15th Feb2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #205: Writer, director & producer Gerard Johnson

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 #205: How to Write, Direct & Produce three award winning feature films with ‘Tony’, Hyena’ and ‘Muscle’ director Gerard Johnson

Joining us on this weeks podcast is Director, writer and producer Gerard Johnson who sits down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) to discuss how he directed the movie ‘Tony’ (2009), Hyena (2014) and his latest feature Muscle (2019). We spoke about what it was like working with swingers, yes swingers! How Gerard creates his distinctive shooting styles and his workshops with actors to help set the scene. He mentioned how important it is to have close relationships on-set and what it means to have a good, strong bond with your DOP/Cinematographer to help create a unique pallet throughout his films. We also speak about how film-making is like going into battle, how he financed his movies, especially from France and why he decided to shoot ‘Muscle’ in two blocks.

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


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