A Podcast About Filmmaking

From indie darlings to studio blockbusters, and everything in-between. How to make them, how to get them made, and how not to f*** it up in the process, in our very humble opinions!

Every Tuesday, Giles Alderson is joined by a selection of regular hosts including Dom Lenoir, Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, Phil Hawkins, Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart, Ian Sharp, Andrew  Rodger, CJ and Stephen Follows to chat with guest filmmakers about their craft, career, creative process and how they get their films and TV shows financed, produced and made.

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Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir with guests Rebecca Ferguson & Simon Pegg

Our Guests

We’ve been lucky enough to interview some amazing film-making talent, including:

Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible, The Usual Suspects, Top Gun)

Jennifer Lame, Ellen Mirojnick, Luisa Abel & Jamie-Leigh McIntosh (Oppenheimer)

Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, Kingsman, Argylle)

J.A Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage, Society of the Snow)

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, GI Joe, The Meg)

Simon Pegg & Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning)

Zack Snyder (300, Rebel Moon, Batman vs Superman, Justice League)

Daniel Brühl & Ed Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)

David Ayer (The Beekeeper, Fury, Suicide Squad)

Issa Lopez (True Detective: Night Country)

Sam Ampah (UK Film Tax Credit Explained)

Lucy Boynton & Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Chevalier)

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe (Poor Things)

Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman, Eddie the Eagle, Ghosted)

Rob Marshall & John de Luca (The Little Mermaid, Chicago)

Coky Giedroyc (Greatest Days, How I Built A Girl)

Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun Maverick)

Todd Field (Tár, In the Bedroom, Little Children)

Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, One Night in Soho)

Charlotte Wells & Lucy Pardee (Aftersun)

Samuel D Hunter (The Whale)

Stephen Fry (Bright Young Things)

Kristie Macosko Krieger (The Fablemans, West Side Story)

Peyton Reed (Ant Man: Quantumania, The Break Up)

Sally El Hosaini (The Swimmers, My Brother the Devil)

Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The Lego Movie)

Mark Strong (Kingsman, Kiss Ass, Shazam, 1917)

Niamh Algar & Sebastian Lelio (The Wonder)

Ben Caron (Sharper, Andor, The Crown)

David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Mission:Impossible)

Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, The Dark Knight Rises)

Sarah Gavron (Rocks, Suffragette, Brick Lane)

Rupert Graves (Sherlock, Wolves of War, V for Vendetta)

Fernando Merielles (Two Popes, Constant Gardner, City of God)

Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, Bolans Shoes, Mr Turner)

Dan Trachenberg & Jhane Myers (Prey)

Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Cyrano)

Amy Duddleston (Mare of Eastown, Dexter)

Mark Jenkin (Bait, Enys Men)

Julie Delpy (Before Sunset, My Zoe, Three Colours Trilogy)

 and many, many more talking all about the craft of making feature films and TV

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Post-Production Supervisor Shaheen Schleifer ( Blue Jean, Gangs of London) will tell you how to keep one step ahead of the demands of managing your schedule, budget, and your team, and will demonstrate how to connect all the pieces in order to ensure as smooth a process as possible.

Giles Alderson (The Dare, Three Day Millionaire) will explore how he tackles Post as both a Director and a Producer, two often very different roles which both still require an overview of the whole process.

Finally, Editor Neil Lenthall (Wolves of War, Confession) will explain how the edit, often the longest stage of Post, can be run with the cutting room as the central hub of Post, and how you can make the best use of your time in the edit.

You will also get a copy of our Post-Production Plan, which contains more than 60 questions you will need to answer in order to make the right decisions and build your own detailed plan for Post. This is intended to give you a comprehensive guide through each stage of Post to ensure that you have addressed everything you need to address ahead of time.

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