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The White Deer Filmmaking Podcast

The White Deer Filmmaking Podcast

By White Deer
A podcast about filmmaking, made by filmmakers for filmmakers. Bought to you in association with White Deer International Film Festival. Each episode we bring you interviews with award-winning cast and crew members, delving into the challenges they've faced and experiences they've gained from working on their films. Creating a community of filmmakers, all striving to make better films and help each other along the way.
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43. Using film to break records with charity fundraiser Iain Ward
This time we have a great chat about films with Iain Ward. Iain is trying to break a world record for raising the most money for cancer by running a marathon (2.7 million). Iain has cancer himself and is trying to spread the word as much as possible to raise the money in less than 2 years. He adores films and uses them to motivate him, being one of his major passions. You can support Iain on his donation website here: https://curecancerordietrying.com/ Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
51:03
December 4, 2020
42. The Guide For Every Screenwriter with Geoffrey Calhoun
Geoffrey Calhoun speaks to us about his book 'The Guide for Every Screenwriter: From Synopsis to Subplots: The Secrets of Screenwriting Revealed'. Here is the book's blurb: "Screenwriting made simple. The Guide for Every Screenwriter is one of the most efficient instruction manuals on the craft. This book cuts past verbose exposition and gets straight to work, delivering sample-driven outlines and templates that anyone can follow. It is quick to apply to your work and serves as a side-by-side checklist for the writing process. This is the book for anyone looking to write a screenplay and for any professional needing a refresher." In this chat, we discuss the best approaches to be a successful screenwriter and touch on a few subjects from the book itself. This is a great discussion for all writers to listen to and for people of other specialisms too, as our cinematographer host, Adam Sandy, discovers.  Beyond that, we uncover Geoffrey's other resources and learn about his blog, podcast, and bank of famous scripts etc. We hope you enjoy Geoffrey's advice and we also hope that you check out his website: www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com which is the one-stop resource for all of Geoffrey's resources including the book itself.  You can also get the book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guide-Every-Screenwriter-Synopsis-Screenwriting/dp/1733989633/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+guide+for+every+screenwriter&qid=1606427019&sr=8-1 Follow Geoffrey & his advice on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram @thesuccessfulscreenwriter And also on Twitter @screenwriterpod Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
01:08:43
November 27, 2020
41. Brick Madness - Creating an hilarious mockumentary over 11 years with filmmaker Justin McAleece
Filmmaker Justin McAleece approached us recently to announce his upcoming film, Brick Madness, which is excitingly being released within the coming months. Justin co-wrote, co-produced, directed, edited, and co-starred in this film and we go over the trials & triumphs that were part of his experience. It's a high-quality talk with lots of detailed information that will absolutely be beneficial to listeners wanting to make a strong film, despite the difficulties that can so often be encountered.  You can buy the movie right now at: https://littlesister­ent.shop You can go to Brick Madness' website here: http://brickmadnessthemovie.com/ You can follow the movie's progress on its Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/brick_madness_movie/ Follow Justin's career on his Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/justinmakesmovies/, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justin.mcaleece You can also utilise the video & film service mentioned by Justin here: https://www.shoots.video/ Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
52:44
November 20, 2020
40. Master your talk - Public speaking tips for filmmakers and creatives with Brenden Kumarasamy
It's our 40th episode and today we are bringing you a special talk with Brenden Kumarasamy from MasterTalk. Brenden is an expert in public speaking and talked us through some truly incredible tips and tricks to help filmmakers deliver their creative message. This really is a useful talk for any creative and Brenden's purpose is amazingly clear for all to see! Subscribe to Brenden on MasterTalk YouTube channel now! You can also follow Brenden on his Instagram: http://instagram.com­/masteryourtalk Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
45:36
November 13, 2020
39. Within - Finding emotion in film & winning Best Actor at an International Film Festival
We are happy to bring you this very humble chat with Christopher Key and Neil Hobbs. They were kind enough to talk to us about Within, a short film which won Best Actor in both our Bi-Monthly & Annual awards and was also nominated for several other awards in the process. Chris was the film's director, writer, and also a producer, whilst Neil played the lead character, Michael. Together they guide us through the process of making this film and also take us through the moments that brought the emotion through so strongly. The White Deer team all agreed that this chat was just so humble and we are looking forward to staying in touch with this team Unfortunately, as of yet, the guys haven't finished their websites but we will update this as soon as they do! Watch Within on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/441644735 Follow Neil Hobbs on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neilhobbs667/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neil.hobbs.98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/nwhobbs1 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
