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), 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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    • 4.9 • 114 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), 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

    How to Write, Direct & Produce your own micro budget, debut feature film with Silent Night’s Will Thorne

    How to Write, Direct & Produce your own micro budget, debut feature film with Silent Night’s Will Thorne

    Joining us on this weeks podcast is Director, writer and producer Will Thorne who sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot) to discuss how he made his debut movie Silent Night.
    Not only did the movie go into cinemas during Covid but has done incredibly well on VOD and DVD. Will discuss the inception, how he wrote it, brought the producers on board and got distribution.
    He also talks about making shorts and working in TV before breaking out into features. He discuss the hard work that has gone into making Silent Night, the favours and the late nights, the casting, how it felt on set, working with fellow producers Mark Lacey and Judd Tillyard, going to film festivals and the joy of seeing your film released.
    Follow will on twitter @Breakemfilms
    WATCH Silent Night here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Night-Bradley-Taylor/dp/B08NFHC5MM
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.
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    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
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    Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
    CREDITS
    The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
    MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS
    Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths
    Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @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 9 min
    200th Ep special guest - NOEL CLARKE - Making feature films as a Writer, Producer, Director & Actor

    200th Ep special guest - NOEL CLARKE - Making feature films as a Writer, Producer, Director & Actor

    The very talented writer, producer, director and actor Noel Clarke joins us as a very special guest for our 200th episode!
    Noel starred in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Dr. Who before writing and staring in his breakout hit Kidulthood, He since set up his own production company, Unstoppable with Jason Maza and has made over 20 feature films and TV shows including the ‘Hood trilogy, 4321, The Anomaly and Bullet Proof of which the new series starts on Sky One on Jan 20th.
    Noel had a lovely natter with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Ian Sharp (Arthur & Merlin) in this week episode talking about, film-making, diversity & his career.
    He talks learning to become a writer, how he became a producer and director out of necessity, how Kidulthood was made, diversity and discrimination in film-making and dealing with fame and success.
    He also talks about how you have to fight as a film-maker, working with JJ Abrams on star trek and what he learned from working with him and other directors. How Bullet Proof got over the line and so much more.
    Bullet Proof: South Africa is released on Sky TV Jan 20th 2021
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
    MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS
    Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths
    Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @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 27 min
    Making Films, End of 2020 and a Film Quiz with the Filmmakers Podcast hosts.

    Making Films, End of 2020 and a Film Quiz with the Filmmakers Podcast hosts.

    The Filmmakers Podcast presents an all star cast of our regular cohosts talking filmmaking in 2020 and taking part in a End of Year Movie Quiz.
    Featuring the man himself Giles Alderson, producer extraordinaire Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, the multi-talented Ian Sharp, pantheon directors Christian James, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins, actor and activist Dan Richardson, ever-popular DOP Andrew Rodger and Producer/Editor Robbie McKane
    Who will claim the ultimate quiz prize? PLUS win something for yourself by listening along to the end.
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
     
    MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS
    Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths
    Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @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 

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Upending the Rom-Com Genre with Filmmakers Kimberley and Amy Datnow on their feature Daddy Issues

    Upending the Rom-Com Genre with Filmmakers Kimberley and Amy Datnow on their feature Daddy Issues

     
    Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to sister filmmakers Kimberley Datnow and Amy Datnow to discuss their quirky, playful romantic comedy Daddy Issues.
     
    Kim and Amy share how they both found themselves in the industry from different perspectives, how they decided to form a production company and how they wrote, financed and produced Daddy Issues, using a handful of crew, a group of UCB comedy actors and a reference book of rom-coms from the 90s and 00s.
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Watch Daddy Issues on Amazon | Trailer
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
     
    MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS
    Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths
    Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @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 19 min
    How to Make an Action-Packed Caper Thriller with Director James Kermack and his feature Knuckledust

    How to Make an Action-Packed Caper Thriller with Director James Kermack and his feature Knuckledust

    This week we welcome back previous guest of the show writer, director and actor James Kermack to do a deep dive masterclass on how he made his 2nd feature Knuckledust.
    James was last with us on Episode 21 of the Filmmakers Podcast, talking about his debut feature Hi-Lo Joe, he returns now having moved up significantly in budget to chat to Giles and Robbie about Knuckledust, an action thriller/caper with nods to Guy Ritchie, Quentin Tarantino and Nicolas Winding Refn.
    We cover everything in this episode from sourcing finance and actors to world-building through script and storyboards. James also appears in the film in a supporting role, so offers some candid advice on how to direct yourself as an actor/director.
    Knuckledust is an incredibly ambitious film for its budget level, and excels in its visual style. We examine just how James managed to pull it off from script to shoot to edit. 
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Watch the Trailer for Knuckledust 
    Watch Knuckledust on iTunes
    Listen to Our Previous Episode with James
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
     
    MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS
    Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths
    Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @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 15 min
    How to Make Your IndieFilm & Develop Your Screenwriting Career with actor Jordan Waller, writer and star of Two Heads Creek and Off the Rails.

    How to Make Your IndieFilm & Develop Your Screenwriting Career with actor Jordan Waller, writer and star of Two Heads Creek and Off the Rails.

    This week Giles Alderson and fellow director Christian James sit down and chat with acclaimed actor and writer Jordan Waller, to discuss his satirical horror Two Heads Creek as well as his career in film and television. Jordan’s starred in The Darkest Hour, Love and Friendship and the ITV historical drama series Victoria, all whilst developing his screenwriting career, with Two Heads Creek and his upcoming film Off the Rails starring Judi Dench and Sally Phillips.
    Jordan talks about his start in the industry writing and performing a play to meet directors and producers, he encourages you not to over-think your path but to be instinctual, to go out there and make something. He also covers how he collaborates both with other writers as well as directors. Jordan also shares some secrets of how he approaches high profile actors to take a chance on his scripts, some of which have to be heard to be believed.
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Watch Two Heads Creek Now | Trailer
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects.
    Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.
    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 and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson 
    Produced and edited by Robbie McKane @robbiemckane 
    Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep
    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 DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer
     
    MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS
    Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths
    Follow Make Your Film for Live Events with our Guests @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 12 min

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114 Ratings

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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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