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The Filmmakers Podcast

A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others.

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Stephen Fry on Harry Potter, Acting, Directing, and Mental Health

Today on the show, we welcome the living legend Stephen Fry. You may recognise his voice from the Harry Potter audiobooks or from many of the films you’ve probably seen. His long list of credits includes V for Vendetta (2005), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), The Hobbit films, The Dropout (2022), and many, many more. Stephen sat down with our hosts, Giles Alderson, Tori Butler-Hart and Matt Butler-Hart, to talk about his amazing career. He goes in-depth about his work in the Harry Potter world and talks about what he’s learned from the big directors he’s worked with. He gives tips and tricks about directing and acting, shares funny set stories and discusses the importance of mental health. It goes without saying that this is probably one of our most epic conversations so far. It’s Stephen Fry! So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode! EPISODE LINKS Official site of Stephen Fry Full to the Brim with Fizz, Ginger, and Fierce Determination: A Modern Guide to Independent Filmmaking : Tori Butler-Hart, Matthew Butler-Hart: Amazon.co.uk: Books A Cannes-Do Attitude: A Filmmakers Mini Guide to Surviving at the Cannes Film Festival and Market. - The Filmmakers Podcast OUR SPONSORS Soldo: Prepaid Company Cards & Automated Expenses Platform: www.soldo.comYou get 3 months FREE Soldo with code ‘FILMMAKERSPOD’ PATREON Big thank you to: Lee Hutchings Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

1hr 12mins

16 May 2022

Rank #1

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”The Office”, ”Grey’s Anatomy”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – masterclass in directing & editing TV and documentaries with Roger Nygard

Today, we welcome director & editor Roger Nygard to the show! His long list of credits includes Trekkies (1997), The Office (2006), The Truth about Marriage (2018), Grey’s Anatomy (2018), Who is America (2018), Veep (2016), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007), and many, many more. Roger chatted with our host, Giles Alderson, about how he got into editing in the first place, how he directs and edits documentaries and how he raises money for his films, his pitching strategies, and his famous documentary Trekkies. He also talks about the difference between editing comedy vs drama as well as the difference between editing TV vs feature film, his editing process in general, and his new book, Cut to the monkey. We had an amazing time with Roger. This conversation is a true masterclass for all directors, editors, documentary filmmakers and all filmmakers in general out there, really – it’s incredible. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Roger Nygard. EPISODE LINKS Check out Roger’s book Cut to the monkey Take part in the Web Series Challenge | Action Xtreme Ltd Support THE DROP - Short Film | Indiegogo Get your tickets to see Riptide + director Q&A - The Castle Cinema PATREON Big thank you to: Lee Hutchings Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

1hr 3mins

9 May 2022

Rank #2

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From Indie Failure to Hollywood success - how writer/director Lisa Azuelos did it

Today on the show, we welcome writer/director Lisa Azuelos! You may know her from LOL (2012) starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore or Lost in the Disco (2020). Today, she is here to talk about her latest feature film, I love America, which is out now on Amazon Prime! Lisa sat down and chatted with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Tobias Vees, all about her filmmaking journey: How she got started in the finance world and realised that she wanted to become a filmmaker. She talks about her beginnings in the industry, being a mum and a filmmaker at the same time, what she learned as a sitcom writer, her writing process and all about her first feature film, which was a huge failure. She talks about how she recovered from her failure and how she used it to make a successful Hollywood film. She discusses how she made LOL in France and what it was like to remake it in America, the differences in the filmmaking culture, working with kids, editing, how she made I love America and so much more. It was an absolute joy talking with Lisa. She’s a truly amazing artist and filmmaker. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Lisa Azuelos. I LOVE AMERICA is out now! A single woman who decides to take a chance on love again by catapulting her life from Paris to Los Angeles. From awkward dates to touching surprise encounters, she understands the journey to love is a journey towards herself. EPISODE LINKS Watch I LOVE AMERICA | TRAILER OUR SPONSORS Soldo: Prepaid Company Cards & Automated Expenses Platform: www.soldo.comYou get 3 months FREE Soldo with code ‘FILMMAKERSPOD’ PATREON Big thank you to: Lee Hutchings Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

55mins

2 May 2022

Rank #3

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How to make your (debut) Feature, going from Shorts to Music Videos to Features with Kate Dolan – Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother

Today, we welcome writer/director Kate Dolan to the show to tell us all about her highly successful and inspiring filmmaking journey that lead her to make her debut feature, You Are Not My Mother (2022). Kate chats with our host, Giles Alderson, about how she started out as an art director and learned from others on set. She talks about what she learned from directing children, how making short films and screening them at festivals – including Berlinale – got her an agent, and whether she thinks that short films still work as calling cards when you haven’t made a feature film yet. She also discusses how her debut feature You Are Not My Mother came about, her writing process, why the early inclusion of her 1st AD and her editor made her script better, and why it’s so important to build a relationship with your actors and your crew. Kate is an absolute inspiration. You don’t want to miss this. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Kate Dolan. YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER is out now! In a North Dublin housing estate, Char's mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family. EPISODE LINKS Watch YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER | TRAILER Watch CATCALLS | SHORT HORROR FILM | SCREAMFEST - YouTube PATREON Big thank you to: Lee Hutchings Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

54mins

25 Apr 2022

Rank #4

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TFP presents: The Hosts chat filmmaking Vol 1 - Giles Alderson & Phil Hawkins PATREON special

Yes, it’s Friday – but here we are with a bonus episode. Our hosts, Giles Alderson &  Phil Hawkins, sat down and chatted about filmmaking! They talk quite openly about Phil's latest feature film, casting and directing children, directing animals, Cannes, what it’s like to direct a studio movie, and much more! This chat would have been a Patreon exclusive, but we wanted to give you a little teaser. Subscribe to our Patreon to find more bonus content like this and to support this Podcast. But for now, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s bonus episode with our two hosts, Giles Alderson & Phil Hawkins. PATREON Big thank you to: Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

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21 Apr 2022

Rank #5

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A24’s ”X” - How to make film Cult Classics with Peter Phok, producer and exec of The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers and “X”

Today on the show, we welcome the one and only Peter Phok, the legendary horror film producer of films and TV shows like The House of the Devil (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), V/H/S (2012), Deadwax (2018), A24’s X (2022), and many, many more. He came to talk with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins, all about his long and amazing filmmaking career: How he started out in film school, how he met Ti West, the director of X, and many of the other collaborators with whom he works to this day. He also discusses the difference between an executive producer and a producer as well as the difference between producing on a low and high budget. He obviously talks all about X and working with A24, how film festivals helped his career, his approach to producing, how to get named cast and shares some amazing stories about how his films got made. This episode will blow your mind. We promise you. Peter literally hosted the episode himself. There is so much great information in this chat. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s inspiring episode with Peter Phok. X is out now! In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives. EPISODE LINKS Watch the “X” TRAILER Follow Peter on TWITTER Support Of Infinite Worlds - Phase 2 | Indiegogo OUR SPONSORSSoldo: Prepaid Company Cards & Automated Expenses Platform: www.soldo.comYou get 3 months FREE Soldo with code ‘FILMMAKERSPOD’ PATREON Big thank you to: Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

1hr 14mins

18 Apr 2022

Rank #6

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How to get your Indie TV Show on Amazon Prime and be successful and other filmmaking stories with ’Doomsday’’s Sonja O’Hara

Today, we welcome the amazing Sonja O’Hara to the podcast! Her writing & directing credits include Mid-Century & Root Letter, which will be out soon, and the indie TV show Doomsday (2016-2022). She’s here to talk with our hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir about her inspirations, her start in the film industry, the female gaze, and how she sold her eggs – YES, HER EGGS – to make her first feature film at the age of 25. She also discusses how to find and speak to investors as a first-time filmmaker and how she made the jump from feature filmmaking to TV. She obviously talks all about her show Doomsday, how it came about and how she sold it. She talks about directing the show, directing herself, blocking, and why being yourself makes you a better director. Chatting with Sonja was an absolute blast. You don’t want to miss this. Tons of filmmaking tips & tricks in this one. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s inspiring episode with Sonja O’Hara. DOOMSDAY is out now! Doomsday follows the daily lives of the residents of a millennial cult and explores the grey area where youthful idealism evolves into deadly extremism. EPISODE LINKS Watch DOOMSDAY | TRAILER Check out Much Ado About making Feature Films with the Shakespeare Sisters - The Filmmakers Podcast Check out How to make a critically acclaimed debut feature, The Novice with Lauren Hadaway - The Filmmakers Podcast OUR SPONSORSSoldo: Prepaid Company Cards & Automated Expenses Platform: www.soldo.comYou get 3 months FREE Soldo with code ‘FILMMAKERSPOD’ PATREON Big thank you to: Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

1hr 6mins

11 Apr 2022

Rank #7

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Making an Indie Horror Feature with a Crew of Four with Leroy Kincaide & Chloe Chudasma talking “The Last Rite”