53:59
November 6, 2020
38. DEAD AIR - How a team of corporate videographers made an award-winning short film
In this chat, we speak to Jordan Dean, Duncan Mcleod & Dan Flanders, the team behind the award-winning short film, Dead Air. Dead Air took one of our most prized awards, the Best East Midlands Short Film, and we were thrilled to be able to speak to them.  Their film journey is actually quite different from ones that have frequently come before on the podcast. Surprisingly, narrative filmmaking has not always been a priority for two-thirds of the team, as for a couple of the guys it is actually quite a new idea. Instead, their main focus is corporate filmmakers which they have been very successful at through their company, Crosscut Media. This episode explains why the team decided to make a narrative film and the decisions that were taken in order to produce it to an award-winning standard. A crucial listen for anyone in a corporate environment but want to branch out into narrative. If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about the team's corporate work you can go to https://crosscut-media.co.uk/ & for their narrative portfolio go to https://www.fishbulbfilms.co.uk/ @fishbulbfilms is also the tag for the teams' various socials including Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram You can also watch Dead Air on Amazon Prime right now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B08D6X3FXG/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
56:17
October 30, 2020
37. Primal - Getting on set experience & Owning your ambition with Liam Scott
We recently chatted to Liam Scott about his Best Action winning film, Primal. We were expecting the chat to be very much contained around the film but found ourselves chatting at length about all things filmmaking in one of our most insightful and relatable episodes yet! If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about Liam then you can go to his social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theliamscott/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFplxzxdFdc&feature=youtu.be Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2812ProductionsNI/ Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
01:37:51
October 23, 2020
36. Right Honourable Gentlemen with Samuel Lane & Robert Rickman
We recently got in touch with Sam & Rob from Alaboogie Productions. This team are working their socks off to create a very intriguing mockumentary centred around British politics and called Right Honourable Gentlemen. Our co-director, Mark Wisdom, stumbled across their marketing and found it so fascinating that he recommended it to the rest of the White Deer team who quickly found themselves equally embroiled in the world of Right Honourable Gentlemen. Rob & Sam were fabulous to talk to and came over as extremely passionate and highly dedicated to bringing this project to life through hilarious promo videos and a kickstarter campaign. We are so excited to share this with you and to promote this team, and they truly deserve your support! Both Right Honourable Gentlemen & Alaboogie Productions are on multiple social media channels and you can find them easily by typing in the respective name. However, you can learn more about Right Honourable Gentlemen's Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstar­ter.com/projects/rig­hthongentseries/righ­t-honourable-gentlem­en-brand-new-comedy-­webseries?ref=nav_se­arch&result=project&­term=right%20honoura­ble%20gentlemen And you can also follow it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.­com/channel/UCti1rms­cn_SIQ8Rd46EZphg?vie­w_as=subscriber Or, follow it's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Right-Honourable-Gentlemen-Series-113815293419510 You can also follow Alaboogie Productions' work overall here: https://www.facebook.com/Alaboogie-Productions-101519054975522 You can email the team at info@alaboogieproductions.com If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about Sam & Rob themselves then you can go to their social media: SAM: https://www.instagram.com/sjlane92/ ROB:  https://twitter.com/RobertRickman93 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Audio only release also available at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/podcast https://anchor.fm/whitedeer Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
01:02:40
October 9, 2020
35. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - SCORE & SOUND MIX with Hamish Dickinson & Jamie Richards
In the final episode of our CWR series, we are talking to Jamie Richards and Hamish Dickinson who did the film's score and sound mix respectively. Hamish also takes the hosting responsibilities and together we discuss the process of developing a soundtrack for a film alongside having a professional mix. Our principal team all share the opinion that sound is such an integral part of filmmaking and this interview proves that exactly. There's a lot to enjoy here regarding music both creatively and technically. Its a truly fascinating conversation! You can learn more about our film on its website: https://convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk/ Or, follow it's facebook page: @convictionwithoutremorse If you are interested in getting in touch/finding out more about Hamish & Phoenix Sound then you can go directly to his website at https://hamishdickinson.co.uk If you want to see some of Jamie’s music you can go to his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/explicitlyjim/ Or his Bandcamp portfolio: https://candourmakesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Jamie has new music coming soon so now is the time to follow! Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Visual release also available at: https://youtu.be/0J0dnBoxfj4 Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thanks for listening!
