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 • 123 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

    The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain: Making meaningful Films based on True Events with David Midell & Enrico Natale

    The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain: Making meaningful Films based on True Events with David Midell & Enrico Natale

    Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome the team behind the incredible and hugely important film The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain that is based on the true story of the events leading up to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.: Writer-director-producer David Midell and actor-producer Enrico Natale.


    They dive deep into the making of their feature film: How they found the story, how they reached out not only to the Kenneth Chamberlain’s family but also to the police, and how they dealt with making a film based on real events with a sensitive topic like this.


    David not only talks about how he wrote the script, but also about directing the actors, mental health, and how they shot the movie. Enrico talks about his experience on set, what it was like working with the one and only Frankie Faison, how the Morgan Freeman came on board as an executive producer, and how the film was received at festivals. AND they share what it was like to watch the film with Kenneth Chamberlain’s family.


    Honestly, do go watch this film! It was a great pleasure to speak to these two great filmmakers. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with David Midell & Enrico Natale.


     


    THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN is OUT!


    Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him.


     


    EPISODE LINKS


    Watch THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN | TRAILER


    Check out the film’s WEBSITE


     


    Support CARE by Joseph Millson on KICKSTARTER


     


    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


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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
    JOE WRIGHT on Directing Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage with Screenwriter Erica Schmidt

    JOE WRIGHT on Directing Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage with Screenwriter Erica Schmidt

    Today, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome not one but two amazing guests to this very special episode. First, they talk to the one and only Joe Wright! Yes, that’s right, Joe Wright, the director of films such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), Darkest Hour (2017), and The Woman in the Window (2021). But today he’s here to talk about his latest film, Cyrano, starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and many more. He talks about how he gets great performances, the importance of rehearsals, what he’s looking for in an actor, working with the same crew and how he preps a movie.


    And then, Giles and Dom had the pleasure of speaking to the screenwriter of Cyrano, Erica Schmidt. She has never written a screenplay before, but she has written a lot of plays. That is why she talks about her work and life as a playwriter, the challenges of turning a stage play into a film script, how the film came about, and she discusses what she learned from being on set.


    It was a great pleasure talking to these brilliant minds. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Joe Wright & Erica Schmidt.


     


    CYRANO will be released in February!


    Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.


     


    EPISODE LINKS


    Cyrano TRAILER


     


    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

    • 48 min
    How to Make your Movie LIVE from AFM with Gemma Hurley, Jed Shepherd, Ian Sharp & Giles Alderson

    How to Make your Movie LIVE from AFM with Gemma Hurley, Jed Shepherd, Ian Sharp & Giles Alderson

    Welcome to 2022, dear listener out there! We hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve! Join us today for our LIVE recording from AFM: Giles Alderson and co-host Ian Sharp chatted with the brilliant writer-producer Gemma Hurley & the fantastic writer-director-producer, Jed Shepherd. You might know them from the horror-hit of 2020, Host.


    Both of them have been on the podcast before, but today they talk all about how a movie actually comes about. Where do good ideas come from? They discuss the difference between writing alone and writing together, what a successful collaboration looks like, and where to take your script once you’ve written it. They talk about pitching, tips on how to get a meeting, treatments, mentors & answer some of the audience’s lovely questions.


    We had a lot of fun recording this one last November. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode “live” from AFM with Gemma Hurley & Jed Shepherd.


     


    EPISODE LINKS


    More from Gemma Hurley on Episode 224


    More from Jed Shepherd on Episode 179


    Get JP Watts’ class: Learn to Write Movies: Screenwriting Step by Step


     


    OUR SPONSORS


    MASV: https://massive.io/filmmakerspod/


     


    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 13 min
    The Writer-Director-Producer collaboration with Luke Bailey, Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar & Ben Mole, the Team behind Krays: Code of Silence

    The Writer-Director-Producer collaboration with Luke Bailey, Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar & Ben Mole, the Team behind Krays: Code of Silence

    Today on the show, Giles Alderson welcomes the fantastic team behind Krays – Code of Silence (2021), produced by our co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, director Ben Mole & screenwriter Luke Bailey.


