100 episodes

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), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness), Ian Sharp (The Marker) 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 • 127 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), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness), Ian Sharp (The Marker) 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

    Craig Roberts talks The Phantom of the Open, Acting, Directing, Screenwriting & Filmd with co-owner Craig Heyworth

    Craig Roberts talks The Phantom of the Open, Acting, Directing, Screenwriting & Filmd with co-owner Craig Heyworth

    Today, we welcome not just one amazing Craig, but TWO fantastic Craigs: actor, director, and writer Craig Roberts who worked on films like Submarine (2010), 22 Jump Street (2014), Just Jim (2015), Tolkien (2019), Eternal Beauty (2019), The Phantom of The Open (2021), and many more; and actor Craig Heyworth, who starred in films like Eternal Beauty (2019) or The Return of the Yuletide Kid (2019). Together, they founded a new platform for filmmakers called Filmd.

    They sat down with our host, Giles Alderson, to chat about how Filmd came about, what it’s about, and how you can sign up for free today. But they also talked about Eternal Beauty and their latest feature film The Phantom of the Open, starring Mark Rylance, Ian Porter, and Sally Hawkins. They discussed screenwriting, directing actors, tips and tricks for your life on set, and dealing with bad reviews.

    We had a blast chatting away with the two Craigs. So sit back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with the fantastic Craig Roberts & Craig Heyworth.

     

    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is out now!

    Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship qualification round despite being a complete novice.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch the The Phantom of the Open | TRAILER

    Sign up for FILMD | Independent Film Production Platform

     

    SPONSOR

    Check out Q SCRIPTS

     

    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 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, 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Camera! Crew! On set! Masterclass in Cinematography with The Rookie’s Johanna Coelho

    Camera! Crew! On set! Masterclass in Cinematography with The Rookie’s Johanna Coelho

    We haven’t had one of these in a while. This is why we are absolutely delighted to welcome DOP Johanna Coelho to the show.

    Johanna sat down with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Andrew Rodger, to tell you all about the cameras she uses, the lenses, the equipment, .. She talks about the difference between shooting a feature film vs a TV show, how she picks her crew, whether she keeps up with new tech, filter, grain, the balance of getting everything in camera or leaving something for post, as well as how she deals with difficult or misogynistic people on set.

    And she discusses her work on The Rookie, her workflow, prepping for 4 cameras, how many days of prep and how many shooting days she had and how she maintained the look of the show while putting her own touch to it.

    What are you waiting for, lovely listener? This is the masterclass you have been waiting for. So sit back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with the amazing Johanna Coelho.

     

    THE ROOKIE Season 4 is out!

    Starting over isn't easy, especially for John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of joining the LAPD. As their oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from those who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch the The Rookie Season 4 TRAILER

    Check out: filmforge.org

     

    SPONSOR

    Check out Q SCRIPTS

     

    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 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, 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

     

    • 1 hr
    “Prey” - on making a Hollywood Blockbuster with producer Jhane Myers & 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg

    “Prey” - on making a Hollywood Blockbuster with producer Jhane Myers & 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg

    This week, we have two more filmmaking legends for you on the show: Producer Jhane Myers & director Dan Trachtenberg!

    Jhane has worked on movies like Apocalypto (2006), The Lone Ranger (2013), and Wind River (2017), and today she’s here to chat with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir, all about the Predator-prequel Prey: She talks about how she turned Marvel down to get on board as well as her involvement on the script and on set.

    Dan, on the other hand, talks about how he thought about making this film for over 30 years and how he prepped the film. He also discusses his workflow with his DOP, shot lists, action, one-takes and the importance of good locations.

    We had an absolute blast chatting with these two brilliant filmmakers. You’ll love this. We promise. So, sit back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with Jhane Myers & Dan Trachtenberg.

     

    PREY is out on the 5th of August!

    The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Prey TRAILER

     

    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 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, 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

     

    • 1 hr
    Investing in Film with Exec Producer of The Trial of the Chicago 7 & As They Made Us Jonathan Benefiel

    Investing in Film with Exec Producer of The Trial of the Chicago 7 & As They Made Us Jonathan Benefiel

    Today on the show, we welcome executive producer Jonathan Benefiel to talk about his filmmaking career.

    He sat down with our host, Giles Alderson, to talk about how he started out as an actor, why he then quit filmmaking and why and how he came back as a producer. He discusses making short films, the difference between a producer and an executive producer, mental health, pitching, and working on Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) as an exec. He also talks all about his new film As They Made Us (2022), starring Dusting Hoffman, which is out now.

