Can you make an indie film with your friends? ‘Bolans Shoes’ writer and director Ian Puleston-Davies and producer Terri Dwyer prove you can.

Hey filmmakers’ podcast family, we have on two amazing guests in director and writer Ian Puleston-Davies and returning legend Terri Dwyer to talk making Bolans Shoes which in is UK cinemas now!

They sit down at the Everyman cinemas in London the night after their premiere to discuss making the film with Giles Alderson and guest host Nina Kristofferson!

They also discuss:

Working with your friends, why we make films, the fear we possess and imposter syndrome.

As a debut director why it’s important to work with experienced crew and why it is okay to ask for help.

Dealing with reviews and winning awards.

Coping with issues on set and having a back bone.

Believing in yourself as a filmmaker and why being a dictator is the worst trait.

BOLAN’S SHOES in OUT NOW in UK CINEMAS – link to where you can watch. TRAILER for BOLANS SHOES


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