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The White Deer Filmmaking Podcast

A podcast about filmmaking, made by filmmakers for filmmakers. Bought to you in association with White Deer International Film Festival. Each episode we bring you interviews with award-winning cast and crew members, delving into the challenges they've faced and experiences they've gained from working on their films. Creating a community of filmmakers, all striving to make better films and help each other along the way.

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43. Using film to break records with charity fundraiser Iain Ward

This time we have a great chat about films with Iain Ward. Iain is trying to break a world record for raising the most money for cancer by running a marathon (2.7 million). Iain has cancer himself and is trying to spread the word as much as possible to raise the money in less than 2 years. He adores films and uses them to motivate him, being one of his major passions. You can support Iain on his donation website here: https://curecancerordietrying.com/ Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

51mins

4 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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42. The Guide For Every Screenwriter with Geoffrey Calhoun

Geoffrey Calhoun speaks to us about his book 'The Guide for Every Screenwriter: From Synopsis to Subplots: The Secrets of Screenwriting Revealed'. Here is the book's blurb: "Screenwriting made simple. The Guide for Every Screenwriter is one of the most efficient instruction manuals on the craft. This book cuts past verbose exposition and gets straight to work, delivering sample-driven outlines and templates that anyone can follow. It is quick to apply to your work and serves as a side-by-side checklist for the writing process. This is the book for anyone looking to write a screenplay and for any professional needing a refresher." In this chat, we discuss the best approaches to be a successful screenwriter and touch on a few subjects from the book itself. This is a great discussion for all writers to listen to and for people of other specialisms too, as our cinematographer host, Adam Sandy, discovers.  Beyond that, we uncover Geoffrey's other resources and learn about his blog, podcast, and bank of famous scripts etc. We hope you enjoy Geoffrey's advice and we also hope that you check out his website: www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com which is the one-stop resource for all of Geoffrey's resources including the book itself.  You can also get the book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guide-Every-Screenwriter-Synopsis-Screenwriting/dp/1733989633/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+guide+for+every+screenwriter&qid=1606427019&sr=8-1 Follow Geoffrey & his advice on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram @thesuccessfulscreenwriter And also on Twitter @screenwriterpod Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

1hr 8mins

27 Nov 2020

Rank #2

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41. Brick Madness - Creating an hilarious mockumentary over 11 years with filmmaker Justin McAleece

Filmmaker Justin McAleece approached us recently to announce his upcoming film, Brick Madness, which is excitingly being released within the coming months. Justin co-wrote, co-produced, directed, edited, and co-starred in this film and we go over the trials & triumphs that were part of his experience. It's a high-quality talk with lots of detailed information that will absolutely be beneficial to listeners wanting to make a strong film, despite the difficulties that can so often be encountered.  You can buy the movie right now at: https://littlesister­ent.shop You can go to Brick Madness' website here: http://brickmadnessthemovie.com/ You can follow the movie's progress on its Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/brick_madness_movie/ Follow Justin's career on his Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/justinmakesmovies/, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justin.mcaleece You can also utilise the video & film service mentioned by Justin here: https://www.shoots.video/ Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

52mins

20 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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40. Master your talk - Public speaking tips for filmmakers and creatives with Brenden Kumarasamy

It's our 40th episode and today we are bringing you a special talk with Brenden Kumarasamy from MasterTalk. Brenden is an expert in public speaking and talked us through some truly incredible tips and tricks to help filmmakers deliver their creative message. This really is a useful talk for any creative and Brenden's purpose is amazingly clear for all to see! Subscribe to Brenden on MasterTalk YouTube channel now! You can also follow Brenden on his Instagram: http://instagram.com­/masteryourtalk Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

45mins

13 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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39. Within - Finding emotion in film & winning Best Actor at an International Film Festival

We are happy to bring you this very humble chat with Christopher Key and Neil Hobbs. They were kind enough to talk to us about Within, a short film which won Best Actor in both our Bi-Monthly & Annual awards and was also nominated for several other awards in the process. Chris was the film's director, writer, and also a producer, whilst Neil played the lead character, Michael. Together they guide us through the process of making this film and also take us through the moments that brought the emotion through so strongly. The White Deer team all agreed that this chat was just so humble and we are looking forward to staying in touch with this team Unfortunately, as of yet, the guys haven't finished their websites but we will update this as soon as they do! Watch Within on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/441644735 Follow Neil Hobbs on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neilhobbs667/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neil.hobbs.98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/nwhobbs1 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

53mins

6 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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38. DEAD AIR - How a team of corporate videographers made an award-winning short film

