Ep 45 Part1. HOW TO MAKE INDIE HORROR FILMS & GET INVESTORS INTERESTED IN YOU with Dark Beacon’s Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and Nick Sadler with host Giles Alderson

Part 1 of How to Make Indie Horror Films and Get Investors & Distributors on Board Your Film with Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and The Film Label’s Nick Sadler who join Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about their latest indie film Dark Beacon starring April Pearson, Jon Campling and Toby Osmond. Part 2 is out on Friday.

They talk about how finding out your debut feature film is renamed from Wandering Rose to Demon Baby by the distributors with neither a Demon or a Baby in it.

How they went to Cannes with 50 DVD’s in a rucksack. Sleeping on floors and trying to sell you film
and finding the indie community is vital but attending events, listening to podcasts and actually going out and making a film is the best advice you can get.

How they threw a party in Cannes and got investors to come along. Gave away caps and t-shirts with their logo Green13 and becoming one of the top 3 villa parties in Cannes which created a buzz and made the film Dark Beacon actually happen as they could also show investors their last project and how it earned money.
Getting locations and filming in Jersey. Casting – April Pearson, Lynne Anne Rodgers , Toby Osmond and Jon Campling

Screenwriting. Working well as a team and how they gender flipped between drafts to female leads. Having to re-write on set at low budget level by thinking on your feet.
And how filming is like an event company. All prepped for one day. Over and over again.

LINKS

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

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

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

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Recorded at www.justvoicesagency.com

Ep 44 ANDY NYMAN – MAKING ‘GHOST STORIES’ & FILMMAKING with Giles Alderson, Andrew Rodger and Christian James

Actor (Severance, The Crown) and Director Andy Nyman drops by to chat about his debut as a director on his feature film Ghost Stories. Based on his stage play of the same name, he co wrote and directed with Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) to make a haunting and chilling ghost story (or two).

He chats about his acting background, how seeing Richard Dreyfus in Jaws as a curly haired Jewish guy made him think he could also be in films, made him want to act and go into filmmaking. Working with Rian Johnson and being in Star Wars.With Darren Brown and Ben Caron (on The Crown)

As a director and in filmmaking how to do different takes and to have great to have options in the edit. Do it until your happy with it.
Important to picking the right team around you. Who would help you. Including Ole Burkeland (The Crown) as his DoP collaboration & Clare Jones as his producer. (Field in England).

With Ghost Stories how he wanted to make a piece of cinema shot well and old school and not shaky cam .
How he got got the cast with an A list star in MARTIN Freeman. Casting. Being over the moon to get his cast. Paul Whitehouse and Alex Lawther.

Don’t play it cool, share the love and communicate with you crew and eventually your audience
Know and love every second of your script. Be ready and prepped for when it all falls apart.
Look at films that inspire you. Those filmmakers film are filled with personality.
“If you’re making an independent film, make the film that would want to see, that would excite you to see it”

Ghost Stories is available in UK cinemas from April 6th. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En5-S3djB44

LINKS

Follow Andy Nyman on Twitter @AndyNyman or www.AndyNyman.com

Follow us @thefilmmakerspod www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com

@gilesalderson @35mmdop @cjamesdirect

Ep 43 Five Essentials To Know Before Making Your Feature Films with Giles Alderson, Andrew Rodger & Dan Richardson

Our Podcast Hosts and Filmmakers Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dan Richardson (Retribution) and Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) sit down to chat about the Five Things they Wish they Known Before Making their first Feature Films.
They chat about who you know and if that could be Ridley Scott!
How less is more and how you should make yourself useful on set regardless of your role.
How you should try and enjoy it and be in the moment.
how having a solid script is essential before getting to set and how vital it is to get feedback.
They talk film-making tricks and tips and what is important on set. Why you should have the best art direction and costume designer you can.
Having responsibility as a leader on set and don’t be afraid to ask or to answer any questions.
How you as a filmmaker have the power to make positive change in the people you hire and work with in the industry and so much more.

Links:
www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
www.directedbygiles.com
@gilesalderson
www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dan%20richardson
@Dan710ths
www.35mmdop.com
@35mmdop

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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Insta: @gilesalderson @juliankostov @themindisthemagic

Song: Atomic Son

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

Part two of our podcast with director Ben Caron (The Crown, Wallander) 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 36 HOW TO DIRECT FIGHT SCENES & DIRECTING STREET FIGHTER Part 2 with BOURNE ULTIMATUM’S Joey Ansah

Part 2 of our chat with film-maker, actor, fight choreographer Joey Ansah. He chats more Bourne director Paul Greengrass and his on set process. How Joey made Street Fighter Legacy and then raised the money and directed the feature film Street Fighter: Assassins Fist.
He talks about pitching & marketing you projects and understanding the studio system. How you should go out and make something and creating something from nothing.

Watch Street Fighter : Legacy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouZso0xJuU
BUY Street Fighter Assassins Fist here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Fighter-Assassins-Fist-Blu-ray/dp/B00M1XB23S

Follow Joey on Instagram here: thejoeyansah
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Recorded at Just Voices Studios in London www.justvoicesagency.com

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 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
Follow the Podcast www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com Twitter: @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @Cjamesdirect @TheDareMovie @FangedUpFilm

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

Ep 31 LANDSCAPE OF LIES – THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW A BLOCKBUSTER TAX SCAM WOULDN’T STOP FILMMAKER Paul Knight – Pt 1

A 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 the journey, the fraud and the jail time the ‘exec producers’ received and his amazing tenacity to get his film seen by the world.

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

The film will be available from March 2018

Follow Paul Knight here: @Lndnknts

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