How to Prepare as Filmmakers & Make Indie films with Adam Egypt Mortimer director of ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ with Giles Alderson

On this weeks Filmmakers’ Podcast director and screenwriter Adam Egypt Mortimer joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about his how important it is to prep before coming on set and his latest feature film the excellent Daniel Isn’t Real’

They talk about working with actors, advice for directors and being worthy to make a feature in the first place.

How he worked with DP Benji Bakshi (Bone Tomahawk) on Some Kind of Hate after he presented him with a emotional chart/graff of the film.

How he got Elijah Wood’s company Spectre Vision on board and they talk how to prepare to meet big execs.

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This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at


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How to Make A Sci-Fi Time Travel Movie in TWO Days with director & writer Grant Pichla and Giles Alderson

Grant Pichla joins Giles Alderson to chat how he made his feature film Making Time in TWO DAYS!!

Giles and Grant had a good natter on film-making and the joys and sacrifices we go through to make films.

We talk about Grant’s background, how he got into filmmaking and his first feature film ‘Niners’

How making a feature film whilst having a job and renovating a house is a tough thing to do but so rewarding at the same time.
And how Grant used the renovation as production design in the film.

How he devised a way to shoot ‘Making Time’ his feature film in two days – via camera setups, lighting etc
How he dealt with major problems on set, even though it was two days spreadd out over 7 months, dealing with extreme weather conditions, loosing cast and crew
And how he had to work against the clock to overcome the odds.


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