03rd Apr2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #156: Lorcan Finnegan on ‘Vivarium’

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 #156: Lorcan Finnegan ‘Vivarium’ – How to direct a social sci-fi thriller starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg

Chilling sci fi satire on this week’s episode with an interview with Vivarium director Lorcan Finnegan, appropriately atmospheric for isolated viewing. Giles and Robbie open the pod with news on the latest MakeYourFilm online summit event amid the lockdown, followed by Robbie’s interview with the writer/director. Lorcan discusses his roots in graphic design, beginnings in TV, commercials and webisodes before charting his route into film with award-winning short Foxes, which gave him the kudos to launce two features, his first film Without Name and the much longer gestating Vivarium, out now on demand. For the more analytical we talk colour theory and set design, and for producers taking notes we talk finance, as Lorcan reveals the story of how the film came together from an impressive array of European funding bodies. We also discuss casting the leads, Imogen and Jesse, and how folklore and parable play into the film’s story.

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

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