Ep 37 HOW TO DIRECT SHERLOCK, WALLANDER, SKINS & THE CROWN with director Ben Caron

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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@gilesalderson @cjamesdirect @thedaremovie @FangedUpMovie

 

Ep 35 DIRECTING STREET FIGHTER & ACTING IN BOURNE ULTIMATUM with Joey Ansah PART 1

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

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @dan710ths

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 33 HOW TO PRODUCE BAFTA NOMINATED GOD’S OWN COUNTRY with Jack Tarling

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

or https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/gods-own-country-2017/id1278288165

Follow Jack @ShudderFilms www.shudderfilms.co.uk  – Follow God’s Own Country on Twitter here @gocfilm
Follow the Podcast www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com Twitter: @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Cjamesdirect @TheDareMovie @FangedUpFilm

Recorded at DirectorsUK

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

Ep 28 HOW TO MAKE A £1K PERIOD FEATURE FILM with George Popov & Harry Young

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.

Links:

Twitter: @HexFilmUK @GeorgePopov @gilesalderson @35mmdop

Buy the film here: http://amzn.eu/4Fg5TQg

Recorded at Just Voices Studio in London

www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 27 SIX IMPORTANT LESSONS WE LEARNT MAKING OUR FEATURE FILMS

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.

Follow the podcast at www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @dan710ths @35mmdop
www.directedbygiles.com
www.35mmdop.com

Ep 26. HOW TO MAKE INDIE FILM WINTER RIDGE with Dom Lenoir and Matt Hookings

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.

Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
Twitter: @filmmakerspod

Dom Lenoir Twitter @DirDomLenoi
Matt Hookings Twitter @Matthookings
Follow the progress of Winter Ridge at www.camelot-films.co.uk

Ep 25 HOW TO GET NOTICED AS A FILMMAKER & CROWDSOURCING YOUR FILM with Rich Botto

Rich Botto aka RB joins Giles Alderson on The Filmmakers Podcast to chat film-making, screenwriting and crowdsourcing your film, which means building your tribe, your army, your boots on the ground essentially one of the most important factors of being a filmmaker, your fans. We discuss how to bring value to a project, how to stand out form the crowd, what makes a good low budget indie and his book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers.
RB is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32 (www.stage32.com), the world’s largest social media site and educational hub for film, television and theater creatives.

Buy RB’s excellent book CROWDSOURCING FOR FILMMAKERS HERE:
http://crowdsourcingforfilmmakers.com/
Follow Rich Botto here: Twitter @RBwalksintoabar @stage32 www.stage32.com

Follow Giles Alderson here: Twitter @GilesAlderson
www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us: www.TheFilmmakersPodcast.com T: @filmmakerspod

Ep 24 HOW TO SHOOT, DIRECT & DOP A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM AND GET A CINEMA RELEASE – with Helier Bissell-Thomas

A wonderful in-depth chat with director Helier Bissell-Thomas who discusses his low budget feature film Kaufman’s Game which has been screening at Odeon Cinemas and Picture House Cinemas across the country.

How he wrote it at 19 years old, shot it at 20 while still studying at University, Got kit for free, cast it, directed it and how the movie got distribution and into finally cinemas.

This is a must listen for any aspiring filmmaker.

Links: www.facebook/KaufmansGame

Twitter: @KaufmansGame

Hosts

Giles Alderson www.directedbygiles.com Twitter/insta: @GilesAlderson

Andrew Rodger www.35mmdop.com Twitter/insta: @35mmdop