371 episodes

A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Wolves of War), Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart (Two Down), Phil Hawkins (Prancer: A Christmas Tale), Stephen Follows (Film Data Analyst), Christian James (Fanged Up), Andy Rodger (Three Day Millionaire) and many others explore the world behind-the-scenes of making films and TV, talking to the actors, writers, directors and producers who make them!

The Filmmakers Podcast Giles Alderson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 137 Ratings

A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Wolves of War), Tori & Matthew Butler-Hart (Two Down), Phil Hawkins (Prancer: A Christmas Tale), Stephen Follows (Film Data Analyst), Christian James (Fanged Up), Andy Rodger (Three Day Millionaire) and many others explore the world behind-the-scenes of making films and TV, talking to the actors, writers, directors and producers who make them!

    The true story behind Netflix' SCOOP with Philip Martin, Sam McAlister, Rufus Sewell & Keeley Hawes

    The true story behind Netflix' SCOOP with Philip Martin, Sam McAlister, Rufus Sewell & Keeley Hawes

    Today, on the show host Dom Lenoir welcomes not only one, not two or three, but four lovely guests: Philip Martin, Sam McAlister, Rufus Sewell & Keeley Hawes. They talk all about the making of the new Netflix film Scoop (2024):

    directing a movie based on true events

    writing a book based on your life

    preparing to play real-life people who are still alive

    filmmaking tips & tricks and much more!

    SCOOP is out on Netflix now! | TRAILER
    How the BBC obtained the bombshell interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
     
    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    Or check out Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart’s DAGR
     
    GIVEAWAY
    Get a FREE copy of the excellent Shotlister App. Just download the App using this link and you can get Shotlister App now (usually $99). Only 100 copies are available so be quick and GET IT NOW! They need to be redeemed on an iPhone or iPad. But once redeemed Pro will also work on the Mac. shotlister.com/filmmakerspod
     
    PODCAST MERCH
    Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/
     
    COURSES
    Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST PRODUCTION COURSE
    https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    Serena Gardner
    Mark Hammett
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J
    Monroe
    Karen
    Newman
    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!
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Check out our full episode archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
     
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, edited and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Edited by @tobiasvees
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    How to Make a Micro Budget i-Phone Found Footage Indie Movie (Dagr) with Tori & Matthew Butler Hart

    How to Make a Micro Budget i-Phone Found Footage Indie Movie (Dagr) with Tori & Matthew Butler Hart

    Filmmakers Tori Butler Hart & Matthew Butler Hart join us this week to chat about thier Making their Found Footage Indie Movie Dagr.
    The filmmakers behind Two Down, The Isle and Infinitum: Subject Unknown chat with Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins about why they wanted to make another movie on an i-phone, why found footage and how they created another hit movie.
    They also discuss:
    How they found their location before they had written the script.
    Why they got their actors to be their crew.
    Found Footage tricks and tips
    What Apps and filters their used to elevate their film.
    Budget, casting and why you need good sound.
    We discuss acting and producing with Tori and Directing with Matt.
    Why they had a Q&A cinema run and why you should do it too!

    WATCH Dagr is OUT now on Apple, Prime and all other good and evil streaming services.
    BUY Tori and Matt's Book on Filmmaking.
    Fizz and Ginger Films https://www.fizzandgingerfilms.co.uk/films

    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    Check out Terri Dwyer’s latest film BOLANS SHOES
    Check out Giles Alderson’s new documentary ALL TOWN AREN’T WE
    Check out Andrew Rodger’s latest film NO WAY UP
     
    PODCAST MERCH
    Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/
    COURSES
    Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST PRODUCTION COURSE
    https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    Serena Gardner
    Mark Hammett
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J Monroe
    Karen Newman
    Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on film-making?
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your
    film projects!
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Check out our full episode archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tye Sheridan - Actor and Producer - Asphalt City, Ready Player One, Mud & Tree of Life

    Tye Sheridan - Actor and Producer - Asphalt City, Ready Player One, Mud & Tree of Life

    Actor and Producer Tye Sheridan, Asphalt City, Ready Player One, Mud & Tree of Life joins us to chat his career, stepping up to produce and working with a whole host of talents including Stephen Spielberg, Terence Malick and Sean Penn.
    Tye chats to Dom Lenoir about:
    His journey as an actor.
    Auditions and nearly quitting.
    Breaking through with Tree of Life and Mud.
    Working with Spielberg on Ready Player One.
    Setting up his Production Company Dogwood Pictures
    Creating his AI film tech firm Wonder Dynamics & Wonder Studio to help indie filmmakers.
    Making Asphalt City in 20 days, getting Sean Penn to star and going deep into prep and on set.
    Asphalt City is OUT NOW in cinemas!

