21st Dec2020

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #195: James Kermack talks ‘Knuckledust’

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 #195: How to Make an Action-Packed Caper Thriller with Director James Kermack and his feature Knuckledust

This week we welcome back previous guest of the show writer, director and actor James Kermack to do a deep dive masterclass on how he made his 2nd feature Knuckledust. James was last with us on Episode 21 of the Filmmakers Podcast, talking about his debut feature Hi-Lo Joe, he returns now having moved up significantly in budget to chat to Giles and Robbie about Knuckledust, an action thriller/caper with nods to Guy Ritchie, Quentin Tarantino and Nicolas Winding Refn.

We cover everything in this episode from sourcing finance and actors to world-building through script and storyboards. James also appears in the film in a supporting role, so offers some candid advice on how to direct yourself as an actor/director. Knuckledust is an incredibly ambitious film for its budget level, and excels in its visual style. We examine just how James managed to pull it off from script to shoot to edit.

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