    What are you waiting for? Stop reading this and sit back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with Jonathan Benefiel.

     

    AS THEY MADE US is out now!

    A divorced mom tries to make peace with her dysfunctional family as she finds a second chance at love.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch the As They Made Us TRAILER

    Check out Radi’s BLOG

     

    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 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, 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

    • 46 min
    Legends Steven Berkoff & Julian Glover on their careers, working on films James Bond, Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, Indiana Jones, and Prizefighter with Matt Hookings.

    Legends Steven Berkoff & Julian Glover on their careers, working on films James Bond, Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, Indiana Jones, and Prizefighter with Matt Hookings.

    Today on the show, we’re not just welcoming one legendary filmmaker, not two, but three! Actors Steven Berkoff & Julian Glover as well as actor/producer/writer Matt Hookings! All three have worked on the new film Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher (2022), which also stars Russell Crowe & Ray Winstone.

    Our host, Giles Alderson, and Matt brought Steven and Julian together to talk about their long career. They dive deep into how they got into acting in the first place, the difference between theatre and film, what they expect from a director and what roles excite them.

    They also talk about their new film Prizefighter, how they came on board and share many anecdotes about legendary directors like Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. It’s the first time they’ve sat in a room together in 50 years and it’s their first time on a podcast. You’ll hear stories that they have never shared before in an interview. So, sit, back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with Steven Berkoff, Julian Glover, and Matt Hookings.

     

    PRIZEFIGHTER: THE LIFE OF JEM BELCHER is out on Friday!

    At the turn of the 19th century, Pugilism was the sport of kings and a gifted young boxer fought his way to becoming champion of England.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch the Prizefighter TRAILER

     

    SPONSOR

    Check out Q SCRIPTS

     

    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 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, 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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Between Crowdfunding and the Oscars: Masterclass in Indie Filmmaking with 18½ writer-director Dan Mirvish

    Between Crowdfunding and the Oscars: Masterclass in Indie Filmmaking with 18½ writer-director Dan Mirvish

    Today, we welcome writer-director-producer Dan Mirvish to the show! Dan is a true indie filmmaker for whom nothing seems impossible. Some of his work includes Open House (2004), Between Us (2012), Bernard & Huey (2017), and of course his latest feature film, 18½ (2021).

    Dan chatted with our hosts, Giles Alderson, Tori Butler-Hart & Matthew Butler-Hart, about his long filmmaking career: He talks about his writing process, writing with a partner, shares tons of tips and tricks on how to raise a budget, on directing actors and how to get your film into film festivals. He discusses casting, rehearsals, the importance of good food on set, how his films came about and how he almost created a new category at the Oscars.

    This is an absolute masterclass in indie filmmaking. Dan’s stories are not only hilarious to listen to, but also very insightful. So, sit, back, relax and listen to this week’s episode with Dan Mirvish.

     

    18½ is out!

    In 1974, a White House transcriber is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18½ minute gap in Nixon's tapes.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch the 18½ TRAILER

     

    Check out Dan’s WEBSITE or TWITTER

    Check out Dan's BOOK

    Check out the The Stranger in our Bed TRAILER

     

    SPONSOR

    Check out Q SCRIPTS

     

    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 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, 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

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Tyson aka Mr GSBS ,

VALUABLE CONTENT ON CONTENT!!!

Wow!!! i absolutely love this podcast! i recently decided to search for filmmakers podcast, and this one was top of the list. I started from the very bottom episode, and I am hooked! i love listening and taking on board the advice, and all the inspiration shared in EVERY episode. 10/10 👍
*A FILMMAKERS MUST GO TO* old or new

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I live for Tuesdays

If you’ve not listened to TFP, where have you been? Tonga? This podcast is for every grafter with a dream. The hosts are like your BFF’s, baring their souls with every twist and turn in their ascents so we can learn from them. In turn, the guests are likewise unpeeled like sweet tangerines to reveal their struggles and successes with hilarious anecdotes, genuinely helpful advice, do’s and dont’s and oh why not!’s

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Amazing Podcast for filmmakers

A must listen for anyone in the industry, Giles and his team truly care about filmmakers and the industry and that comes across in his interview style and the questions he asks. super interesting to hear other filmmakers journey into the industry who are making epic movies!

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