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The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too. Follow us on Twitter @FilmmakersPod Website: thefilmmakerspodcast.com

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The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too. Follow us on Twitter @FilmmakersPod Website: thefilmmakerspodcast.com

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Elliot Does It Again

By Dov S-S Simens - Aug 26 2019
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The Godfather of UK’s independent film universe creates another great resource.

5 stars!

By Alex Grapenthin - Feb 13 2019
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Love the in depth view of the film industry they offer!

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
1
1
1
0

Elliot Does It Again

By Dov S-S Simens - Aug 26 2019
Read more
The Godfather of UK’s independent film universe creates another great resource.

5 stars!

By Alex Grapenthin - Feb 13 2019
Read more
Love the in depth view of the film industry they offer!
Cover image of The Filmmakers Podcast | Directing | Producing | Screenwriting | IndieFilm | MovieMaking |

The Filmmakers Podcast | Directing | Producing | Screenwriting | IndieFilm | MovieMaking |

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The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too. Follow us on Twitter @FilmmakersPod Website: thefilmmakerspodcast.com

Rank #1: Ep 19 MARK STRONG (Kingsman) WORKING WITH DIRECTORS, AUDITIONING FOR BOND, PLAYING BADDIES & CHOOSING ROLES

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We had a fantastic chat with acting legend Mark Strong about working with such acclaimed directors such as Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, Matthew Vaughn, Peter Weir and Ridley Scott, How you should behave on set and how directors should work with actors, He talks about  Kingsman and Kick Ass, Why he plays baddies, His great movie deaths, Working with DiCaprio, His new film Shazam and his failed audition for a Bond film.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g4r55-8629b2

Links

www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com @filmmakerspod

Giles Alderson Twitter @gileasalderson www.directedbygiles.com @thedaremovie

Dan Richardson Twitter @dan710ths www.facebook/danrichardson

Recorded at Voice Over Soho www.voiceoversoho.co.uk

Nov 14 2017

55mins

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Rank #2: Ep 48 HOW TO MAKE A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM, WIN AWARDS & GET A CINEMA RELEASE with the team behind ‘Guardians’

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Director Mark AC Brown and actor David Whitney talk about how they made their new quite brilliant indie film Guardians.

How Mark made a film for his degree but it was a great experiment and not to be seen again. How he wrote a feature script for Nu Image but the ‘Expendables’ ruined it and how it is best to write something to make yourself for free or on a micro budget. What do have available to you ?

How when making an indie film, continuity is not as important as the story. How the establishing scene of a character is so important. But don’t waste time on drone shots. Then get the most amount of permissions you can get. And if not shoot anyway

Suzanne Smith – their DoP was a runner on a Brainehound (their production company) short and worked her way up. Made short film Beard with David and Mark and proved herself as a brilliant DoP and How having great all rounders like Fred Fournier and Joe Starrs as editor and 1st AD respectively is vital as is keeping your ‘team’ from your shorts/music videos and bringing them with you.

With low budget you have to juggle and Workaround people schedules and how ‘Withnails’ – Richard E Grant’s marvelous book was an inspiration (and The Wah Wah Diaries)

When you are supposed to be doing he scene in 4 shots but end up doing it in one but it’s one of the best moments in the film so don’t have to stick to your shot lists.

Tried to plan it but played the moment when it came to it.

Why post can take so long when you are asking for favours on a micro budget film

How they learned from other filmmakers and how they distributed their films – Ben Cookson, Fizz and Ginger’s Two Down and James Rumsey’s Drunk on love.

Mark wanted to have a cinema run so choose Our Screen to have a theatrical release. Then the release got extended as it sold out for the second night.

And how they opened a festival in a double bill with recent horror film IT.

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jsku5m/Mark_AC_Brown_David_Whitney_-_Guardians.mp3

Links

The Film: http://www.guardiansfilm.co.uk/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq25LXWmsps&t=10s
Twitter https://twitter.com/guardiansbhf
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guardiansfilm/
Mark AC Brown http://www.markacbrown.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Brainehowndfilm
David Whitney http://www.davidwhitney.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWhitney

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www.TheFilmmakersPodcast.com T: @filmmakerspod
Giles Alderson www.directedbygiles T: @gilesalderson

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #3: EP 41 HOW TO GO FROM SHORTS TO FEATURES with Deborah Haywood, Giles Alderson & Julian Kostov

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Filmmaker Deborah Haywood joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and guest host Julian Kostov (Another Mothers Son) to chat about her brilliant debut feature film Pin Cushion and how making shorts was the best way to prep for the mammoth task of making a feature.
We chat about the new Martson’s Beer Town Film Festival in Burton and we talk in-depth about going from shorts to feature films and how it can really be a calling card. From making her first short Lady Margaret with Michael Sorcha to winning awards and getting noticed for her short film Sis and ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ for Rankin presents. Being involved with i-features and the BFI and how important it is to stick to your gut when writing your feature films.

We also chat about her screenwriting process, being strong on set and bold with casting, being bullied and feeling vulnerable, leading on set but being scared, and building relationships on set with the crew.

And importantly, Directing with love and having the right collaborative team and producer is so key.

Oh and actor Robert Maaser (M.I.5, The Dare) makes a surprise appearance.

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/ysy2ua/Ep_41_How_to_Go_from_Short_Films_to_Feature_Films_with_Deborah_Haywood_Giles_Alderson_Julian_Kostov.mp3

Links:

Pin Cushion Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLQkO_BvsI

Sis (short film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejVV2VA_h8

Get you film into Marston’s Beer Town Film Festival before 31st March

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Beer Town Film Festival


https://filmfreeway.com/festivals

Twitter: @blytheface @pincushionfilm @juliankostov @gilesalderson @thedaremovie @marstonsbrewery

Insta: @gilesalderson @juliankostov @themindisthemagic

Song: Atomic Son

Mar 13 2018

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Rank #4: Ep 54 HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE FILM AT SUNDANCE with Indie Film Hustle’s Alex Ferrari & host Giles Alderson

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The Filmmakers Podcast meets the Indie Film Hustle !!
Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Alex Ferrari (This Is Meg) chat together about making indie films, podcasting and how Alex made his latest film On The Corner of Ego and Desire at the Sundance Film Festival when the festival was in full swing right under the noses of the every day public and staff.
We start at the beginning though and how Alex got started in film-making and his ups and downs before he finally made his first feature film This is Meg.

Alex discusses how being the problem as a first timer filmmaker/director and being the issue is one of the reasons why your film might not get made but sometimes it’s good not to happen too early or he would have self imploded and destroyed himself with all that came with it.

Being so close before it gets taken away is brutal and devastating.

How he went after his dream and made This Is Meg. and wrote the Scriptment with the star of the film Jill-Michele Melean .

He decided to do what he preaches about and went out and made a movie. “Just do it. Find the resources you know and make it happen”. and How he put it out on various platforms including Hulu.

People always think your first film has to be a breakthrough hit . It doesn’t. Just make a film and learn from your failings

Making On The Corner of Ego and Desire, a feature film at the Sundance Film Festival during the festival was a challenge but he made it happen. Getting the cast and crew together and making the ‘director’ role a female. Wanted to make a movie about trying to sell a movie at Sundance. A this is Spinal Tap for the movie makers

How people at teh festival were happy to help out. Managed to shoot in amazing places, Molly’s, outside nightclubs, on buses and Sundance head quarters without getting kicked out.

The only issue was the party scene they had at their own Sundance party were people were having too much fun to care about someone making a movie.

But Alex tells us how making the whole movie was like improvisation Jazz. It’s emotional and semi autobiographical

Distribution side of things . Going to see where the festivals takes it.

