Ep 55 HOW TO MAKE A PERIOD INDIE FILM with the team behind The Bromley Boys – Steve Kelly, Dean Fisher, TJ Herbert and host Giles Alderson

Full of wisdom and knowledge about filmmaking from experienced directors and producers who have been there and done that and the fact ‘The Bromley Boys’ took seven years to get to the silver screen explains the hard work and dedication that went into it.

They debate about when to shout out that you are making films. Should you scream from the rooftops or keep it under wraps ? When is the best time to say I am making a film.

Wanting to prove yourself as a filmmaker. Do it as soon as possible

For director Steve Kelly how looking so young when he first started at ITV was a detriment. You need to learn to tell a story. One of the great ways to do this is to learn to edit.

They discuss how to not set your expectations too high on your first film and be realistic with what you can achieve and how you can only succeed by failing more than the person next to you.

We learn how Dean quit acting because he knew he was a better producer and how short films are the best way to learn how to make feature films and If you haven’t got the skill-set to write yourself find writers

How making The Bromley Boys was a testament to how well they worked together as if you are still speaking after trying to make a project after 7 years then you have done something right.

Getting the right team around you and collaborating well is vital. It should be a family and be happy to come to work.

They also give us invaluable advice for raising funds for films.

“You trip up once and the investor is out. They are looking for you to make a mistake” – Dean Fisher

They also discuss how to make a period film and the tricks to making it work. So how can you make it work?  Shoot it in a 70’s style? Have a great costume and make design and art department is so important. Also you can paint our satellite dishes. But you can shoot in most places in London then shoot big close ups with a shallow depth of field.

Going for self distribution as got P&A spend on the Bromley Boys. Having the right strategy for the film. If they don’t get with a major studio they decided they should distribute this themselves. Make sure you get a theatrical booker and experts in poster deign and trailer producing and how word of mouth is huge.

Why releasing a film yourself can be very worthwhile. Just get the best people around you. It’s the same as when you are making the film

Links

The Bromley Boys.co.uk

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnXhdQ3fa4E

World of Darkness: Documentary WATCH https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Darkness-Documentary-Kevin-Lee/dp/B07BS35KQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528120473&sr=8-1&keywords=world+of+darkness+documentary

www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com

 

Ep 53 Part 2 HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE CRIME THRILLER & GET A STUDIO ATTACHED with Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett

Part 2 of our chat with indie filmmakers and the team behind ace action thriller Tango One, Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett who sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) in Just Voices Studio to chat about how they made it.

*We have an exclusive on their new film Ethel with a CAST announcement.

 

Trish and Sacha discuss the makings Tango One. How the investor/producer came to him and how Universal came on board. Only issue with having a big studio behind your film is having to wait in line behind the big releases, watching them come out first and hoping yours is next. But hearing the universal theme at the beginning of your movie is incredible.

How adapting a book can be difficult and how turning away from the novel and changing the characters can be very beneficial. And changing the dialogue to fit help massively but also adapting the script the script to make it work within the budget.

How they didn’t want Tango One to be a gangster film. Making it more international, thriller-esque and less London drug dealers.

They also talk about Sacha’s latest feature Mid Summer Nights Dream which is now in post.

It’s all about prep. If you want something done do it yourself.

LINKS

Buy the film https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tango-One-DVD-Vincent-Regan/dp/B078XY2JL9

Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRXiDGtg3vo

Follow Ethel progress here http://www.ethelshortfilm.co.uk/

Follow the guys here: www.threewisemonkeys.com

Twitter @trish_ster & @SachaBennett

Support Dan’s crowdfunding campaign ‘Roar 4 Lions’ here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/roar-for-lions

Listen to our other podcasts here: www.thefilmmakerspodcast,com

Follow us: @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Dan710ths @TheDareMovie

Ep 52 HOW TO MAKE INDIE FEATURES and THE BENEFIT OF SHORT FILMS with Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett

The team behind ace action thriller Tango One, Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) in Just Voices Studio to chat about how they made it.

Trish started out working on Scorsese’s The Departed and American Gangster and Spiderman3. Got to see how a huge company worked on set. She wanted to learn the craft of film-making and not jump into it. So did loads of jobs in film to get the experience.

Sacha “Id still argue being on set, watching a film play out is the best film school”

How Sacha worked as an actor on Blackadder and the amazing learning experience  he had from that. “Even if it’s you going out with some mates and an i-phone, by doing some acting you’ll become a much better director that way”

If you’ve been a runner and had to mop up the toilets you understand the vitals of how important it is to be a producer.

If you are making a short, just ask actors. They are always looking for work and you have nothing to loose.

After Sacha made Devilwood, the investors asked if he could make a feature for 150k, so he quickly went through the scripts he had and made it work with Tuesday his bank heist film

Getting his cast of John Simm, Kevin McNally and Ashley Walters.

 

This is Part 1. Part 2 out on FRIDAY

LINKS

Buy the film https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tango-One-DVD-Vincent-Regan/dp/B078XY2JL9

Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRXiDGtg3vo

Follow the guys here: www.threewisemonkeys.com

Twitter @trish_ster & @SachaBennett 

 

Support Dan’s crowdfunding campaign ‘Roar 4 Lions’ here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/roar-for-lions

Listen to our other podcasts here: www.thefilmmakerspodcast,com

Follow us: @gilesalderson @Dan710ths @TheDareMovie

Ep 30 ‘TWO DOWN’ SPECIAL Pt2 with Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart, Giles Alderson & Christian James

Part Two of our chat with Fizz & Ginger’s film-making duo Matthew & Tori Butler-Hart who chat with hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare) & Christian James (Fanged Up) how they made their latest feature film The Isle as well as their newly released feature Two Down. They chat about how vital it is to create your own work and how important it is to have the right team around you, Paying cast and crew, Learning Wing Chung, Working together as a husband and wife team. What they learned from their first feature and brought in to the second and how they raised the money to make their films.

TWO DOWN is OUT NOW & can be bought here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0779MBMSF/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_sUvxAb53YRG5X

Follow Fizz and Ginger’s Journey here: www.fizzandgingerproductions.com
Twitter @gilesAlderson @TheDareMovie @Cjamesdirect @MBHDirector @ToriButler-Hart