17th Jul2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #348: Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson & Eddie Hamilton on ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning’

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 #348: Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson & Eddie Hamilton talk making Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One

On this week’s podcast, we are joined by actors Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson and editor Eddie Hamilton to discuss making Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One. First up Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead) and Rebecca Ferguson (Silo, Dune) have fun with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir discussing all things acting and being on set of a Mission Impossible film, being directed by Christopher McQuarrie and creating the characters. Secondly we have a great natter with editor Eddie Hamilton (Top Gun Maverick, Kick Ass) about editing on such a big movie, how he got the job and working with Tom Cruise and McQaurrie. We also discuss:

  • Editing Tom Gun Maverick and Mission Impossible movies.
  • Why and how they work with no script on MI films.
  • If you don’t care about character then nothing matters.
  • Why it is just a pile of ingredients and why movies in post only come good in the last two weeks.
  • And why you fight for moments and let others go.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One is in cinemas now.

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


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