24th Dec2018

The Filmmakers Podcast #87: How to Make a feature in Six Days w/Nicole Albarelli

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.


The Filmmakers Podcast #87: How to Make a feature in Six Days from a short with director & screenwriter Nicole Albarelli

This week we chat to screenwriter and director Nicole Albarelli who’s film To Dream is released today 18th December, about how she made the film in six days. Making a short film first but loosing her cinematographer and 1stAD the day before shooting and bringing in our host and DoP Andrew Rodger at the last minute. How she turned her 60 minutes short into a feature. Going to festivals, winning awards and then getting picked up by a distributor in Texas who wanted to release the film as a feature so they shot an extra day. Meaning they had made a feature film in 7 days in total. Shooting six or seven scenes a day in many locations made it a tough but very rewarding shoot. We discuss working with actors and giving them a background and having them on set in character all the time. Intimacy on set and blocking the actors so they could maximise on the natural light, working with Adam Deacon during his issues off set and how the lighting and the set design can bring something spectacular to something bleak.

• To Dream – Trailer: https://vimeo.com/297476213
• BUY the FILM To Dream: https://amzn.to/2ByfDra
• Follow Nicole on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anomalycinema

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


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