Ep 82 How to go from short films to big budget romantic comedy ‘You, Me And Him’ starring David Tennant & Lucy Punch with director & screenwriter Daisy Aitkens and hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

How to go from short films to big budget romantic comedy You, Me And Him starring David Tennant, Faye Marsay & Lucy Punch with director & screenwriter Daisy Aitkens and hosts Giles Alderson and Christian James

Daisy sits down with Giles Alderson and Christian James to chat about her career going from shorts to features, working with star names, directing on set and preparing for the every day, being professional and the process of screenwriting.

Daisy is a screenwriter, actress and director

Working as an actress since 2005 she has appeared in Life As We Know It, Wire in the Blood, The Bill, Casualty, and Eastenders She also appeared regularly in BBC comedies Fear, Stress and Anger and Watson and Oliver. And the films Colin, Magpie and the brilliant action comedy Night Shooters.

She has written for TV and made her short film 96 Ways To Say I Love You that was produced by Georgia Moffat, starring David Tennant and Nina Sosanya. And then made her written and directed feature debut with You, Me and Him again starring David Tennant with Faye Marsay and Lucy Punch!

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LINKS

WATCH  You, Me and Him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anz4anxdNVI

TRAILER You, Me and Him  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Nf39vrdWo

Follow @Daisy on Twitter https://twitter.com/DaisyAitkens

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INDIE FILM SHOUT OUTS

24 Little Hours screening https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/24-little-hours-vip-screening-tickets-52350500757

Duck Daze Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alisonpiper/duck-daze-short-film

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

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 78 How to Write & Produce a Movie When You’ve Never Been on a Movie Set Before with Claire Harris Screenwriter & Producer of Newly Released Romantic Drama ‘Zelos’

Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) chats with screenwriter and producer Claire Harris about her debut feature film Zelos,

They also discuss writing for a male character and the best ways to write a feature film. Women in film and how things are changing. How as a producer you have to be resourceful and regales us a great story about getting extras to set! Problem solving day to day issues and the general misadventures of producing a movie.

Zelos is out now. itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS from the Greek – meaning ‘zeal’, ‘ardour’, and ‘amorousness‘, but also ‘jealousy’, ‘possessiveness’ and ‘suspicion’

Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance.

To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.

A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship — a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.

By pre-emptively forgiving him for an infidelity he hasn’t yet committed, does Sarah prove that she truly loves Bernard or is it a sign that she doesn’t actually love him at all?

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LINKS

WATCH the FULL film ZELOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS TRAILER: https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_011&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011&hspart=iry&p=zelos+trailer+on+youtube#id=2&vid=78e438862b778301db4c47ece6ebfc98&action=click

Zelos Official site http://www.zelosthemovie.com/

Follow Claire Harris on twitter.com/Claire_J_Harris or on Facebook here

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

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Ep 70 Pt2 How to be a Female Filmmaker, The Challenges Being a Black Director, setting up BUFF Originals & making indie film ‘No Shade’ with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

Part 2 of our in-depth chat with filmmaker Clare Anyiam-Osigwe and the British Urban Film Festival director Emmanuel Anyian-Osigwe.
They talk being a female filmmaker, making their new indie film No Shade, written and directed by Clare and produced by Emmanuel under the Buff Originals banner.
Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) sit down at Just Voices Studio to chat with them about No Shade, Windrush, Colorism and getting into the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF)

Raindance OPENING NIGHT PARTY  20% off with code RDPODCAST20

‘No Shade’ Trailer & website http://bufforiginals.com/

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT:

Leo Dehaan’s The Boat short film on IndieGoGo LINK

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @clareanyiamo

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Recorded at Just Voices

Ep 69: How to be a Female Filmmaker, The Challenges Being a Black Director, setting up BUFF Originals & making indie film ‘No Shade’ with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

Part 1 How to make a career as a female filmmaker, Colourism in films, Being a Black Filmmaker, setting up BUFF Originals and making indie film No Shade with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe who sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) to chat highs and lows of making indie films, Tough starts and having to fight to be what you want to be.

ABOUT

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) was formed in July 2005 to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK.

Supported by filmmakers and British actors, the organisation was set up by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe and established as BUFF Enterprises Ltd.

