How to Make FIVE Feature Films in 5 years with ‘Pandorica’, ‘Black Site’ and ‘Stairs’ Director, Producer and Writer Tom Paton

Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director, writer and producer Tom Paton to chat how he made his films, Pandorica, Redwood, Black Site, Stairs and G-Loc and how important it is to have a business head on as a filmmaker.

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How he went from a Club Rep in Cyprus to becoming a Filmmaker and how he started with no real knowledge of cameras or production.
How he self taught himself film-making and learnt to edit and understand VFX and graphics because he has no choice.
How he didn’t want to make a short but a feature first and how he raised finance using his background in selling to secure investment .
for his first feature – Pandorica, shot at night in outdoor locations – high sensitivity camera used, in combination with DIY space lights to shoot a post-apocalyptic forest setting.

How he pushed on after his first feature onto his second feature – Redwood, which was a bigger budget, vampire film set in eastern Europe and the lessons he learnt from first feature he carried over to second feature.

His third film Black Site, out later this year, is a back to his roots, lower budget, exploitation John Carpenter-esque horror thriller.

We discuss what actors look for in a director – and vice versa and producing your own work – and find good collaborators.
We discuss his fourth film – Stairs and his 5th feature G-Lock which are both now in post

And we delve into his screenwriting process – from script to shoot

PLUS loads of advice for filmmakers new and old

Black Site TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3paRCrafmU

Tom Paton WEBSITE https://www.tompatonfilm.com/

Follow Tom on TWITTER here https://twitter.com/TomPatonFilm

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MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Our Sponsors this week THE TRACKING BOARD

This episode is sponsored by The Tracking Board, featuring the Launch Pad screenwriting competitions. The Launch Pad competitions are the industry’s most effective writing competitions. To date, over 400 writers have signed with managers and agents through Launch Pad’s annual competitions. Over 100 screenplays have been optioned or purchased. And 6 Launch Pad-winning screenplays have stared bidding wars among the major studios. Learn more at TBLaunchPad.com – and consider joining The Tracking Board as a member to get real-time access to The Tracking Board’s industry tracking. The Tracking Board covers spec screenplay sales for Hollywood, industry news and jobs. Learn more at Tracking-Board.com.

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How to Tell Unique Stories by Producing and Directing Indie Films & Documentaries with ‘Champs’ & ‘American Meme’ filmmaker Bert Marcus and host Giles Alderson

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Shout out to our podcast producer/editor Robbie McKane (follow him here @RobbiemcKane)

ON THIS WEEKS PODCAST Bert Marcus dropped in for a chat with Giles Alderson to chat how he makes his Indie films and documentaries.

Bert Marcus’ production company BMP has been in the industry for over a decade and has released critically acclaimed documentaries such as Teenage Paparazzo (2010), How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013), Champs (2015), What We Started (2018) and The American Meme (2018) that was most recently released on Netflix and has been trending for over a month since its release. He’s also worked with A-listers like Matt Damon50 CentEminemMary J. BligeSusan SarandonDenzel WashingtonMike Tyson, Paris Hilton, Hailey Baldwin and more.

Giles and Bert talked about using the documentary form as an accessible, lower budget start for filmmakers including his produced features – Teenage Paparazzo, How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

How starting starting small, simple, basic and creating a track record of good work can take you a long way. The talk pitching unique views on each project, selling on concepts and selling on characters and having an open approach to storytelling, being flexible with the documentary form
They discuss Champs – his directorial debut, A Boxing Doc starring Mike Tyson. How he acquired big names, reaching out to high grade talent on a personal level and he gets honest interviews in documentaries.
We talk Documentary work vs. Fiction, different approaches and his future ambitions
And we discuss The American Meme – his latest doc, which was selected at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018 and was acquired by Netflix, How it came about, observing the over saturation of social media with stars such as Paris Hilton and following key influencers, documenting a current trend, and sparking a dialogue.

BERT MARCUS WEBSITE https://www.bertmarcus.com/

AMERICAN MEME trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms8OdjWJRPY

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MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: https://apple.co/2Z9SWnB

Our Sponsors this week THE TRACKING BOARD

This episode is sponsored by The Tracking Board, featuring the Launch Pad screenwriting competitions. The Launch Pad competitions are the industry’s most effective writing competitions. To date, over 400 writers have signed with managers and agents through Launch Pad’s annual competitions. Over 100 screenplays have been optioned or purchased. And 6 Launch Pad-winning screenplays have stared bidding wars among the major studios. Learn more at TBLaunchPad.com – and consider joining The Tracking Board as a member to get real-time access to The Tracking Board’s industry tracking. The Tracking Board covers spec screenplay sales for Hollywood, industry news and jobs. Learn more at Tracking-Board.com.