“Get out of your own way, stop being afraid and get out and do it. Don’t wait for it to be perfect”

Fail as often as you can so you can get down to the work

You have to love this,

Not only does Alex run the Indie Film Hustle podcast and website but also now hosts the Bullet proof screenwriters podcast

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/k2n862/Alex_Ferrari.mp3

Links
https://indiefilmhustle.com/egoanddesire/
https://indiefilmhustle.com/bulletproof-screenplay-podcast/
www.Indiefilmhustle.com
BUY This is Meg https://www.amazon.com/This-Meg-Jill-Michele-Mele%C3%A1n/dp/B074DQQN1M
Twitter @indiefilmhustle @IamAlexFerrari

WATCH World of Darkness documentary: https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Darkness-Documentary-Kevin-Lee/dp/B07BS35KQ2
Follow us at www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
T @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson

May 22 2018

51mins

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Rank #5: Ep 56 HOW TO SPEAK TO FILM INVESTORS, SEIS/EIS and FILM FINANCE with EXEC PRODUCER PETER DUNPHY

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The wonderful and delightfully film investment savvy Peter Dunphy from Gizmo Film joins us to discuss film finance, how important your investors are not just at the beginning and How the feature film Funny Cow starring Maxine Peake, which is out now came to be.

How being an Exec Producer can have it’s perks but also it’s downfalls like having to sack actors but gives us the best way to do it.

We discuss his latest TV show Mad to be Normal starring David Tennant and Elizabeth Moss which is coming out soon

How he worked for business man James Caan and became an expert on tax which proved to be invaluable.

“Every film you are involved in you make big mistake and say I’m not going to doing that again. “

Mistakes are not seeing the route to market. You should be thinking about distribution and sales

“If you can’t get sales agent or distributor at the early stages. Get a new project”

We discuss the best way to move forward with a project when you just have a script.

We go into detail on SEIS,  EIS and film tax relief

*note SEIS – 50% tax rebate for investors. Limit is 150k. Plus loss relief on top of that. So 75% is risk free.

EIS. Investors can raise up to 10mil per investor

And by getting advanced assurance. Allows you to give comfort to your investor.

Now the government want you to make a slate of films. Rather than one.

Film tax relief. If making a film in the UK you qualify up to 25% of film tax relief.

“Spend the money as if it was your own”

Surviving Christmas. Good cast, EIS advance assurance and UK tax credit in place. “The moment you get the the film wrapped you now have an asset, which the investors have a stake in.

We also discuss how to keep investors at bay or entertained.

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/firwpp/Peter_Dunphy.mp3

LINKS
Trailer ‘Funny Cow’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qDFb7qUV30

Film INFO www.funnycowfilm.co.uk

www.gizmofilms.com

Twitter @Gizmo Films @PeterDunphy1

Follow us

www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com

@filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @cjamedirect

Jun 05 2018

53mins

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Rank #6: Ep 13 HOW TO WRITE A HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER AND OVERCOMING WRITERS BLOCK with screenwriter Andy Briggs

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Andy Briggs talks to Giles Alderson about writing Judge Dredd, working with Stan Lee, working on Aquaman, writing horror mashup Freddy Vs Jason, Legendary with Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren, Supervised with Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges, his latest film Crowhurst and being up against Colin Firth’s film of the same name & writers block and how to over come it.

Links:
Andy Briggs http://www.andybriggs.co.uk/
Twitter: @abriggswriter

Giles Alderson www.directedbygiles.com
Twitter: @GilesAlderson

www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@FilmmakersPod
facebook/thefilmmakerspodcast
@TheDareMovie

Oct 10 2017

47mins

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Rank #7: Ep 45 Part1. HOW TO MAKE INDIE HORROR FILMS & GET INVESTORS INTERESTED IN YOU with Dark Beacon’s Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and Nick Sadler with host Giles Alderson

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Part 1 of How to Make Indie Horror Films and Get Investors & Distributors on Board Your Film with Coz Greenop, Lee Apsey and The Film Label’s Nick Sadler who join Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about their latest indie film Dark Beacon starring April Pearson, Jon Campling and Toby Osmond. Part 2 is out on Friday.

They talk about how finding out your debut feature film is renamed from Wandering Rose to Demon Baby by the distributors with neither a Demon or a Baby in it.

How they went to Cannes with 50 DVD’s in a rucksack. Sleeping on floors and trying to sell you film
and finding the indie community is vital but attending events, listening to podcasts and actually going out and making a film is the best advice you can get.

How they threw a party in Cannes and got investors to come along. Gave away caps and t-shirts with their logo Green13 and becoming one of the top 3 villa parties in Cannes which created a buzz and made the film Dark Beacon actually happen as they could also show investors their last project and how it earned money.
Getting locations and filming in Jersey. Casting – April Pearson, Lynne Anne Rodgers , Toby Osmond and Jon Campling

Screenwriting. Working well as a team and how they gender flipped between drafts to female leads. Having to re-write on set at low budget level by thinking on your feet.
And how filming is like an event company. All prepped for one day. Over and over again.

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/g528rj/How_to_Make_Indie_Horror_Films_and_Get_Investors_interested_in_you.mp3

LINKS

Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHlgEcGl6I4

Buy Dark Beacon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Beacon-April-Pearson/dp/B079VXRJLD

Follow the boys on twitter here: @cozgreenop @leeapsey @green13 @thefilmlabel @MikeFury

Follow us:  www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com
@filmmakerspod
@gilesalderson www.directedbygiles.com @thedaremovie

Recorded at www.justvoicesagency.com

Apr 10 2018

46mins

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Rank #8: Raising finance, getting named cast & writing, producing & starring in your own indie feature films with Sarah Megan Thomas

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This week across, producer and screenwriter Sarah Megan Thomas joins Giles Alderson to talk about her latest movie Libertè: A Call to Spy

They talk about raising finance and getting to know your investors, how she approached her financiers and kept them for the next film and how you can wear multiple hats on a film set.

They natter about Sundance and the film festival lottery, her screenwriting process, casting and how she got star names attached to her first feature film and how to budget, deal with rejections, working with directors as a producer and actor and we talk about her journey as a female filmmaker and her latest brilliant film that she wrote, produced, raised the money for and starred in: Libertè: A Call to Spy .

WATCH Libertè: A Call to Spy at Whistler Film Festival on 6th Dec 2019

Follow Sarah Megan Thomas on Twitter here www.twitter.com/SarahMeganT

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/mksb9j/Sarah_Megan_Thomas.mp3

LINKS FREEBIES SPONSORS & PROMOS

This week’s episode is sponsored by MusicBed  Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD – Get one month of subscription on MUSIC BED for free — or 20% off of a single-song purchase. Just enter promo code FILMMAKERSPOD when you check out.

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 10th Dec 2019 here

Raindance Use promo code 20SATURDAY20 for 20% off Saturday film school on December 7th https://www.raindance.org/courses/saturday-film-school/

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @robbiemckane  @Food4ThoughtDoc @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @philmblog

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Dec 03 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: Ep 69: How to be a Female Filmmaker, The Challenges Being a Black Director, setting up BUFF Originals & making indie film ‘No Shade’ with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

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Part 1 How to make a career as a female filmmaker, Colourism in films, Being a Black Filmmaker, setting up BUFF Originals and making indie film No Shade with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe who sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) to chat highs and lows of making indie films, Tough starts and having to fight to be what you want to be.

ABOUT

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) was formed in July 2005 to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK.

Supported by filmmakers and British actors, the organisation was set up by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe and established as BUFF Enterprises Ltd.

