How to have a career making indie films with Nikolaj Arcel – Director and Screenwriter – The Promised Land.

Director and Screenwriter Nikolaj Arcel joins us to talk about having a career as filmmaker, his latest film The Promised Land starring Mads Mikkelsen and why you should write your own films.

Award winning filmmaker Nikolaj (A Royal Affair, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) joins fellow filmmakers Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to discuss the film industry and why is not proud of all of his films.

Nikolaj also discusses:

Working as a filmmaker in Denmark, being on the conveyor belt , financing films and having a career.

How he learnt to be a filmmaker by failing.

Director Actors and an very interesting tip.

Why everyday on set is a compromise and how experience can help.

Dealing with Goats and Wolves.

And why he storyboards every shot on each of his films.

He takes you through a typical day on set and gives editing and screenwriting techniques and tips.

The Promised Land is out in CINEMAS NOW!

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