RAINDANCE 20% off FILM FESTIVAL PASS

Here’s some exciting news from our friends at Raindance! Get unrivalled access to the UK’s largest independent film festival, showcasing the best in shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, web series and VR from around the world, by buying a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout:  http://bit.ly/Raindance2019Passes

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How to go from a VFX Compositor to making two independent Sci-Fi Features & a Disney TV Series with director Hasraf ‘Haz’ Dulull

The wonderful and highly fun director, writer and VFX superstar Hasraf ‘Haz’ Dulull sat down with Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane to chat how he went from VFX work on The Dark Knight to making his own films ‘The Beyond’ and ‘2036 Origin Unknown’ and his TV show Fast Layne.

We chat about his star in video games making cut scene graphics in an autonomous self-starting role. How he moved into the VFX film industry – specialised in compositing (combining different VFX elements into the final film) and pioneered the use of Shake and Combustible applications

How he worked on studio films culmulating in The Dark Knight for Christopher Nolan where a custom version of Shake was used to accommodate the 5K IMAX film

How he worked on commercials in VFX – moved up the rungs to lead compositor then VFX supervisor and As VFX supervisor was able to get a good perspective of production – began to work as a ‘shadow director’ on some CG sequences in documentary work.

We discuss how he began working on short films and building his own team where he gathered attention for his shorts in Cannes, developed relationships with Paramount and Fox for screenwriting and developing projects.

How he put is own money he had planned to buy a house on the line for his first feature – The Beyond, based on his successful short Project Cronos.

Used caché from The Beyond to push his next feature ‘2036 Origin Unknown’ over the line and then used both of those features to pitch for Fast Layne a VFX heavy Disney TV series

HASRAF HAZ DULULL – website

The Beyond – Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCiTs0JRky4

2036 Origin Unknown – Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUYeBmFUt1M

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SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

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Jim Cummings – How he wrote, directed and starred in his brilliant debut feature film ‘Thunder Road’ with Giles Alderson & Christian James

Jim Cummings joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk about his debut feature film Thunder Road.

Jim wrote, directed and starred in the film which was developed from his short film of the same name which won the grand Jury prize in Sundance.

He tells us about his journey from making shorts as a producer to doing it yourself, where the idea for Thunder Road came from and how he ended up the lead in his own short and subsequent feature film.

Thunder Road is a hilarious tragi-comedy which follows the life of Jim, a police officer on the verge of a mental breakdown following the death of his mother and the breakdown of his marriage.  Thunder Road is released i the UK on Friday 31st May

Having self-funded the film via Kickstarter, it’s a testament to independent film-making and is a real passion project for Jim. The film also has lots of interesting angles to explore such as how it has had the seal of approval from Bruce Springsteen whose song it is named after, how it deals with topical mental health including the stigma around men being able to show emotion and it’s comment on the current state of the American police force.

Links

Thunder Road trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSrtVN1i6A

Thunder Road CINEMA LISTINGS http://thunderroadfilm.co.uk/seances

Jim Cummings on Twitter @jimmycthatsme

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Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

RAINDANCE

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How to Make a Guerrilla Style Road Trip Indie Film with ‘I Love My Mum’ director Alberto Sciamma & Producer Matt Hookings with Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Robbie McKane

Joining us this week is Director and Screenwriter Alberto Sciamma who talks about his new film I Love My Mum and how we made it Guirilla Style across europe.

Giles Alderson is joined by Producer and actor Matt Hookings, Director Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and our producer /editor Robbie McKane

They talk about Alberto’s debut feature Killer Tongue and how he got finance from the American film market, How he found a Spanish production company and shooting a film in Spain

The learning process of making his debut film Black Death, where he directed stars Lena Headey and Jason Flemyng 
The on his second feature, Jericho Mansions he directed star James Caan !

Alberto’s talks to us about his screenwriting process. Writing an idea from a seed and how to steal ideas from multiple sources

We discuss his third feature Bite / Blood Trap which he shot in Italy with a large friendly cast 
and finally we chat about his latest film I Love My Mum (Out on 31st May in the UK), the difficulty in funding. Collaborating with Matt and fellow producer Alexa Waugh, Shooting Guerrilla Filmmaking Style in Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and the UK and we discuss the Distribution of the film.

