Masterclass: Making an Oscar winning short film with director Chris Overton

On this weeks episode we have a MASTERCLASS in short film making with Chris Overton who won an Oscar for his short film The Silent Child.

Chris chats with Giles Alderson about the steps to making 10 award winning short film (with 4 in post) with his company Slick Films which he runs with his partner Rachel Shenton.

The also discuss why he wanted to learn his craft as a filmmaker before making his first feature film, what it was like winning an Oscar, how he did it and how you can too.


Why the script has to be the best it can be.

What to do when approaching people and crew to help you make your film.

Financing, crowdfunding and festival strategies.

Why location, size of crew and running time is vital.

How ambitious should you be?

All that and more on this weeks The Filmmakers Podcast.

Watch and check on Slick Films here


Join us on Zoom on Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm BST, when our team of film professionals will guide you through all the elements you’ll need to plan, all the people you’ll need to hire, and all the questions you’ll need to answer in order to effectively schedule and budget for post-production.

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Big thank you to:

Serena Gardner

Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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