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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.
 
The Lads at the 365Fortress Of Poditude bring you a fortnightly run down of the News and Reviews of anything Movie TV and Game related... You can expect to hear there Meaningless Top 5's, They Rate Review and occasionaly Re-cut some of your beloved movies. All of this from a Pissy Ex Video Store Clerk and a Scottish Whedon Whore, Your Vocal Heroes of Pissy Opinion.
 
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Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome editor Amy E. Duddleston. She has worked on shows like The Killing, Dexter, Hunters and HBO’s Emmy nominated Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson and Jean Smart. They dive deep into the making of Mare of Easttown. So if you haven’t seen it – do go watch it. It’s…
 
Part 2 of our chat with director and screenwriter Joe Marcantonio We carry on where we left off discussing casting on his debut feature Kindred Joe talks further about the casting an filming process, why going with your gut is important and hoe he directs his actors. We also talk about the trauma of film-making, the release of the film in the US an…
 
This week Giles Alderson (Wolves of War) is joined by writer and director Joe Marcantonio who’s debut feature film Kindred stars Fiona Shaw, Tamara Lawrence and Jack Lowden and is on Sky Movies now as a Sky Original Joe has a wonderful chat with Giles about his career and how it lead to making Kindred. He talks about making his short film Red Light…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson welcomes director & producer Tracy Wren and screenwriter & producer Jennifer Cooney. Together they made the indie feature film Rain Beau’s End (2020), which is out now on VOD on lesflicks.com. They dive deep into their collaboration on the film, how they made it, and how they found distribution. Tracy talks about w…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir chat with the Hungarian writer and director Nóra Lakos about her debut feature film, Cream/Hab (2020). They dive deep into her filmmaking career, how she went from award-winning short films and TV to making her first feature film. They also discuss why you should go to film festivals and you’…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir chat with producer Carolina Groppa. She is an Emmy-nominated producer of such films as Miss Virginia (2019), Hysterical (2021), and the rather excellent Autism in Love (2015). They dive deep into her journey, from her beginnings as an actress to becoming a producer in Hollywood, how she built h…
 
We are delighted to welcome the great Ben Wheatley to this week’s episode! He’s a writer and director, who has made films like Kill List (2011), High-Rise (2015), Free Fire (2016), Rebecca (2020) and many, many more. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we chat about Ben’s latest indie feature, In the Earth (2021), which he shot during …
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir welcome the fantastic Blaine Brothers, Chris and Ben. They are the writers and directors of the award-winning indie hit film Nina Forever and the directors of the new BBC2 comedy series Out of her Mind. Chris and Ben dive deep into their filmmaking journey, how they started making films a…
 
Today, Giles Alderson and his co-host Andrew Rodger welcome screenwriter Gemma Hurley to the podcast. She is one of the writers on the upcoming show The Rising and the co-writer of the amazing streaming horror hit Host, which took the internet by storm in 2020. Gem dives deep into the making of Host, how she came on board, how they managed to write…
 
Today on The Filmmaker’s Podcast, Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir chat with Aneil Karia, the writer and director of Surge starring Ben Whishaw, which premiered at the World Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2020. They dive deep into how Aneil turned his short Beat into an award-winning feature. He discusses how they developed the scri…
 
This weeks episode is with producer, writer and director Nick Stagliano, whose latest feature The Virtuoso is out now! It’s starring Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish aaaand the legendary, two-time Oscar-winning Anthony Hopkins! He talks to Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir about how he got Anthony Hopkins for his indie film and how you can reach …
 
Want to produce indie films? Then our chat with the wonderful Helen Simmons is for you. Helen who was Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2018, sits down with hosts Giles Alderson & Ian Sharp to chat how she made a career out of being a producer and her latest film Say Your Prayers. We dive deep into Film Festivals, Working for the Weinsteins, Fundamental p…
 
Making a film on a iphone? Then take a listen to this weeks guests Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young as they dive deep into how they made threshold on two iphone 8+, a three man crew and released it to great acclaim on Arrow. We talk about their first feature Bastard which they made two months out of film school with their producer Lauren Ba…
 
Promising Young Woman’s OSCAR & BAFTA nominated Frédéric Thoraval talks editing the movie and working with director Emerald Fennell. Fred sits down with Giles Alderson and Lucinda Rhodes Thakar to discuss his process as an editor, what got him started and how it felt being nominated at this years awards ceremonies. He talks about editing Taken star…
 
This weeks episode is with the brilliant director, writer, producer and actor Guy Pidgen who’s film Older is out now! He talks to Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane about how he made his first film at 16, how he started in the business and how he got his break. He discusses who his film-making inspirations are and what you can take from them, what le…
 
We are delighted to have TV producer Liza Marshall on this weeks episode. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we sit down and chat about her experience as a producer and how she went about making TV dramas such as 'The Sins', 'Fields of Gold', 'Taboo', 'Honour' and 'Temple' and the feature films, 'Welcome to the Punch', 'Springsteen & …
 