Clare Anyiam-Osigwe : Writer, director and co-star of Romantic Drama ‘No Shade’ Feature Film. Director of ‘Windrush Stories’ short documentary released June 9 2018, Proud recipient of B.E.M, Queens honours list 2017

Multi Awarded Founder of Premae Skincare – the world’s 1st freeform beauty brand. CEO, leading the brand into 3 continents (UK, Africa and USA) and driving sales globally. Private practice at No.1 Harley Street specialising in Vegan Facials & Skin/Diet consultations

This is Part 1, Part 2 will be OUT FRIDAY!

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/p7hmg8/No_Shade_Part_1.mp3

LINKS:

Raindance OPENING NIGHT PARTY  20% off with code RDPODCAST20

‘No Shade’ Trailer & website http://bufforiginals.com/

INDIE FILM SHOUT OUT:

Elliot Barker’s ‘Hunting Gardens’ short film on Kickstarter

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.com

Recorded at Just Voices

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #10: Ep 78 How to Write & Produce a Movie When You’ve Never Been on a Movie Set Before with Claire Harris Screenwriter & Producer of Newly Released Romantic Drama ‘Zelos’

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Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) chats with screenwriter and producer Claire Harris about her debut feature film Zelos,

They also discuss writing for a male character and the best ways to write a feature film. Women in film and how things are changing. How as a producer you have to be resourceful and regales us a great story about getting extras to set! Problem solving day to day issues and the general misadventures of producing a movie.

Zelos is out now. itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS from the Greek – meaning ‘zeal’, ‘ardour’, and ‘amorousness‘, but also ‘jealousy’, ‘possessiveness’ and ‘suspicion’

Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance.

To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.

A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship — a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.

By pre-emptively forgiving him for an infidelity he hasn’t yet committed, does Sarah prove that she truly loves Bernard or is it a sign that she doesn’t actually love him at all?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wpee8-9c7c96

LINKS

WATCH the FULL film ZELOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/movie/zelos/id1436661074

ZELOS TRAILER: https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_011&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011&hspart=iry&p=zelos+trailer+on+youtube#id=2&vid=78e438862b778301db4c47ece6ebfc98&action=click

Zelos Official site http://www.zelosthemovie.com/

Follow Claire Harris on twitter.com/Claire_J_Harris or on Facebook here

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Oct 15 2018

58mins

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Rank #11: Ep 60 HOW TO WRITE, DIRECT & EDIT YOUR OWN FEATURE FILM with Alex D’Lerma & Giles Alderson

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Director Alex D’lerma has directed the recent indie hit Fear, Love and Agoraphobia which is out now on i-tunes and amazon.

He sits down with host and fellow director Giles Alderson to talk making the most of life, making indie films, how he made his latest film and film-making in general.

Alex D’Lerma is a writer, producer, and director. He created his own production company, TOSTADO PRODUCTIONS, in 2003 and made his screenwriting and directing debut with the feature film ALVAREZ & CRUZ.

He is also the founder of the L.A. based acting & directing (for camera) studio THE CINEMA GYM which has trained and mentored actors and directors since 2006.  And he also taught film studies & directing at UCLA extension for over a decade.

Mr. D’Lerma’s directing and writing credits include the feature films ALVAREZ & CRUZ (Slamdunk film fest) and BORN (Lions Gate screenwriter).  In addition Alex has written and directed multiple prize winning short films and web series including YU-SOLVE, GOD’S LITTLE MONSTER, SELL OUT, STRIP POKER (Tahoe/Reno International film fest) & MEAT (Horror Fest winner) to name a few.

Alex D’Lerma’s current feature film “FEAR, LOVE, and AGORAPHOBIA” has won 20 film festival awards and IS AVAILABLE  TO WATCH NOW!

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/gtupjt/Alex_DLermer.mp3

LINKS

Fear, Love & Agoraphobia Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=6QAfAxubGJ4

BUY Fear, Love & Agoraphobia here: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Love-Agoraphobia-Linda-Burzynski/dp/B07BJL93CY

Raindance www.raindance.org

Raindance PRODUCERS FOUNDATION COURSE http://bit.ly/ProducersFoundationRaindance use the code RDPODCAST20 for 20% off

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod

@gilesalderson

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Jun 26 2018

51mins

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Rank #12: How to Write Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Sci Fi Novel Cold Storage, with screenwriter and director David Koepp

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Legendary screenwriter and director David Koepp joins us to discuss his work on Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, Death Becomes Her, Carlito’s Way and Panic Room.

We learn about his writing process, collaberation with directors Steven Speilberg, Brian De Palma, Robert Zemeckis and David Fincher.

David also speaks about his new book Cold Storage, a sci fi thrill-ride with a potent cocktail of microbiology, body horror and clandestine government storage facilities, we discuss his research approach and the differences in writing a book and a script.

With Giles on location shooting Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot, prodcer Robbie McKane is joined by Phil Hawkins and Christian James.

Follow David on Instagram here @dgkoepp

Buy Cold Storage www.harpercollins.com/9780062916433/cold-storage

LINKS 

This episode is sponsored by the good people at ScreenCraft. Learn more and submit your feature screenplay today at ScreenCraft.org.

Raindance Film Festival 2019 continues this week! Buy a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout

WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson@35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @robbiemckane @philmblog

Part of the www.podfixnetwork.com

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #13: How to Direct Produce, Write, Star and Sell your own feature film with ‘Love is Dead’ filmmaker Josh Folan and host Giles Alderson

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Giles Alderson is joined on this weeks podcast by quadruple treat Josh Folan who talks about he makes his movies from just producing or being in them or directing them to all four.

We talk making a feature on an i-phone and turning a stage play into a feature. What compromises you have to make and how to self distribute your feature film.

How he made the films ‘All God’s Creatures’ and ‘What would Bear do?’ and got an advance from sales and how he distributes his movies and give you advice on how you can produce your own movies.

And we talk about how Josh learnt to be a director by learning how to handle the shit and solve problems.

Josh’s film Love is Dead is OUT NOW and the trailer is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2CkiqdPutk

Ask For Jane film Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCLwMVJBiPM&t=24shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCLwMVJBiPM&t=24s

Josh’s website https://t.co/vlJbLNoUud

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/e54ktb/Josh_Folan_Podcast.mp3

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LINKS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthought

TRAILER for FOOD FOR THOUGHT Dochttps://vimeo.com/319544314


LINK for The 2nd MAKE YOUR FILM event  http://bit.ly/2sRiasH Join filmmakers Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and soon to be announced guests speakers at the new #MakeYourFilm event in London on 5th March. BOOK your tickets before it sells out again!

The Filmmakers WEBINAR – Join us on the 27th March online as we go into detail on how to go from Short Films to Feature Films. Learn how to get you film made with an exclusive deep dive into how you can make you feature film. Q&A afterwards Full details and tickets here: https://thefilmmakerswebinar.clickmeeting.com/how-to-make-the-transition-from-short-film-to-feature/register

Greenlit Crowdfunder MASTERCLASS https://greenlit.fund/

RAINDANCE’S Boozin’ & Schmoozin’ – the monthly filmmakers networking event for people who love and make films! It’s one of the friendliest and most welcoming networking events in London, and it has helped develop hundreds of collaborations between filmmakers. AND, as Filmmakers Podcast listener, you can get in for free! Just send an email to party@raindance.co.uk, quoting “Filmmakers Podcast”. Then you’ll be able to get in for free to the next event on Monday 11th March at 6:30pm at the beautiful Century Club in Soho. Don’t miss this out!” Find out more:  http://bit.ly/BoozinSchmoozin

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Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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Feb 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: NEIL MARSHALL How to Direct Indie Films to Big Studio movies & making Game of Thrones, Exec Producing big TV with hosts Giles Alderson & Christian James

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Neil Marshall is a British director, best known for the
films The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion.

