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The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films. From studio films to micro budget films and get them made, how to make them and how to try not to f.. it up in our very humble opinions.

Regular hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Christian James (Fanged Up) Dan Richardson (Retribution), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness), Lucinda Rhodes-Thakrar (Arthur & Merlin) Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) Robbie McKane (Hot Topics) chat with guest filmmakers about their craft, career and creative process.


How to Write Hook, Dracula and Contact with Screenwriter James Hart

Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to screenwriter and producer James V. Hart, known for his writing on Hook, Bram Stocker’s Dracula and Contact. Jim expands on his story mapping tool The Hart Chart, how it came about

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AFM Q&A with Dan Mazer, Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp

Our hosts Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp had a filmmakers Q&A with Borat’s Dan Mazer at American Film Market. They chatted about their experience of working during the COVID pandemic, getting funding, meeting financiers, pre-sales and Borat 2, among other

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Borat 2 Writer and Producer Dan Mazer in our AFM Talk on Screenwriting, Producing and Directing

Listen to our full talk at the American Film Market for earlier this month with regular hosts Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp joined by writer, director and producer Dan Mazer to discuss filmmaking on both an indie and studio level.

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Our regular guests which have included:

Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917)  Todd Garner (Black Hawk Down) Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers), Mark Strong (Kingsman), Beck & Woods (A Quiet Place), Tom Harper (The Aeronauts) Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody) Colin Goudie (Star Wars: Rogue One), David Koepp (Jurassic Park), Peter Del Vecho (Frozen) Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country), Scott Adkins (Expendables), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ben Caron (The Crown), Mark Sanger (Gravity), Fernando Merielles (Two Popes)  Scott Mann (Final Score) Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter) and many more all about the craft of making films.

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