    Together, they dive deep into the making of the feature film about the Krays and give an honest look at the writer-director-producer relationship and its dynamic in the different stages of production.


    Luke talks all about his writing process, how he worked with Ben, why writing a treatment is important & how he writes dialogue. Ben, on the other hand, talks about working with actors, his cast, directing techniques, transitions, and why performance is more important than effects. And lastly, Lucinda discusses pre-production, bringing the team together, and why this is the movie she’s most proud of.


    This is a masterclass on how to make an indie film. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Ben Mole, Luke Bailey & Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar.


     


    KRAYS – CODE OF SILENCE is out NOW!
    1960s London. Hemlines are up, The Beatles are on the radio and crime is at the highest level on record. Detective Nipper Read is tasked with the impossible mission of bringing the city back to the rule of law. As he faces bent cops, political backstabbing, and terrified witnesses, he becomes increasingly obsessed with breaking the code of silence. He will push the rules, his moral compass, and his own sense of who he is, to the breaking point. The true story of the price paid by the man who caught the Kray twins.


     


    EPISODE LINKS


    Watch KRAYS – CODE OF SILENCE | TRAILER


    Follow Small Black Arrows on TWITTER


     


    PATREON


    Big thank you to:


    Marli J Monroe


    Kevin Pybus


    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.


    CHRISTMAS SALE: Use the code “XMAS” to get 15% off!


     


    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 13 min
    XMAS SPECIAL: Film Quiz & looking back on 2021 with The Filmmaker’s Podcast Hosts

    XMAS SPECIAL: Film Quiz & looking back on 2021 with The Filmmaker’s Podcast Hosts

    It’s Christmas! That’s why we have another special episode for you! Our Christmas present for you, so to speak, lovely listener. Take it – we’re not taking it back.


    We brought (most of) our hosts together to take part in our annual Movie Quiz! Who will claim Giles’ fancy prize? And we look back on 2021: We not only talk about our favourite films of the year, the most successful episodes on the podcast, but also about the current state of the film industry, keeping focus in difficult times, and much more. Join us in our madness!


    Featuring the legends, Giles Alderson, Matt & Tori Butler-Hart, Phil Hawkins, Dom Lenoir, Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, Andrew Rodger, & Tobias Vees.


    Merry Christmas everyone!


     


    EPISODE LINKS


    Buy Matt & Tori’s book here: Full to the Brim with Fizz, Ginger, and Fierce Determination: A Modern Guide to Independent Filmmaking


     


    PATREON


    Big thank you to:


    Marli J Monroe


    Kevin Pybus


    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.


    CHRISTMAS SALE: Use the code “XMAS” to get 15% off!


     


    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 29 min
    From Acting to Directing & making a One-Take Film with Boiling Point director Philip Barantini

    From Acting to Directing & making a One-Take Film with Boiling Point director Philip Barantini

    Today, Giles Alderson and co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar welcome the incredible Philip Barantini! He is the writer-director-producer of the Indie One-Take Film Boiling Point (2021), which won multiple BIFA awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress, Best Casting, Best Sound, & and Phil was also nominated for Best Director!


    Phil dives deep into his filmmaking career: He talks about how he started out as an actor, how he slowly shifted into directing and into the mindset of a director, and his learnings from that. He also talks about his first feature film Villain (2020) and obviously everything about how Boiling Point came about and how he made it.


    Who hasn’t thought of making a One-Take Film? No one. So listen up! This is a masterclass on how to actually shoot a Oner. Phil discusses rehearsals, how he works with actors, which camera he used, and why making a One-Take-Film is like ballet.


    We had a great chat with Phil. He gives tons of tips & tricks on directing. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Philip Barantini.


     


    BOILING POINT is coming out on the 7th January 2022 in cinemas & on Streaming Platforms!


    Enter the relentless pressure of a restaurant kitchen as a head chef wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.


     


    EPISODE LINKS


    Watch BOILING POINT in cinemas | TRAILER


    Follow Philip on TWITTER | INSTAGRAM


     


    PATREON


    Big thank you to:


    Marli J Monroe


    Kevin Pybus


    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.


    CHRISTMAS SALE: Use the code “XMAS” to get 15% off!


     


    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 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

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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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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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Must listen for anyone in the industry

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