He also directed Game of Thrones debuting in the second season of the series. He directed the pivotal episode Blackwater, written by George R.R. Martin and was EMMY nominated for the GoT episode of The Watchers on the Wall. He joins hosts and directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk making his first indie films all through to making, directing and exec producing big budget TV shows such as Black Sails, Constantine, Hannibal, Tales of Halloween, Timeless, Dark Signal, Lost in Space and Westworld.

He has recently directed the reboot of Hellboy starring ·  David Harbour, Milla Jovovich & Ian McShane.He won the British Independent Film Award for "Best Director of a British Independent Film" for The Descent. The horror film also won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "The Watchers on the Wall".

We talk in depth about his start as a director. How he went to 'film school' Made his first short film - a zombie film called Brain Death on Digital tape cameras which his tutors forbade him to make. How he handed in a fake script, persuaded the janitor to open up so they could film at night. Find out what he thinks is the best education any director could wish for is

How no one wanted to make Dog Soldiers but got a great producer on board . It took six years to make an eventually found a very surprising investor. How the shoot went and how he felt. Making a shot list and storyboard and then threw it all in the bin and why he doesn’t shot list now.

How he was inspired to write The Decent. But having two cave films coming out at the same time meant a change in release day and how an uncontrollable disaster in London can effect the first weeks cinema run

Getting to make Doomsday off the back of The Decent and being given ‘a stupid amount of money’ to do it.

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/smi9xq/Neil_Marshall_The_Filmmakers_Podcast_Ep_89.mp3

JOIN US for Part 2 on Friday

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM event http://bit.ly/2ALgDZJ Join filmmakers Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and guests speakers at the new #MakeYourFilm event in London on 29th Jan. Only £7.

FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN - 5 day course at EZ Going Retreats in Portugal. Learn the 10 steps to enable you to make your short film a success! For €99 discount use the code Podcast2019 Link here http://bit.ly/2SHMAZF

RAINDANCE: Aspiring filmmaker? Join our friends at Raindance for Directing Fundamentals, your introduction to the art and craft of directing for the screen in just one evening. Taught by seasoned director Simon Hunter, whose most recent feature "Edie" had a wide release in UK cinemas in 2018, this evening class will focus on one key directing skill: being able to communicate clearly and dynamically with your creative and technical team. Book your place at the next class on 17th January and get in for just a tenner (RRP £25)  with the Filmmakers Podcast exclusive discount code PODCAST10. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/DirectingFundamentalsRD

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MARSDENS BEER TOWN FILM FESTIVAL - SUBMIT your short films here: https://beertownfilmfestival.co.uk/

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Jan 08 2019

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Rank #15: Ep 67 SCOTT ADKINS on MAKING ACTION FILMS, WORKING WITH YOUR HEROES & ACTING IN INDIE FILMS with Giles Alderson & Christian James

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Scott Adkins joins us to chat working as an action and martial arts star on indie films and big studio movies including Expendables, Ip Man 4 and Undisputed

He talks about getting his start as an actor on British TV and his big break on a Hong Kong action movie and how he over came disappointments to learn from the best.

How having a niche and using martial arts as a way in worked very well for him.

We discuss the best way to shoot fight scenes in movies and how directors should work with actors and fight choreographers

He chats about his time working on Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty and Expendables plus many more and how different directors approach fight sequences and directing actors.

Taking leadership and ownership of fight scenes in his films is a great way to create compelling action feature films

And we go in-depth on how Scott likes to work on movie sets

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/6a6533/Scott_Adkins_Pod.mp3

SHOW NOTE LINKS

The Debt Collector Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=N0O5iwmXzXM

BUY Accident Man https://www.amazon.com/Accident-Man-Blu-ray-Ashley-Greene/dp/B077R48NT8

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Click the LINK http://bit.ly/RaindanceTasterDay and type in the code: TASTERPODCAST20 just before you pay

Night Feed short film WATCH here: http://www.cjdirector.com/

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson  @Cjamesdirect @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @TheScottAdkins

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Aug 07 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: How to write a Netflix hit with The Two Popes Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour screenwriter & producer Anthony McCarten.

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Screenwriter and producer Anthony McCarten joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to talk about writing The Two Popes, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour. He talks about where the ideas come from. How to work through the script and how to write the characters who are real whilst re- checking the research 

Anthony discusses getting permission to write The Theory of Everything. The Stephen Hawkings biopic which took 8 years. After that film became a hit how the doors suddenly opened to the Hollywood rooms.

How to live with doubt and how this industry is full of rejection. The moment the phone rang and it was Queen asking him to write the script to Bohemian Rhapsody 

Turning his play into a screenplay with the Two Popes and how he got the feeedom with Netflix to make the movie they wanted to make.

How he pitches his stories and Anthony Hopkins’ advice to actors and as a screenwriter how important it is to know your ending before you start writing.

The Two Popes Trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OhkFY1PQE&feature=emb_logo

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/tfxvry/Anthony_McCarten_podcast_edit.mp3

LINKS FREEBIES SPONSORS & PROMOS 

This episode is sponsored by the good people at ScreenCraft.org. The 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now accepting applications – and the final deadline to apply is coming up – the last day of February! Up to four winners of the 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will receive all-expenses paid travel to Los Angeles for a week of meetings and mentorship with top Hollywood professionals.  Apply with your feature or TV screenplay at screencraft.org/fellowship before the end of February. The ScreenCraft team is currently reading submissions. Good Luck

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

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Pre Order A Serial Killers Guide to Life here

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WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

Giles Alderson’s website

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Dec 30 2019

55mins

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Rank #17: Ep 61 WRITING SCREENPLAYS, WORKING WITH DIRECTORS AND THE PROCESS BEHIND SCREENWRITING with Namita Kabilas, Jonny Grant & Giles Alderson

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Screenwriters Namita Kabilas and Jonny Grant join host and fellow screenwriter Giles Alderson to talk how they actually write their scripts.

Where to get inspiration and keep writing even when you don’t want to. When and where to write and Understanding how story structure.

Joining director, screenwriter and host Giles Alderson is Jonny Grant who has written the screenplay The Nobodies, optioned by Park House Pictures, the team behind Anna and The Apocalypse,  is co-writer on the darkly thrilling horror film The Dare (now in post and picked up by Millennium films). He has also written 8 other feature films and  most recently a novel titled Cry Wolf.

He has just been optioned to write new horror film Little Darlings which Giles is producing and will be directed by Alex Hardy (Soldier Bee)

Namita is mainly a Screenwriter well known for her regular screenwriting tips online.

She has written the feature Romantic Comedy BEAUTY QUEEN, a film about celebrating physical imperfection and self-love in aid to spread healthy self-esteem to young and adult audiences.

She’s now a script consultant giving feedback on feature film screenplays and shorts

This is a great podcast for screenwriters to hear how other screenwriters do it.

Make Your Film. Support Indie Film

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/g8s2vt/Namita_Kabilas_Jonny_Grant_Giles_Alderson_on_screenwriting.mp3

LINKS

Namita Kabilas WEBSITE https://www.namitakabilas.com/

Raindance www.raindance.org

Raindance MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING YOUR FILM http://bit.ly/FilmMarketingAndSelling code RDPODCAST20 for 20% off

Giles Alderson Official site http://www.directedbygiles.com

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson 

@JonnyDGrant @NamitaKabilas

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Jul 03 2018

56mins

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Rank #18: How to Make a Film On Your OWN with NO Crew! Surviving the Outback’s director, producer, writer, editor & star Mike Atkinson AKA ‘Outback Mike’ joins Giles Alderson

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The adventure filmmaker Mike Atkinson joins us on the Filmmakers Podcast to chat how he went about making a feature film all on his own! with no crew and in the middle of nowhere! The extreme outdoors, photography and filming are his passion. This led him to start filming his own adventures. “When I watch TV and the internet, what I see doesn’t capture what it’s really like to be alone in the extreme outdoors. Nearly everyone you see is being followed by a film crew and it detracts from the realism of what could otherwise be something interesting that I’d like to watch!”