46:38
October 2, 2020
34. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - ACTING with guest host Amy Clarkson
In this very special episode of the CWR series we not only have a fantastic guest host but some extraordinary actors all discussing their careers and their experience working on our film. We feature guest host Amy Clarkson who you may remember from a podcast episode back in March (2020) and also Christian Dapp (who plays Dominic Farrier), Rita Sigmond (who plays Brooke Farrier), and Simon Crudgington (who plays James Kershaw), together with festival co-directors & judges Mark Wisdom (who plays The Junior Barrister) & Alastair Railton the film's director. The conversation is incredibly in-depth and varied and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks so much to everyone involved! You can learn more about our film on its website: https://convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk/ Or, follow it's facebook page: @convictionwithoutremorse Follow Amy Clarkson here: https://www.instagram.com/clarkson8964/ Watch Amy's Podcast here: https://youtu.be/8187RSB8oyI Follow Christian Dapp here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9364096/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 https://www.instagram.com/cldapp/ https://twitter.com/CLDapp Follow Rita Sigmond here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10209108/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 https://www.instagram.com/sigmondrita/ https://twitter.com/RitaSigmond Follow Simon Crudgington here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5792730/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Visual release also available at: https://youtu.be/72eL9dtTSMYr Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thank you!
01:02:23
August 21, 2020
33. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - WRITING with guest host Guy Nicholls
Today we speak to Guy Nicholls who has been very successful at our festival in the past few months. His films 'Kissed Crowns' & 'An Eye for an Artisan' are so very distinct and are a pleasure to watch. We even featured Guy and his team on the podcast just over a month ago and had a great chat with them and it is wonderful to have Guy back on the podcast to talk to us about writing. We thought Guy would be a brilliant person to speak to us about this as his own scripts are very unique and expressive, something that we also wanted to try and achieve with our own film. So, thanks for speaking to us Guy! :D You did an awesome job as the host and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you again, and we also can't wait for your future projects! To follow Guy and his production company you can use the links below: https://www.instagram.com/guynicholls9889/ https://www.facebook.com/gtnproductions/ To help out our Kickstarter campaign you can use the following link: http://kck.st/2WR91Qc And make sure to submit to our festival in time for the Annual Event!!! Submit now on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thank you!
01:34:23
August 14, 2020
32. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - ART DIRECTION with guest host Léo Lebesgue
In this episode of the 'Conviction Without Remorse' series we speak to Léo Lebesgue about our film's Art Direction. Léo & his team stunned us with their beautiful creation of the film Morituri and we spoke to them after they won multiple awards during our March/April Bi-Monthly awards. Once again, Léo was an incredible guest and truly delved into the creative decisions behind our film's artistic choices. Such a wonderful artist! P.S. Apologies for mispronouncing your name, Léo :S To watch the Morituri podcast go here: https://youtu.be/BNukSO1UrZQ To follow the Morituri film, Léo, and his co-run production company you can use these links: Trailer -​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhwLkv0kLfQ Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/morituricourtmetrage/ Website (also available in english) -​ https://www.urbansodium.com/ Léo Lebesgue Instagram - @leolebesgue Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thank you!
