18th Oct2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #242: Indie films with Bizhan Tong

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 #242: How to make Indie Films in the current market with Bizhan Tong

On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes writer, director & producer Bizhan Tong to the show to talk about his latest feature film Lockdown (2021), starring Xander Berkeley, Kevin Leslie, Olivia Moyles and many, many more. Bizhan was on episode 81 of the podcast, now he’s back to talk about how he shot Lockdown during lockdown! He dives deep into the making of the film: How he came up with the idea, how he turned it into a script, and how he financed the movie. He also talks about directing remotely, why he had to shoot the movie twice, the Hongkong industry, why it’s important to get yourself out there, AND he discusses NFTs. Yes! NFTs! This is a follow up on episode 240 with Orlando Pedregosa as Lockdown is the very first Asian feature to use NFTs. It was a joy talking to Bizhan as always. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Bizhan Tong.

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