12th Feb2024

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #380: ‘Argylle’ director Matthew Vaughn

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 #380: Matthew Vaughn – Director and Producer of Argylle, Kick Ass, Kingsman, X Men, Layer Cake, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on making films

Matthew Vaughn joins us to discuss making his latest feature the spy action thriller Argylle as well as creating a brand identity and how he makes independent films. The director, producer and writer of movies such as Kick Ass, Kingsman, X Men, Layer Cake, Snatch, Rocketman, Tetris and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels chats to Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir about making his movies. He also discusses:

  • How he raised finance for his breakthrough film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
  • How he fell into directing via Guy Ritchie and his wife Claudia Schiffer.
  • Re-inventing the Spy Action Franchise with Kick Ass, Kingsman and his latest feature Argylle.
  • How Daniel Craig gave him advice on the set of his directing debut Layer Cake.
  • Why he does chemistry tests for his lead actors.
  • And gives some amazing advice for filmmakers.

Argylle is out now, check out our review here.

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


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