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This podcast is all about film-making and how to actually make them. From studio films to micro budget films and everything in between. Regular hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dan Richardson (Retribution), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) and Christian James (Fanged Up) discuss how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f... it up in their very humble opinion. Chatting in depth with regular guests who range from directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers and many more all about the craft of making films. Links: Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @dan710ths @cjamesdirect @35mmdop

The Filmmakers Podcast Giles Alderson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

This podcast is all about film-making and how to actually make them. From studio films to micro budget films and everything in between. Regular hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dan Richardson (Retribution), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) and Christian James (Fanged Up) discuss how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f... it up in their very humble opinion. Chatting in depth with regular guests who range from directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers and many more all about the craft of making films. Links: Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @dan710ths @cjamesdirect @35mmdop

    Promising Young Woman, Taken and Sinister editor Frédéric Thoraval on editing indie films and studio movies

    Promising Young Woman, Taken and Sinister editor Frédéric Thoraval on editing indie films and studio movies

    Promising Young Woman’s OSCAR & BAFTA nominated Frédéric Thoraval talks editing the movie and working with director Emerald Fennell.
    Fred sits down with Giles Alderson and Lucinda Rhodes Thakar to discuss his process as an editor, what got him started and how it felt being nominated at this years awards ceremonies.
    He talks about editing Taken starring Liam Neason, Safe starring Jason Statham and Blumhouse’s Sinister and what the difference is between genres as an editor.
    He discusses the merits of the editor getting the script early and being on set. Working with directors Luc Besson, Pierre Morell, Chris Nahon and Emerald Fennell plus why you need to connect to the movie, how storytelling is key and why you need to edit with your gut/instincts and why editing is like being a midwife
     
    WATCH Promising Young Woman on SKY Movies in the UK and on VOD in N. America and beyond.
    Find Fred on Instagram @FredThor
     
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    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Giles Alderson, Robbie McKane @robbiemckane & Samuel Evans @SamuelHEvans_
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 with our Guests @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 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Direct, Produce, Write, Star and Distribute your Indie Film with guest Guy Pidgen - 'Older'

    How to Direct, Produce, Write, Star and Distribute your Indie Film with guest Guy Pidgen - 'Older'

    This weeks episode is with the brilliant director, writer, producer and actor Guy Pidgen who’s film Older is out now!
    He talks to Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane about how he made his first film at 16, how he started in the business and how he got his break.
    He discusses who his film-making inspirations are and what you can take from them, what lessons he learn on set of his first feature ‘I Survived a Zombie Holocaust’ and what huge advice he has regarding sales and distribution of indie films to not be screwed over.
    We talk about how his latest feature ‘Older’ came about, how he raised the money, how he got the movie distributed and why he made his own BluRay.
    WATCH Older on PRIME here
    Older website & BUY the BluRay
    Pigville YouTube Channel
     
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    EVENTS & CROWDFUNDERS
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    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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane & Samuel Evans @SamuelHEvans_
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 with our Guests @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 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    How to Make & Produce TV dramas with Liza Marshall - Temple, Riviera, Taboo

    How to Make & Produce TV dramas with Liza Marshall - Temple, Riviera, Taboo

    We are delighted to have TV producer Liza Marshall on this weeks episode.
    Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we sit down and chat about her experience as a producer and how she went about making TV dramas such as 'The Sins', 'Fields of Gold', 'Taboo', 'Honour' and 'Temple' and the feature films, 'Welcome to the Punch', 'Springsteen & I' and 'Before I Go To Sleep'.
    We talk about how he started off working as a producer for the BBC, as well as how she worked her way up, to where she is today. She discusses how she finds writers, as well as giving constructive feedback on various different screenplays. We dive deep into the difference between film and TV and how to go about pitching them to various producers in the industry.
    We talk pitching, working in the writers room and we discuss how the terrific Temple came about
    We can't wait for you to hear this weeks episode with Liza. You don't want to miss it! Enjoy!
    Temple is now available on Sky
    Temple is a British medical crime drama television series. Created by Mark O'Rowe, and starring Mark Strong, Carice Van Houten and Daniel Mays, it is based on the Norwegian drama Valkyrien, and premiered 13 September 2019 on Sky One
     
    PATREON
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    Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community!
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    EVENTS & CROWDFUNDERS
    Join us on ClubHouse on Thursday's 6.30 GMT https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5X0Qzvx
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up - Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, 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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane & Samuel Evans @SamuelHEvans_
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 with our Guests @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 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to make 16 Features in 10 Years with director and screenwriter Jamie Patterson - Justine, Tucked and Fractured

    How to make 16 Features in 10 Years with director and screenwriter Jamie Patterson - Justine, Tucked and Fractured

    We are delighted to have director Jamie Patterson on this weeks episode.
    Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we sit down and chat about his latest feature film Justine.
    We talk about how he started off making feature films in his youth and how he went from making stories in his hometown in Brighton.
    Jamie talks about how important it is to have multiple projects on the go and how to avoid making the wrong choices, especially when it comes down to distribution. 
    He also discusses funding, signing contracts, why you should be proud of your work, how crucial talking to actors is and the importance of casting.
    We can't wait for you to hear this weeks episode with Jamie. You don't want to miss it! 
    Synopsis: Justine is a love story set against the backdrop of Brighton and tracked by a violent and puzzling tale of a young woman's descent into self-destruction. She meets Rachel and love takes over. At first it heals, but Justine's pain goes deep, and soon a new battle commences, more urgent and angry than anything she has ever before experienced.
    WATCH Justine here: https://homemcr.org/film/justine/
    WATCH Fractured here:
    WATCH Tucked here
    Tucked can be found on Netflix.
    Fractured & Caught are on Amazon Prime.
    Making Tracks is on Amazon, GooglePlay & iTunes.
    Justine is available on Curzon Home Cinema and Lesflicks. It will be released on Amazon Prime later this month.
     
