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/

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

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@Cjamesdirect @FangedUp @thedaremovie

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Ep 51 HOW TO TURN YOUR ROM-COM SHORT FILM INTO A FEATURE with MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH director Daniel Jerome Gill

Or how to go from being a Assistant Director to directing your own feature film. Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) chat with director Daniel Jerome Gill about going from an AD on many big movies to turning his award winning rom-com short of Modern Life is Rubbish into a feature film.

After University and his gap year Daniel made a pact to make it in the film industry and sent 100s of emails our to productions companies asking for a job. He got a few responses but that is all he needed to start work as a runner

To get a AD job with need perseverance. First job taking rushes at end of night. Making Teas. Doing a few unpaid short films you will eventually meet somebody who can take your career to the next level.

First paid job on the worst film ‘Sex Lives of the Potato Men’ then that team brought him in on Matthew Vaughn’s Layer Cake.

Standing by monitor on Danny Boyle’s Sunshine and he learnt loads. And then started make short films from the crew he had met. He made Modern Life is Rubbish as a short film with no intention of making a feature, He got camera kit for free, begged borrowed and stole. Amazing how many people will help you.

He tells us how he got actor Rafe Spall into that short film. “Fortune favours the bold and you have to brave and ask”.

Learning while working as an AD from successful directors. The main lesson he learnt was planning. Plan your shots. But be able to adapt.

How to turn to short film into a feature.

After getting into the Cannes short film corner. Mapped it out with the writer Phillip Gawthorne. Then after the success of the short he got an agent (42 Management) who sent the feature off and Universal liked it. Eventually he attached producer Dom Norris who raised the remaining funding to match Universal. How having a sales agent on board helps your investor to think it is real.

He tells us while working as crowd AD on The Crown he got the call saying his feature was happening and he had to leave.

How he shot the feature in 55 locations in 5 weeks

How it is important to trim down scenes in the edit. If they didn’t move the story forward you have to loose it. Lost 20 mins.

Getting the incredible music/score and how he cast the names who are in his film.

This film has opened loads of doors. Signed with CAA in America.

Advice: Bang on people’s doors and make a movie or short.

Modern Life is Rubbish is on at Picture House cinema now and can be purchased on line.

Links:

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W5R2f6UO0k&t=4s
Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60DZBoK1QhU
Buy the feature: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Life-Rubbish-Freya-Mavor/dp/B07BF5TH63

Follow Daniel here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/danieljgill

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Twitter: @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Cjamesdirect

Ep 39 RUPERT GRAVES & HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE SCI-FI with director Daniel Fitzsimmons, Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson

Joining us this week is actor Rupert Graves 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

Follow us at www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com Twitter @filmmakerspod
@gilesalderson @Dan710ths @_RupertGraves

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