25th Jan2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #202: The Writer’s Journey with Christopher Vogler

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 #202: The Writer’s Journey with Christopher Vogler on screenwriting, filmmaking and the Heroes Journey

This week Giles and fellow filmmaker, director and screenwriter Matthew Butler-Hart sit down and chat with Christopher Vogler, who has written the highly acclaimed book ‘The Writers Journey’, in which he talks all about the heroes journey and his twelve steps that he created to making story. We go into depth about mythology, where stories are born and emotional connections. We also touch on how the hero’s journey is sowed into our well-being. We dive into his career at Disney and how he formed the idea behind the box office hit ’The Lion King’. Also, how he started writing coverage and developed memos of the hero’s journey. Lastly we talk about his knowledge behind power over writing and his collaborations with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and actor Will Smith. Christopher gives some amazing tips and advice along the way, so do remember to get your hands on a copy of his book today.

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


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