Clare Anyiam-Osigwe : Writer, director and co-star of Romantic Drama ‘No Shade’ Feature Film. Director of ‘Windrush Stories’ short documentary released June 9 2018, Proud recipient of B.E.M, Queens honours list 2017

Multi Awarded Founder of Premae Skincare – the world’s 1st freeform beauty brand. CEO, leading the brand into 3 continents (UK, Africa and USA) and driving sales globally. Private practice at No.1 Harley Street specialising in Vegan Facials & Skin/Diet consultations

This is Part 1, Part 2 will be OUT FRIDAY!

LINKS:

Raindance OPENING NIGHT PARTY  20% off with code RDPODCAST20

‘No Shade’ Trailer & website http://bufforiginals.com/

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT:

Elliot Barker’s ‘Hunting Gardens’ short film on Kickstarter

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Recorded at Just Voices

Ep 53 Part 2 HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE CRIME THRILLER & GET A STUDIO ATTACHED with Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett

Part 2 of our chat with indie filmmakers and the team behind ace action thriller Tango One, Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett who sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) in Just Voices Studio to chat about how they made it.

*We have an exclusive on their new film Ethel with a CAST announcement.

 

Trish and Sacha discuss the makings Tango One. How the investor/producer came to him and how Universal came on board. Only issue with having a big studio behind your film is having to wait in line behind the big releases, watching them come out first and hoping yours is next. But hearing the universal theme at the beginning of your movie is incredible.

How adapting a book can be difficult and how turning away from the novel and changing the characters can be very beneficial. And changing the dialogue to fit help massively but also adapting the script the script to make it work within the budget.

How they didn’t want Tango One to be a gangster film. Making it more international, thriller-esque and less London drug dealers.

They also talk about Sacha’s latest feature Mid Summer Nights Dream which is now in post.

It’s all about prep. If you want something done do it yourself.

LINKS

Buy the film https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tango-One-DVD-Vincent-Regan/dp/B078XY2JL9

Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRXiDGtg3vo

Follow Ethel progress here http://www.ethelshortfilm.co.uk/

Follow the guys here: www.threewisemonkeys.com

Twitter @trish_ster & @SachaBennett

Support Dan’s crowdfunding campaign ‘Roar 4 Lions’ here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/roar-for-lions

Listen to our other podcasts here: www.thefilmmakerspodcast,com

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Ep 52 HOW TO MAKE INDIE FEATURES and THE BENEFIT OF SHORT FILMS with Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett

The team behind ace action thriller Tango One, Trish Rybarczyk & Sacha Bennett sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) in Just Voices Studio to chat about how they made it.

Trish started out working on Scorsese’s The Departed and American Gangster and Spiderman3. Got to see how a huge company worked on set. She wanted to learn the craft of film-making and not jump into it. So did loads of jobs in film to get the experience.

Sacha “Id still argue being on set, watching a film play out is the best film school”

How Sacha worked as an actor on Blackadder and the amazing learning experience  he had from that. “Even if it’s you going out with some mates and an i-phone, by doing some acting you’ll become a much better director that way”

If you’ve been a runner and had to mop up the toilets you understand the vitals of how important it is to be a producer.

If you are making a short, just ask actors. They are always looking for work and you have nothing to loose.

After Sacha made Devilwood, the investors asked if he could make a feature for 150k, so he quickly went through the scripts he had and made it work with Tuesday his bank heist film

Getting his cast of John Simm, Kevin McNally and Ashley Walters.

 

This is Part 1. Part 2 out on FRIDAY

LINKS

Buy the film https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tango-One-DVD-Vincent-Regan/dp/B078XY2JL9

Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRXiDGtg3vo

Follow the guys here: www.threewisemonkeys.com

Twitter @trish_ster & @SachaBennett 

 

Support Dan’s crowdfunding campaign ‘Roar 4 Lions’ here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/roar-for-lions

Listen to our other podcasts here: www.thefilmmakerspodcast,com

Follow us: @gilesalderson @Dan710ths @TheDareMovie

EP 41 HOW TO GO FROM SHORTS TO FEATURES with Deborah Haywood, Giles Alderson & Julian Kostov

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.

Links:

Pin Cushion Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLQkO_BvsI

Sis (short film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejVV2VA_h8

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