Today, we welcome the brilliant team behind the new indie horror feature film, The Last Rite (2021), writer/director Leroy Kincaide & producer Chloe Chudasama. They chat with our host, Giles Alderson, about how their debut feature film came about, what it’s like to work as a couple, budgeting, location, and collaborating with lens companies. Leroy also talks about his shooting process, what it’s like working in a crew of four, storyboarding, directing actors, and the importance of being mentally prepared. Chloe discusses what it’s like being a producer on a tiny budget, sales and distribution and her biggest takeaways as a first-time producer. This film was a true passion project. Leroy & Chloe’s story is absolutely inspiring. They made an amazing horror feature on a tiny budget with a tiny crew. You can do it too. Get inspired. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Leroy Kincaide & Chloe Chudasama. THE LAST RITE is out now! A medical student suffering from sleep paralysis finds herself plagued by a demonic entity, after moving in with her boyfriend. EPISODE LINKS Watch THE LAST RITE | TRAILER The Last Rite LINKTREE Check out The People's Film Festival — Kino Short Film Check out the London Independent Film Festival (liff.org) PATREON Big thank you to: Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

1hr 2mins

4 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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Much Ado about making Feature Films with the Shakespeare Sisters

In this week’s episode, we welcome back the amazing Shakespeare Sisters, Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare & Hillary Shakespeare. They chat with our hosts, Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir, all about what’s happened in their filmmaking careers since the last time they had been on the podcast (in the sweet summer of 2019). They talk all about the cinema & festival run of their films Soundtrack to Sixteen (2020) & Much Ado (2022) and what they have learned from it, how to network, and the tasks of a producer. They also share tips and tricks on getting people to your screenings. They discuss making films on a small budget and what it was like to direct Much Ado together. And they talk about their next exciting projects. We had a fun conversation with Anna-Elizabeth & Hillary. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Anna-Elizabeth & Hillary Shakespeare. MUCH ADO is on festival tour! Hero and Beatrice, cousins and best friends, have very different approaches to love. Beatrice, burned once, is fiercely avoiding her arrogant ex-boyfriend Benedick and has sworn off men in general. Hero, a true romantic, is deeply in love with Benedick's friend Claudio, but too shy to say it. When they get trapped in a house with the entire boys rugby team, they'll be forced to face the questions they'd been avoiding. EPISODE LINKS Check out Episode 153: HOW TO MAKE AN INDIE FEATURE WHEN YOU ARE STILL IN SCHOOL WITH ‘SOUNDTRACK TO SIXTEEN’S’ HILLARY AND ANNA SHAKESPEARE. GILES ALDERSON AND ROBBIE MCKANE HOST Follow the Shakespeare Sisters on TWITTER Check out MUCH ADO at the London Independent Film Festival Preorder THE LAST RITE PATREON Big thank you to: Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

57mins

28 Mar 2022

Rank #9

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Financing & Producing 5 Feature Films in 5 years incl. Anna & The Apocalypse, The Kindred and Followers with Tracy Jarvis & Steve Jarvis

On today’s show, we welcome the producer couple Tracy Jarvis & Steve Jarvis. Their credits include the BAFTA-nominated Anna & the Apocalypse (2017), A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020), The Kindred (2021), Followers (2021) & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2022). With our host Giles Alderson, they not only chatted about why they decided to become filmmakers when they both had “normal” jobs, but also about what it was like to produce their first feature film and the difficulties of that. They also discuss their filmmaking journey, what it’s like to work on different budgets, the different ways they put the money together, and the importance of taking care of your crew. They also talk about Followers, which Giles helped produce: How it came about, what it was like on set, what they would have done differently in hindsight, and distribution. Tracy also talks about her agency, and they briefly talk about what’s it like to work as a couple. This was a just very entertaining and insightful conversation. We really dive deep into the work as a producer. So please enjoy this week’s masterclass on producing with Tracy Jarvis & Steve Jarvis. FOLLOWERS is out in UK cinemas now! A struggling social media influencer discovers the house he shares is haunted. The ghost brings him and his friends fame and fortune, but with deadly consequences. EPISODE LINKS Watch the FOLLOWER TRAILER Check out Tracy’s Beresford Management OUR SPONSORSSoldo: Prepaid Company Cards & Automated Expenses Platform: www.soldo.comYou get 3 months FREE Soldo with code ‘FILMMAKERSPOD’ PATREON Big thank you to: Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson’s website

1hr 13mins

22 Mar 2022

Rank #10