59:20
August 7, 2020
31. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - DIRECTING with guest host Andreas Avgousti
In the next episode of our 'Conviction Without Remorse' series we are talking about our film's directing with guest host Andreas Avgousti. We met Andreas way back at the start of the year and spoke about his film 'Petra' which won a bi-monthly Best Horror award in Nov/Dec 2019. We wanted to speak to Andreas again as he delivered his horror direction with style. His love of horror and his way of creating tense scenes really spoke to us and we felt that he would be a great candidate to speak about this topic. And, we were right, Andreas was a great host and made this episode really detailed! If you want to find out more about ‘Conviction Without Remorse’ then you can follow its dedicated Facebook page: Conviction Without Remorse Or, visit the film’s website at: www.convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk. DON'T FORGET - we are offering the first 50 submitters a 15% entry discount throughout this series for any submission into our festival. All you have to do to get the discount code is listen until the end of this episode, but hopefully, you will stay tuned for more insights into our own filmmaking journey! ALSO, our Kickstarter campaign is now live and it would be great to get your support: http://kck.st/2WR91Qc You can watch the 'Petra' podcast here: https://youtu.be/MJ4AYYqZ4c4 And, Follow Andreas & Petra here: twitter.com/andreasavgousti twitter.com/PetraMovie www.instagram.com/andreas_avgousti Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/ Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm Thank you!
56:47
July 31, 2020
30. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - CINEMATOGRAPHY with guest host Sam Creamer
This is the first episode in our 'Conviction Without Remorse' series and we are talking about our film's cinematography with guest host Sam Creamer. We spoke to Sam a few weeks ago about 'Camomile', a short film that won Best Cinematography during the Jan/Feb bi-monthly awards.   We loved speaking to Sam and knew he would be a great guest host and indeed he excelled himself in the role!   If you want to find out more about ‘Conviction Without Remorse’ then you can follow its dedicated Facebook page: Conviction Without Remorse  Or, visit the film’s website at: www.convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk. DON'T FORGET - we are offering the first 50 submitters a 15% entry discount throughout this series for any submission into our festival. All you have to do to get the discount code is listen until the end of this episode, but hopefully, you will stay tuned for more insights into our own filmmaking journey! You can watch the 'Camomile' podcast here: https://youtu.be/DMa1F24VvvI   You can also follow Volatile Pictures on: WEB - www.volatilepictures.co.uk  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/volatilepicturesltd/  FACEBOOK - @volatilepictures   Follow Sam on:  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/samcreamer_/  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/samcreamercine/    Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Information on the hosts: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host  IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom   Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom   ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host  Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop   ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host  Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm    Thank you!
01:20:24
July 24, 2020
29. 'Conviction Without Remorse' Series - Trailer
The White Deer International Film Festival is built on the idea that we, the judges, are also filmmakers. In many ways, we are exactly the same as the people who send us submissions, in that we want to share our stories with the world and (hopefully) receive praise and criticism in order to grow and improve. And, we would like to share with you the experiences we had when making our own short film ‘Conviction Without Remorse’. So, this is an announcement for the start of a small series of podcast episodes related to our journey on this production. This film has been our main project as filmmakers for over a year but we have finally completed it and have already begun entering it into festivals (not ours of course!). Over the next few weeks, we will be handing over the hosting responsibilities to former podcast guests who will interview us on several film-related specialisms including Cinematography, Directing, Acting, Art Direction & more! Not only that, but we will be offering the first 50 submitters a 15% entry discount throughout the series for any submission into our festival. All you have to do to get the discount code is listen to this short announcement episode, but hopefully, you will stay tuned for more insights into our own filmmaking journey! whitedeerfest.co.uk/podcast If you want to find out more about ‘Conviction Without Remorse’ then you can follow its dedicated Facebook page: Conviction Without Remorse Or, visit the film’s website at: www.convictionwithoutremorse.co.uk. Thanks!
06:55
July 17, 2020
28. Camomile - Production companies and purposeful cinematography
We had a great chat with Director James Sibley, DP Sam Creamer, and lead actor Alexander Simkin about their film Camomile which won Best Cinematography during the Jan/Feb bi-monthly awards. It is quite astonishing to find that the crew, working under their production company Volatile Pictures, are at an extremely similar place to our own team. Therefore, we were able to go into an in-depth chat about how to make the most of indie-filmmaking under a production company that you want to grow, through the creation of great films. These guests were incredible to talk to and their professionalism truly shines through!   Follow Volatile Pictures on:  WEB - www.volatilepictures.co.uk  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/volatilepicturesltd/  FACEBOOK - @volatilepictures   Follow James on:  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/_james_sibley_/   Follow Sam on:  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/samcreamer_/   Follow Lex on:  INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/lexsimkin/    Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Information on the hosts:  MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host  IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom   Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom   ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host  Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop   ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host  Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm    Thank you!
