375 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!

    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
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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 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
    How to film in virtual production, underwater and crash a plane with NO WAY UP director Claudio Fäh and DOP Andrew Rodger

    How to film in virtual production, underwater and crash a plane with NO WAY UP director Claudio Fäh and DOP Andrew Rodger

    Today, host Giles Alderson welcomes two amazing guests to the show to talk all about their latest feature film No Way Up (2024): director Claudio Fäh and co-host and cinematographer Andrew Rodgers. They chat about:

    doing a plane crash

    working in a water tank

    shooting in virtual production

    the DOP-director collaboration

    special effects

    shot lists

    test screenings

    and so much more!

    NO WAY UP is out now! TRAILER
    Characters from different backgrounds are thrown together when the plane they're traveling on crashes into the Pacific Ocean. A nightmare fight for survival ensues with the air supply running out and dangers creeping in from all sides.

    Going CANNES? 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/

    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”

    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
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Fall Guy producer Kelly McCormick on action, casting and making hit movies

    The Fall Guy producer Kelly McCormick on action, casting and making hit movies

    Joining us this week is Uber Hollywood producer Kelly McCormick who has not only produced Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Nobody, Bullet Train, Violent Night but also The Fall Guy directed by David Leitch and starring Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling!!
    She joins Dom Lenoir to talk about creating action on film.
    Shooting real stunts cost effectively.
    Casting and working with talent.
    The important of supporting cast and their character arcs,
    Finding the tone between rom-com and action.
    And shooting in Australia for Tax credits.
    Dom and Giles Alderson also chat about their experiences on set working with stunt choreographers and creating action in indie films.
    The Fall Guy is OUT on 2nd May in CINEMAS. Go SEE it!

    Going CANNES? 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/
    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    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
    Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
    Theme Music by John J. Harvey
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    • 50 min
    ZACK SNYDER on filmmaking & Netflix's Rebel Moon with actors Ed Skrein & Sofia Boutella

    ZACK SNYDER on filmmaking & Netflix's Rebel Moon with actors Ed Skrein & Sofia Boutella

    Today, we welcome three big stars from Hollywood: writer-director-producer Zack Snyder as well as actors Ed Skrein & Sofia Boutella. I mean, we've all seen their movies. Zack obviously directed Dawn of the Dead (2004), 300 (2006), Watchmen (2009), and Justice League (2017) - just to name a few. Ed starred in movies & TV shows such as Game of Thrones (2013) & Deadpool (2016). And you might know Sofia from Kingsman (2014), Atomic Blonde (2017) or Climax (2018). Our hosts Dom Lenoir and Giles Alderson sat down with them and talked all about

    how Rebel Moon came about

    storyboarding

    working with Netflix

    making 4 movies at the same time

    rehearsals & action scenes

    working with Zack Snyder

    ... and much more!
    REBEL MOON Parts I & II are out on Netflix now! | TRAILER
     
    LINKS
    Check out From Shorts to a Netflix debut feature film with 'I Used To Be amous' writer-director Eddie Sternberg - The Filmmakers Podcast
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    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
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Making a Netflix hit -SCOOP with Rufus Sewell, Keeley Hawes, Philip Martin & Sam McAlister.

    Making a Netflix hit -SCOOP with Rufus Sewell, Keeley Hawes, Philip Martin & Sam McAlister.

    Today, on the show host Dom Lenoir welcomes not only one, not two or three, but four lovely guests: Philip Martin, Sam McAlister, Rufus Sewell & Keeley Hawes. They talk all about the making of the new Netflix film Scoop (2024):

    directing a movie based on true events

    writing a book based on your life

    preparing to play real-life people who are still alive

    filmmaking tips & tricks and much more!

    SCOOP is out on Netflix now! | TRAILER
    How the BBC obtained the bombshell interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
     
    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    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
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    How to Make a Micro Budget i-Phone Found Footage Indie Movie (Dagr) with Tori & Matthew Butler Hart

    How to Make a Micro Budget i-Phone Found Footage Indie Movie (Dagr) with Tori & Matthew Butler Hart

    Filmmakers Tori Butler Hart & Matthew Butler Hart join us this week to chat about thier Making their Found Footage Indie Movie Dagr.
    The filmmakers behind Two Down, The Isle and Infinitum: Subject Unknown chat with Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins about why they wanted to make another movie on an i-phone, why found footage and how they created another hit movie.
    They also discuss:
    How they found their location before they had written the script.
    Why they got their actors to be their crew.
    Found Footage tricks and tips
    What Apps and filters their used to elevate their film.
    Budget, casting and why you need good sound.
    We discuss acting and producing with Tori and Directing with Matt.
    Why they had a Q&A cinema run and why you should do it too!

    WATCH Dagr is OUT now on Apple, Prime and all other good and evil streaming services.
    BUY Tori and Matt's Book on Filmmaking.
    Fizz and Ginger Films https://www.fizzandgingerfilms.co.uk/films

    LINKS
    Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
    Check out Terri Dwyer’s latest film BOLANS SHOES
    Check out Giles Alderson’s new documentary ALL TOWN AREN’T WE
    Check out Andrew Rodger’s latest film NO WAY UP
     
    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
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    • 1 hr 22 min

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4.9 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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