LINKS

I Love my Mum Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi5e6u_a55

Raindance

Do you remember your first one? The first iconic indie movie that got you into films? Our friends at Raindance are going to bring a selection of iconic indie movies on the big screen in front of young audiences, but in order to do so, they need your help. Help them make independent cinema accessible to everyone by donating to their crowdfunding campaign in aid of the Emerging Filmmakers Strand at Raindance 2019 – a programme of unique cinematic experiences for 12-25 year old audiences including filmmaking masterclasses, screenings of cult indie films, and Q&As. Donate now to help them make a difference!
Link:  https://igg.me/at/raindance2019

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How to Produce and Direct indie films with Stéphanie Joalland & Sean McConville with Giles Alderson and Chrstian James

Joining Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) this week are film-making duo Stéphanie Joalland & Sean McConville from Frenzy films who discuss how they make their films. From writing, raising finance and getting them seen.

Stéphanie Joalland grew up in a small town in Brittany, France. She moved to America to study producing, directing and screenwriting at UCLA where she graduated in 2008. After writing, co-producing and directing her first feature film THE QUIET HOUR, Stéphanie is now developing her next projects as a writer/director: THE SEEDLING and ICE. Stéphanie is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in New York.

Sean McConville began his career as a Special Effects technician on big budget studio films, including STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, MORTAL KOMBAT, and James Bond movies GOLDENEYE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Sean has a Master of Arts Degree in Screenwriting from the London College of Communications. After graduating LCC Sean moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, and graduated in 2004. Sean’s debut feature film as a writer/director, DEADLINE, starred Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch, showcased at Berlin, Cannes, and the American Film Market in Los Angeles, where it sold for distribution to 40 territories around the world including the U.S.

WATCH: Deadline https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deadline-DVD-Brittany-Murphy/dp/B003L14TA2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_3?keywords=deadline+sean+mcconville&qid=1557790500&s=gateway&sr=8-3-fkmrnull

WATCH: A Quiet Hour: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Hour-Dakota-Blue-Richards/dp/B011KYC8RM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Q0HJ3LX9HW43&keywords=the+quiet+hour&qid=1557790449&s=gateway&sprefix=The+Quiet+Hour%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-1

FRENZY FILMS https://frenzyfilms.co.uk/

THE LAST MOON – film https://thelastmoonfilm.com/

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How to Co-Direct an Indie Feature Film funded by friends to making a huge Disney Studio Movie with director Zach Lipovski and host Giles Alderson

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.

LINKS

Shot Lister http://www.shotlister.com/

WIN your COPY of Shot Lister – LISTEN to the PODCAST for instructions

FREAKS – A genre-bending sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a threatening and mysterious world after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control. TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uDVeBW-DSS8

Follow Zach on twitter here https://twitter.com/zachlipovsky

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How to make a sci-fi cult classic with Iron Sky & Iron Sky: The Coming Race director Timo Vuorensola and Giles Alderson

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.

Boasting stunning special effects and visuals, the film stars Lara Rossi (Robin Hood), Vladimir Burlakov (Deutschland 86), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion Kit Dale, Emily Attack (Inbetweeners), Julia Dietze (Iron Sky), Stephanie Paul (Iron Sky), Tom Green (Road Trip), Udo Kier (Blade) and written and directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky).
Iron Sky: The Coming Race is released in cinemas 24th April and on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital 6th May from 101 Films
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC8Z6i59s7o
Social Media Twitter: www.twitter.com/ironskyfilm Facebook: www.facebook.com/ironsky/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ironsky.film/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/ironskyuniverse

WATCH IRON SKY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Sky-DVD-Julia-Dietze/dp/B007ZZKXWS

IRON SKY: The Coming Race TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC8Z6i59s7o

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How to Make a Webseries & Indie Films with Katie Sheridan and Ian Diaz director of ‘Rebecca Gold’

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.

WATCH Rebecca Gold series – YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCux4qx4Z0xv7WrK-VudnADA/videos

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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

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Dominic Brunt on How to Make Horror & Thriller Indie Films: Before Dawn, Bait, and Attack of the Adult Babies with Giles Alderson & Christian James

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.

WATCH Attack of the Adult Babies, BAIT and Before Dawn http://www.mitchell-bruntfilms.com/

WATCH Dominic’s Short film show https://www.amazon.com/The-Short-Film-Show/dp/B07N1YTT6X

Follow Dominic on Twitter www.twitter.com/dominicbrunt

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BOUDICA Support this great crowdfunding campaign here: http://bit.ly/2UkogSI Ends 16th April

MAKE YOUR FILM The next event is on Tuesday 23rd April. Guests announced so far are ALICE LOWE & ADO YOSHIZAKI CASSUTO Link for tickets here: http://bit.ly/2Txvayp

RAINDANCE- 20% Raindance Film Festival Entry.

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

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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