Ep 47 HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE FILM AT A MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH THE TEAM BEHIND ACCESS ALL AREAS

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.

Links

Access All Areas Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqHGryajEgQ

Buy the film https://www.amazon.co.uk/Access-All-Areas-Ella-Purnell/dp/B076JJ675W

Follow the team @AAAthefilm www.aaathefilm.com @olivervesey

 

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Recorded at JustVoicesAgency.com

 

Ep 46 Part 2 HOW TO MAKE INDIE HORROR FILMS with Dark Beacon’s Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and Nick Sadler

Part 2 of our chat with the Dark Beacon film team on How to Make Indie Horror Films and Get Investors & Distributors on board. Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and The Film Label’s Nick Sadler join host Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about their latest indie films Dark Beacon and House Red. Part 1 is available here: https://goo.gl/q4UYjL

On this episode we chat working with kids, are storyboards useful, finding creative moments in a small space, getting coverage and how learning to edit is very useful as a director.

As a Producer it is sometimes a good thing to just do the ground work and let the director get on with it.

We chat distribution and Sales with Nick who talks Film Label and First Flights and how getting press and print promotion is difficult these days but if you fly/bring out a journalist for an on set visit they will likely do you a piece.
How Coz got Kubrik’s DoP Doug Milsome on board his latest feature and how amazing it is to see your film on set when it came from an idea you had one day.

Dark Beacon Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHlgEcGl6I4

Buy Dark Beacon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Beacon-April-Pearson/dp/B079VXRJLD

First Flights https://www.goldfinchstudios.co.uk/other-companies/first-flights/

Follow the boys on twitter here: @cozgreenop @leeapsey @green13 @thefilmlabel @MikeFury

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Ep42 MAKING AN INDIE HEIST MOVIE with The Pineville Heist director Lee Chambers

Producer, Director and screenwriter, Lee Chambers joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk about his new indie movie The Pineville Heist.
Made for under 100k and with a lot of help from local crew, students and nearby locations in Thunder Bay, Cananda, Lee set out to make his debut feature film and came across a whole heap of film-making problems.

We chat about his award winning short film Hugh Jackman Saves the World, His time helping out on a movie LVJ, which was Giles’ first ever feature film and then how the same DoP, Dave Le-May, worked on both films. Casting a named talent (BooBoo Stewart) and having to re-cast due to time. restraints
Questioning yourself on set and working creatively with your cinematographer and how sometimes as the director it’s actually ok to tell people to f… off.

Links:

THE PINEVILLE HEIST, stars PRESLEY MASSARA, PRISCILLA-ANNE FORDER, CARL BAILEY, DARRYL DOUGHERTY, JACOB BROWN and BASIL HOFFMAN Produced & Directed by Lee Chambers Co-Written by Todd Gordon & Lee Chambers Co-Produced by Tara Dixon, Cinematographer David Le May. WATCH  Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z81JGqHrMFQ

BUY the Pineville Heist  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pineville-Heist-Mr-Lee-Chambers/dp/0986494313

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinevilleheist LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pi…

About Lee Chambers:

Lee Chambers is a graphic design graduate from Sault College in Canada and a film graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Chambers spent ten years working professionally in England and Los Angeles writing and directing drama shorts, music videos and commercials. He has attended and screened his short film productions at top festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, with critical acclaim coming from Total Film Magazine and Fox Television. Chambers currently teaches in the Film Production Program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. He created the award-winning Make It Short Film Project in 2005, which has attracted executive support from Academy Award winners, Paul Haggis, Denys Arcand and Roger Corman. In 2012, Lee won the NOMFA Screenwriter of the Year Award for his Australian short film, ‘Hugh Jackman Saves The World’.

www.leechambers.com
www.pinevilleheist.com

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Ep 39 RUPERT GRAVES & HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE SCI-FI with director Daniel Fitzsimmons, Giles Alderson & Dan Richardson

Joining us this week is actor Rupert Graves and director Daniel Fitzsimmons to chat about their latest film, the indie sci-fi ‘Native’
We talk about both their starts in film and TV to getting roles and films made. Rupert chats about how Directors should work with actors and Daniel tells us how actors should work with directors.
Both insightful, frank and informative about the film-making business and how finding stories first then find the genre can help you make any film let alone a sci fi.

Hosts Giles Alderson (the Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution)

Get info on how to WATCH the film here: www.nativemovie.co.uk

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Ep 38 DIRECTING ‘THE CROWN’ SPECIAL WITH ON SET TIPS FROM DIRECTOR Ben Caron

Part two of our podcast with director Ben Caron chatting in-depth all things The Crown, from casting to being on set and directing the TV show. Creating a great atmosphere and getting stuck in working with actors Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode and Stephen Dillane. How large sets are no different to indies, just more mouths to feed. Some great and essential tips for when you are on set and his wonderful technique when ‘auditioning’ for the directors chair.

Directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Stalled) host.

