How to make your (debut) Feature, going from Shorts to Music Videos to Features with Kate Dolan – Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother

Today, we welcome writer/director Kate Dolan to the show to tell us all about her highly successful and inspiring filmmaking journey that lead her to make her debut feature, You Are Not My Mother (2022).

Kate chats with our host, Giles Alderson, about how she started out as an art director and learned from others on set. She talks about what she learned from directing children, how making short films and screening them at festivals – including Berlinale – got her an agent, and whether she thinks that short films still work as calling cards when you haven’t made a feature film yet.

She also discusses how her debut feature You Are Not My Mother came about, her writing process, why the early inclusion of her 1st AD and her editor made her script better, and why it’s so important to build a relationship with your actors and your crew.

Kate is an absolute inspiration. You don’t want to miss this. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Kate Dolan.

YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER is out now!

In a North Dublin housing estate, Char’s mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.

EPISODE LINKS

Watch YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER | TRAILER

Watch CATCALLS | SHORT HORROR FILM | SCREAMFEST – YouTube

PATREON

Big thank you to:

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking?

Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community!

https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast

MERCH

Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.

SUPPORT THE PODCAST

Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film

Subscribe on iTunesSpotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM.

Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram

Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com

CREDITS

The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson

Edited by @tobiasvees

Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep

Marketing Huw Siddle

Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 

Theme Music by John J. Harvey

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com

WATCH OUR FILMS

The Dare UK | Trailer

The Dare Canada and USA

A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot

Winter Ridge UK

The Isle

Fanged Up

The Marker

Star Wars: Origins

MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS

Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths

Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20 

Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm

Raindance events www.raindance.org

The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance

Music from musicbed.com

Giles Alderson’s website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Archives
Copyright © 2022 The Filmmakers Podcast