Ep 72 How To Make a Hollywood Satire Mockumentary – Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story with director Scott Fivelson and Giles Alderson

Screenwriter and director Scott Fivelson joins Giles Alderson to chat about his latest film the Hollywood mockumentary/satire Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story.

Scott Fivelson is the writer/director of Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story, a Hollywood biopic starring Lenny Von Dohlen as legendary director, “Oskar Knight”. The film won Scott Fivelson the “Breakthrough Director Spotlight” award at the 2016 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and “Best Director” at the 2017 Vancouver Filmdance Festival.

As a screenwriter, his films also include American Reel, starring David Carradine, Michael Maloney, and Mariel Hemingway; and 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, starring James Wilder, Joaquim de Almeida, Rudolf Martin, and Richard Edson. He won the “Best Screenwriter” award for 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (a.k.a. Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun) at the 2014 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. The film also won the “Red Dirt Award (Grand Jury)” prize at the 2014 Red Dirt International Film Festival, and “Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film” at the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival.

Fivelson is a screenwriter, fiction writer, playwright, and songwriter from Los Angeles. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University. He has written short stories and satirical pieces for Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly, Tales from the Heart of Hollywood, and other publications. He is the author of the one-act plays, Dial L for Latch-Key (Blackstone Publishing/Blackstone Audio) and Leading the Witness (Hen House Press). He is also the author of the comedy novel, Tuxes, which was published by BeachSide Press, and which was also released in a French e-edition from Polymancer Studios, Inc.

His short story in paperback and ebook form, Johnny Passe, also appears in the anthology, Fiction Noir, both published by Hen House Press.

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story features a wide-ranging ensemble including Margaret O’Brien, Joaquim de Almeida, Julianna Guill, Kristina Anapau, and many other stars who share their memories and feelings about the legendary director.

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NEAR MYTH: THE OSKAR KNIGHT STORY LINKS

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qd0yazAbnE

IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2511254/?ref_=nv_sr_1

IMDB – Scott Fivelson  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007110/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

OSKAR’S FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/theoskarknightstory/

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BONUS EP – LIVE from the LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL with Hannah Waddingham, Michael McKell, Dom Lenoir, Matt Hookings, Ian Pirie, Jon Campling, Toby Osmond Giles Alderson & many other Filmmakers at the Festival

Host Giles Alderson (The Dare) heads to the the London Independent Film Festival and chats to the filmmakers attending including the team behind Winter Ridge, Dom Lenoir, Matt Hookings, Michael McKell, Hannah Waddingham, Alistair Ager and Ian Pirie as well as filmmakers and actors Jon Campling, Simeon Willis, Toby Osmond, Ben Richards, Andromeda Godfrey, the team behind short film Stationary and the festival director Natasha Marberger.

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The festival director Natasha Marberger tells us that to get selected film entrants just need good stories.

Stars of Winter Ridge Hannah Waddingham and Michael McKell talk about getting into film for the right reasons their approach to scripts on what parts they get to play. How when acting try and lock in so you ignore the producing side of things.

Some of the really good directors have been actors. Least direction was Robert Zemekis

Producer and actor Andromeda Godfrey discusses finding someone you want to work with and make it happen. It can be a lonely business so find people you want to work with. Believe in your project and yourself.

“Producing is putting out fires. Or even better not letting the fire start in the first place”

We chat to the team behind the short film Stationary and how a good team that works together well is very important and the main issues of being tight for time. Know your project well and submit to the right festivals. Being realistic makes you have a better chance.

We talked to Little Shit director Richard Gorodecky and Philip Ilson, the London short film festival director who looks for films with a voice

Actor and director Simeon Willis is now writing a screenplay after being inspired by the podcast and how he directed a film for the 48hr film challenge.

Actor and producer Toby Osmond on how he does it “I’m just a doer. I like starting stuff”.

Actor of Winter Ridge Ian Pirie on making Bond film, Die Another Day, how director Lee Tamahori brought rawness and thought on his feet. Bringing indie film process to a huge budget. Working with Christopher Nolan on The Dark Night and getting advice on his frst ever film. A little know Scorsese piece called Gangs of New York.

Jon Campling talks about the difference between shooting an indie film and shooting Harry Potter . The huge machine behind a huge film and everything serves the actor. Indie film is a collaboration between everyone working on it.

Winter Ridge script editor (and screenwriter) Alistair Ager chats about the process of script writing and being a script editor. “You can be a fresh pair of eyes and you can spot things that the writer didn’t”. How he looks for character arcs or plot points that aren’t needed and too much dialogue.

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Ep 26. HOW TO MAKE INDIE FILM WINTER RIDGE with Dom Lenoir and Matt Hookings

Filmmakers Matt Hookings and Dom Lenoir join director Giles Alderson to chat film-making, finding your tribe, raising money, collaborating, casting, having passion and persistence, taking advice, aiming as high as you can and their new indie film Winter Ridge.

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