Oliver Veysey (The Railway Man) and Bryn Higgins (Black Mirror / Electricity) join host Giles Alderson (The Dare) to chat about their latest film Access All Areas which was shot at Bestival music festival and stars Ella Purnell, Jordan Stephens, Georgie Henley, Jason Flemying and Phil Daniels.
For one of his first jobs in film we learn how Oliver, while working as Robert de Niro’s assistant on Starfish had to make the best Martini or risk being fired. How he got a assistant job at Working Title after cold calling every film company he could.
Bryn talks about his background in documentaries and how they are a great way into feature films. How and why he made Unconditional – an LGBTQ movie and from there made the brilliant Electricity starring Anges Deyn
His process of working with actors “The camera photographs thoughts so if you think it right, you are there”. And how he would rather have a floor plan rather than story board.
Making sure to block the scenes with the DOP in the room.
Oliver’s experience producing The Railway man and how having a great mentor (in his case, Andy Patterson) is the best training a producer can have. How it took 14 years to get it made. Even with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman on board there was still no guarantee the film would go ahead.
Filming at a music festival. Noise levels, crowds, performing live to track on the real stage and other issues of filming at a festival full of mud, blood and kids
How learning from making the Bourne Ultimatum helped shoot the crowd scenes in AAA and trying not to pick a toilet where people are having sex in, also helps.
Access All Areas Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqHGryajEgQ
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Filmmaker Deborah Haywood joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and guest host Julian Kostov (Another Mothers Son) to chat about her brilliant debut feature film Pin Cushion and how making shorts was the best way to prep for the mammoth task of making a feature.
We chat about the new Martson’s Beer Town Film Festival in Burton and we talk in-depth about going from shorts to feature films and how it can really be a calling card. From making her first short Lady Margaret with Michael Sorcha to winning awards and getting noticed for her short film Sis and ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ for Rankin presents. Being involved with i-features and the BFI and how important it is to stick to your gut when writing your feature films.
We also chat about her screenwriting process, being strong on set and bold with casting, being bullied and feeling vulnerable, leading on set but being scared, and building relationships on set with the crew.
And importantly, Directing with love and having the right collaborative team and producer is so key.
Oh and actor Robert Maaser (M.I.5, The Dare) makes a surprise appearance.
GETTING A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE WITH ANDI OSHO
This week Director, Stand Up Comedienne & Actress Andi Osho joins Giles Alderson and Dan Richardson to talk about directing her film Amber, getting Hollywood film Lights Out, Being a stand Up comedienne, on set and film festival tips, casting and directing advice. While Dan tells us about his new film and raising money for homeless dogs in Romania by Kayaking across the English Channel.
GET YOUR FILM ON HBO !
Host Giles Alderson chats to Staten Cousins-Roe and Poppy Roe the director/producer team behind the multi award winning, BAFTA long-listed short film ‘This Way Out’ which is on the HBO channel and their latest feature film ‘A Serial Killers Guide to Life’.