Anna & The Apocalypse director John McPhail joins Giles Alderson to chat how to make films.
They discuss what makes us fall in love with movies ? How important it is to know your audience. How John made a short called ‘Notes’ based on a real story of not ever meeting a guy he used to live with.
They also chat about going from shorts to his first feature ‘Where do we go from Here?’ by using some of his award money winnings to pay for it. How important it is to have the ability to phone up and ask for things – and especially how to get money from people. The SEIS route
Getting post help to complete the feature after being turning down for government funding
Why and how to get Into film festivals and how to use them to your advantage
John describes how Anna And The Apocalypse came about and having imposter syndrome and how it felt amazing to be directing and he gives some amazing advice for filmmakers
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