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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), 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 • 136 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!

    From struggling filmmaker to Showrunner on HBO's True Detective: Night Country -Director and writer Issa López

    From struggling filmmaker to Showrunner on HBO's True Detective: Night Country -Director and writer Issa López

    Writer and Director Issa López join us to chat how she went from struggling filmmaker to showrunner on HBO's True Detective: Night Country.

    Issa joins Dom Lenoir to chat getting THAT call from HBO and how she brought a beloved franchise back to it's roots.
    She talks:
    Shooting in dramatic locations in Alaska.
    Extensive development notes.
    Waiting years for her big break.
    & Developing a chilling (literally) and confrontational character in Jodie Foster's Liz Danvers.
    Plus directing and screenwriting tips and tricks.
    All episodes of True Detective: Night Country are out NOW on HBO, Sky and NOW TV.

    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
    Songs on the podcast Billi Eilish - Bury a Friend & Tony K - Time
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    • 48 min
    From King Richard to Bob Marley: One Love - working with Studios with writer & director Reinaldo Marcus Green

    From King Richard to Bob Marley: One Love - working with Studios with writer & director Reinaldo Marcus Green

    On today’s special Friday episode, Dom Lenoir sat down with writer & director Reinaldo Marcus Green, the man behind films and TV shows such as Amend: The Fight for America (2021), King Richard (2021) and We Own This City (2022) to chat about his latest feature film: Bob Marley: One Love (2024).
    They talk about

    making a studio movie

    bringing HODs from project to project

    shooting in multiple countries

    and getting the right cast.

    Enjoy!
    BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is out in cinemas now!
    Watch the TRAILER!
     
    LINKS
    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 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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    • 51 min
    How to have a career making indie films with Nikolaj Arcel - Director and Screenwriter - The Promised Land

    How to have a career making indie films with Nikolaj Arcel - Director and Screenwriter - The Promised Land

    Director and Screenwriter Nikolaj Arcel joins us to talk about having a career as filmmaker, his latest film The Promised Land starring Mads Mikkelsen and why you should write your own films.
    Award winning filmmaker Nikolaj joins fellow filmmakers Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to discuss the film industry and why is not proud of all of his films.
    Nikolaj also discusses:
    Working as a filmmaker in Denmark, being on the conveyor belt , financing films and having a career.
    How he learnt to be a filmmaker by failing.
    Director Actors and an very interesting tip.
    Why everyday on set is a compromise and how experience can help.
    Dealing with Goats and Wolves.
    And why he storyboards every shot on each of his films.
    He takes you through a typical day on set and gives editing and screenwriting techniques and tips.
    The Promised Land is out in CINEMAS NOW!

    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 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, written and edited by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
     
    CONTACT THE PODCAST
    email us: thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr
    The state of the indie film industry with "Memory" director Michel Franco, Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir

    The state of the indie film industry with "Memory" director Michel Franco, Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir

    On today’s show, we not only have one but two juicy conversations. In our first chat, our primo-host Dom Lenoir sat down with writer-director-producer Michel Franco to have a quick talk about

    working with Jessica Chastain

    how his latest feature film “Memory” came about

    his learnings from his filmmaking career


    And then, Dom and Giles sat down to have an honest talk about

    the current state of the indie film industry

    making a living as a filmmaker

    their current and next projects


    Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
     
    MEMORY is in UK cinemas from 23rd February memoryfilm.uk | Trailer
     
    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 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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Edited by @tobiasvees
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
     
    CONTACT THE PODCAST
    email us: thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
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    • 49 min
    The Iron Claw - Director and writer Sean Durkin on making the Zac Efron starring wrestling movie.

    The Iron Claw - Director and writer Sean Durkin on making the Zac Efron starring wrestling movie.

    This weeks guest is Sean Durkin, the writer and director of not only of the ace Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene but of the excellent The Iron Claw which stars Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Lily James and Harris Dickinson.
    Dom Lenoir sat down with Sean and had a wonderful chat about his process as a writer, producer and director.
    They discussed:
    Challenging the misconceptions of wrestling and putting that onto film.
    How to adapt a true story, and meeting real life wrestlers.
    Going through the development process with Tessa Ross.
    Making an important decision of cutting a character out of the movie.
    Getting his career start through a major festival success at the Cannes and Sundance labs.
    And the importance of collaborating with his own “brat pack”.
    The Iron Claw is OUT in cinemas NOW!
    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 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
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, written and edited by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
    CONTACT THE PODCAST
    email us: thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    How to write, direct, star and raise finance for a micro budget indie feature – Dana Kippel on her debut feature Reflect.

    How to write, direct, star and raise finance for a micro budget indie feature – Dana Kippel on her debut feature Reflect.

    Dana Kippel joins fellow filmmaker Giles Alderson to chat about her journey creating her micro budget indie film, Reflect.
    She talks why she chose to direct,
    Addiction and mental health.
    Why having a beginners mind is useful and her planning and prep.
    She talks finance and crowdfunding, writing the script in two weeks and giving notes to fellow actors when you are also acting.
    She also discusses why she rushed her edit and release, marketing the movie and why you should be kind to yourself.
    Reflect is OUT NOW on Prime and all good and great streaming services.

    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 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
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, written and edited by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
    CONTACT THE PODCAST
    email us: thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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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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