08th Jun2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #166: Interview with John McPhail director of ‘Anna & The Apocalypse’

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 #166: How to go from Shorts to Features, Raise Finance and make a hit Zombie Musical Feature Film with John McPhail director of Anna & The Apocalypse

Anna & The Apocalypse director John McPhail joins Giles Alderson to chat how to make films. They discuss what makes us fall in love with movies ? How important it is to know your audience. How John made a short called ‘Notes’ based on a real story of not ever meeting a guy he used to live with. They also chat about going from shorts to his first feature ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ by using some of his award money winnings to pay for it. How important it is to have the ability to phone up and ask for things – and especially how to get money from people. The SEIS route. Getting post help to complete the feature after being turning down for government funding Why and how to get into film festivals and how to use them to your advantage. John describes how Anna And The Apocalypse came about and having imposter syndrome and how it felt amazing to be directing and he gives some amazing advice for filmmakers.

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


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