In this chat, we speak to Jordan Dean, Duncan Mcleod & Dan Flanders, the team behind the award-winning short film, Dead Air. Dead Air took one of our most prized awards, the Best East Midlands Short Film, and we were thrilled to be able to speak to them.  Their film journey is actually quite different from ones that have frequently come before on the podcast. Surprisingly, narrative filmmaking has not always been a priority for two-thirds of the team, as for a couple of the guys it is actually quite a new idea. Instead, their main focus is corporate filmmakers which they have been very successful at through their company, Crosscut Media. This episode explains why the team decided to make a narrative film and the decisions that were taken in order to produce it to an award-winning standard. A crucial listen for anyone in a corporate environment but want to branch out into narrative. If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about the team's corporate work you can go to https://crosscut-media.co.uk/ & for their narrative portfolio go to https://www.fishbulbfilms.co.uk/ @fishbulbfilms is also the tag for the teams' various socials including Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram You can also watch Dead Air on Amazon Prime right now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B08D6X3FXG/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

56mins

30 Oct 2020

Rank #6

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37. Primal - Getting on set experience & Owning your ambition with Liam Scott

We recently chatted to Liam Scott about his Best Action winning film, Primal. We were expecting the chat to be very much contained around the film but found ourselves chatting at length about all things filmmaking in one of our most insightful and relatable episodes yet! If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about Liam then you can go to his social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theliamscott/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFplxzxdFdc&feature=youtu.be Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2812ProductionsNI/ Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

1hr 37mins

23 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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36. Right Honourable Gentlemen with Samuel Lane & Robert Rickman

We recently got in touch with Sam & Rob from Alaboogie Productions. This team are working their socks off to create a very intriguing mockumentary centred around British politics and called Right Honourable Gentlemen. Our co-director, Mark Wisdom, stumbled across their marketing and found it so fascinating that he recommended it to the rest of the White Deer team who quickly found themselves equally embroiled in the world of Right Honourable Gentlemen. Rob & Sam were fabulous to talk to and came over as extremely passionate and highly dedicated to bringing this project to life through hilarious promo videos and a kickstarter campaign. We are so excited to share this with you and to promote this team, and they truly deserve your support! Both Right Honourable Gentlemen & Alaboogie Productions are on multiple social media channels and you can find them easily by typing in the respective name. However, you can learn more about Right Honourable Gentlemen's Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstar­ter.com/projects/rig­hthongentseries/righ­t-honourable-gentlem­en-brand-new-comedy-­webseries?ref=nav_se­arch&result=project&­term=right%20honoura­ble%20gentlemen And you can also follow it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.­com/channel/UCti1rms­cn_SIQ8Rd46EZphg?vie­w_as=subscriber Or, follow it's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Right-Honourable-Gentlemen-Series-113815293419510 You can also follow Alaboogie Productions' work overall here: https://www.facebook.com/Alaboogie-Productions-101519054975522 You can email the team at info@alaboogieproductions.com If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about Sam & Rob themselves then you can go to their social media: SAM: https://www.instagram.com/sjlane92/ ROB:  https://twitter.com/RobertRickman93 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Audio only release also available at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/podcast https://anchor.fm/whitedeer Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

1hr 2mins

9 Oct 2020

Rank #8

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35. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - SCORE & SOUND MIX with Hamish Dickinson & Jamie Richards

In the final episode of our CWR series, we are talking to Jamie Richards and Hamish Dickinson who did the film's score and sound mix respectively. Hamish also takes the hosting responsibilities and together we discuss the process of developing a soundtrack for a film alongside having a professional mix. Our principal team all share the opinion that sound is such an integral part of filmmaking and this interview proves that exactly. There's a lot to enjoy here regarding music both creatively and technically. Its a truly fascinating conversation! You can learn more about our film on its website: https://convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk/ Or, follow it's facebook page: @convictionwithoutremorse If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about Hamish & Phoenix Sound then you can go directly to his website at https://hamishdickinson.co.uk If you want to see some of Jamie’s music you can go to his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/explicitlyjim/ Or his Bandcamp portfolio: https://candourmakesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Jamie has new music coming soon so now is the time to follow! Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Visual release also available at: https://youtu.be/0J0dnBoxfj4 Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!

46mins

2 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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34. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - ACTING with guest host Amy Clarkson

In this very special episode of the CWR series we not only have a fantastic guest host but some extraordinary actors all discussing their careers and their experience working on our film. We feature guest host Amy Clarkson who you may remember from a podcast episode back in March (2020) and also Christian Dapp (who plays Dominic Farrier), Rita Sigmond (who plays Brooke Farrier), and Simon Crudgington (who plays James Kershaw), together with festival co-directors & judges Mark Wisdom (who plays The Junior Barrister) & Alastair Railton the film's director. The conversation is incredibly in-depth and varied and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks so much to everyone involved! You can learn more about our film on its website: https://convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk/ Or, follow it's facebook page: @convictionwithoutremorse Follow Amy Clarkson here: https://www.instagram.com/clarkson8964/ Watch Amy's Podcast here: https://youtu.be/8187RSB8oyI Follow Christian Dapp here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9364096/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 https://www.instagram.com/cldapp/ https://twitter.com/CLDapp Follow Rita Sigmond here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10209108/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 https://www.instagram.com/sigmondrita/ https://twitter.com/RitaSigmond Follow Simon Crudgington here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5792730/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Visual release also available at: https://youtu.be/72eL9dtTSMYr Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thank you!

1hr 2mins

21 Aug 2020

Rank #10