02nd Sep2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #179: ‘Host’ Screenwriter & Exec Producer Jed Shepherd

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 #179: How to Make a No.1 Streamed Film in Lockdown – ‘Host’ with Screenwriter and Exec Producer Jed Shepherd

In this episode, we welcome to the podcast screenwriter Jed Shepherd to discuss streaming horror hit Host, the Shudder exclusive that’s been taking the internet by storm. Jed chats with Giles and screenwriter Jonny Grant on his writing process, collaboration with director Rob Savage and how they made their highly acclaimed shorts Absence, Dawn of the Deaf and Salt. We also talk working with Sam Raimi, shining the light on forgotten horror gems and how to make a film entirely on zoom with a full cast, stunts and VFX – all whilst hiding key plot twists from the main actors. If you’ve been looking for that jolt of lockdown inspiration, this is it.

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


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