Zach Lipovski joins Giles Alderson to chat how he went from making indie films (FREAKS) with his friends and family’s money to making an huge studio movie for Disney with his film KIM POSSIBLE
Zach talks about making his ace indie film Freaks and how to work with young actors – auditioning them and on set. How to cast, direct and work with named actors such as Bruce Dern & Emile Hirsh and how he was encouraged by Mark Duplass.
He tells of some great ways on how you co-direct a feature film (in his case with Adam B Stein) and the positives and negatives of that.
The difference between indie and studio films, Script writing – out lining. and the importance of not just listening to one opinion
How he co created the App Shot Lister that helps filmmakers and how opportunities come from the places you wouldn’t expect. He also gives you some great advice for your film-making journey.
And he talks about his latest feature film the Disney backed Kim Possible and how it all came about.
Timo Vuorensola sits down with Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane to chat making his epic Iron Sky feature and his latest release in the trilogy ‘Iron Sky: The Coming Race’.
He talks about his start as a filmmaker by creating a studio in his mates garage and how he made Star Wreck and watching as it grew into something huge.
How he created a buzz for his ‘Nazi’s on the Moon’ concept in Cannes and got interest from some big players and how he started an early kicktarter to raise money to shoot the film.
How being a debut film-making can be daunting, how he was nearly fired and how he learnt fast and hard and turned it around.
He talks about his new film in the Iron Sky series The Coming race and how you can work with actors on a cgi heavy film.
And how constant Sauna use is perfect for finnish filmmakers and humans alike and so much more.
Iron Sky: The Coming Race – Synopsis: Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.
Script Pipeline, if you don’t know. reviews screenplays and TV pilots and connect those writers with Hollywood’s top producers and managers
Their next writing deadline is tomorrow. May 1st, and they’re awarding over $55,000. SO get your scripts in NOW! Don’t wait. DO it today! Most importantly, though, all finalists will work with the lovely team at Script Pipeline in developing other material, and they promote their writers to industry long-term, something no other competition does.
PLUS this year Script Pipeline are offering free follow-up Q&A calls to all entrants, answering any questions they might have about the industry. You can learn more at scriptpipeline.com and enter the next season by May 1st
Are you lucky enough to go to Cannes Film Festival this year? Are you looking for an exclusive invite to a party in a luxurious villa where you can network with other filmmakers? Then join us & Raindance at their Filmmaker’s Cannes Villa Party, and come celebrate independent film over a drink or two while enjoying a breathtaking view of Cannes! Enter the Filmmaker’s Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST20 to get 20% off your ticket. Booking link: http://bit.ly/FilmmakersVillaParty
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Giles Alderson sat down with Katie Sheridan and Ian Diaz to chat about their new webseries Rebecca Gold and the indie films they have worked on and made.
Katie talks about going from young child actor to adult actor. The lastest films she starred in Heretics & Together, Working on a horror and using green screen. Ian tells us how he used to do graphics on Top of the Pops and football and realised he wanted to direct. How he Crowdfunded a feature in 1995 in the back of Loot magazine and got inundated by people calling wanting to donate to his film and raised 14,000 pounds and made his debut feature The Killing Zone on super 16 with producer Julian Boote How while shooting he go one hour sleep per night as it was so difficult but they sold the film at Cannes after a screening. How he produced Dead Room and worked with the same DoP ALAN Dunlop and we discuss how he raised the money for his feature Bad Day and got his names actors involved. How he insists on rehearsals to make it easier when you come on set. How the actors can build a connection there and understand other characters. We chat how they made their action filled webseries Rebecca Gold and How to write short 5 minute episode with a beginning middle and end. What to do when working with a new director/actor. How they did the training for the stunts in the series and trying to make it not look like a standard webseries by adding action. How they didn’t shoot in one block but over months Then sold it to Amazon and how with Webseries is there is no rules.
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Dominic Brunt joins us to chat acting, film-making and directing horror & thriller indie films. He chats going from acting in Emmerdale, A TV soap to directing horror movies via running a zombie short film festival which got him and his wife Joanne Mitchell talking about making their own movie which they did with Before Dawn. And how making his debit feature was the hardest thing he’s ever done. How he shot in his own house and rehearsed it but how hard it was to direct and star in Before Dawn and how he wouldn’t do it again. And how it got picked up at Fright Fest and selling the film to Metrodome.
What he took onto his 2nd feature Bait and working with a studio. He gives some great advice on how to deal with a studio or your investor who is hands on. How a big £6M project he was on was pulled two weeks before shooting and heartbreaking it was and he give some great advice to film-makers.
Raindance aims to show the boldest and most innovative work that challenges the boundaries of filmmaking. And, they’re an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival for short films, and a BIFA-qualifying festival for British films. Submit your film by 26th April with the Early Bird fee, and get 20% off on your submission with the discount code PODCAST 20.https://filmfreeway.com/Raindance
How the freedom in Documentary film-making that you can use in feature film or TV work as a director and when your in edit suite it is just you and the editor and you need to have got your coverage and material on set. With docs there is not often a story until you are in the edit
Making the leap from docs to TV and features. Working with actors. Respecting them. Working with young up and coming acting talent. And moving into directing features and how important rehearsal time is.
Making period drama The Aftermath. And how the actors have transformed into something else when in costume. A different character and they can come with preconceived ideas. Rehearsal can help over come this. And he gives some great Directing tips to work with actors on set.
Working with Will Smith on a Documentary. And watching Darren Aronofsky working was a education.
And shooting AMERICAN TV and the difference between U.K. TV.
Working with A list stars on The Aftermath with Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard and feeling intimidated and shooting sex scenes
We chat Mother Father Son starring Billy Howle and Richard Gere which is OUT NOW on BBC
Our friends at Raindance are getting ready for the annual Independent Filmmaker’s Ball on May 1st – this year, they’re back with a swing-era special! Join them for an evening of live swing & jazz music, networking, and a fundraising raffle with special guests at the hottest party in town. Taking place at the lavish Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End, the Ball will bring together 600 film industry professionals to celebrate independent film and have a great party. Enter the code PODCAST20 at checkout to get 20% off on your tickets: http://bit.ly/IndieFilmBall19