13th Dec2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #252: Making Historical Drama ‘Lapwing’ on a Micro-Budget

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 #252: Lapwing – Making a Historical Drama on a Micro-Budget with writer Laura Turner, director Philip Stevens and lead Hannah Douglas

On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes not one, not two, but THREE great filmmakers of the fantastic historical drama Lapwing (2021): Writer Laura Turner, director Philip Stevens and leading actress Hannah Douglas. They dive deep into the making of their feature film: Laura talks about how the film came about, what her writing process was like, and how they turned an initial short film idea into a feature script. Hannah talks about collaboration, how she approaches a role, what it was like on set, and shares some juicy tips and tricks for actors. Aaaand Philip discusses what he learned from making his first feature film, why it took so long to finally finish it, and how he raises money for his short films through the BFI. Lapwing is out now. Do go support. It shows what can be achieved on a micro-budget. It’s amazing. As is the team behind it. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Laura Turner, Philip Stevens and Hannah Douglas.

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

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