We chat how he avoided crocodiles, ate dog balls (not the ones you think), got permission form the aboriginal tribes, learnt film-making form this podcast and others as well as youtube, raised his own cash, bought his own equipment and planned for years to create a brilliant inspiring feature film that captures something no-one ever gets to see.

He talks how he packed everything into a rucksack, shot with drones and how he powered the batteries and his laptop as he went, let alone ate and drank while he tried to survive all teh while tracig the steps of two survivors from the past.

How he leaned how to edit and had to work out what certain phrases and techniques were and all the deliverables he had to produce and complete for the distributors so his film ‘Surving the Outback’ could be released.

WATCH Surviving The Outback trailer

WATCH the FILM Surviving the Outback

Mike’s website https://outbackmike.com.au/about/

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Get tickets for The DARE World Premier at Popcorn Frights Film Fest here

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley!! Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

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Aug 05 2019

58mins

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Rank #19: How to make Indie Films while holding down two jobs with screenwriter and director Stephanie McBain and Giles Alderson

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Get tickets for the latest MAKE YOUR FILM event on July 9th here: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

This week Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) is joined by screenwriter and director Stephanie McBain who talks about her journey into making her debut feature Roads, Trees and Honey Bees and how she raised the money on credit and worked two jobs while doing it.

We chat with the inspiring Stephanie about how she started off acting and moved to directing after switching courses and having to prep but not make a short as part of her course but after a chance conversation how her friend said she would produce it for her and she went out and actually made it.

We chat about how she writes about what she knows and her process behind it and how that led on to wanting to make her debut feature without waiting for something to happen. So she sacrificed nights out and worked two jobs while earning enough money to get it made and how it was so hard to write it after coming home from work

We talk casting and what should an actor do in a casting and why you might get cast or not .
How the first day on set was embarrassing. How an actor pulled out the day before and only filmed 5/8ths of a page on that first day

We talk how having a mentor is so important in the film business and how she got distribution for the film and got it out for people to see.
And how she has made her second feature A Kiss on Candy Kane Lane on two weeks notice and even worked her job during the filming the schedule.

Roads, Trees and Honey Bees trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8T20Qbl5vo

WATCH Roads, Trees and Honey Bees film here https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Trees-Honey-Bees-Nicoteria/dp/B07RH7Z9M8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=roads+trees+and+honey+bees&qid=1558717357&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Follow Stephanie on INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/mcbainentertainment/

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

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WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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Jun 25 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: Ep 95 How to Make a No-Budget Thriller and stay at No.1 in the Amazon charts for 6 Weeks with The Redeeming’s director Brian Barnes and hosts Giles Alderson & Andrew Rodger

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Director Brian Barnes sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Andrew Rodger (To Dream) to talk about his debut feature film The Redeeming which became a No.1 selling film on amazon for 6 weeks!

We talk how he made his indie film, what happened on set. How he had learnt so much from making corporate films and short films that prepared him for making The Redeeming.

We discuss how being an editor made a huge difference not only in shooting but in the post production stage as well.

How test screenings are a huge advantage to help make your film better and how marketing should be about the film and not the people who made it.

And how he gave batman Begins director Christopher Nolan his first job in film-making.

Brian
Barnes

Has directed 25 short films, including the 5 times award-winning The Urge, which won a Best Screenplay award and also a Best Film Prize under jury president Timothy Burrill . The Urge was the 8th most watched horror film on IndieFlix for well over a year from its launch in January 2014

He has co directed two features films and his debut film The Redeeming which was released on VOD in last year and topped the charts as the no.1 thriller for 6 weeks

Brian’s website http://osmium10.wixsite.com/brianbarnes

Trailer for The Redeeming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v5naN5AWNM

Buy the Redeeming https://www.amazon.co.uk/Redeeming-Tracey-Ann-Wood/dp/B0769Q8MSN/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549931820&sr=8-2&keywords=the+redeeming+movie

Follow Brian on Twitter https://twitter.com/osmium10

LINK

The Filmmakers WEBINAR – Join host Giles Alderson on 13th Feb online
as he goes into detail on how he made his films and what it was like on
set as a producer/director and screenwriter. Learn how to get you film
made with an exclusive deep dive into how you can make you feature film.
Q&A afterwards Full details and tickets here: http://bit.ly/2TfZ1vT

LINK for The 2nd MAKE YOUR FILM event  http://bit.ly/2sRiasH Join
filmmakers Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and soon to be announced guests
speakers at the new #MakeYourFilm event in London on 5th March. Early
bird discounts available

RAINDANCE: Have you ever considered how Comic Book or Graphic Novel can help scriptwriters? Do you think your novel or film screenplay could be adapted into a graphic novel? Does your project have a Transmedia element that could include a digital or webcomic? Presented by #1 New York Times Bestselling List comic book and graphic novel writer and screenwriter Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Superboy, Spider Man, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica), Raindance’s Introduction to Comic Book and Graphic Novel Scriptwriting takes you through the steps to turn your idea into a comic book or graphic novel and the steps you need to take to get yourself published.Book early to get 30% off with our exclusive Filmmaker’s Podcast discount RDPODCAST20.” Booking link: http://bit.ly/ComicGraphicWriting

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WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Feb 12 2019

58mins

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How to make a 10K indie film in 8 Days with ’24 Little Hours’ film-makers Diane and Paul Knight

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This week husband and wife film-making team Paul and Diane Knight stop by to chat with Giles Alderson (The Dare) ad Ian Sharp (The Marker) about making their latest movie ’24 Little Hours’ for just 10k in 8 Days!

A real treat for filmmakers as returning favorite Paul Knight continues his chat from episodes 31 & 32, where he talked very openly about the issue he had when his film Landscape of Lies was involved in a £19.6M tax scam and how he over came it, and now he is back with his wife and fellow producer Diane Knight to talk about how they made a feature film in 8 days with just 10k to play with.

They talk about their process, their day to day on set, casting, asking for favours, getting the film distributed and released to the world.

WATCH 24 Little Hours here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/24-Hours-London-Fiona-Skinner/dp/B0829GNHZ6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YS7JS03AM4TH&dchild=1&keywords=24+hours+in+london&qid=1585019910&s=instant-video&sprefix=24+lhours+in+London%2Cinstant-video%2C211&sr=1-1&swrs=42EC4D5742C2C3B8DAFD31DBFB13ABEB

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/sqndtj/Diane_and_Paul_Knight_pod_ep.mp3

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The Dare has now been released in US & Canada – Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

LISTEN to episodes 31&32 with Paul here : http://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/ep-31/

LISTEN to ep 85 with Ian Sharp here: http://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/ep-85-how-to-produce-indie-films-and-finance-films-with-ian-sharp-and-hosts-giles-alderson-andrew-rodger/

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Mar 24 2020

1hr 21mins

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Julian Jarrold – How to make heartfelt dramas incl: ‘Sulphur & White’, Directing ‘The Crown’ and making ‘Kinky Boots’ shine

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This week we are joined by director Julian Jarrold who talks about his new film Sulphur and White starring Mark Stanley, Anna Friel and Emily Beecham which is OUT NOW

Giles’ film The Dare has just been released in the US and Canada and he tells you some tips he learnt in LA and Dom kills off some of his Bucket List.

Julian tells us about working on The Crown, where he had just come from the set, casting Sulphur and White, Developing a script based on true events with the real people.

