16th Oct2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #361: ‘Flora & Son’ director, writer & producer John Carney

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the 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, Dome Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about 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 filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #361:Once, Begin Again, Sing Street and Flora & Son director, writer, producer John Carney

On this weeks episode we are joined by legendary indie filmmaker John Carney who is the director, writer and producer behind some of our favourite films ‘Once’, ‘Begin Again’, ‘Sing Street’ and his latest and recently released on Apple TV+ feature ‘Flora & Son’. Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir sat with John and had a chat about why it is hard to find a niche as a director, how he went from short films and music videos to making his first feature; and:

  • Writing characters, good and bad.
  • Why music helped him as a filmmaker.
  • We discuss if story is over rated?
  • And where the idea came from for Flora and Son

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


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