    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    Check out Terri Dwyer’s latest film BOLANS SHOES
    Check out Giles Alderson’s new documentary ALL TOWN AREN’T WE
    Check out Andrew Rodger’s latest film NO WAY UP
    Or check out Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart’s DAGR
     
    GIVEAWAY
    Get a FREE copy of the excellent Shotlister App. Just download the App using this link and
    you can get Shotlister App now (usually $99). Only 100 copies are
    available so be quick and GET IT NOW! They need to be redeemed on an
    iPhone or iPad. But once redeemed Pro will also work on the Mac. shotlister.com/filmmakerspod

    PODCAST MERCH
    Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/

    COURSES
    Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST PRODUCTION COURSE
    https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    Serena Gardner
    Mark Hammett
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J Monroe
    Karen Newman
    Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on film-making?
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your
    film projects!
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Check out our full episode archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Beekeeper director David Ayer on making blockbuster movies such as Fury, End of Watch & Suicide Squad

    The Beekeeper director David Ayer on making blockbuster movies such as Fury, End of Watch & Suicide Squad

    David Ayer is a writer, director and producer of numerous blockbuster films starring Hollywood actors such as Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jake Gyllenhaal, and many more. During his press tour for The Beekeeper, host Dom Lenoir had the opportunity to sit down with him and have a nice chat about

    working with Jason Statham

    the beginning of his career

    the importance of knowing how to story

    directing & producing The Beekeeper

    the magic of working with UK crews

    And stick around after the conversation as Giles Alderson and Dom discuss their latest insights from working on set!
    THE BEEKEEPER is out now! | TRAILER
     
    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code "FILMPOD”
    Check out Terri Dwyer’s latest film BOLANS SHOES
     
    Check out Giles Alderson’s new documentary ALL TOWN AREN’T WE
    Check out Andrew Rodger’s latest film NO WAY UP
    Or check out Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart’s DAGR
     
    GIVEAWAY
    Get a FREE copy of the excellent Shotlister App. Just download the App using this link and you can get Shotlister App now (usually $99). Only 100 copies are available so be quick and GET IT NOW! They need to be redeemed on an iPhone or iPad. But once redeemed Pro will also work on the Mac. shotlister.com/filmmakerspod
     
    PODCAST MERCH
    Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/
     
    COURSES
    Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST PRODUCTION COURSE
    https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    Serena Gardner
    Mark Hammett
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J
    Monroe
    Karen
    Newman
    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!
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Check out our full episode archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
     
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, edited and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Edited by @tobiasvees
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    • 57 min
    POOR THINGS: making a Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-winning film with producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe

    POOR THINGS: making a Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-winning film with producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe

    Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-winning Poor Things (2023) starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo and many more, currently excites audiences around the globe. Today, producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe from Element Pictures come on to our show to chat with primo-host Dom Lenoir about

    working Yorgos Lanthimos

    making Poor Things

    running a successful production company

    tax credit in Hungary

    what project they are looking for

    tips & tricks for young filmmakers

    POOR THINGS is out now! | TRAILER
     
    LINKS
    Check out Giles Alderson’s new documentary ALL TOWN AREN’T WE
    Check out Andrew Rodger’s latest film NO WAY UP
    Or check out Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart’s DAGR
     
    GIVEAWAY
    Get a FREE copy of the excellent Shotlister App. Just download the App using this link and you can get Shotlister App now (usually $99). Only 100 copies are available so be quick and GET IT NOW!
    They need to be redeemed on an iPhone or iPad. But once redeemed Pro will also work on the Mac. shotlister.com/filmmakerspod
     
    PODCAST MERCH
    Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/
     
    COURSES
    Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST-PRODUCTION COURSE
    https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    Serena Gardner
    Mark Hammett
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J
    Monroe
    Karen
    Newman
    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!
     
    SUPPORT
    THE PODCAST
    Check out our full episode archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
     
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, edited and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Edited by @tobiasvees
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 8 min
    UK film tax relief explained with Sam Ampah & director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo discusses Netflix’s Damsel

    UK film tax relief explained with Sam Ampah & director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo discusses Netflix’s Damsel

    On today’s show, we welcome you two to join us not in one but in two lovely conversations. In our first chat, Sam Ampah explains the new UK film tax relief to our hosts Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir.
    And in our second one, we have Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Netflix’s Damsel (2024), starring Millie Bobby Brown, Robin Wright, and Angela Bassett, talking about:

    directing Millie Bobby Brown

    overcoming fears

    working with Netflix

    DAMSEL is out on Netflix now! | TRAILER
    Alliotts Accountants https://www.alliotts.com/
     
    LINKS
    Check out Giles Alderson’s new documentary ALL TOWN AREN’T WE
    Check out Andrew Rodger’s latest film NO WAY UP
    Or check out Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart’s DAGR
     
    GIVEAWAY
    Get a FREE copy of the excellent Shotlister App. Just download the App using this link and you can get Shotlister App now (usually $99). Only 100 copies are available so be quick and GET IT NOW!
    They need to be redeemed on an iPhone or iPad. But once redeemed Pro will also work on the Mac. shotlister.com/filmmakerspod
     
    PODCAST MERCH
    Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/
     
    COURSES
    Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST PRODUCTION COURSE
    https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    Serena Gardner
    Mark Hammett
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J Monroe
    Karen Newman
    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!
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Check out our full episode archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
     
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, edited and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Edited by @tobiasvees
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
    Learn more about your ad choices.
    Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

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Must listen

It’s so good, they ask all the questions you want them to, incredible artists and filmmakers given lots of space to go into detail about their work and process. Fascinating, compelling and really daft jokes thrown in for good measure. Highly recommended

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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 👍
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