06th Nov2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #189: Dominic Monaghan talks thriller ‘Pet’

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 #189: Dominic Monaghan on Lost, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and his latest film Pet

Giles is joined by regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar as they sit down and chat with cult actor Dominic Monaghan to discuss the psychological thriller Pet, a bold, unsettling chamber piece starring Dominic in the lead role of Seth. Dom shares stories of his humble beginnings as an actor in the Manchester youth performance scene, why he got into acting and how he moved from regional theatre to acting on the stage in London to being cast in one of the biggest movie franchises of a generation – but what is the secret to giving off the ‘perfect hobbit vibe’ at a casting call?

We hear what it’s like to see Peter Jackson directing, along with the importance of building relationships with your fellow actors on set during a long haul shoot spanning almost 3 years. Finally – do actors need to ‘purge’ past characters they’ve played that are bad for them? And how does one do this? To find out you’ll need to tune in but as a spoiler it involves a shaman and a bag of unidentified herbs…

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