06th Jul2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #346: ‘Greatest Days’ director Coky Giedroyc

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the 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, Dome Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about 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 filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #346: ‘Greatest Days’ director Coky Giedroyc on how to make a big-budget movie outside the studio system

On this weeks episode director Coky Giedroyc tells us how she made her latest feature Greatest Days! Coky, who has not only directed the feature ‘How to Build a Girl’ and many many TV shows including Sherlock, Penny Dreadful and Save Me, sat with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to discuss making a musical based on a stage show with Take That songs! She also discusses:

  • Financing a big budget film outside of the studio system.
  • What is like to shoot in a foreign country.
  • Guiding new actors through the process of film-making.
  • Choreographing big set pieces.
  • And also what it is like learning the craft of TV directing.
  • What it is like filming a musical.
  • And gives some amazing advice if you are breaking in as a director.
  • PLUS Cakes shenanigans and Puntastics ahoy. Did you guess the flavour or number?

Greatest Days is in UK cinemas now. Check out our review right here.

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


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