13th Oct2020

The Filmmakers Podcast: ‘The Dare’ Podcast Special – Parts 1 & 2!

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.

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The Filmmakers Podcast #186: ‘The Dare’ podcast special! Making our horror film with the cast & crew

This is ‘The Dare’ podcast special as our hosts own movie is now released in the UK! You can find the movie on SkyStore, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Virgin Store, Google Play etc. Giles Alderson (director & co writer) Julian Kostov (producer) and Andrew Rodger (cinematographer) are joined by the co-writer & cast of film for this special episode of the podcast.

In the first section they chat with co-writer Jonny Grant (Arthur & Merlin) about how the film came about, how Giles and Jonny wrote it, How Julian came on board to produce and how it got green lit and shot in a studio in Bulgaria. Giles and Andy also discuss camera techniques and how they kept the shots in The Dare constantly changing.

In the second section they chat to the farmhouse cast Richard Brake (3 From Hell), Mitchell Norman (Giantland) and Harry Jarvis (The Knight before Christmas) about casting, working in a studio, playing evil characters, working with directors and upping your game.

In the third section we talk to the basement story cast Bart Edwards (The Witcher), Alexandra Evans (Redistributors), Richard Short (Mary Kills People) and Devora Wilde (The Tombs) about horror film-making, working together in basement, working with blood gore and sand and characters

The Filmmakers Podcast #187: The Dare – Behind the Mask. Part 2 of our Special ep with the cast ad crew from The Dare

This is Part 2 of ‘The Dare’ podcast special as our hosts own movie is now released in the UK! You can find the movie on SkyStore, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Virgin Store, Google Play etc
Giles Alderson (director & co writer) Julian Kostov (producer) and Andrew Rodger (cinematographer) pick up where the left off on Part 1 and are joined by cast members Bart Edwards (The Witcher), Alexandra Evans (Redistributors), Richard Short (Mary Kills People) and Devora Wilde (The Tombs). They wrap up their experiences making The Dare and talk sequels as well as what they learnt and took away from the filming process.

Then the boys are joined by the masked man himself. The Dare’s big bad. Dominic. Played by the legendary Robert Maaser who goes behind the mask, literally to tell you his experiences playing a masked character. The pros and cons and the best ways to use a mask to your advantage in character..
Giles, Andrew and Julian talk filming, shooting the mask and how they designed it. What it represents and how it can influence on set and off.

Rob also talks auditioning, The Dare 2, working with Sam Mendes on 1917 and Christopher McQuarry on Mission Impossible and the best way to work (and film) with action and fight scenes.

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

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