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Joining us on the podcast this week is the director, writer and producer of the newly released horror drama 13 Graves!
John joins hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Julian Kostov who produced the The Dare to chat the ins and outs of indie film-making
John talks about his issues making his ‘first’ feature film and the investor problems and his actual ‘debut’ feature film Four and what happened on that film set which will scare all filmmakers.
We talk screenwriting- using index cards and magic whiteboards Training under the Monty Python school making 16mm shorts Taking out a second mortgage and renting a stately home
Falling fowl of dodgy investors, Making FOUR, his debut feature in an abandoned mail office with Sean Pertwee, Craig Conway, Kirsten Wearing and Martin Compston.
How he made his latest feature 13 Graves with Evolutionary films, Battled storms in an outdoor location, Appealed to local communities for help on the production and got the film finished and released.
WATCH 13 Graves TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Kvwu12rKI
WATCH 13 Graves https://www.amazon.co.uk/13-Graves-Kevin-Leslie/dp/B07TS93C6B/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1CDIIN5XLH2UT&keywords=13+graves&qid=1563235981&s=gateway&sprefix=13+graves+%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-2
John’s Website http://www.dropdeadfilms.co.uk/the-team/
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