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 • 125 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

    Stephen Fry on Harry Potter, Acting, Directing, and Mental Health

    Stephen Fry on Harry Potter, Acting, Directing, and Mental Health

    Today on the show, we welcome the living legend Stephen Fry. You may recognise his voice from the Harry Potter audiobooks or from many of the films you’ve probably seen. His long list of credits includes V for Vendetta (2005), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), The Hobbit films, The Dropout (2022), and many, many more.

    Stephen sat down with our hosts, Giles Alderson, Tori Butler-Hart and Matt Butler-Hart, to talk about his amazing career. He goes in-depth about his work in the Harry Potter world and talks about what he’s learned from the big directors he’s worked with. He gives tips and tricks about directing and acting, shares funny set stories and discusses the importance of mental health.

    It goes without saying that this is probably one of our most epic conversations so far. It’s Stephen Fry! So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode!

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Official site of Stephen Fry

    Full to the Brim with Fizz, Ginger, and Fierce Determination: A Modern Guide to Independent Filmmaking : Tori Butler-Hart, Matthew Butler-Hart: Amazon.co.uk: Books

    A Cannes-Do Attitude: A Filmmakers Mini Guide to Surviving at the Cannes Film Festival and Market. - The Filmmakers Podcast

     

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    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 12 min
    ”The Office”, ”Grey’s Anatomy”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – masterclass in directing & editing TV and documentaries with Roger Nygard

    ”The Office”, ”Grey’s Anatomy”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – masterclass in directing & editing TV and documentaries with Roger Nygard

    Today, we welcome director & editor Roger Nygard to the show! His long list of credits includes Trekkies (1997), The Office (2006), The Truth about Marriage (2018), Grey’s Anatomy (2018), Who is America (2018), Veep (2016), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007), and many, many more.

    Roger chatted with our host, Giles Alderson, about how he got into editing in the first place, how he directs and edits documentaries and how he raises money for his films, his pitching strategies, and his famous documentary Trekkies. He also talks about the difference between editing comedy vs drama as well as the difference between editing TV vs feature film, his editing process in general, and his new book, Cut to the monkey.

    We had an amazing time with Roger. This conversation is a true masterclass for all directors, editors, documentary filmmakers and all filmmakers in general out there, really – it’s incredible. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Roger Nygard.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Check out Roger’s book Cut to the monkey

    Take part in the Web Series Challenge | Action Xtreme Ltd

    Support THE DROP - Short Film | Indiegogo

    Get your tickets to see Riptide + director Q&A - The Castle Cinema

     

    PATREON

    Big thank you to:

    Lee Hutchings

    Marli J Monroe

    Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking?

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    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 3 min
    From Indie Failure to Hollywood success - how writer/director Lisa Azuelos did it

    From Indie Failure to Hollywood success - how writer/director Lisa Azuelos did it

    Today on the show, we welcome writer/director Lisa Azuelos! You may know her from LOL (2012) starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore or Lost in the Disco (2020). Today, she is here to talk about her latest feature film, I love America, which is out now on Amazon Prime!

    Lisa sat down and chatted with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Tobias Vees, all about her filmmaking journey: How she got started in the finance world and realised that she wanted to become a filmmaker. She talks about her beginnings in the industry, being a mum and a filmmaker at the same time, what she learned as a sitcom writer, her writing process and all about her first feature film, which was a huge failure. She talks about how she recovered from her failure and how she used it to make a successful Hollywood film.

    She discusses how she made LOL in France and what it was like to remake it in America, the differences in the filmmaking culture, working with kids, editing, how she made I love America and so much more.

    It was an absolute joy talking with Lisa. She’s a truly amazing artist and filmmaker. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Lisa Azuelos.

     

    I LOVE AMERICA is out now!

    A single woman who decides to take a chance on love again by catapulting her life from Paris to Los Angeles. From awkward dates to touching surprise encounters, she understands the journey to love is a journey towards herself.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch I LOVE AMERICA | TRAILER

     

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    PATREON

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    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.

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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, 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

    • 55 min
    How to make your (debut) Feature, going from Shorts to Music Videos to Features with Kate Dolan – Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother

    How to make your (debut) Feature, going from Shorts to Music Videos to Features with Kate Dolan – Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother

    Today, we welcome writer/director Kate Dolan to the show to tell us all about her highly successful and inspiring filmmaking journey that lead her to make her debut feature, You Are Not My Mother (2022).

    Kate chats with our host, Giles Alderson, about how she started out as an art director and learned from others on set. She talks about what she learned from directing children, how making short films and screening them at festivals – including Berlinale – got her an agent, and whether she thinks that short films still work as calling cards when you haven’t made a feature film yet.

    She also discusses how her debut feature You Are Not My Mother came about, her writing process, why the early inclusion of her 1st AD and her editor made her script better, and why it’s so important to build a relationship with your actors and your crew.

    Kate is an absolute inspiration. You don’t want to miss this. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Kate Dolan.

     

    YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER is out now!

    In a North Dublin housing estate, Char's mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER | TRAILER

     

    Watch CATCALLS | SHORT HORROR FILM | SCREAMFEST - YouTube

     

    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

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    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

    • 54 min
    TFP presents: The Hosts chat filmmaking Vol 1 - Giles Alderson & Phil Hawkins PATREON special

    TFP presents: The Hosts chat filmmaking Vol 1 - Giles Alderson & Phil Hawkins PATREON special

    Yes, it’s Friday – but here we are with a bonus episode.

    Our hosts, Giles Alderson &  Phil Hawkins, sat down and chatted about filmmaking! They talk quite openly about Phil's latest feature film, casting and directing children, directing animals, Cannes, what it’s like to direct a studio movie, and much more!

    This chat would have been a Patreon exclusive, but we wanted to give you a little teaser. Subscribe to our Patreon to find more bonus content like this and to support this Podcast.

    But for now, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s bonus episode with our two hosts, Giles Alderson & Phil Hawkins.

     

    PATREON

    Big thank you to:

    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!

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    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

    • 38 min
    A24’s ”X” - How to make film Cult Classics with Peter Phok, producer and exec of The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers and “X”

    A24’s ”X” - How to make film Cult Classics with Peter Phok, producer and exec of The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers and “X”

    Today on the show, we welcome the one and only Peter Phok, the legendary horror film producer of films and TV shows like The House of the Devil (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), V/H/S (2012), Deadwax (2018), A24’s X (2022), and many, many more.

    He came to talk with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins, all about his long and amazing filmmaking career: How he started out in film school, how he met Ti West, the director of X, and many of the other collaborators with whom he works to this day. He also discusses the difference between an executive producer and a producer as well as the difference between producing on a low and high budget.

    He obviously talks all about X and working with A24, how film festivals helped his career, his approach to producing, how to get named cast and shares some amazing stories about how his films got made.

    This episode will blow your mind. We promise you. Peter literally hosted the episode himself. There is so much great information in this chat. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s inspiring episode with Peter Phok.

     

    X is out now!

    In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

     

    EPISODE LINKS

    Watch the “X” TRAILER

    Follow Peter on TWITTER

    Support Of Infinite Worlds - Phase 2 | Indiegogo

     

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    PATREON

    Big thank you to:

    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 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

MissLucyLocket ,

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

iphoneuserchloecp ,

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!

gofilmit ,

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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