6 episodes

Chris Hanlon, a novice New Zealand filmmaker, embarks on a quest to improve his skills and understanding of the film industry by interviewing a wide range of film industry professionals, experienced amateurs, and everyone in between.



From Directors and Actors to Producers, Wardrobe, Editors and Stuntmen. All the members of the team that will eventually be part of his (and your) film project.



What does it take to get the very best out of them on the project? When do they need to be engaged? And what do they need in order to get the job done?



This podcast is full of useful gems, and interesting insights, while it also entertains with some wry humour and surprising twists.

The NZ Filmmakers Podcas‪t‬ Chris Hanlon

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Chris Hanlon, a novice New Zealand filmmaker, embarks on a quest to improve his skills and understanding of the film industry by interviewing a wide range of film industry professionals, experienced amateurs, and everyone in between.



From Directors and Actors to Producers, Wardrobe, Editors and Stuntmen. All the members of the team that will eventually be part of his (and your) film project.



What does it take to get the very best out of them on the project? When do they need to be engaged? And what do they need in order to get the job done?



This podcast is full of useful gems, and interesting insights, while it also entertains with some wry humour and surprising twists.

    EP05: Stumped – 48hr Film Entry

    EP05: Stumped – 48hr Film Entry

    In this episode I talk about our 2015 48-hour furious filmmaking competition entry experience. Our team Once a Tron a Time experienced highs and lows, as told in a mix of in-the-moment recordings and interviews as well as the comments added here in the studio. It was an epic journey with high drama, that couldn’t have … Continue reading "EP05: Stumped – 48hr Film Entry"

    • 34 min
    December Update

    December Update

    Hi there I’m Chris Hanlon, and this is The New Zealand Filmmakers Podcast, following my journey to become a better filmmaker. This is an update to let you know what is happening with the podcast, and with my filmmaking in general. Firstly the goal of this podcast was to have a highly produced series of … Continue reading "December Update"

    • 3 min
    EP04: Actor/Producer – Harley Neville

    EP04: Actor/Producer – Harley Neville

    Chris talks to the lead actor of this year’s feature film I Survived a Zombie Holocaust, and producer and partner in Pigville Productions; Harley Neville. In this episode we look at what it took to create I Survived a Zombie Holocaust. Harley gives us some insight into acting in New Zealand. But I personally was far … Continue reading "EP04: Actor/Producer – Harley Neville"

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP03: Writer & Producer – Scott Granville

    EP03: Writer & Producer – Scott Granville

    Chris talks to filmmaker Scott Granville of Chasing Time Productions based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Scott is a credited producer, writer and director in both film and television. In this interview, Chris delves into his journey in writing and producing  movies with his long-time partner in film, Ben Woollen. We look at: The importance of writing a compelling story … Continue reading "EP03: Writer & Producer – Scott Granville"

    • 53 min
    EP02: Producer & Lawyer – Tim Riley

    EP02: Producer & Lawyer – Tim Riley

    Chris talks to Tim Riley a lawyer at Dominion Law in Auckland. Tim is the co-producer of the recently released Feature film Turbo Kid, with Ant Timpson. Tim and Ant also produced ABC’s of Death and Deathgasm together. In this interview Tim talks about the role of a producer, or rather the many types of producers there are in … Continue reading "EP02: Producer & Lawyer – Tim Riley"

    • 44 min
    EP01: Director – Julia Reynolds

    EP01: Director – Julia Reynolds

    Episode 1 Chris interviews Julia Reynolds, a freelance Director and Editor, who is currently in Post Production of her much awaited Feature film Shepherd 2154. Julia shares some gems about what makes a good director. The realities of being both producer and Director on a self-funded feature with several hundred people involved. How she handles … Continue reading "EP01: Director – Julia Reynolds"

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Sarah Spear ,

Insight into NZ Filmmakers

Great podcast that provides insight into the life and process of real NZ filmmakers who are in the thick of it. Great show!

Will.i.pod ,

Perfect Pod!

Really enjoy hearing all the great yarns that Chris has with the awesome guests. If you are interested in getting into film or know someone who is, then you should send them a link to this podcast right now!

@TheProfitWizard ,

Want more!

The first episode with Julia Reynolds has some fantastic content... I want more!

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