19th Feb2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #206: Going from a Micro Budget to a £1M Feature

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 #206: Going from a Micro Budget to a £1M Feature – Producer Emma Biggins and Director & Writer Oliver Milburn talk making SCHOOLS OUT FOREVER

‘Schools Out Forever’ Producer ‘Emma Biggins’ and Director ‘Oliver Milburn’ join Director & Producer, Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) for a mini reunion to discuss their first feature ‘The Harsh Light of Day’ and Emma and Oliver’s latest feature School’s Our Forever’ which is available to buy on all platforms NOW! Oliver discusses how he shifted focus in the business and left directing behind for a few years and the reason why, how they released ‘The Harsh Light of Day’ and how they sold that film to distributors within the industry.

We also dive deeper into their latest film ‘Schools Out Forever’ and how you can get an option on a novel, financing a film and how ‘Rebellion’, a brilliant games company came on board to help them. We discuss how important it is to have dogged determination in this business, how they marketed their movie and came up with a plan to get their film shown to an audience, which will definitely benefit yours. It’s an incredible episode and you will learn so much. We’ve missed Emma and Ollie in our lives and we hope you gain something from this weeks conversation.

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


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