28th Jun2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #225: Ben Wheatley

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 #225: Ben Wheatley – from Indie Films to Studio Movies and back again

We are delighted to welcome the great Ben Wheatley to this week’s episode! He’s a writer and director, who has made films like Kill List (2011), High-Rise (2015), Free Fire (2016), Rebecca (2020) and many, many more. Hosted by Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir, we chat about Ben’s latest indie feature, In the Earth (2021), which he shot during the pandemic. We dive deep into the making of the film. Ben discusses storyboarding, why he doesn’t like rehearsing, how he works with actors, pacing, coverage and performance, editing, writing, … He also talks about the difference between indie films and studio films, audience expectations, and how he chooses his projects. It was a joy talking to Ben. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s indie filmmaking masterclass with Ben Wheatley.

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


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