ, emotional scenes and gives great advice to inspiring up and comers.

SHOW NOTE LINKS

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer https://youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

Raindance TASTER day FREE with our CODE: TASTERPODCAST20

Click the LINK http://bit.ly/RaindanceTasterDay and type in the code: TASTERPODCAST20 just before you pay

Night Feed short film WATCH here: http://www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @DapperLaughs

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Ep 65 WRITING AND STARRING IN VAMPIRE COMEDY INDIE FILM ‘FANGED UP’ with Dan Palmer, Danielle Harold, director Christian James & Giles Alderson

Chatting screenwriting and acting in vampire comedy horror indie film Fanged Up with screenwriter and actor Dan Palmer and actress Danielle Harold

With director Christian James and Giles Alderson on hosting duties.

We delve into making the film, what happened on set and how the film came to CJ and Dan Palmer, how he re-wrote the script in a week! How Danielle got used to being on an indie film set, the difference between TV and indie films and creating a character.

Danielle Harold starred in TV drama Eastenders and recent feature films Two Graves, Fanged Up and the soon to be released Innocent Candy

Dan Palmer has written and starred in numerous films including Freak Out, Stalled, Night Feed, Small Town Folk and Fanged Up as well as staring in Jake West’s Evil Aliens.

LINKS

Fanged Up Film BUY HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer https://youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

Raindance 99 MINUTE FILM SCHOOL DISCOUNT CODE: RDPODCAST20

Click the LINK http://bit.ly/99FilmSchool and type in the code: RDPODCAT20 just before you pay

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT TO:

Ethel short film https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ethel-a-drama-about-dealing-with-alzheimer-s-family#/

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 64 STU BENNETT – A FANGED UP SPECIAL Pt 1 with director Christian James and Giles Alderson

Indie film and career talk with Stu Bennett.

Stu Bennett had his first acting role in the 2013 crime thriller film Dead Man Down, which starred Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrance Howard & Dominic Cooper In April 2015, it was announced that he would star as “Europe’s most dangerous assassin” in a WWE StudiosRichwater Films action thriller film titled Eliminators  starring friend of the show and soon guest Scott Adkins & directed by James Nunn

He then took his first lead role in Ross Boyask’s brilliant action film Vengeance

Director and writer Ross Boyask is on the podcast on Ep 27 with John Adams chatting about making Vengeance and other indie films too.

And most recently in our very own host Christian James’ latest film Fanged Up. A vampire comedy. Written by Dan Palmer, Dan O’Reilly and Nick Nevern and starring Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Vas Blackwood and Stephen Berkoff.

This is Part 1 of a 2 part Fanged Up special. Join actress Danielle Harold and writer and actor Dan Palmer on Friday

LINKS

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Fanged Up Trailer https://youtu.be/zINUudvVwGk

Raindance TASTER day FREE with our CODE: TASTERPODCAST20

Click the LINK http://bit.ly/RaindanceTasterDay and type in the code: TASTERPODCAST20 just before you pay

Night Feed short film WATCH here: http://www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 63 HOW TO GO FROM INDIE FILMS TO HOLLYWOOD AND BACK AGAIN with CROWHURST director Simon Rumley (and Giles Alderson)

How to direct indie films with Simon Rumley who talks with Giles Alderson about how he made his latest feature films Fashionista, Crowhurst and Once Upon A Time in London.
And he tells us about his Hollywood experience making Johnny Frank Garret’s Last Stand and the dramas that surrounded the film.

How he met many influential and future collaborators on the festival circuits, the problems shooting on a small boat and making, going head to head with Colin Firth’s The Mercy and making a film that wasn’t script ready.

