22nd Jun2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #168: ‘The Droving’ & ‘Hex’ director George Popov

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.

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The Filmmakers Podcast #168: Making successful indie films & distributing & marketing them with The Droving and HEX director and screenwriter George Popov

This week we are joined by returning hero George Popov who appeared on Ep 28 talking about his first feature film HEX made for just 10k. Now after a very successful release with that film he is back to talk about his second feature film The Droving.

He sits down (remotely, obviously) with director Giles Alderson (The Dare) and DoP Andrew Rodger (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot) to chat about self distribution on Amazon, hoe he got success with HEX and how he brought on a distribution company, Indie Rights to help him sell the film further.

We talk about filming The Droving at a real festival in Lake District, How he built the world, used a lot of the same cast and crew, Raised the finance, found the locations and shot the practical SFX deaths.We also talk about knowing the business and marketing of your film BEFORE you start putting pen to paper and Andrew tells us about PLANAR WATCHES (available now)

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

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