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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

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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

    Writing & Directing a BFI & BBC Films backed debut movie Body Of Water with film-maker Lucy Brydon

    Writing & Directing a BFI & BBC Films backed debut movie Body Of Water with film-maker Lucy Brydon

    This week Giles sits down (virtually) with the amazing Lucy Brydon, writer and director of Body of Water a beautifully made female-led drama backed by BBC Films and Film London.
    Lucy reveals how she made her start in film whilst teaching in China, getting into short films and production work before starting work on Body of Water which started life as a short film.
    We hear about the development process, from pitching the film as a short at festivals, to applying to the Film London development lab before being selected. Giles asks Lucy about her screenwriting process, the many changes the script went through and the importance of staying faithful to the original concept.
    Finally, we chat about day to day life on set, working with the BFI and BBC to develop the rough cut and getting a cinema release amid lockdown.
     
    Support Body of Water’s theatrical release
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    Or on BFI Player:
    player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-body-of-water-2020-online
    Or on Curzon Home Cinema:
    curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-body-of-water-film-online
     
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    A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer
    Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
     
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    Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to Make a Disney+ Superhero Hit with Director Anna Mastro

    How to Make a Disney+ Superhero Hit with Director Anna Mastro

    This week Giles and Robbie interview Anna Mastro to talk about how she built herself up from assistant to established film and tv director, accumulating in her new film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, streaming now on Disney+.
    Anna talks about her start working as a development assistant and script reader for directors McG and J.J. Abrams, working in music videos and television before getting her debut feature Walter made with Milo Ventimiglia, Neve Campbell and William H. Macy.
    We also talk directing tv with Anna’s extensive list of TV credits including Shameless, The Bold Type and UnREAL, as well as what it’s like working with a major studio like Disney, shooting a large scale action film, getting your next gig through a colleague - and why Anna used Gladiator and Snatch as unlikely reference points in her pitching process.
    Secret Society of Second-Born Royals | Official Trailer | Disney+
     
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    WATCH OUR FILMS
    The Dare UK | Trailer
    The Dare Canada and USA 
    A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer
    Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
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    Follow our Movies @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc 
    LINKS and MORE
    Raindance events www.raindance.org
    The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance
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    Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com
    Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making
    Giles Alderson's website 
    Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Dare - Behind the Mask. Part 2 of our Special ep with the cast ad crew from The Dare

    The Dare - Behind the Mask. Part 2 of our Special ep with the cast ad crew from The Dare

    This is Part 2 of ‘The Dare’ podcast special as our hosts own movie is now released in the UK!You can find the movie on SkyStore, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Virgin Store, Google Play etcGiles Alderson (director & co writer) Julian Kostov (producer) and Andrew Rodger (cinematographer) pick up where the left off on Part 1 and are joined by cast members Bart Edwards (The Witcher), Alexandra Evans (Redistributors), Richard Short (Mary Kills People) and Devora Wilde (The Tombs).They wrap up their experiences making The Dare and talk sequels as well as what they learnt and took away from the filming process.
    Then the boys are joined by the masked man himself. The Dare’s big bad. Dominic. Played by the legendary Robert Maaser who goes behind the mask, literally to tell you his experiences playing a masked character. The pros and cons and the best ways to use a mask to your advantage in character..Giles, Andrew and Julian talk filming, shooting the mask and how they designed it. What it represents and how it can influence on set and off.
    Rob also talks auditioning, The Dare 2, working with Sam Mendes on 1917 and Christopher McQuarry on Mission Impossible and the best way to work (and film) with action and fight scenes 
    WATCH ‘THE DARE’ in the UK here:
     
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    SkyStore http://bit.ly/36wNaTI
    WATCH The Dare in Canada and USA
    The Dare | Trailer
    Starring Richard Brake, Bart Edwards, Alexandra Evans, Richard Short, Rob Maaser, Dan Schutzmann, Devora Wilde, Harry Jarvis, Mitchell Norman, Oliver Cunliffe, Emily Haigh, Lelia Yvetta, Flynn Matthews & Ethan Hazzard.
    Cinematographer Andrew Rodger, Produced by Julian Kostov
     
