07th Feb2024

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #379: ‘The End We Start From’ director Mahalia Belo

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, Dom 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 #379: ‘The End We Start From’ director Mahalia Belo on making her Jodie Comer starring debut feature

‘The End We Start From’ director Mahalia Belo chats with Dom Lenoir about making he Jodie Comer starring debut feature and why cinema is a healing machine. Mahalia discusses screening at Toronto and the feeling of releasing a movie to audiences, adapting a novel, working with a screenwriter Alice Birch & collaborations, plus…

  • Trying to keep an emotional truth within storytelling.
  • Writing letters to cast potentials. Useful or not? The push and pull between cast and financial.
  • Working with babies.
  • Working with cinematographer Susie Lavelle and flooding a set.
  • Music and score
  • And why even after a Sundance and BIFA success there are difficulties for filmmakers and nothing is an instant success story.

The End We Start From is out now

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


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