380 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 • 138 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!

    House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan J. Condal on writing and producing a global phenomenon

    House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan J. Condal on writing and producing a global phenomenon

    Today, host Dom Lenoir welcomes Ryan J. Condal to the show! He is not only the writer of Hollywood blockbusters such as Hercules (2014) or Rampage (2018), he is also the showrunner, writer, AND executive producer of House of the Dragon, one of HBO's biggest television shows at the moment. That's right. House of the Dragon. How cool is that? Dom sat down with Ryan to chat all about

    shooting on several locations at the same time

    creating and writing House of the Dragon

    the key to great networking

    how Ryan got the job

    working with HBO

    and so much more!


    HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Season 2 is out NOW | Trailer
    An internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

    LINKS
    Check out https://www.kiffest.uk/festival-tickets-friday and get your ticket to meet Giles and Dom HERE

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    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 produced 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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    • 49 min
    How to make a Anthony Hopkins starring historical indie feature with producer Meg Thomson & Director Matt Brown

    How to make a Anthony Hopkins starring historical indie feature with producer Meg Thomson & Director Matt Brown

    On today's show, host Giles Alderson welcomes not one but two amazing guests: producer Meg Thomson and director Matt Brown. They're here to talk all about their latest indie feature film Freud's Last Session, starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, and many other great actors. Giles sat down with Meg and Matt to chat about...

    getting Anthony Hopkins on board

    pitch decks

    the producer-director-relationship

    directing legends

    shooting in a different location every day

    the challenges of making an indie drama


    FREUD'S LAST SESSION is out NOW! TRAILER
    Freud invites iconic author C.S. Lewis to debate the existence of God. And his unique relationship with his daughter, and Lewis' unconventional relationship with his best friend's mother.

    LINKS
    Check out Samuel's latest short film Tomorrow, I'll Be Thirty on YouTube:
    Plot: A woman, struggling to accept her age is met with conflicting feelings of where she is in life and who she is as a person. Starring Courtenay Webster & Gabriella Tavini.
    Written & Directed By Samuel H. Evans
    Music by Gareth Foy

    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 produced 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 9 min
    400!!!! Business of Film VI, Audience Questions, the Film Tax Credit, AI & Film Updates with Stephen Follows, Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins

    400!!!! Business of Film VI, Audience Questions, the Film Tax Credit, AI & Film Updates with Stephen Follows, Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins

    400 EPISODES!!!!
    We are back with another Business of Film Explained chatting about the latest industry news, answering audience film-making questions.
    We also discuss the Film Tax Credit which is officially here, and A.I which is also here unofficially!
    We also chat film festivals, Cannes, Tiff, AFC, and AFM moving to Los Vegas!!, The changes of hands in streaming head hochos, what needs to change in the industry and film grants PLUS other film updates with your hosts Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins and special guest Stephen Follows!
    Film Tax Credit Calculator https://tcc.precession.studio/
    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 produced, written and edited by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    From Short to cinema released indie Feature Film with director & producer of 'Around the Sun' Oliver Krimpas.

    From Short to cinema released indie Feature Film with director & producer of 'Around the Sun' Oliver Krimpas.

    On today's show, host Giles Alderson welcomes director Oliver Krimpas to talk all about how he made his first feature film Around the Sun on a low budget. We've had guests like Zack Snyder and Matthew Vaughn in the past months, but with this episode, we bring the show back to its roots. Oliver chats with Giles about

    the importance of a casting director

    producing on a low-budget

    the magic of editing

    releasing a drama worldwide and getting a cinema release

    and so much more!

    AROUND THE SUN is out now! TRAILER
    Touring a repossessed chateau, a film location scout falls for its flirtatious representative, who recounts the story of an influential book written there. But is their connection for real, or just a projection of the book's characters?
    Check out the film's website: Around the Sun movie (aroundthesunfilm.com)
     
    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, 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 9 min
    The creative process behind animated movies with Kung Fu Panda 4 director Mike Mitchell

    The creative process behind animated movies with Kung Fu Panda 4 director Mike Mitchell

    Today, we welcome legend Mike Mitchell to the show. He worked on films such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Shrek Forever After (2010), The SpongeBob Movie (2015), Trolls (2016), and The Lego Movie 2 (2019), and is here to talk all about his latest animated feature film: Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024). Hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir had a lovely conversation with him. They chatted about:

    the importance of character and story

    the creative process behind animated movies

    creating Kung Fu Panda 4

    working with Phil Lord and Chris Miller

    KUNG FU PANDA 4 is out now! TRAILER
    After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

    Going CANNES?
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    Our survival guide BLOG https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/a-cannes-do-attitude-a-filmmakers-mini-guide-to-surviving-at-the-cannes-film-festival-and-market-2023/
     
    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, 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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    • 44 min
    Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin on making iconic genre movies such as The Strangers: Chapter 1

    Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin on making iconic genre movies such as The Strangers: Chapter 1

    On today’s episode, we welcome a legend to our show: the one and only Renny Harlin. He’s the director of films like Die Hard 2 (1990), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Cliffhanger (1993), and honestly, so many more great movies. Host Dom Lenoir sat down with him to look back at his long career and to chat all about:

    the horror genre

    shooting in Europe

    reimagining The Strangers

    working with Bruce Willis

    making Die Hard 2

    and so much more!

    The Strangers: Chapter 1 is out in cinemas on Friday! TRAILER
    After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple is forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive.

    Going CANNES?
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    Our survival guide BLOG https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/a-cannes-do-attitude-a-filmmakers-mini-guide-to-surviving-at-the-cannes-film-festival-and-market-2023/
     
    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, 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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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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Robbie

This show is the light at the end of the tunnel for anyone in the industry. It keeps you going!

Propjo ,

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

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 👍
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