16th Aug2021

The Filmakers Podcast #233: Directors John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies

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 #233: From Crowdfunder to Proof of Concept to Feature Film with directors John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies

This week, Giles Alderson welcomes directors John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies. Together they directed, produced and edited the rather brilliant fracking horror story Unearth (2020), starring Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, Allison McAtee, and many more. John and Dorota are true indie filmmakers. They dive deep into their filmmaking journey, how they made their first feature films together with little to no budget, and what they learned in the process. They discuss how Unearth came about, how they raised money on Kickstarter, and how they pitched their project to investors. They talk about location, practical effects, directing together, distribution, and why you should always do a background check on your crew. It was a joy to chat with them. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies.

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


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