01:06:35
July 10, 2020
27. Tatjana Anders - Crowdfunding for film
We were lucky enough to have Tatjana Anders back on the show to speak specifically about the topic of crowdfunding in film. This is a perfect listen for anyone looking to self-fund all or some of their film production with some great tips and anecdotes from Tatjana!  You can watch the first interview with Tatjana using this link:  https://youtu.be/LKxFNNOV1gQ   You can also follow Tatjana and her film on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tatjana.anders/  @yourrealityfilm   You can watch 'Your Reality' here: vimeo.com/ondemand/yourreality    Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Information on the hosts:  MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host  IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom   Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom   ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host  Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop   ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host  Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm    Thank you!
45:16
July 3, 2020
26. M O R I T U R I - Creating a short film with a purposeful tone
We were recently joined by the team behind the short film M O R I T U R I. This artistic film swept the March/April Bi-Monthly awards with wins in 'Best Drama', 'Best Cinematography', 'Best Actress', & 'Best Soundtrack'.   Together, we discuss a lot of varied topics related to filmmaking but often refer back to expressing film with a purposeful tone and what decisions were taken to achieve this.    We thoroughly enjoyed chatting to this team and will seek to collaborate with them further going forward! To follow the film and the team on their social media you can use these links:   Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhwLkv0kLfQ   Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/morituricourtmetrage/   Website (also available in english) - https://www.urbansodium.com/   Leonor Oberson’s instagram - @leonoroberson   Guillaume Gaubert's instagram - @guillaumegbrt   Léo Lebesgue - @leolebesgue    Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at: https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Information on the hosts:  MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host  IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom   Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom   ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host  Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop  ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host  Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm    Thank you!
59:40
June 26, 2020
25. My Dad Marie - Approaching a sensitive subject in film
Here we talk to a Producer Dominic Baker, Director Maj Jukic, and lead actor Marc Baylis from the film 'My Dad Marie' which won the 'Best Short' Award at our March/April bi-monthly awards. This film features the sensitive subject of navigating a parent/child relationship in the early stages of a father's transition.    This discussion provides a deep insight into telling a story with care. Which was achieved by an extremely professional cast & crew who all sought to do their absolute best; by learning from each other and exploring moments in time thoroughly.   Follow the links below to learn more and follow the film along with its cast & crew:   Twitter: @MyDadMarieShort Producer Dominic Baker Instagram: minoanpictures   Director Maj Jukic YouTube: Not an Englishman   Lead Actor Marc Baylis Twitter: @marc_baylis    Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Information on the hosts:  MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host  IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom   Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom   ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host  Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop   ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host  Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm    Thank you!
53:02
June 19, 2020
24. The White Deer team - Telling a story through film
Quite a different episode this week! We wanted to touch on the nature of storytelling in film. It is certainly a complex topic but there are some interesting moments discussing the various tools available to a filmmaker. Let us know what you think! Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   You can follow the hosts at: MARK WISDOM - Actor/Producer/Writer/Host IMDB: www.imdb.me/markwisdom  Web: www.markwisdom.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrmarkwisdom   Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/mrmarkwisdom ADAM SANDY - Cinematographer/Colourist/Host Web: https://adamsandy.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsandydop ALASTAIR RAILTON - Director/Writer/Editor/Host Web: https://www.freshairfilmsandmedia.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fresh_air_fm  Thank you!
