27th Jul2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #174: How to Make a Independent Sports Crime Drama

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.


The Filmmakers Podcast #174: How to Make a Independent Sports Crime Drama with the team behind ‘Break’

On this episode, we welcome the team behind Break, a competitive sports/crime drama from first-time writer/director Michael Elkin, first-time producer Terri Dwyer and veteran producer Dean Fisher. Giles discusses scripting with Michael and the challenges of getting the film financed and greenlit with Terri and Dean, including their pitch deck and presentation strategies to individual investors. They also talk about purposefully incorporating international elements to the story such as filming in China as well as on location and set in the UK. As an actor/director Michael lets us in on his approach to working with the cast, Terri gives tips on balancing her producer role with her own role as an actor. Dean provides unique and empowering examples of how a film of this budget level and genre can be marketed, sold and self-distributed in the UK, even during the current COVID social restrictions.

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