Surviving as a filmmaker with writer/director of survival thriller Summit Fever & Rise of the Footsoldier Julian Gilbey

In today’s Friday special, we are back with a classic TFP episode. Hosts, Giles Alderson & Phil Hawkins, welcome writer/director Julian Gilbey to the show to talk about his inspiring journey as a filmmaker and his exciting features films. You might know him from films like Rise of the Footsoldier (2007), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), or Plastic (2014). Now he’s back with his intense Drama/Thriller Summit Fever (2022).

Julian chats about

·      starting one’s career in today’s world

·      his film Rise of the Footsoldier

·      his film A Lonely Place to Die

·      shooting Summit Fever in the mountains

·      pre-production

·      formats & lenses

·      action sequences

And on Patreon, he talks about

·      watching films with your kids

·      meeting Paul Greengrass

·      his film Plastic

·      Pros & Cons of operating the camera yourself

·      script ideas drawn from real life

Julian was a great guest! He had so many stories, tips & tricks to share. Just hearing him talk will make you want to go out and shoot your next movie. So sit back, relax and enjoy our exciting chat with Julian Gilbey.



A daring dream to scale the world’s most challenging trio of mountains soon turns into a terrifying nightmare for a group of friends when a deadly storm traps the climbers near the summit and cuts off all hope of rescue. With the odds stacked against them, the friends are forced to trust each other to save themselves by any means necessary.



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