How To Make a Period World War II Movie for £80K with Fighter Bombers and Aerial Battles with the team behind Indie Film Lancaster Skies

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This week we are joined by the team behind brilliant indie film Lancaster Skies. Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director Callum Burn, Producer Andy Burn, Cinematographer Sam Parsons and actor Kris Saddler to chat how they made their World War II epic

We talk about their backgrounds, how they became filmmakers and their journey to Lancaster Skies

We chat how what it is like working with your father  and son on indie films. How Callum, Andy and Sam wrote the script together

We ask Andy what makes a good producer and why they shot Lancaster skies in 5 blocks and all for only £80k. How they built miniatures and the the inside of a spitfire to create the look they wanted .

How when they had problems the answers were always ‘make it simple’. And if you build your own sets and make your own world you have so much more control and can save money.

We talk to Sam about having very little money for lights. And how to use the budget in the best way you can to light the scene.

We chat how they raised the investment money to make the film through any which way they could. How the budget limited then but also made them think out of the box.

How it is important that all filmmakers have to step up to be a film business and make the film to sell and how you can actually make money .

We chat with Kris about his acting thoughts and how It took four years to make the film and over that time they built up the fan base on social media and held open days to bring people into and believing in the project 

And we find out that Callum has to redo all the sound with ADR and did the sound Foley in his bedroom which as you can imagine took forever

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