How to Make a British Independent Sports Drama with the team behind ‘Break’

On this episode, we welcome the team behind Break, a competitive sports/crime drama from first-time writer/director Michael Elkin, first-time producer Terri Dwyer and veteran producer Dean Fisher 

Giles discusses scripting with Michael and the challenges of getting the film financed and greenlit with Terri and Dean, including their pitch deck and presentation strategies to individual investors. They also talk about purposefully incorporating international elements to the story such as filming in China as well as on location and set in the UK.

As an actor/director Michael lets us in on his approach to working with the cast, Terri gives tips on balancing her producer role with her own role as an actor. Dean provides unique and empowering examples of how a film of this budget level and genre can be marketed, sold and self-distributed in the UK, even during the current COVID social restrictions.

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