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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), Dan Richardson (Retribution), 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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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 very talented writer, producer, director and actor Noel Clarke joins us as a very special guest for our 200th episode! Noel starred in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Dr. Who before writing and staring in his breakout hit Kidulthood, He since set up his own production company, Unstoppable with Jason Maza and has made over 20 feature films and TV shows…
 
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…
 
This week Giles interviews writing and directing team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to discuss their impressive career and body of work from the indie scene to working with Marvel. Anna and Ryan first made an entrance with their indie hit Half Nelson, which picked up a best actor nominee for a little known actor named Ryan Gosling. Following on from th…
 
In this episode, we discuss the art of post-production sound, and Alex shares his mindset tips for building a successful business in the film industry. Alex's Website: 344audio.com Alex's Sound FX: 344audio.com/store Alex's Blog: 344audio.com/blog Alex on Instagram: @344audio Connect with me: @kainelevy More filmmaking goodness: kainelevy.com/blog…
 
Today Giles and Robbie are joined by Matthew Butler-Hart from Fizz and Ginger Films to interview legendary director John Badham about his celebrated films, his recent TV work as well as the new 2nd edition of his popular book 'On Directing'. John was very generous with his time and knowledge, giving us precise guidance on how he works with and dire…
 
In this episode, we welcome to the podcast screenwriter Jed Shepherd to discuss streaming horror hit Host, the Shudder exclusive that’s been taking the internet by storm. Jed chats with Giles and screenwriter Jonny Grant on his writing process, collaboration with director Rob Savage and how they made their highly acclaimed shorts Absence, Dawn of t…
 
Aaron Goodmiller finally makes an official appearence on 365 to talk about his upcoming movie Left Fingers... A movie centered around the world of Geo-Caching. The movie has been shot, it is done, now the guys are looking for finishing funds so please head over to there IndieGogo page and give them some love. Little Fingers IndieGoGo It was a blast…
 
This week Giles welcomes back Ian Sharp from Sharphouse Films to co-host our interview with Piers Tempest, producer on The Wife, Killing Bono, Military Wives and Love Wedding Repeat about the craft and intrigue of producing at different levels of the industry. That’s right, it’s a full-on producing masterclass. Piers tells us his route into film, h…
 
Today we welcome folklore-horror director André Ovredal to discuss his new indie horror Mortal. Known for his found-footage modern masterpiece Troll Hunter as well as the chilling The Autopsy of Jane Doe, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark André chats to Giles and Andy about his craft and process from pitch to shoot, including working with other…
 
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 simp…
 
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 b…
 
A new Episode on the 365Flicks feed which serves as a bit of a Back door Pilot for a show he will be producing for Nerdly.Co.Uk. Thats right Commander and Chief Phil Wheat has sanctioned a Nerdly Podcast and Kevin iis going to run with it. The format is as it sounds, we are bringing the website to your ears, so each episode we will be reading and c…
 
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 pr…
 
In this episode, we discuss how you can use music to make your film stand out, and how we got the orchestra that recorded Sicario to perform my short film “Farewell Waltz”. Felipe's Website: felipetellez.com Felipe on Instagram: @f_tellez_ost Check out the Farewell Waltz Orchestral Performance video Connect with me: @kainelevy More filmmaking goodn…
 
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 maki…
 
Kev sits down to chat with Ross Boyask about his newly released I Am Vengance Retaliation which dropped on streaming platforms on the 13th of July and we love it. I Am Vengenace Retaliation stars WWE star Stu Bennet as John Gold a mercenary for hire and this time he is tasked to bring in Teague played by Vinnie Jones. Things quickly go south as the…
 
This is a Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot podcast Special Making Of with cast and crew from the film with actors including Richard Brake (Merlin) & Richard Short (King Arthur) and his Knights, crew members from Art Dept, Make Up, Costume, 1st AD, Production Manager, Editor and Post Supervisor. We go deep into making a single film on this weeks …
 
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