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    EVENTS & CROWDFUNDERS
    Join us on ClubHouse on Thursday's 6.30 GMT https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5X0Qzvx
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up - Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, 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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane & Samuel Evans @SamuelHEvans_
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 with our Guests @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 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    How to Make your Debut Feature Film - Jennifer Sheridan on directing Rose: A Love Story

    How to Make your Debut Feature Film - Jennifer Sheridan on directing Rose: A Love Story

    We are delighted to have director and editor Jennifer Sheridan on this weeks episode.
    Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Andrew Rodger, we sit down and chat about her debut feature film Rose: A Love Story
    We talk about how she went from making award-winning short films such as 'Rocket', 'Acoustic Kitty' and 'Set Adrift', to making her directorial debut 'Rose'. She mentions how she started from editing commercials, to editing shorts.
    Jennifer talks about how she was inspired by a teacher, how she taught herself to edit and a great reason why you should make shorts or films.
    She also discussed how restrictions are good in film-making and the importance of doing your homework. Why you shouldn't have too many expectations, how she got her agent and dealing with a million decisions.
    We can't wait for you to hear this weeks episode and we also announce to winners of our competition, which took place last week. You don't want to miss it! 
    Synopsis: Rose: A Love Story is a chilling, deeply moving and critically-acclaimed horror thriller starring Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Jamestown, Bodyguard) and Matt Stokoe (Cursed, Jamestown, Misfits). Gripped by a violent, terrifying illness, Rose lives in seclusion with her husband, but the arrival of a stranger shatters the fragile refuge they have built.
    The British film premiered at last year's BFI London Film Festival and received strong reviews. It was also nominated for the BIFA Raindance Discovery Award.
    Sophie Rundle will next be seen in the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders, which is currently filming. Most recently, Sophie was seen alongside George Clooney in his recent sci fi feature The Midnight Sky.
    Jennifer is currently filming a big secret TV series and her latest TV directing work The Snow Spider is on I-Player now.
    ROSE: A LOVE STORY is released on the following platforms; Sky, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google, Xbox, TalkTalk, Rakuten and BT
    WATCH on PRIME here
    WATCH Rocket short here
    WATCH Virgin Media Shorts video that Giles directed, Andrew shot (some of) and Jennifer stars in https://vimeo.com/129570361
     
    PATREON
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    Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community!
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    EVENTS & CROWDFUNDERS
    Join us on ClubHouse on Thursday's 6.30 GMT https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5X0Qzvx
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up - Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, 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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane & Samuel Evans @SamuelHEvans_
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 with our Guests @makeyourfilm20 
    Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm 
    Raindance events www.raindance.org
    The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance In

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Making of David Fincher’s MANK' with Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, Make Up Designer Gigi Williams, Production Designer Don Burt and Costume Designer Trish Summerville

    The Making of David Fincher’s MANK' with Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, Make Up Designer Gigi Williams, Production Designer Don Burt and Costume Designer Trish Summerville

    We are delighted to bring to you our SPECIAL bumper episode on the Making of David Fincher’s BAFTA & OSCAR nominated ‘Mank’.
    Come join us as we go behind the scenes on how to create movie magic. We start with Giles Alderson and Andrew Rodger having a chat with 'Mank' Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt about going from Gaffer on Fincher’s Gone Girl to DoP on Mank and how he made the transition to make his debut feature film.
    He talks pre production, how he works with Fincher especially during the repeated takes, what the process was to shooting in black and white and the camera they used.
     
    Co host Phil Hawkins then joins Giles to chat to Make Up designer Gigi Williams about her process, the difference between shooting on digital vs. film. What she works on first how she collaborates with the HOD team and gives some brilliant Make Up tips.
     
    We then chat to Production Designer and Art Director Donald Graham Burt AKA Don Burt about designing the film from preparation through the shooting. He explains why listening is so important in film-making, how he researches a project and how he created the 1930/s & 1940 style and look. And how you don’t have to appease to get ahead.
     
    Finally we chat to Costume Designer Trish Summerville about how she created the look and feel of Mank through her costumes. She talks about working in teams, how to collaborate with actors to help create the characters and how to use colours and patterns to portray certain emotions!
     
    Mank is available NOW on NETFLIX
     
    PATREON
    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
    EVENTS & CROWDFUNDERS
    Join us on ClubHouse on Thursday's 6.30 GMT https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5X0Qzvx
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up - Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, 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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane & Samuel Evans @SamuelHEvans_
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 with our Guests @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 

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

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Fantastic film podcast series

The knowledge, tips and insights in this huge series of episodes is a MUST for aspiring filmmakers and those like me already working in it. Such interesting interviews with top professionals - just brilliant. Wish it had been around 20 years ago

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Must listen for anyone in the industry

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Previous reviews Speak for themselves

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