13th Aug2018

The Filmmakers Podcast #67: Action superstar Scott Adkins

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too.

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The Filmmakers Podcast #67: Scott Adkins on making action films, working with your heroes and acting in indie films

Scott Adkins joins us to chat working as an action and martial arts star on indie films and big studio movies including Expendables, Ip Man 4, Accident Man and Undisputed. He talks about getting his start as an actor on British TV and his big break on a Hong Kong action movie and how he over came disappointments to learn from the best. How having a niche and using martial arts as a way in worked very well for him.We discuss the best way to shoot fight scenes in movies and how directors should work with actors and fight choreographers. He chats about his time working on Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty and Expendables plus many more and how different directors approach fight sequences and directing actors. Taking leadership and ownership of fight scenes in his films is a great way to create compelling action feature films; and we go in-depth on how Scott likes to work on movie sets

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website

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