Simon’s feature film credits include: Club Le Monde, Strong Language, The Truth Game. The Living and the Dead, starring Roger Lloyd-Pack. Red White & Blue which starred Noah Taylor, Marc Senter and Amanda Fuller.
Segments in the features Little Deaths which starred Tom Sawyer and Kate Braithwaite, The ABCs of Death, produced by Tim League and 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero
Johnny Frank Garret’s The Last Word starring Sean Patrick Flanery.
And the recently released Fashionista and
Crowhurst which is based on the tragic real-life story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst,
And recently filmed Once Upon a Time in London staring Geoff Bell, Lee Gregory, Terry Stone, Kate Braithwaite, Micheal McKell and Jamie Forman

Crowhurst Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FKYtyXhBSw

BUY CROWHURST here https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/crowhurst

Fashionista Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuxgMlNDOzc

BUY FASHIONISTA https://www.amazon.com/Fashionista-Amanda-Fuller/dp/B0794C5QX5

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

Movie Money – Raindance course DISCOUNT 20% OFF Click the LINK http://bit.ly/MovieMoneyRD and type in the code: RDPODCAST20 just before you pay

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT
Xabier Saavedra – Another Luna – Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1049300045/another-luna-short-film/description

 

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

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@Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 62 HOW TO MAKE A SWORD AND SANDALS EPIC STARRING TERENCE STAMP with ‘Of Gods and Warriors’ director David LG Hughes

Making ‘Of Gods and Warriors’ an Indie action adventure with director and screenwriter David LG Hughes.

He talks how he made the film, got the cast and got a cinematic release.

Joined by Giles Alderson and Christian James who talk about ‘Fanged Up’ being released on the 30th July and Giles’ new producing job on new feature film ‘Cassette’.

David LG Hughes is a screenwriter and director

After Film School, where he won a Fuji Film Scholarship for screenwriting, David began an award winning career in film advertising which allowed him to work directly with acclaimed directors including Darren Aronofsky, Roman Polanski and Guillermo Del Toro.

David’s short film, A GIRL AND A GUN, was released internationally on iTunes, becoming one of the best selling shorts ever. A Top Ten hit in every country it was released in – including the US – it spent over 2 years in the UK Top 20 download chart.

His first feature, HARD BOILED SWEETS, was made for just $60k. Bought by Universal and released theatrically in the UK it has secured distribution in the US, China, Germany, Latin America, Australia, the Middle East and many other territories.

His 2nd Feature ‘Of Gods and Warriors’ (AKA Vicking Destiny) is OUT on the 17th July and stars Terrance Stamp, Will Mellor, Martyn Ford and Anna Demetriou

LINKS

‘Of Gods and Warriors’ Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCAJm7dlxoM

Website with details of screenings https://www.ourscreen.com/film/Of-gods-and-warriors

Fanged Up Film PRE ORDER https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Steven-Berkoff-Lauren-Socha/dp/B07D4VBSN7/

The Power of Editing – Raindance course DISCOUNT 20% OFF Click the LINK http://bit.ly/PowerOfEditing and type in the code: RDPODCAST20 just before you pay

BritPodScene Podcast https://britpodscene.podbean.com/e/episode-4-girls-on-film/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson 

@Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 61 WRITING SCREENPLAYS, WORKING WITH DIRECTORS AND THE PROCESS BEHIND SCREENWRITING with Namita Kabilas, Jonny Grant & Giles Alderson

Screenwriters Namita Kabilas and Jonny Grant join host and fellow screenwriter Giles Alderson to talk how they actually write their scripts.

Where to get inspiration and keep writing even when you don’t want to. When and where to write and Understanding how story structure.

Joining director, screenwriter and host Giles Alderson is Jonny Grant who has written the screenplay The Nobodies, optioned by Park House Pictures, the team behind Anna and The Apocalypse,  is co-writer on the darkly thrilling horror film The Dare (now in post and picked up by Millennium films). He has also written 8 other feature films and  most recently a novel titled Cry Wolf.

He has just been optioned to write new horror film Little Darlings which Giles is producing and will be directed by Alex Hardy (Soldier Bee)

Namita is mainly a Screenwriter well known for her regular screenwriting tips online.

She has written the feature Romantic Comedy BEAUTY QUEEN, a film about celebrating physical imperfection and self-love in aid to spread healthy self-esteem to young and adult audiences.