Directing modern TV vs directing indie films, working with producers, adapting an existing script, being sensitive around real life events and dramatic backstories.

SULPHUR and WHITE is OUT NOW. Grab it here

Sulpher and White TRAILER

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/h65e7c/Episode_154_Julian_Jarrold.mp3

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The Dare has now been released in US & Canada – Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

WIN a Digital Download of The Dare. Two Copies of The Dare to GIVE AWAY! If you are in the USA or Canada; Follow @TheDareMovie and DM us to be in with a chance of winning it.

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Mar 17 2020

1hr 8mins

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Francis Annan – writing and directing the political prison thriller ‘Escape from Pretoria’ starring Daniel Radcliffe

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For those who have been following the journey, director Giles Alderson’s feature THE DARE is now out in the US – track it down and seek it out if you’re listening stateside on itunes here: apple.co/32fSWox

Today Giles and DOP Andrew Rodger are joined by writer and director Francis Annan to discuss his stunning debut feature ‘Escape from Pretoria’ starring Daniel Radcliffe which is OUT NOW!

Francis speaks on some of the key influences and motivations in making the film, the importance of key collaborators, the screenwriting process and how he came to work with the producers of the film.   

Escape from Pretoria Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOitsfMKGY

Follow Francis on Twitter @francisannan

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/vfksd5/Episode_153_Francis_Annan.mp3

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The Dare has now been released in US – Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Mar 10 2020

47mins

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Aleem Hossain – How to make a Micro Budget Award-winning Sci-fi feature ‘After We Leave’

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On ep 152 Giles joins you from LA in his intro this week to celebrate the US release of his long-awaited feature film THE DARE. Headlining today’s episode, we chat with Aleem Hossain director of sci-fi feature After We Leave, winner of best feature film at sci-fi London 2019 and best director at Berlin Sci-Fi. 

Aleem gives Giles some insight into his process, in going low-budget, creating convincing VFX and eschewing a traditional production process to allow for more improvisation from his actors. He also touches on funding the film and targeting smaller festivals to win awards. 

We also talk on the importance of key collaborators, the formation of the film’s concept and script, working to a budget across the shooting and editing and getting great performances from a new cast.  

After We Leave Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-UY0uV-X9Q

WATCH After We Leave here https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/after-we-leave/id1492221168?mt=6&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Aleem’s website https://www.aleemhossain.com

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/sx576m/Episode_152_Aleem_Hossain.mp3

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The Dare has now been released in US – Pre-Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Mar 03 2020

1hr 4mins

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Kate Madison, How to make a web series and receive over 8 million hits and crowdfunding ‘Ren: The Girl with the Mark’

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Giles and Robbie sit down with Kate Madison, director of the phenomenal web series Ren, a fantasy saga complete with swordplay, magic and homages to everything Tolkienesque. Kate tells us about how she gathered a loyal following of fans, from helming the Lord of the Rings fan film Born of Hope, all the way through to financing the first season of Ren with an impressive crowdfunding campaign. 

We discuss the benefits of enjoying a production as much as the final result, the best ways of motivating your crew and how to make the most of your locations when working on a tight budget. Kate and her team are currently rallying the troops again with a Kickstarter campaign for the second season of Ren, find out why it’s worth backing and why even the smallest pledge can change the course of the future…  REN season 2

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Kate’s websitehttp://www.katemadison.net/

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/nvwha3/Episode_151_Kate_Madison.mp3

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The Dare is released on March 3rd in US – Pre-Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Feb 25 2020

1hr 3mins

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Alejandro Landes – ‘MONOS’ The Sundance winning director on how he made his masterpeice – On our 150th BONUS episode!

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For our 150th BONUS episode we sat down with acclaimed writer and director Alejandro Landes to talk about how he made his award winning feature, the thought provoking, unsettling look at human nature in the stunning looking survivalist saga ‘MONOS’! (OUT NOW)

He talks to Giles Alderson (The Dare) about how he wrote the movie, raised finance and even started shooting before he had all the money, How he cast and directed the kids, how he prepped MONOS and how it felt to win big at Sundance.

WATCH ‘MONOS‘ here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monos-Blu-Ray-Alejandro-Landes/dp/B07ZQN9Y1W

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/ngp98i/Alejandro_Landes_MONOS.mp3

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The Dare is released on March 3rd in US – Pre-Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

This episode is sponsored by ScreenCraft www.screencraft.org

ScreenCraft’s screenwriting competitions have secured managers and agents for hundreds of screenwriters around the world. Apply now for the film fund, or in the Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror or short script competitions here

The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901

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Feb 21 2020

39mins

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Nick Powell, How to Make Action Films starring Nicolas Cage & his latest written and directed feature ‘PRIMAL’

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On episode 149 of The Filmmakers Podcast Giles Alderson (The Dare) had a natter with director and stunt choreographer Nick Powell about working with Nicolas Cage and his latest film Primal (OUT NOW)

We chat how Nick started out as an actor and was offered a role at The National Theatre but couldn’t afford it so started doing stunts through his love of martial arts and started to get films and TV work such as Batman and British TV and from there started to direct 2nd unit and forge a great career as a stunt choreographer on films such as Three Musketeers, X-Men Last Stand, Cinderella Man, 28 Days Later and Bourne Identity.

Then after 8 or 9years he turned stunt directing work down in the hope his feature films would happen.

We talk about why movies fall apart. Why agents can’t be difficult to get through, how even with Nicolas Cage attached it still doesn’t mean your film can happen. 

Working with Tom Cruise on The Last Samurai and training him and Russell Crowe and what goes into those huge films.

Nick gives us some great tips on working with actors and how sometimes you have to say no and tells us not to believe everything we hear from the producers and how you should go in with an open mind and do the best you can .

We also talk PRIMAL, shooting stunt sequences, working with animals and cgi ….

And working with Nic Cage 

PRIMAL TRAILER

PRIMAL IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON DIGITAL NOW!

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/kzhfdp/Nick_Powell_Podcast.mp3

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This episode is sponsored by ScreenCraft www.screencraft.org

ScreenCraft’s screenwriting competitions have secured managers and agents for hundreds of screenwriters around the world. Apply now for the film fund, or in the Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror or short script competitions here

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Feb 18 2020

47mins

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Agnieszka Holland – Oscar nominated screenwriter and director on her latest film Mr. Jones and how she writes and directs films and TV

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Twice Oscar nominated screenwriter & director Agnieszka Holland joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about her film-making journey and her latest film Mr Jones (OUT NOW in cinema and on demand)

She talks about how she writes her screenplays, How she works with actors, the process of being on set and working with actors and the difference between TV directing (The Wire, House of Cards) and film directing (Europe, Europe, In Darkness).

PLUS she goes in depth on making the brilliant award winning film Mr. Jones starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Mawle and Peter Skarsgard

Watch Mr.Jones in cinemas NOW or BUY here https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Mr.+Jones&i=dvd&tag=thli-21

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/dcvtf7/Agnieszka_Holland_edit_2.mp3

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Feb 11 2020

41mins

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Incitement – Making a true life political indie thriller, working with named talent, raising finance and screenwriting tips with director Yaron Zilberman

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Screenwriter and director Yaron Zilberman joins Giles Alderson to chat about his latest feature film, the award winning ‘Incitement’.

On Episode 147 of The Filmmakers Podcast we chat how Yaron started making documentaries and learnt that he wanted to make movies for the rest of his life. And how he learned to raise money for his films.

We talk about his process as a screenwriter and working with acting legends Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken on his Hollywood debut which he wrote and directed called ‘A Late Quartet’ and we talk about how he made the political thriller set in the Middle East about the real life story of the Assassination of the Israeli prime minister called ‘Incitement’ which is released in select cinemas in America this week. 

