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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), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others explore the world behind-the-scenes of your favourite films, and talk to the actors, writers, directors and producers who make them!
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The Filmmakers Podcast Giles Alderson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 128 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), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others explore the world behind-the-scenes of your favourite films, and talk to the actors, writers, directors and producers who make them!
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    'The Whale' - screenwriter Samuel D Hunter on making his Oscar and Bafta nominated debut feature

    'The Whale' - screenwriter Samuel D Hunter on making his Oscar and Bafta nominated debut feature

    Samuel D Hunter on writing 'The Whale'. He sits down with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to chat:
    Adapting his own play into a feature screenplay
    Creating characters
    Working on dialogue
    Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink
    & working with director Darren Aronofsky
    The Whale is our in cinemas on Friday 3rd February
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    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    Marketing Huw Siddle
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey

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    • 59 min
    The Fabelmans producer Kristie Macosko Krieger on going from Stephen Spielberg's assistant to being a three time Oscar nominated film producer

    The Fabelmans producer Kristie Macosko Krieger on going from Stephen Spielberg's assistant to being a three time Oscar nominated film producer

    Kristie Macosko Krieger who produces movies for and with Stephen Spielberg sits down for a chat with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir about making the Golden Globe winning The Fabelmans!
    Kristie is an American film producer and is a longtime associate of Steven Spielberg at DreamWorks/ Amblin Partners. Her works include such titles as; The Last Days (1998), A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, War of the Worlds, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Hereafter, True Grit, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, War Horse, Lincoln. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture — Bridge of Spies, Best Picture — The Post & Best Picture — West Side Story (2021) and produced The Fabelmans.
    On the episode we talk about:
    Working with Mr Spielberg
    What she looks for as a producer at Amblin
    How she went from an assistant to an Oscar nominated producer
    and making The Fabelmans - in cinemas this Friday 27th January
    SPONSOR
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    Big thank you to:
    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J Monroe
    Karen Newman
    Join our Patreon
     
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    Marketing Huw Siddle
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey

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    • 46 min
    Enys Men - Making Bafta winning BFI films with Mark Jenkin.

    Enys Men - Making Bafta winning BFI films with Mark Jenkin.

    BAFTA and BIFA winning director Mark Jenkin talks to Giles Alderson on this weeks episode about making his films and they dive deep into shooting on 16mm film and his latest feature, Enys Men which is OUT NOW!
    One of the most exciting filmmakers working in the UK today. Mark has been showered with praise for his BAFTA-winning feature film 'BAIT'. A native son of Cornwall, Mark Jenkin is a British director, editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and producer.
    ENYS MEN is in cinemas now. The Cinematic DNA of ENYS MEN season [curated by director Mark Jenkin] runs at BFI Southbank until 31 January with selected films and Jenkin’s shorts collection available on BFI Player now.
    ENYS MEN will be released on Blu-ray/DVD and BFI Player on 1 May. The ENYS MEN Original Score by Mark Jenkin is out now digitally via Invada Records and released on vinyl on 24 February.
    On the episode Giles and Mark talk about:
    -The success Bait
    -Why they brought on film4 to finance Enys Men
    -Why he shoot on film not digital 
    -Inspiration & passion 
    -Why most of edit decisions are made before the shoot or on set 
    -And why simplicity on set is key
    Mark was previously on the filmmakers podcast recorded at Dirt in the Gate's LIVE screening and Q&A chat for the BAIT.
    You can listen to that here https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/bait-how-to-make-a-bafta-nominated-indie-film-on-16mm-live-qa-with-director-cinematographer-writer-mark-jenkin/
    PATREON
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    Lee Hutchings
    Marli J Monroe
    Karen Newman
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    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects!
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    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
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    • 59 min
    'The Business of Film Explained' with Stephen Follows, Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins

    'The Business of Film Explained' with Stephen Follows, Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins

