01st Nov2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #244: Axelle Carolyn on ‘The Manor’

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 #244: Making a Blumhouse Film for Amazon Prime with The Manor Writer/Director Axelle Carolyn

On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome the fantastic writer-director Axelle Carolyn! Her credits include Soulmate (2013), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Creepshow (2021), American Horror Story (2021), and she’s here to talk about her latest feature film, The Manor (2021), which is part of the Welcome to the Blumhouse series on Amazon Prime. Axelle dives deep into her filmmaking career. She talks about how she made the transition from actress to director and how she made her first feature film, Soulmate. She also discusses directing for TV, working with horror-legend Mike Flanagan, and the difference between indie and studio filmmaking. Axelle also talks about her writing process, casting, working with a DOP, shot lists, how your life doesn’t change after a movie comes out, and many more things. This is an absolute masterclass in writing, directing and horror filmmaking. Axelle is a true inspiration and we can’t wait to see what she does next. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Axelle Carolyn!

Make sure you also check out our review of The Manor.

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


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