WATCH Incitement TRAILER

Incitement – For the first time on screen, and based on true events, acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman Incitement chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to a delusional ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Theaters/Cinemas:   Los Angeles (Feb 7)   LAEMMLE ROYAL,   LAEMMLE TOWN CENTER   New Jersey (Feb 7)   Bow Tie Cinemas Clairidge Cinemas (Montclair NJ),   Brielle Cinemas, Montgomery Cinemas (Skillman NJ)   New York (Jan 31)   THE LANDMARK AT 57 WEST , ANGELIKA FILM CENTER,   KEW GARDENS CINEMAS

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/3iyqf3/Yaron_Zilberman_on_Incitement_and_filmmaking.mp3

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Feb 04 2020

59mins

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The Last Tree director & screenwriter Shola Amoo talks how he made his award winning indie film with Giles Alderson & Robbie McKane

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Shola Amoo, The director and screenwriter of the BIFA winning ‘The Last Tree’ sits down with Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane to chat how he makes his films.

He talks about his start in journalism and his route to film through documentary filmmaking. Learning transferable skills from journalism, critical reading, analysing texts and applying that through documentary, learning how to create a narrative from real world environments and events and importantly listening skills in interviews

His breakthrough into directing by getting his documentary bought and screened by Current TV, then working with actors at the Soho & Royal Court Theatres & working on music videos

Going to NTFS and shooting short films there – The Prayer, Touch
and then making A Moving Image – 1st Feature, a parable of gentrification
How he worked with iFeatures for the Last Tree

And finally we talk The Last Tree , how he got the money to make the film, working with the actors, allowing freedom to move around 360 degree environments & allowing for flexibility with the actors whilst having a clear confident approach ’You plan to let go’.

WATCH The Last Tree here: https://www.thelasttree.film/

Shola Amoo WEBSITE https://www.sholaamoo.com/the-last-tree

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/y34bqe/Episode_146_-_Shola_Amoo.mp3

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Jan 28 2020

1hr 16mins

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BAIT – How to make a BAFTA nominated indie film on 16MM – LIVE Q&A with director, cinematographer & writer Mark Jenkin

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Live from ‘Dirt in the Gate’s’ screening at The Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth as Director, DoP, writer, producer, composer and editor Mark Jenkins sat down with his camera lighting man Colin Holt and host Shaun Kimber to discuss how he made his award winning feature BAIT.

They talk the shot the film on 16mm film using 130 roles of film down on the Cornish coast with his mates and minimal budget. How he hand processed the film and re recorded the dialogue to give Bait it’s unique look & sound.

Bait has been nominated for two 2020 BAFTA’s -‘ Outstanding British Film of the Year’ & ‘Outstanding debut by a director or producer’. Bait WON the Breakthrough Producers Award at BIFA 2019

BAIT Film now available on Blu Ray, Prime Video, i-tunes or BFI Player

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@Baitfilmuk @Mark_Jenkin @dirtinthegate

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https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/ndqtdh/Bait_podcast_LIVE.mp3

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Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

Raindance Actors Foundation Certificate on Monday, February 3rd, and the 20% OFF code is Acting2020 https://www.raindance.org/courses/actors-foundation-certificate/

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Jan 21 2020

49mins

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A Serial Killers Guide To Life. Making a micro budget indie film with Staten Cousins Roe, Poppy Roe & Giles Alderson

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This week we’re joined by filmmakers Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe where they discuss their killing spree filled black comedy A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life with host and co-producer Giles Alderson

Poppy and Staten discuss the importance of appreciating the collaborators and creators around you, savvy ways to keep a cost-effective shoot, and the knack of running a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise £27,500.

The trio also chat about knowing your audience and how to target it, honing a film in the edit, and Giles reveals some of the more glamorous tasks of his role as a producer on the film.

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life – Official Trailer

On iTunes in the UK: https://apple.co/2YbAz2d

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https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/9vhdp3/Episode_144_Staten_Cousins_Roe_and_Poppy_Roe_V1.mp3

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Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Watch Winter Ridge trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3BENJ2kf7U

WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

Giles Alderson’s website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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Jan 14 2020

1hr 19mins

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‘1917’ Screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns joins Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir & Robbie McKane

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We chat with the lovely and talented Krysty Wilson-Cairns on this weeks podcast all about screenwriting, her process and working with Sam Mendes on the brilliant and epic 1917 war film. OUT on 10th Jan 2020

Krysty chats with Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and Robbie McKane about what a typical full time screenwriting day look like – when do you get up? How many Deliveroos do you have? 

Hanging out ‘like a waif’ on the set of Taggart, Rebus and other Scottish TV shows at age 14 – Watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s DVD commentaries – Your first short unintentionally looking like a tribute to The Cure – Going to NFTS – inspired by key writers and teachers

– Writing about killer Guinea Pigs for script assignments – a fascination for the macabre – Being a young female untested writer in the UK – working in the US – Writing on Penny Dreadful – Writing 1917 on spec with Sam Mendes, using screenwriting skill to lay the blueprint for a story set in real time – Sam Mendes & cooking perfect pancakes every time. 

1917 Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNYrYUiMfg

1917 is in cinemas on 10th Jan 2020

Thank you to Cameo PR and EOne

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/ausigd/Krysty_Wilson-Cairns_podcast_auphonic_edit.mp3

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This episode is sponsored by the amazing people at ScreenCraft.org. The 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now accepting applications – and the final deadline to apply is coming up – the last day of February! Up to four winners of the 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will receive all-expenses paid travel to Los Angeles for a week of meetings and mentor-ship with top Hollywood professionals.  Apply with your feature or TV screenplay at screencraft.org/fellowship before the end of February. The ScreenCraft team is currently reading submissions. Good Luck

Pre-order A Serial Killers Guide to Life here https://www.aserialkillersguidetolife.com/ WATCH Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU Released Jan 13th

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

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This weeks code for 20% off the film directing masterclass at Raindance! It is presented with one of Europe’s most respected and seasoned film directors: Ate de Jong. He will be illustrating his masterclass with clips from his films such as DROP DEAD FRED, ENIGMA, DISCOVERY OF HEAVEN, HIGHWAY TO HELL, MIAMI VICE, DEADLY VIRTUES, LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER and many more. Type in 2020director for your 20% off, 
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WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

Giles Alderson’s website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Jan 07 2020

1hr 1min

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How to write a Netflix hit with The Two Popes Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour screenwriter & producer Anthony McCarten.

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Screenwriter and producer Anthony McCarten joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to talk about writing The Two Popes, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything & Darkest Hour. He talks about where the ideas come from. How to work through the script and how to write the characters who are real whilst re- checking the research 

Anthony discusses getting permission to write The Theory of Everything. The Stephen Hawkings biopic which took 8 years. After that film became a hit how the doors suddenly opened to the Hollywood rooms.

How to live with doubt and how this industry is full of rejection. The moment the phone rang and it was Queen asking him to write the script to Bohemian Rhapsody 

Turning his play into a screenplay with the Two Popes and how he got the feeedom with Netflix to make the movie they wanted to make.

How he pitches his stories and Anthony Hopkins’ advice to actors and as a screenwriter how important it is to know your ending before you start writing.

