11th Oct2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #241: ‘One Man and His Shoes’ producer Will Thorne & director Yemi Bamiro

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 #241: Masterclass in Indie Documentary Making with One Man and His Shoes producer Will Thorne & director Yemi Bamiro

On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes producer Will Thorne and director Yemi Bamiro to talk about the journey of their latest documentary, One Man and His Shoes (2020) Will and Yemi dive deep into the making of their indie documentary. How it all started with a little short, how they financed the movie themselves in the beginning, and how they managed to bring on more and more people. They discuss what it was like to do all the paperwork for their first feature project, why hiring a lawyer is important, and what it takes to do a successful Crowdfunder. They also talk about how they put all the footage together, where they got their archive footage from, and share all of the various worries that they had while working on this documentary for 8 years. This is a true masterclass in making an indie documentary. And it was an absolute joy to chat with Will and Yemi. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Will Thorne and Yemi Bamiro.

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

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