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    The Dare Canada and USA | Trailer
    The Dare order DVD in UK here
    A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer
    Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
    FOLLOW US
    Follow the Podcast @filmmakerspod
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    Follow our Regular Hosts @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @philmblog @IanSharp1
    Follow our Movies @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc
    LINKS and MORE
    Raindance events www.raindance.org
    The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance
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    Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com
    Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making
    Giles Alderson's website 
    Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    'The Dare' podcast special! Making our horror film with the cast & crew

    'The Dare' podcast special! Making our horror film with the cast & crew

    This is ‘The Dare’ podcast special as our hosts own movie is now released in the UK!
    You can find the movie on SkyStore, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Virgin Store, Google Play etc
    Giles Alderson (director & co writer) Julian Kostov (producer) and Andrew Rodger (cinematographer) are joined by the co-writer & cast of film for this special episode of podcsat
    In the first section they chat with co-writer Jonny Grant (Arthur & Merlin) about how the film came about, how Giles and Jonny wrote it, How Julian came on board to produce and how it got green lit and shot in a studio in Bulgaria. Giles and Andy also discuss camera techniques and how they kept the shots in The Dare constantly changing.
    In the second section they chat to the farmhouse cast Richard Brake (3 From Hell), Mitchell Norman (Giantland) and Harry Jarvis (The Knight before Christmas) about casting, working in a studio, playing evil characters, working with directors and upping your game.
    In the third section we talk to the basement story cast Bart Edwards (The Witcher), Alexandra Evans (Redistributors), Richard Short (Mary Kills People) and Devora Wilde (The Tombs) about horror film-making, working together in basement, working with blood gore and sand and characters
    WATCH ‘THE DARE’ in the UK here:
     
    Amazon: http://amzn.to/3d0dJ4Z
    iTunes: http://apple.co/30wNfTD
    SkyStore http://bit.ly/36wNaTI
    WATCH The Dare in Canada and USA
    The Dare | Trailer
    Starring Richard Brake, Bart Edwards, Alexandra Evans, Richard Short, Rob Maaser, Dan Schutzmann, Devora Wilde, Harry Jarvis, Mitchell Norman, Oliver Cunliffe, Emily Haigh, Lelia Yvetta, Flynn Matthews & Ethan Hazzard.
    Cinematographer Andrew Rodger, Produced by Julian Kostov
     
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    WATCH OUR FILMS
    The Dare Canada and USA | Trailer
    The Dare order DVD in UK here
    A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer
    Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
    FOLLOW US
    Follow the Podcast @filmmakerspod
    Follow Make Your Film @makeyourfilm20 
    Follow Giles @gilesalderson
    Follow Robbie @robbiemckane
    Follow our Regular Hosts @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @philmblog @IanSharp1
    Follow our Movies @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc
    LINKS and MORE
    Raindance events www.raindance.org
    The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance
    Music from musicbed.com
    Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com
    Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making
    Giles Alderson's website 
    Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Claes Bang: Acting & Making Films and TV -The Bay of Silence, The Square, Dracula and The Northmen

    Claes Bang: Acting & Making Films and TV -The Bay of Silence, The Square, Dracula and The Northmen

    Actor and filmmakers Claes Bang joins us to talk making his latest feature film The Bay of Silence.
    Claes known for his work in Palm D’or winning The Square as well as The Girl in the Spiders Web and TV's The Affair and the lead role in Dracula joins Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane to talk about his career, working with directors and producing.
    He also talks about his latest project the Robert Eggers directed The Northmen as well as what he looks for in a script, a director and producers.
    But first you hear a rousing battle cry from Giles to boost your film-making minds (well that’s the idea anyway)
    Bay Of Silence is OUT NOW  https://www.amazon.com/Bay-Silence-Claes-Bang/dp/B08DQWR1NQ
    Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6_ejcj38WQ&feature=youtu.be
     