44:29
June 12, 2020
23. Thomas & Julian Crouser - A father-and-son filmmaking powerhouse!
In this episode, we are joined by the charming father-and-son team of producer Thomas Crouser Jr. and lead actor Julian Crouser. We chat about their film Deadly Promises which won Best Ensemble Cast & Best Hair & Makeup during our March-April bi-monthly awards. Alongside their colleague, the pair wrote the film and spearheaded a high-quality feat of ensemble filmmaking. This pair truly embody a dedication to family teamwork and are very inspiring to listen to!   You can follow Tom, Julian, Tolian Productions, and the film using the following links:  Julian Crouser - Ins­tagram: @TheJulianCr­ouser  Thomas Crouser Jr. - Instagram: @TomFilm­Producer Tolian Productions - Instagram: @TolianP­roductions  Tolian Productions - Facebook: @TolianPro  Website: DeadlyPromises.com or TolianPro.com  Movie Trailer: https://vimeo.com/36­5101774 Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival  Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Visuals release also available on our YouTube channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAGV35n1cRfw1uv-iWYQdw  Thank you!
58:53
June 5, 2020
22. Guy Nicholls & team - Exploring film with a cast & crew that you trust
We recently spoke to Guy Nicholls (GTN Productions) and his team about Kissed Crowns & An Eye for an Artisan, two films both written, and directed by Guy. These films impressed us with their complex narratives and excellent performances. Even better, the team mostly comprised of people affiliated with the East Midlands UK area!   We cover a range of topics in this longer discussion and delve into multiple specialisms, as we also have two actors, Emily Drewett & Megan Dunnico, and sound expert, Tom Jeeves. So, if a good long discussion about making films sounds useful to you then you should absolutely listen to this chat.   To follow the team you can use the links below:  https://www.instagram.com/guynicholls9889/  https://www.facebook.com/gtnproductions/  www.tomjeevesmusic.co.uk/  https://soundcloud.com/tomjeevesmusic/tracks  https://www.facebook.com/tomjeevesmusic/  https://www.instagram.com/thejeeves/?hl=en  https://www.instagram.com/megandunnico/?hl=en  https://twitter.com/EmilyDrewett2   Submit to the White Deer International Film Festival on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival   Follow the White Deer International Film Festival at:  https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/whitedeerfest/   Thank you!
01:24:01
May 29, 2020
21. The White Deer Team - Filmmaking in the Age of Lockdown
We're back for our second podcast season and we are delighted to be chatting together as a team for the first time in a while. This style of conversation will be setting the trend for some of our chats in the coming future, where we take a topic and discuss what we can about it. We will still be interviewing teams that have submitted to the White Deer International Film Festival but on more of an "every other week" basis. Today's topic is themed around the global Covid-19 situation and what filmmaking might look like going forward. Please please please also feel free to contact us and submit questions, we would love to build a community for filmmakers of all levels & experience and audience participation will be a massive part of that goal. You can do this by sending an email with your question to podcast@whitedeerfest.co.uk. And finally, a massive thank you to @filmfestreport over on Instagram for their support in recent weeks!
37:21
May 15, 2020
20. Alice Li - A brief look into the animation process
The making of Leaf of Faith is the topic in this episode, an incredible short animation from director, Alice Li. Speaking all the way from New Zealand, Alice guides us through the process of developing animation and details the challenges and joys of making something great. We were very impressed to hear the team’s efforts to bring their animation’s protagonist to life in a realistic way visually. This certainly helped to make this film a worthy winner of our Nov/Dec 2019 Best Animation bi-monthly award. A disclaimer; we were affected by some unfortunate connection issues during the recording of this episode and strongly considered not releasing it. However, we were very impressed by Alice’s insight and didn’t want to lose the good material that she had to say. Her audio is very clear, and we have done our best to edit it together with ours but you will notice the conversation is not as smooth as our other interviews and for that we apologise. We will look to speak to Alice again in the future! If you want to follow Alice and see some beautiful art the link is as follows: https://www.instagram.com/alice_yu_li/ This is also the end of our first podcast season, stick around until the end to find out what is next!
