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.

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LINKS

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

Raindance www.raindance.org

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

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Ep 48 HOW TO MAKE A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM, WIN AWARDS & GET A CINEMA RELEASE with the team behind ‘Guardians’

Director Mark AC Brown and actor David Whitney talk about how they made their new quite brilliant indie film Guardians.

How Mark made a film for his degree but it was a great experiment and not to be seen again. How he wrote a feature script for Nu Image but the ‘Expendables’ ruined it and how it is best to write something to make yourself for free or on a micro budget. What do have available to you ?

How when making an indie film, continuity is not as important as the story. How the establishing scene of a character is so important. But don’t waste time on drone shots. Then get the most amount of permissions you can get. And if not shoot anyway

Suzanne Smith – their DoP was a runner on a Brainehound (their production company) short and worked her way up. Made short film Beard with David and Mark and proved herself as a brilliant DoP and How having great all rounders like Fred Fournier and Joe Starrs as editor and 1st AD respectively is vital as is keeping your ‘team’ from your shorts/music videos and bringing them with you.

With low budget you have to juggle and Workaround people schedules and how ‘Withnails’ – Richard E Grant’s marvelous book was an inspiration (and The Wah Wah Diaries)

When you are supposed to be doing he scene in 4 shots but end up doing it in one but it’s one of the best moments in the film so don’t have to stick to your shot lists.

Tried to plan it but played the moment when it came to it.

Why post can take so long when you are asking for favours on a micro budget film

How they learned from other filmmakers and how they distributed their films – Ben Cookson, Fizz and Ginger’s Two Down and James Rumsey’s Drunk on love.

Mark wanted to have a cinema run so choose Our Screen to have a theatrical release. Then the release got extended as it sold out for the second night.

And how they opened a festival in a double bill with recent horror film IT.

Links

The Film: http://www.guardiansfilm.co.uk/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq25LXWmsps&t=10s
Twitter https://twitter.com/guardiansbhf
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guardiansfilm/
Mark AC Brown http://www.markacbrown.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Brainehowndfilm
David Whitney http://www.davidwhitney.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWhitney

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