24th Apr2019

The Filmmakers Podcast #105: How to Make an Action Webseries

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 #105: How to Make a Webseries & Indie Films with Katie Sheridan and Ian Diaz director of ‘Rebecca Gold’

Giles Alderson sat down with Katie Sheridan and Ian Diaz to chat about their new webseries Rebecca Gold and the indie films they have worked on and made. Katie talks about going from young child actor to adult actor. The latest films she starred in Heretics & Together, Working on a horror and using green screen.

Ian tells us how he used to do graphics on Top of the Pops and football and realised he wanted to direct. How he crowdfunded a feature in 1995 in the back of Loot magazine and got inundated by people calling wanting to donate to his film and raised 14,000 pounds and made his debut feature The Killing Zone on super 16 with producer Julian Boote. How while shooting he go one hour sleep per night as it was so difficult but they sold the film at Cannes after a screening.

How he produced Dead Room and worked with the same DoP ALAN Dunlop and we discuss how he raised the money for his feature Bad Day and got his names actors involved. How he insists on rehearsals to make it easier when you come on set. How the actors can build a connection there and understand other characters.

We chat how they made their action filled web-series Rebecca Gold and How to write short 5 minute episode with a beginning middle and end. What to do when working with a new director/actor. How they did the training for the stunts in the series and trying to make it not look like a standard web-series by adding action. How they didn’t shoot in one block but over months. Then sold it to Amazon and how with Web-series is there is no rules.

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

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