How to Make a Period Feature drama with James Kent director of The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard


Giles Alderson (The Dare) sits down with Film and TV director James Kent to chat his feature films Testament of Youth and The Aftermath


We start of by talking about Directors U.K. and how important and useful it is for filmmakers


The freedom in Documentary film-making that you can use in feature film or TV work as a director and when your in edit suite it is just you and the editor and you need to have got your coverage and material on set. With docs there is not often a story until you are in the edit


Making the leap from docs to TV and features. Working with actors. Respecting them. Working with young up and coming acting talent. And moving into directing features and how important rehearsal time is.


Making period drama The Aftermath. And how the actors have transformed into something else when in costume. A different character and they can come with pre-conceived ideas. Rehearsal can help over come this. And he gives some great Directing tips to work with actors on set.


Working with Will Smith on a Documentary. And watching Darren Aronofsky working was a education.


And shooting AMERICAN TV and the difference between U.K. TV.


Working with A list stars on The Aftermath with Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard and feeling intimidated and shooting sex scenes


We chat Mother Father Son starring Billy Howle & Richard Gere which is OUT NOW on BBC2


The Aftermath TRAILER


Testament of Youth WATCH


James Kent CV




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