09th Oct2019

The Filmmakers Podcast #129: How to Direct a Mystery Thriller w/Rowan Athale

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 #129: How to Direct a Character-Led Mystery Thriller with Rowan Athale discussing his feature Strange But True

Director and screenwriter Rowan Athale joins us today to discuss his new film Strange But True, out on-demand in the UK now. We learn about how Rowan broke into the industry by producing shorts and commercials, eventually leading to his debut film Wasteland (known in the UK as The Rise) starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Kirby, a script that he refused to sell without being attached as director (a trick he learned from Stallone’s fight to make Rocky). We also take a deep dive into Rowan’s latest film Strange But True , starring Margaret Qualley, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear and Brian Cox, we chat thriller conventions, directing actors, editing ensemble pieces and more.

Producer Robbie McKane flies solo on this episode, and we hear from Giles as he hits the halfway mark on his location-based shoot for Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot

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

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