The Two Popes Trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OhkFY1PQE&feature=emb_logo

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/tfxvry/Anthony_McCarten_podcast_edit.mp3

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This episode is sponsored by the good people at ScreenCraft.org. The 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now accepting applications – and the final deadline to apply is coming up – the last day of February! Up to four winners of the 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will receive all-expenses paid travel to Los Angeles for a week of meetings and mentorship with top Hollywood professionals.  Apply with your feature or TV screenplay at screencraft.org/fellowship before the end of February. The ScreenCraft team is currently reading submissions. Good Luck

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU Released Jan 17th 2020

Pre Order A Serial Killers Guide to Life here

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WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Watch Winter Ridge trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3BENJ2kf7U

WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

Giles Alderson’s website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Dec 30 2019

55mins

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How to Make A Female driven Action Feature with ‘The Courier’ Director Zackary Adler & Producer and Composer James Edward Baker

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Director Zackary Adler (Rise of The Krays) and producer and composer James Edward Barker (Mara) discuss the merits of film-making with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up)

Zack discusses how he got The Krays directing job and the importace of a director composer relationship while James talks through the importance of producer/director relationships as well.

The discuss how their latest feature ‘The Courier’ came to be, casting and working with Gary Oldman & Olga Kurylenko and how they finance movies

WATCH The Courier TRAILER here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cERrVZk94wY

The Courier is OUT NOW!

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/mf5gne/Zackary_Adler_James_Edward_Barker.mp3

LINKS FREEBIES SPONSORS & PROMOS 

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU Released Jan 17th 2020

Pre Order A Serial Killers Guide to Life here

Raindance Use promo code LO To NO BUDGET MASTERCLASS for 20% OFF!

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

Giles Alderson’s website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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Dec 23 2019

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Director Fernando Meirelles on making The Two Popes, City of God & The Constant Gardener with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir

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Legendary director Fernando Meirelles joins us to talk about how he made his latest feature The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. He discussed how the film came about, what his process is like on set, how he worked with massive names including Anthony Hopkins, how he prepares and performs on the day and how he cast Jonathan Pryce.

He talks about lighting The Two Popes and his process working with his DoP and how they used oil paintings as reference and used a flat light. 

How he uses music in his films and why he used Jazz 

How he edited 45 minutes out of The Two Popes and the importance of a good editor. Being aware of pace in the edit. 

How he made The Constant Gardner and created the film into 45 minutes in the edit room .

He explains how his breakthrough film City of God came about and why he put his own money into the film and what happened after he sold City of God at Cannes 

And how on The Two Popes Netflix helped and were a brilliant support. 

The Two Popes is out in cinemas and on Netflix on Dec 20th 2020

WATCH The Two Popes Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OhkFY1PQE&feature=emb_logo

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This week’s episode is sponsored by MusicBed Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD – Get one month of subscription on MUSIC BED for free — or 20% off of a single-song purchase. Just enter promo code FILMMAKERSPOD when you check out.

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU Released Jan 17th 2020

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WATCH Star Wars Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVSox0qApO4 Phil Hawkins’ already cult ‘fan film’

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WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Dirt in the Gate screenings https://www.cineplo.com/GB/Bournemouth/1735230893370573/Dirt-In-The-Gate-Movies

Giles Alderson’s website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Dec 17 2019

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Tom Cullen: How to make a debut indie film in 9 days & raise finance on his written and directed feature Pink Wall starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass. Hosted by Giles Alderson

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Actor, writer and director Tom Cullen joins Giles Alderson to discuss in depth his John Cassavetes-inspired romantic drama feature Pink Wall starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass.


Giles and Tom discuss football, shared inspiration to become an actor/director, a 13-year old’s ideal DJ name, challenging yourself at drama school and more.


Tom shares some insight on how he collaborates on set, using a semi-improvised style with actors to give them space to explore, working with a limited shooting window, getting the right material for the edit and ultimately letting a film be its own beast.

WATCH Pink Wall from 13th Dec 2019 in the UK

Follow Pink Wall on Twitter

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/sd2xek/Tom_Cullen.mp3

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This week’s episode is sponsored by MusicBed Promo Code: FILMMAKERSPOD – Get one month of subscription on MUSIC BEDfor free — or 20% off of a single-song purchase. Just enter promo code FILMMAKERSPOD when you check out.

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 28th Jan 2020 here

RaindanceUse promo code 20SATURDAY20 for 20% off Saturday film school on December 7th  https://www.raindance.org/courses/saturday-film-school/

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

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Dec 10 2019

1hr 17mins

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Raising finance, getting named cast & writing, producing & starring in your own indie feature films with Sarah Megan Thomas

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This week across, producer and screenwriter Sarah Megan Thomas joins Giles Alderson to talk about her latest movie Libertè: A Call to Spy

They talk about raising finance and getting to know your investors, how she approached her financiers and kept them for the next film and how you can wear multiple hats on a film set.

They natter about Sundance and the film festival lottery, her screenwriting process, casting and how she got star names attached to her first feature film and how to budget, deal with rejections, working with directors as a producer and actor and we talk about her journey as a female filmmaker and her latest brilliant film that she wrote, produced, raised the money for and starred in: Libertè: A Call to Spy .

WATCH Libertè: A Call to Spy at Whistler Film Festival on 6th Dec 2019

Follow Sarah Megan Thomas on Twitter here www.twitter.com/SarahMeganT

https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/mksb9j/Sarah_Megan_Thomas.mp3

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Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 10th Dec 2019 here

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Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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Dec 03 2019

1hr 10mins

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How to Make a Zombie Comedy Drama starring Lupita Nyong’o & Josh Gad with ‘Little Monsters’ Director Abe Forsyth

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What happens when you take a George A Romero zombie apocalypse and place the focus on a class of 6 year olds? Director of Little Monsters Abe Forsythe shares with us how he approaches comedy, satire and blending genres in his highly original style of film-making.

Robbie McKane sat down with Abe to talk about Abe’s influences, his debut feature Ned, based on Australian hero Ned Kelly, and his follow up feature Down Under, which covers on the bizarre landscape of modern polarised social politics with a brutal bite of black humour.
Finally we discuss Little Monsters, its inception, how it was financed and how Abe got his dream cast, including Josh Gad (Frozen) and Lupita Nyong’o )12 Years a Slave) in addition, we look at the challenges of filming with child actors in a zombie movie and striking the perfect tone between horror and comedy.

WATCH Little Monsters TRAILER here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn3G_VoJjYk&feature=emb_logo

Check the film out on Sky Movies now

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Robbie McKane website

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Nov 26 2019

1hr 1min

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Frozen & Frozen 2 Producer Peter Del Vecho talks how to make an Oscar winning animated movie with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir

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This week Oscar winning producer Peter Del Vecho drops by Cameo PR studio to talk his new movie Frozen 2. He discusses what goes into an animated movie, how it is all about the story and teamwork and what it was like winning the Oscar for best animated picture.

He goes into detail about his career and became a producer at Walk Disney animation studios and how he fell in love with Disney and their ethos of making movies. He talks how Frozen came about and the songs as well as the casting and the phenomenon that followed it and we delve into Frozen 2 and how making a sequel can not only be wonderful to bring the gang back together but it has it’s own problems to.

Contact Peter on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/peterdelvecho/

This week Giles has been in the edit for his latest feature film Knights of Camelot and delivered his first rough cut to the execs. He also has some news on The Dare and how it has been picked up for distribution in the us by the newly formed The Horror Collective and will be released in 2020.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by Shotlister

Shot Lister’s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
macOS, iOS or Android. So check it out at shotlister.com
And as a special bonus, Shotlister is giving away 50 FREE downloads every
month to our listeners. Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your free copy! No catch

Tickets to the latest MAKEYOURFILM event on 10th Dec 2019 here

Fizz and Ginger website https://www.fizzandgingerfilms.co.uk/

WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=395fp-nEkoU

WATCH Star Wars Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Robbie McKane website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Winter Ridge https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Ridge-Matt-Hookings/dp/B07V7YTX44/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=winter+ridge&qid=1572912553&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

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Nov 19 2019

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