08th May2019

The Filmmakers Podcast #107: How to Co-Direct an Indie Feature Film

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 #107: How to Co-Direct an Indie Feature Film funded by friends to making a huge Disney Studio Movie with director Zach Lipovski

Zach Lipovski joins Giles Alderson to chat how he went from making indie films (FREAKS) with his friends and family’s money to making an huge studio movie for Disney with his film KIM POSSIBLE. Zach talks about making his ace indie film Freaks how to work with young actors – auditioning them and on set. How to cast, direct and work with named actors such as Bruce Dern & Emile Hirsh and how he was encouraged by Mark Duplass. He tells of some great ways on how you co-direct a feature film (in his case with Adam B Stein) and the positives and negatives of that. The difference between indie and studio films, Script writing – out lining. and the importance of not just listening to one opinion. How he co created the App Shot Lister that helps filmmakers and how opportunities come from the places you wouldn’t expect. He also gives you some great advice for your film-making journey.

LINKS:

• Shot Lister: http://www.shotlister.com/
• WIN your COPY of Shot Lister – LISTEN to the PODCAST for instructions
• FREAKS – A genre-bending sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a threatening and mysterious world after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uDVeBW-DSS8
• Follow Zach on twitter here: https://twitter.com/zachlipovsky

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

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