18th Jan2019

The Filmmakers Podcast: Neil Marshall Interview – Part Two

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. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too.


The Filmmakers Podcast: Neil Marshall Interview – Part Two

Neil Marshall is a British director, best known for the films The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion. He also directed Game of Thrones debuting in the second season of the series. He directed the pivotal episode Blackwater, written by George R.R. Martin and was EMMY nominated for the GoT episode of The Watchers on the Wall. He joins hosts and directors Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to talk making his first indie films all through to making, directing and exec producing big budget TV shows such as Black Sails, Constantine, Hannibal, Tales of Halloween, Timeless, Dark Signal, Lost in Space and Westworld.

In Part 2 of our podcast with Neil Marshall he talks directing Doomsday. How he deals with studios and issues on set. Living with commercial and critical failure and is that is good for a director to grow. Working with actors ( and difficult ones) and directing tips. What it is like when you are not HOT any more and the work dries up. How he got Game or Thrones and had a week to prep. Getting nominated for an Emmy & What can happen at the Emmy Awards.

He talks making the TV show Hannibal and being an exec producer on TV shows and the involvement there and working with Michael Bay. Chats Lost in Space and making something you are proud of and working hard to create. How story is key and dealing with disappointments and low periods a filmmaker faces. And we talk about Neil’s new film The Reckoning and he gives some great advice to new filmmakers. Note: We don’t talk about Hellboy (well… a little bit)

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


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