Follow Ben on Instagram @benjamincaron Or see his work at www.benjamincaron.co.uk/

 

Watch The Crown sizzle reel: https://vimeo.com/182783018

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Recorded at Just Voices Studio www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 37 HOW TO GO FROM DIRECTING WEBSERIES TO DIRECTING SHERLOCK, WALLANDER & SKINS with director Ben Caron

We sit down with Bafta nominated The Crown director Ben Caron to discuss his film-making journey. Starting out making Music videos for Jay Z, then onto directing Sam King with Giles in it; and The Heist for Darren Brown before moving into TV dramas with Skins, Scott & Bailey. Working with the legend sir Kenneth Branagh and directing the last three episodes of Wallander before making the final episode of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves. And most recently The bafta and emmy winning The Crown which he is now working on Series Three. So much insights and filmmaking knowledge it had to be a two parter. Part two is OUT on Friday.
Directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Stalled) host.

Follow Ben on Instagram @benjamincaron www.benjamincaron.co.uk/

Watch Jay-Z video here: https://vimeo.com/11053196

Watch Darren Brown’s The Heist teaser https://vimeo.com/11063373

Watch Sherlock Season 4 Teaser https://vimeo.com/182783935

Watch Wallander finale teaser https://vimeo.com/182785066

Watch The Crown sizzle reel: https://vimeo.com/182783018

 

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Ep 35 DIRECTING STREET FIGHTER & ACTING IN BOURNE ULTIMATUM with Joey Ansah PART 1

Director, Actor, Martial Artist and Fight Choreographer Joey Ansah joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson  (Retribution) to chat about his film-making journey from watching Christian Bale and Chris Nolan on the set of Batman Begins, his stunt work and his action heroes and his casting for and acting alongside Matt Damon in Bourne Ultimatum, getting notes from director Paul Greengrass, fight choreography and trying to actually hit Matt Damon in the face.

This is Part 1. Part 2 will be out Friday

WATCH the BOURNE fight here Joey V’s Matt Damon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ujCIlUshc

STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSINS FIST Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6dt0sCTGnI

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Ep 34 CASTING NAMED TALENT IN YOUR FILMS, MAKING SHORTS & LEARNING FROM DAVID FINCHER with Nev Pierce and Jim Page

Neville Pierce and Jim Page chat about Nev’s newly released directed short films Bricks, Ghosted and Lock In, all starring well known names including Jason Flemyng, Alice Lowe and Ray Panthaki to name a few and collaborating with Jim who edited them all.

We discuss Nev’s writing for Empire Magazine (where he’s a contributing editor) and learning from watching David Fincher on set with his actors while interviewing him for Total Film and after interviewing Jack Nicholson thinking can it get better than this, decided to make the leap to being a filmmaker himself. Fincher read one of his scripts and liked it and that is surely worthy of making the switch.
We also discuss how important it is to have rapport with your editor who can be “a less pressured second director”, Getting named cast attached to your shorts and raising finance.

The excellent shorts are available to watch here: https://vimeo.com/nevillepierce

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Ep 33 HOW TO PRODUCE BAFTA NOMINATED GOD’S OWN COUNTRY with Jack Tarling

Jack Tarling, producer of this years BAFTA nominated and BIFA winning excellent British film God’s Own Country sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to chat making the film, How they got the money. Casting. Awards, How the BFI were involved and his next film Await Further Instructions.

Buy God’s Own Country here: https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/god-s-own-country

or https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/gods-own-country-2017/id1278288165

Follow Jack @ShudderFilms www.shudderfilms.co.uk  – Follow God’s Own Country on Twitter here @gocfilm
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Recorded at DirectorsUK

Ep 32 NEVER GIVE UP! PART 2 OF HOW A BLOCKBUSTER TAX SCAM DIDN’T STOP FILMMAKER PAUL KNIGHT

The 2nd Part of the in-depth look into A Landscape of Lies feature film which was the subject of a £19.6M tax fraud that has risen from the flames to be released 7 years later…
Unbeknownst to Director Paul Knight, who has proved his innocence in court, of the scam that would send the producers to jail for 20 years while he was trying to make his low budget feature has now re cut the film and prepared it for release.

Paul chats with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) about what happened during the trail, How he was blackballed by the industry and had to work under a different name. How he got the film back, learnt to edit, sound mix and grade by using Adobe’s free 30 day trial and watching YouTube videos, How Lance Warlock wrote the music for free and after a successful, award winning festival run his film will be available to be seen by the world in  MARCH 2018.

This a wonderful, insight, warts and all account of a horror story that all filmmakers fear but ultimately was a success.

A Landscape of Lies film will be available from March 2018

Now he is filming his next feature 24LittleHours with many of the same acting talent involved.

Follow Paul Knight here: @Lndnknts @ALOLMOVIE @24Littlehours

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Recorded at Just Voices Studio www.justvoicesagency.com