Director and screenwriter Simon Cox joins us to talk how he made his epic sci-fi passion project Invasion of Planet Earth with very little money and managed to get a cinema release!
Simon sits down with Giles Alderson to talk about his journey as an director, his first film Driven, how that nearly broke him, how to deal with disappointments in film-making and what he learnt from that experience.
Simon goes into detail about how he learnt as an editor on kids TV and how he made his first short film through to his passion fro sci-f and wanting to write a film he believed in.
How with Invasion Planet Earth he managed to crowdfund most of the movie and also persuade 900! extras to hi set through social media!
They talk about depression in film-making and how you have to pick yourself up and why you have to enjoy the journey and Giles explains why this is his last podcast for a month!
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.
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