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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.
 
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Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome writer, director and actor duo Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) & PJ McCabe to talk about their latest indie feature, The Beta Test (2021). After working together on the studio film The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), they talk about the differences between indie and studio films. They also di…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes writer, director & producer Bizhan Tong to the show to talk about his latest feature film Lockdown (2021), starring Xander Berkeley, Kevin Leslie, Olivia Moyles and many, many more! Bizhan was on episode 81 of the podcast, now he’s back to talk about how he shot Lockdown during lockdown! He dives deep into t…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes producer Will Thorne and director Yemi Bamiro to talk about the journey of their latest documentary, One Man and His Shoes (2020). Will and Yemi dive deep into the making of their indie documentary. How it all started with a little short, how they financed the movie themselves in the beginning, and how they …
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar sit down with Alex Noyer, the writer and director of Sound of Violence, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2021. Alex dives deep into Clubhouse of Horror, what the room is about, what it’s like to be a judge on the latest competition, and not just what you ne…
 
Today, Giles Alderson and co-host Ian Sharp have a chat with Orlando Pedregosa. He’s a producer, the co-founder of Babieka Films as well as the VP and director of the blockchain-based entertainment platform Filmio. Blockchain? NFT’s? Crypto? Yes indeed! Welcome to a new world! But don’t worry, we’ve got the answers to all your questions in this epi…
 
On this week’s episode, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome writer & director Navot Papushado to speak about his latest feature film Gunpowder Milkshake (2021), starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and many, many more. What an incredible cast! Navot dives deep into the making of Gunpowder Milkshake, how he got …
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome producer & director Jay Silverman to talk about his latest feature film Saving Paradise (2021), starring William Moseley, Johanna Braddy, Mimi Kennedy and many more. Jay dives deep into what it’s like to live and work in Hollywood. Not only does he talk about how he made his latest fe…
 
This week, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome director Ryan Andrew Hooper to talk about his debut feature film The Toll, starring Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy, Iwan Rheon, Paul Kaye, Gary Beadle, Steve Oram and many, many more. Ryan dives deep into the making of his debut film. He talks about why it’s important to know how each department …
 
Canadian film critic Geoff Roberts drops by to talk about the late great director/screenwriter/producer John Hughes and his remarkable movie career -- including revealing behind-the-scenes information about actors from his films. Roberts has completed in-depth research about Hughes, so movie fans should be pleased with this exclusive interview. Pro…
 
On this week’s podcast, Giles Alderson welcomes writer & director Ann Hu to the show. She is the Chinese Academy Award-winning director of the feature film Shadow Magic (2000), starring Jared Harris. Now Ann is back with her delightful second feature film, Confetti, which is out now. Ann dives deep into her filmmaking career, what it was like to wi…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome producer Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto. His credits include Last Passenger (2013), City of Tiny Lights (2016), starring Oscar-nominee Riz Ahmed, The Pale Horse (2020), and the new Channel 4 TV Mini-Series Deceit (2021) with Niamh Algar, Eddie Marsan, Nathaniel Martello-White, and many more. A…
 
This week, Giles Alderson welcomes directors John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies. Together they directed, produced and edited the rather brilliant fracking horror story Unearth (2020), starring Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, Allison McAtee, and many more. John and Dorota are true indie filmmakers. They dive deep into their filmmaking journey, how they mad…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes director Wyatt Rockefeller & producer Julie Fabrizio. Together they made the outstanding Sci-Fi Drama Feature Settlers (2021), starring Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Jonny Lee Miller, Nell Tiger Free and Brooklynn Prince. Wyatt and Julie dive deep into the making of their debut feature film. They talk…
 
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…
 
In one of our most unusual episodes, movie stars Kevin Costner and Meryl Streep compete in a song challenge.. Yes, you read that right! Listeners will be hearing clips of Meryl and Kevin each singing one tune. However, because Kevin’s song is longer than Meryl’s, we will play MERYL STREEP IS FROM THE FUTURE by Afterbirth Monkey, an entertaining Ast…
 
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…
 
Ffilm critics Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts drop by Movie Addict Headquarters to discuss the latest Oscar nominations as well as to predict winners in six key categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Both critics share a deep interest in the Oscars each year, and they reall…
 
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…
 
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