We are delighted to have director Jamie Patterson on this weeks episode. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we sit down and chat about his latest feature film Justine. We talk about how he started off making feature films in his youth and how he went from making stories in his hometown in Brighton. Jamie talks about how important it i…
 
We are delighted to have director and editor Jennifer Sheridan on this weeks episode. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Andrew Rodger, we sit down and chat about her debut feature film Rose: A Love Story We talk about how she went from making award-winning short films such as 'Rocket', 'Acoustic Kitty' and 'Set Adrift', to making her directorial…
 
We are delighted to bring to you our SPECIAL bumper episode on the Making of David Fincher’s BAFTA & OSCAR nominated ‘Mank’. Come join us as we go behind the scenes on how to create movie magic. We start with Giles Alderson and Andrew Rodger having a chat with 'Mank' Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt about going from Gaffer on Fincher’s Gone Girl …
 
We are delighted to have legendary director Christopher Smith on this weeks episode. He has been a firm favorite of host Giles Alderson who has wanted him as guest since the start and finally he is here to talk about his latest gripping film The Banishing. Joining Giles as co host is fellow director Christian James as they discuss Chris’ journey to…
 
Writer, Producer & Director 'Matthew Butler-Hart' & Actress, Writer & Producer 'Tori Butler-Hart' join us on this episode and sit down to chat with host Giles Alderson about their latest feature 'Infinitum: Subject Unknown' a film they made together, just the two of them in the crew during lockdown. Matt and Tori talk about how Sir Ian McKellen cam…
 
We are joined on this episode by Writer, Director, Producer and Actress 'Jessica Hynes', who sits down to chat with Giles Alderson & CJ about her brilliant directorial debut 'The Fight'. Jessica who has starred in Spaced, Learners, 2012, Shaun of the Dead, Bridget Jones 2&3, Dr Who, Son of Rambow, The Royle Family, Years and Years, & Paddington 2 t…
 
We are joined on this episode by director, producer and screenwriter Jill Gevargizian who sits down to chat with Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir about her brilliant directorial debut the clever horror film 'The Stylist' and how she turned it from a short into a full-length feature film. Jill talks about learning how to trust your crew and how you must …
 
We are joined on this Friday Special release episode by director, producer and screenwriter Joshua Smith who sits down to chat with Giles Alderson about his western, road trip, comedy, music feature film ‘Buckshot’. Josh talks about working on big features as an assistant and how a chance meeting set him on his career path. We talk crowd funding an…
 
Legendary Actor Matthew Modine joins us to chat about his latest role in the highly-anticipated reboot of 'Wrong Turn' as well as working with amazing directors, Stranger Things as well as a career and life on set. Matthew, who has starred in many Hollywood films such as 'Full Metal Jacket', 'Birdy', 'Vision Quest', 'Shortcut', 'Memphis Belle', 'Da…
 
Giles Alderson sits down with Director and screenwriter John Hay & producer Donall McCusker to discuss their latest film 'To Olivia', now on Sky, which is the story of the tumultuous marriage between actress Patricia Neal and renowned writer Roald Dahl. It stars the fantastic Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville and is a beautiful, heart warming , well…
 
'Schools Out Forever' Producer 'Emma Biggins' and Director 'Oliver Milburn' join Director & Producer, Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) for a mini reunion to discuss their first feature 'The Harsh Light of Day' and Emma and Oliver's latest feature School's Our Forever' which is available to buy on all platforms NOW! Ol…
 
Joining us on this weeks podcast is Director, writer and producer Gerard Johnson who sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to discuss how he directed the movie 'Tony' (2009), Hyena (2014) and his latest feature Muscle (2019). We spoke about what it was like working with swingers, yes swingers! How Gerard creates his…
 
Directors Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson chat to Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane about their feature film 'Synchronic', a mind-altering, sci-fi thriller, horror starring Hollywood stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades of Grey franchise) and Anthony Mackie (The Avengers franchise, Detroit) as two New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series o…
 
This week Giles Alderson chats with Adam Leader, Richard Oakes & Neal Ward about their wonderful feature film ‘Hosts’. Which is a fantastic, home invasion, horror thriller with elements of sci-fi. It has already got to the top of the charts and it’s an incredible journey. Adam Leader & Richard Oakes directed the movie, they also produced it. Adam w…
 
This week Giles and fellow filmmaker, director and screenwriter Matthew Butler-Hart sit down and chat with Christopher Vogler, who has written the highly acclaimed book ‘The Writers Journey’, in which he talks all about the heroes journey and his twelve steps that he created to making story. We go into depth about mythology, where stories are born …
 
Joining us on this weeks podcast is Director, writer and producer Will Thorne who sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot) to discuss how he made his debut movie Silent Night. Not only did the movie go into cinemas during Covid but has done incredibly well on VOD and DVD. Will discuss…
 
The Filmmakers Podcast presents an all star cast of our regular cohosts talking filmmaking in 2020 and taking part in a End of Year Movie Quiz. Featuring the man himself Giles Alderson, producer extraordinaire Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, the multi-talented Ian Sharp, pantheon directors Christian James, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins, actor and activist Da…
 
Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to sister filmmakers Kimberley Datnow and Amy Datnow to discuss their quirky, playful romantic comedy Daddy Issues. Kim and Amy share how they both found themselves in the industry from different perspectives, how they decided to form a production company and how they wrote, financed and produce…
 
This week we welcome back previous guest of the show writer, director and actor James Kermack to do a deep dive masterclass on how he made his 2nd feature Knuckledust. James was last with us on Episode 21 of the Filmmakers Podcast, talking about his debut feature Hi-Lo Joe, he returns now having moved up significantly in budget to chat to Giles and…
 
This week Giles Alderson and fellow director Christian James sit down and chat with acclaimed actor and writer Jordan Waller, to discuss his satirical horror Two Heads Creek as well as his career in film and television. Jordan’s starred in The Darkest Hour, Love and Friendship and the ITV historical drama series Victoria, all whilst developing his …
 
Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to screenwriter and producer James V. Hart, known for his writing on Hook, Bram Stocker’s Dracula and Contact. Jim expands on his story mapping tool The Hart Chart, how it came about when re-writing Dracula with Francis Ford Coppola, and how he has used it ever since in his own and writing and t…
 
Listen to our full talk at the American Film Market for earlier this month with regular hosts Giles Alderson and Ian Sharp joined by writer, director and producer Dan Mazer to discuss filmmaking on both an indie and studio level. Dan talks about his start in the world of film through his writing for television with Sacha Baron Cohen on Da Ali G Sho…
 
Giles chats with producer, writer and international film sales veteran Shaked Berenson in this very special masterclass on how to guide your movie through the complex world of distribution. After an unconventional start in the film industry, Shaked built up his own distribution empire in the form of his company Epic Pictures. After wanting to work …
 
This week we’re shaking things up a bit with a masterclass on pitching your dream project to studios and financiers. Joining Giles Alderson is regular co-host Director/Producer Dom Lenoir as they both sit down with presentation and pitching expert John Livesay and Producer of the indie hit The Peanut Butter Falcon Aaron Scotti to talk pitching your…
 
Giles is joined by regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar as they sit down and chat with cult actor Dominic Monaghan to discuss the psychological thriller Pet, a bold, unsettling chamber piece starring Dominic in the lead role of Seth. Dom shares stories of his humble beginnings as an actor in the Manchester youth performance scene, why he got into…
 
Giles and Robbie are humbled to sit down and chat with the incredible tour de force that is Julie Delpy. Whilst many of us may know and love her from Richard Linklater’s the 'Before' series or her work with Kieslowski on the Three Colours trilogy, we also know her prolific directing career from her debut 'Looking for Jimmy' all the way up to her la…
 
This week Giles sits down (virtually) with the amazing Lucy Brydon, writer and director of Body of Water a beautifully made female-led drama backed by BBC Films and Film London. Lucy reveals how she made her start in film whilst teaching in China, getting into short films and production work before starting work on Body of Water which started life …
 
This week Giles and Robbie interview Anna Mastro to talk about how she built herself up from assistant to established film and tv director, accumulating in her new film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, streaming now on Disney+. Anna talks about her start working as a development assistant and script reader for directors McG and J.J. Abrams, wo…
 
This is Part 2 of ‘The Dare’ podcast special as our hosts own movie is now released in the UK! You can find the movie on SkyStore, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Virgin Store, Google Play etc Giles Alderson (director & co writer) Julian Kostov (producer) and Andrew Rodger (cinematographer) pick up where the left off on Part 1 and are joined by cast m…
 
This is ‘The Dare’ podcast special as our hosts own movie is now released in the UK! You can find the movie on SkyStore, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Virgin Store, Google Play etc Giles Alderson (director & co writer) Julian Kostov (producer) and Andrew Rodger (cinematographer) are joined by the co-writer & cast of film for this special episode of …
 
Actor and filmmakers Claes Bang joins us to talk making his latest feature film The Bay of Silence. Claes known for his work in Palm D’or winning The Square as well as The Girl in the Spiders Web and TV's The Affair and the lead role in Dracula joins Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane to talk about his career, working with directors and producing. He…
 
Actress, producer and screenwriter Caroline Goodall had a chat with Giles and Robbie all the way from Croatia about her debut written and produced feature film Bay of Silence starring Claes Bang, Olga Kurylenko and Brian Cox. Caroline who starred in the feature films Hook, Schindler’s List, Cliffhanger, The Princess Diaries, Dorian Gray and Hunter …
 
This week Giles Alderson tells you The Dare is two weeks away from being released in the UK, that aside he sits down with Robbie McKane and special guest Faleena Hopkins who chats to you about how she made her indie film Just One More Kiss. She talks about how she came up with the idea, goes in-depth about how she wrote the screenplay, then turned …
 
This weeks episode is with celebrated director Sarah Gavron who not only won a BAFTA for her first feature but worked with some acting greats including Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan on Suffragette but with first timers on her latest feature Rocks. Learn how Sarah cast, collaborated and directed the amazing kids in Rocks, how she worked with Meryl…
 
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