03rd Apr2019

The Filmmakers Podcast #102: How to make a Road Trip Comedy

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 #102: How to make a Road Trip Comedy with ‘Eaten by Lions’ director Jason Wingard

Jason Wingard sits down for a chat with Giles Alderson about his latest feature film Eaten by Lions. He chats going from shorts and winning short film festivals like Virgin Media shorts and making more films from the prize money. Then went onto make his debut feature In Another Life set in the Calais jungle while he waited for his other feature to happen . During this time he went out and learnt how to raise money and how to make a film from the ground up.

We discuss how he used his writing / directing fee from Eaten by Lions to finance his debut feature In Another Life. How he shots in the Calais jungle and recreated a set in Warrington to match. We discuss how it’s a privilege to make a film but you have to make sure your script is good enough and pay for script analysis to make it so. How you should understand the finance process and how investors can make their money back. Having a one pager as well as full pack for your project and that the best people in the film industry have nothing to prove.

How to make a road trip movie and working with actors on set and good techniques to do this . Dealing with reviews and how filmmaking is like a Juggernaut. ONCE IT’S GOING it KEEPS rolling,

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

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