Frozen & Frozen 2 Producer Peter Del Vecho talks how to make an Oscar winning animated movie with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir

This week Oscar winning producer Peter Del Vecho drops by Cameo PR studio to talk his new movie Frozen 2. He discusses what goes into an animated movie, how it is all about the story and teamwork and what it was like winning the Oscar for best animated picture.

He goes into detail about his career and became a producer at Walk Disney animation studios and how he fell in love with Disney and their ethos of making movies. He talks how Frozen came about and the songs as well as the casting and the phenomenon that followed it and we delve into Frozen 2 and how making a sequel can not only be wonderful to bring the gang back together but it has it’s own problems to.

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This week Giles has been in the edit for his latest feature film Knights of Camelot and delivered his first rough cut to the execs. He also has some news on The Dare and how it has been picked up for distribution in the us by the newly formed The Horror Collective and will be released in 2020.


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How to make a road trip indie comedy feature with Eaten by Lions director and co-writer Jason Wingard with Giles Alderson

Jason Wingard sits down for a chat with Giles Alderson about his latest feature film Eaten by Lions.

He chats going from shorts and winning short film festivals like Virgin Media shorts and making more films from the prize money.

Then went onto make his debut feature In Another Life set in the Calais jungle while he waited for his other feature to happen . During this time he went out and learnt how to raise money and how to make a film from the ground up.

We discuss how he used his writing / directing fee from Eaten by Lions to finance his debut feature In Another Life. How he shots in the Calais jungle and recreated a set in Warrington to match. We discuss how it’s a privilege to make a film but you have to make sure your script is good enough and pay for script analysis to make it so.

How you should understand the finance process and how investors can make their money back. Having a one pager as well as full pack for your project and that the best people in the film industry have nothing to prove

How to make a road trip movie and working with actors on set and good techniques to do this .

Dealing with reviews and how filmmaking is like a Juggernaut.ONCE IT’S GOING It keeps rolling,

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Ep 95 How to Make a No-Budget Thriller and stay at No.1 in the Amazon charts for 6 Weeks with The Redeeming’s director Brian Barnes and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

Director Brian Barnes sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Andrew Rodger (To Dream) to talk about his debut feature film The Redeeming which became a No.1 selling film on amazon for 6 weeks!

We talk how he made his indie film, what happened on set. How he had learnt so much from making corporate films and short films that prepared him for making The Redeeming.

We discuss how being an editor made a huge difference not only in shooting but in the post production stage as well.

How test screenings are a huge advantage to help make your film better and how marketing should be about the film and not the people who made it.

And how he gave batman Begins director Christopher Nolan his first job in film-making.

Brian Barnes

Has directed 25 short films, including the 5 times award-winning The Urge, which won a Best Screenplay award and also a Best Film Prize under jury president Timothy Burrill . The Urge was the 8th most watched horror film on IndieFlix for well over a year from its launch in January 2014

He has co directed two features films and his debut film The Redeeming which was released on VOD in last year and topped the charts as the no.1 thriller for 6 weeks

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The Filmmakers WEBINAR – Join host Giles Alderson on 13th Feb online as he goes into detail on how he made his films and what it was like on set as a producer/director and screenwriter. Learn how to get you film made with an exclusive deep dive into how you can make you feature film. Q&A afterwards Full details and tickets here:

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NEIL MARSHALL How to Direct Indie Films to Big Studio movies & making Game of Thrones, Exec Producing big TV with hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

Neil Marshall is a British director, best known for the
films The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion.

He also directed Game of Thrones debuting in the second season of the series. He directed the pivotal episode Blackwater, written by George R.R. Martin and was EMMY nominated for the GoT episode of The Watchers on the Wall. He joins hosts and directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk making his first indie films all through to making, directing and exec producing big budget TV shows such as Black Sails, Constantine, Hannibal, Tales of Halloween, Timeless, Dark Signal, Lost in Space and Westworld.

He has recently directed the reboot of Hellboy starring ·  David Harbour, Milla Jovovich & Ian McShane.He won the British Independent Film Award for "Best Director of a British Independent Film" for The Descent. The horror film also won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "The Watchers on the Wall".

We talk in depth about his start as a director. How he went to 'film school' Made his first short film - a zombie film called Brain Death on Digital tape cameras which his tutors forbade him to make. How he handed in a fake script, persuaded the janitor to open up so they could film at night. Find out what he thinks is the best education any director could wish for is

How no one wanted to make Dog Soldiers but got a great producer on board . It took six years to make an eventually found a very surprising investor. How the shoot went and how he felt. Making a shot list and storyboard and then threw it all in the bin and why he doesn’t shot list now.

How he was inspired to write The Decent. But having two cave films coming out at the same time meant a change in release day and how an uncontrollable disaster in London can effect the first weeks cinema run

Getting to make Doomsday off the back of The Decent and being given ‘a stupid amount of money’ to do it.

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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!


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The Filmmakers Podcast boys discuss low budget film making and how to get into Frightfest with Christian James joining Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson to discuss his latest film Fanged Up, how his previous indie film Stalled had a big impact on his career and Dan talks about Gods in Chains feature doc.



The first episode from the The Filmmakers Podcast crew where filmmakers Giles Alderson, Andrew Rodger and Dan Richardson introduce themselves, discuss their favorite film as a child, difficulties and joys of life on a film set, how movie making can make a difference and chat through what Indie Film making means to them.