Masterclass on VFX; Directing, Mental Health, and the Making of The Wanting Mare with writer/director Nicholas Ashe Bateman

On today’s show, we welcome the incredible writer-VFX-director  Nicholas Ashe Bateman to talk about his debut film, The Wanting Mare! His VFX credits include films such as A24’s The Green Knight (2021), Breaking Bread (2020), Free Solo (2018), and many more.

He chatted with our hosts Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir about how he got started in this crazy business, how he got into VFX, dodgy producers, and how he made his first short films. He also talks about mental health, how he pushed through in difficult times, as well as the importance of collaboration and his work on the Green Knight.

Nicholas obviously talks about how he made The Wanting Mare: Not only does he discuss how he financed the movie and how he set up his own production company but also about directing actors, the difference between 2D and 3D effects, digital matte painting, and shares some lovely tips and tricks for upcoming directors and VFX artists.

We had a great time talking with Nicholas. He is a true indie filmmaker, his journey is very inspiring, and his film The Wanting Mare is just beautiful to watch. Do go check it out. But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s masterclass on VFX with Nicholas Ashe Bateman.

THE WANTING MARE is out now!

In Whithren, a line of women passes a recurring dream through multiple generations.

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