How to Make a No budget thriller and get to No.1 in the amazon charts with director Brian Barnes

Director Brian Barnes sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Andrew Rodger (To Dream) to talk about his debut feature film The Redeeming which became a No.1 selling film on amazon for 6 weeks!

We talk how he made his indie film, what happened on set. How he had learnt so much from making corporate films and short films that prepared him for making The Redeeming.

We discuss how being an editor made a huge difference not only in shooting but in the post production stage as well.

How test screenings are a huge advantage to help make your film better and how marketing should be about the film and not the people who made it.

And how he gave batman Begins director Christopher Nolan his first job in film-making.

Brian Barnes

Has directed 25 short films, including the 5 times award-winning The Urge, which won a Best Screenplay award and also a Best Film Prize under jury president Timothy Burrill . The Urge was the 8th most watched horror film on IndieFlix for well over a year from its launch in January 2014

He has co directed two features films and his debut film The Redeeming which was released on VOD in last year and topped the charts as the no.1 thriller for 6 weeks

Brian’s website

Trailer for The Redeeming

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