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    The Dare Canada and USA | Trailer
    The Dare pre-order DVD in UK here
    A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer
    Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
    FOLLOW US
    Follow the Podcast @filmmakerspod
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    Follow our Regular Hosts @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @philmblog @IanSharp1
    Follow our Movies @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc
    LINKS and MORE
    Raindance events www.raindance.org
    The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance
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    Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com
    Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making
    Giles Alderson's website 
    Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 37 min
    Actress Caroline Goodall on how to write and produce your debut indie film - 'Bay of Silence' which stars Claes Bang, Brian Cox and Olga Kurlenko

    Actress Caroline Goodall on how to write and produce your debut indie film - 'Bay of Silence' which stars Claes Bang, Brian Cox and Olga Kurlenko

    Actress, producer and screenwriter Caroline Goodall had a chat with Giles and Robbie all the way from Croatia about her debut written and produced feature film Bay of Silence starring Claes Bang, Olga Kurylenko and Brian Cox.
    Caroline who starred in the feature films Hook, Schindler’s List, Cliffhanger, The Princess Diaries, Dorian Gray and Hunter Killer to name a few, talks about filming during Covid, choosing to produce, turning the novel of Bay of Silence into a screenplay, how she raised the finance, got the amazing cast on board and how they filmed it.
    She also talks about working with Robin Williams on Hook, Steven Spielberg on Schindler’s List and Ridley Scott on White Squall.
    Caroline gives some amazing advice to film-makers and screenwriters about writing and about business plans for your investors and to always be ready as you never know when that next opportunity might come knocking.
    Bay Of Silence is OUT NOW  https://www.amazon.com/Bay-Silence-Claes-Bang/dp/B08DQWR1NQ
    Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6_ejcj38WQ&feature=youtu.be
    Caroline Goodall  https://twitter.com/carogoodall
    Episode SPONSORED BY Screencraft
    Cinematic Book Writing Competition
    Link: https://screencraft.org/book/
     
    Is your book ready for the big screen?
    Does your novel have cinematic potential?
     
    The ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Writing Competition is looking for both published and unpublished manuscript submissions that are ready for cinematic adaptation, including: Novels, Novellas, True stories and biographies
    The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and personal introductions to top literary managers. Top quarterfinalists will also have their projects shared with a special mention at ScreenCraft.org.
    Early deadline ends September 30th.
     
    Go to screencraft.org/book for more information.
     
    SHOUT OUTS
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    Filmmakers Podcast T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
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    WATCH OUR FILMS
    The Dare Canada and USA | Trailer
    The Dare pre-order DVD in UK here
    A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer
    Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
    FOLLOW US
    Follow the Podcast @filmmakerspod
    Follow Make Your Film @makeyourfilm20 
    Follow Giles @gilesalderson
    Follow Robbie @robbiemckane
    Follow our Regular Hosts @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @philmblog @IanSharp1
    Follow our Movies @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc
    LINKS and MORE
    Raindance events www.raindance.org
    The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance
    Music from musicbed.com
    Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com
    Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making
    Giles Alderson's website 
    Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
     

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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111 Ratings

Lucaswislon ,

Previous reviews Speak for themselves

If you’ve come this far, you already know what a gem you’ve found.

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Invaluable and Enjoyable.

Awesome to listen to these deep dives into not just the films, but different peoples roles in them. This podcast has been a really useful gateway to other sources through its guests, like Alex Ferrari and his Indie Film Hustle.
I'm not listening to much music at the moment because I keep taking these conversations for a walk, but its such good fuel and I appreciate it.
Really good fun and informal too.
Recommended.

dpg373 ,

Invaluable

I spent a long time regretting never going to film school or wishing I COULD go. Since discovering this podcast I haven’t had that thought it once-

It’s a saviour in many ways. Every single aspect of film making is covered: from conception right up to the viewer watching it on whatever screen they do, and it is covered by people who have actually done it. There isn’t a school anywhere that could teach you that, especially not with teachers of this calibre and hands on the ground experience. An invaluable podcast. Thank you so much Giles

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