    What percentage of directors, producers and writers make more than one feature film.
    The first in a new strand of episodes on the business of film wonderfully called 'The Business of Film Explained'.
    The fabulous Stephen Follows joins Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins to talk facts and figures of the film industry to help you, the filmmaker understand why certain films do well and others don't by crunching the numbers of films and filmmakers.
    In this episode we ask the question What percentage of directors, producers and writers make more than one feature film.
    We go in depth into the the numbers and also discuss:
    Is it a failure or not if you don't make a second film?
    Why you should be a 'verb' not a 'noun'.
    Is it harder to get a second screenwriter credit within five years?
    Knowing your worth in the film industry
    What is financial success?
    & does failure exist?
    Do you have any questions for us for the next Business of Film Explained episode? Answer below or email thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
    Stephen Follows
    Stephen is an established data researcher in the film industry whose work has been featured in the New York Times, The Times and many more and he runs the fabulous website stephenfollows.com where you can find pages and pages of filmmaking facts and figures.
     
    Stephen has taught at major film schools and his script-writing has won Virgin Media Shorts, the Reed Film Competition and IVCA awards; has been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards, and long-listed for a BAFTA
     
    Stephen has produced over 100 short films and two features, Baseline and The Grind.
    Further LINKS
    https://stephenfollows.com/how-many-films-does-the-average-director-make/
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    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 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
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    • 56 min
    How to go from short film to your feature debut as a team with director Sam Bradford & writer, producers and actors Kyla Frye and Sam Benjamin

    How to go from short film to your feature debut as a team with director Sam Bradford & writer, producers and actors Kyla Frye and Sam Benjamin

    Giles Alderson chats with filmmakers Sam Bradford, Kyla Frye and Sam Benjamin about their heist feature The Pay Day.
    They discuss going from short film to making your feature film debut as a team.
    -How music can be used as a unlocking mechanism to finding characters.
    -How they wrote The Pay Day, from structure to working as a trio
    -Parents going back to work and making it. Raising finance and speaking to investors.
    -The importance of clearances before shooting .
    -AND Having belief and why you should JUMP IN and get it made what ever obstacles get thrown at you.
    You can find The Pay Day on Amazon Prime, Sky, Apple and many other platforms.
    The Pay Day
    A broke and frustrated IT technician decides to embark on a one woman heist to steal valuable data worth millions on the black market.
    Directed by Sam Bradford
    Produced written and starring Kyla Frye & Sam Benjamin
    WATCH: 'Double Cross' on Amazon Prime Video http://amzn.eu/eo1ccpj 

    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    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 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

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    XMAS SPECIAL: FILM QUIZ & LOOKING BACK ON 2022 WITH THE FILMMAKER’S PODCAST HOSTS

    XMAS SPECIAL: FILM QUIZ & LOOKING BACK ON 2022 WITH THE FILMMAKER’S PODCAST HOSTS

    It’s Christmas! That’s why we have our annual Christmas quiz for you! Who will win this year and get another Blu-ray of Giles’ The Dare? And obviously, we look back on 2022. What a year that was!
    Some things we talk about are:
    -       our favourite films of the year
    -       what has changed in the industry in 2022
    -       rising stars
    -       how to keep focus in tough times & mental health
    -       learnings from 2022 & advice for 2023
    Featuring the legends, Giles Alderson, Phil Hawkins, Dom Lenoir, Ian Sharp, Kalli Pasqualucci & Tobias Vees. Sit back, relax and join us in our madness!
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Don’t miss our top episodes of this year:
    Top Gun: Maverick - Directing a Hollywood Blockbuster starring Tom Cruise with Joseph Kosinski - The Filmmakers Podcast
    Stephen Fry on Harry Potter, Acting, Directing, and Mental Health - The Filmmakers Podcast
    Sir Ian McKellen on Acting in Film & Theatre, Producing, Directors & his Career - The Filmmakers Podcast
    How to make a critically acclaimed debut feature, The Novice with Lauren Hadaway - The Filmmakers Podcast
     
    PATREON
    Big thank you to:
    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 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

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 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

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!

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