Giles Alderson is a director, writer, and producer of feature films such as World Of Darkness, Knights Of Camelot, A Serial Killers Guide To Life & The Dare
Today we welcome back producer Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar as well as director Ben Mole to talk about their WW2 indie Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk.    We dive into how writer/director Ben Mole came up with a fresh concept for a WW2 thriller, how Lucinda and rallied an art department meticulous enough to handle 1940’s’ period accuracy - and how a simple coffee in a Colchester car park can lead to a great collaboration.   Just like a classic genre flick, Behind the Line was shot back to back with this years earlier release We Go in at Dawn. Ben and Lucinda tell us how they did it without compromising on the high standards of a period war film.   WATCH THE TRAILER for BEHIND THE LINE: ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK   SPREAD THE WORD WITH OUR MERCH   Our NEW The Filmmakers Podcast MERCHANDISE is now available. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. Have a look: https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/merch-2   Help us out and Subscribe, listen and review us on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Tell your friends, spread the world and choose film.    WATCH OUR FILMS   The Dare Canada and USA | Trailer A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa | Trailer   FOLLOW US   Follow the Podcast @filmmakerspod  Follow Make Your Film @makeyourfilm20  Follow Giles @gilesalderson  Follow Robbie @robbiemckane  Follow our Regular Hosts @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @philmblog @IanSharp1    Follow our Movies @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc    LINKS and MORE   Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making Giles Alderson's website  Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com    
On this week's episode, we welcome writer and director Matt Eskandari to discuss his career which includes three collaborations with action superstar Bruce Willis. From the recently released Survive the Night, to their first feature together Trauma Center, and the upcoming Hard Kill.   Matt lets us in on his approach to building a good rapport with bigger name actors, tells us the benefits of learning about cinema history and how he made his first short with off-cuts of 35mm film given to him by Sir Ridley Scott.   We also discuss Matt's claustrophobic thriller 12 Feet Deep which got him noticed by agents and led to his first collaboration with Bruce. Matt tells us how he used just a single location and the power of subtle camera movement to achieve his intent.   And finally: have you ever wondered how Bruce Willis would act if he had starred in Micheal Mann's Heat? Matt shares some behind the scenes secrets where Bruce gave alternate takes for him at a Pacino-like level. Take a listen to find out.   Watch the Trailer for Survive the Night   Past Episodes You Might Like Ep19 with Mark Strong Ep58 with Timothy Spall Ep59 with Timothy Spall Scott Mann on Directing DeNiro   LINKS SPONSORS FREEBIES EVENTS & PROMOS    Our NEW The Filmmakers Podcast MERCHANDISE is now available. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. Have a look: https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/merch-2/ WATCH The Dare FULL MOVIE Canada and USA - Or check out the Trailer WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life (OUT NOW)  www.aserialkillersguidetolife.com BUY and WATCH Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot: DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa WATCH Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot  Trailer Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance here https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ Giles Alderson's website    Help us out and Subscribe, listen and review us on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts but more importantly, tell you pals about this podcast Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @makeyourfilm20 @gilesalderson @robbiemckane @DirDomLenoir @Food4ThoughtDoc @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths  @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @philmblog @IanSharp1 Music from musicbed.com Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
On this episode, we welcome the team behind Break, a competitive sports/crime drama from first-time writer/director Michael Elkin, first-time producer Terri Dwyer and veteran producer Dean Fisher    Giles discusses scripting with Michael and the challenges of getting the film financed and greenlit with Terri and Dean, including their pitch deck and presentation strategies to individual investors. They also talk about purposefully incorporating international elements to the story such as filming in China as well as on location and set in the UK.    As an actor/director Michael lets us in on his approach to working with the cast, Terri gives tips on balancing her producer role with her own role as an actor. Dean provides unique and empowering examples of how a film of this budget level and genre can be marketed, sold and self-distributed in the UK, even during the current COVID social restrictions.   Watch the Trailer for BREAK   DETAILS FOR BREAK'S FREE LONDON DRIVE IN EVENT HERE   This Week's Shoutouts   Link to Innovation Productions    Harpy Productions Audio Drama My Father Punished Me When I Talked to Ghosts   LINKS SPONSORS FREEBIES EVENTS & PROMOS    Our NEW The Filmmakers Podcast MERCHANDISE is now available. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. Have a look: https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/merch-2/ WATCH The Dare FULL MOVIE Canada and USA - Or check out the Trailer WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life (OUT NOW)  www.aserialkillersguidetolife.com BUY and WATCH Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot: DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa WATCH Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot  Trailer Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance here https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ Giles Alderson's website    Help us out and Subscribe, listen and review us on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts but more importantly, tell you pals about this podcast Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @makeyourfilm20 @gilesalderson @robbiemckane @DirDomLenoir @Food4ThoughtDoc @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths  @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @philmblog @IanSharp1 Music from musicbed.com Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
Part 2 of our inspiring Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot podcast Special Making Of Master Class with cast and crew from the film with Production Designer Jamie Foote, Editor Oliver Parker, Producer and Post Supervisor Jeet Thakrar and actors Jennifer Matter (Vortigone), Joel Phillimore (Modred) and Stella Stocker (Guinevere) We go deep into making a single film on this weeks bumper edition as some of the main cast and crew from the recently released Arthur & Merlin : Knights of Camelot come and chat about how they made the film with it’s director Giles Alderson, Producer Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and cinematographer Andrew Rodger still on hosting duties. On the second part of the special Ep the team talk about filming in castle, choosing camera, shots and colour palettes. Giles, Lucinda and Andrew then chat to actors Joel. Jen and Stella about their experiences of being on set, how to play their roles and give some great tips for actors. After discussing the final bits of filming the team then chat to production designer Jamie Foote about setting the scene, where to get props from and how to be creative on set before chatting about editing the film with Oliver Parker about the best ways to prep the edit before shooting, how he likes to cut the film and how to work with directors in the edit suite. Plus some great tips for upcoming editors. Then the team bring on Producer and Post supervisor Jeet Thakrar as they wrap this epic podcast up by discussing how to deliver a film on time and on budget and the best ways to work with you post team form VFX to sound mix to score and grade. BUY and WATCH Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot: DIGITAL https://apple.co/3gxiPX3 DVD https://amzn.to/30dCdUa WATCH Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot trailer https://vimeo.com/426306134   LINKS SPONSORS FREEBIES EVENTS & PROMOS  Our NEW The Filmmakers Podcast MERCHANDISE is now available. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs. Have a look: https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/merch-2/ WATCH The Dare FULL MOVIE Canada and USA - Or check out the Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life (OUT NOW)  www.aserialkillersguidetolife.com Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance here https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ Giles Alderson's website  Andrew Rodger's website Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar website Help us out and Subscribe, listen and review us on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts but more importantly, tell you pals about this podcast Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @makeyourfilm20 @gilesalderson @robbiemckane @DirDomLenoir @Food4ThoughtDoc @35mmdop@Cjamesdirect @dan710ths  @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @philmblog @IanSharp1 Music from musicbed.com Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com Head to The Filmmakers Podcast for more episodes on film-making Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jun 7th, 1977
Location
City of London, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
400
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 week, 4 days
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 887546