She’s now a script consultant giving feedback on feature film screenplays and shorts

This is a great podcast for screenwriters to hear how other screenwriters do it.

Make Your Film. Support Indie Film

LINKS

Namita Kabilas WEBSITE https://www.namitakabilas.com/

Raindance www.raindance.org

Raindance MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING YOUR FILM http://bit.ly/FilmMarketingAndSelling code RDPODCAST20 for 20% off

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson 

@JonnyDGrant @NamitaKabilas

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Ep 60 HOW TO WRITE, DIRECT & EDIT YOUR OWN FEATURE FILM with Alex D’Lerma & Giles Alderson

Director Alex D’lerma has directed the recent indie hit Fear, Love and Agoraphobia which is out now on i-tunes and amazon.

He sits down with host and fellow director Giles Alderson to talk making the most of life, making indie films, how he made his latest film and film-making in general.

Alex D’Lerma is a writer, producer, and director. He created his own production company, TOSTADO PRODUCTIONS, in 2003 and made his screenwriting and directing debut with the feature film ALVAREZ & CRUZ.

He is also the founder of the L.A. based acting & directing (for camera) studio THE CINEMA GYM which has trained and mentored actors and directors since 2006.  And he also taught film studies & directing at UCLA extension for over a decade.

Mr. D’Lerma’s directing and writing credits include the feature films ALVAREZ & CRUZ (Slamdunk film fest) and BORN (Lions Gate screenwriter).  In addition Alex has written and directed multiple prize winning short films and web series including YU-SOLVE, GOD’S LITTLE MONSTER, SELL OUT, STRIP POKER (Tahoe/Reno International film fest) & MEAT (Horror Fest winner) to name a few.

Alex D’Lerma’s current feature film “FEAR, LOVE, and AGORAPHOBIA” has won 20 film festival awards and IS AVAILABLE  TO WATCH NOW!

LINKS

Fear, Love & Agoraphobia Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=6QAfAxubGJ4

BUY Fear, Love & Agoraphobia here: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Love-Agoraphobia-Linda-Burzynski/dp/B07BJL93CY

Raindance www.raindance.org

Raindance PRODUCERS FOUNDATION COURSE http://bit.ly/ProducersFoundationRaindance use the code RDPODCAST20 for 20% off

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

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@gilesalderson

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Ep 59 (Part2) Timothy Spall & Stephen Cookson talk Acting, Harry Potter, On set Directing tips and their new film Stanley A Man of Variety with Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

Part 2 – Actor Timothy Spall & director Stephen Cookson talk acting, working on Harry Potter, directing tips and their new film Stanley A Man of Variety with Giles Alderson and Andrew Rodger

We talk with Stephen about finding the locations, Shooting black and white. The look and visuals of a feature film, VFX and the Editing process. Making his debut film My Angel where he brought in Timothy who made calls to bring on Brenda Blethyn and it snowballed from there

Learning not to give to many notes to actors & being very respectful of older actors and their ability to be the role. We discuss that if you want to be a director. Direct something see if you like it.

How the idea is the most important thing. No point spending years trying to make something of the idea is bad

We learn how Stephen met Star Wars director Irvin Kershner on the tube and asking him questions and advice which he duly gave.

Should we having agents as a director? Stephen gives a compelling argument regarding this.

Timothy talks about being in Harry Potter and being seduced by director Alphonso Cuaron to take the part. How being in a massive franchise like that is a blessing and a curse.

“Your either right for the part or you ain’t”

There is a difference between film stars and actors. Film stars can fit into wish-fulfillment roles. Character actors can fit it different roles”

Links

Stanley A Man of Variety is OUT NOW at Picture House Cinema’s.

Link to screenings: https://www.picturehouses.com/film/stanley-a-man-of-variety

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=QV5y7hN9bp4

Raindance www.raindance.org

Raindance offer http://bit.ly/DeepCharacterisation use the code RDPODCAST20 for % off

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

ASerialKiIIersGuidetoLife facebook link

Official SITE of the podcast www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com

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Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod

@gilesalderson

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