41:32
April 24, 2020
19. Mary Pattisson - Creating a picture book in film
Palindrome, the Nov/Dec 2019 winner for Best Art Direction and Best Hair & Makeup, is our subject of discussion today. This picturesque film, written and directed by Marcus Flemmings, stole our attention with its incredible & diverse imagery and visual storytelling. Mary Pattisson, the film’s Assistant Producer & Director, joined us to talk about the film and together we discuss the film’s themes, and the decisions taken to create it as a work of art. This is a true filmmaker-centric discussion with lots of talk relating to how shots were captured and how locations were found and utilised in the most ideal way. There are plenty of familiar anecdotes & challenges which all experienced filmmakers will recognise and be able to appreciate. Enjoy! To follow the film, Mary recommends following the director, Marcus Flemmings at: https://www.instagram.com/marcusflemmingss/ https://www.facebook.com/marcus.flemmings.9 https://twitter.com/MarcusFlemmings
43:40
April 17, 2020
18. Teddy Tenenbaum & Minsun Park - The Hollywood system & the leveled playing field
Today we speak to Teddy Tenenbaum & Minsun Park who are the writers behind our hilarious bi-monthly Nov/Dec 2019 winner for Best Comedy, Sidepiece, which Teddy also directed. This film was a joy to watch and was a new adventure for the duo who primarily work on horrors, thrillers & action projects. It is clear that passion is the driving force behind their creative choices and it is great to hear about their vast amounts of experience in the Hollywood system, with credits in television/feature films etc. This is a great listen for anyone wanting to learn a bit more about Hollywood and working for studios, with insights into the changing market and the genres that continue to sell.   Here are the links to follow the pair on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/minsun10/  https://www.instagram.com/teddytbaum/   You can see the trailer for the Short Film here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C1nBDoj-OA   And, to follow the film you can use these links:  https://www.facebook.com/sidepiecemovie  https://twitter.com/sidepiecem https://www.instagram.com/sidepiecemovie
46:36
April 10, 2020
17. Rodeo & Dan Strange - The power of letting actors do their thing
Here we chat with power-couple Dan & Rodeo Strange who worked together on every aspect of their best Best Feature winning film, The Great Charade. This film, we were happy to hear, was a true team effort and we thoroughly enjoyed speaking about the excellent atmosphere that was created on this shoot. This directly allowed for the attached actors to feel comfortable with experimenting and leaving their stamp on the project. However, this open and comfortable set was coupled with hard work and some tense moments with some “messy” shots needing to be captured in one take! We were also intrigued to learn that the film is partly inspired by the facade that has seemingly crept into modern life, particularly with the advent of social media. This revolutionary technology has allowed many to showcase the best version of themselves and has somewhat hidden true honesty in today’s world. Finally, we finish on the encouraging message that the best thing to do as a new filmmaker is to just do it and have fun!  Follow the Strange’s here:  https://rodeax.com/  https://twitter.com/RodeaxLTD  https://twitter.com/RodeaxRodeo  https://twitter.com/Dan_Rodeax  https://www.facebook.com/rodeax  https://www.instagram.com/rodeax_films Apologies for the lack of visuals from the Strange's and good audio at the end of this vid, we had some technical difficulties!
36:39
April 3, 2020
16. Andreas Avgousti - Horror galore in a film without gore
In this spooktacular interview, we talk to Andreas Avgousti who won our Nov/Dec 2019 Best Horror award for his film, Petra. It is made very clear to us that horror is an absolute passion for Andreas who watches at least one horror film per week. This joy exists from a very young age and it surprised us to learn that the principal location in Petra was a house that a seven-year-old Andreas knew and wished would be used in a horror film one day. Of course, he is very proud that his own film achieved this and it is great to hear that this film takes Andreas back to his childhood. Similarly, it is interesting to hear about the film-industry in Cyprus and to touch upon Cypriot folklore that helped develop this film’s script. We also cover the state of modern horror and find that Andreas has an innate ability to create ideas that are terrifically scary, as he is working on another horror film, which we will look out for keenly.  Follow Andreas & Petra here:  twitter.com/andreasavgousti  twitter.com/PetraMovie www.instagram.com/andreas_avgousti
42:33
March 27, 2020
15. Amy Clarkson - Making a film with a script close to your heart
In this heartwarming discussion, we meet Amy Clarkson the writer and director of the Nov/Dec 2019 Best Drama-winning film, Life’s Rich Tapestry. We are guided through the film’s origins and learn that Amy used her own experiences in life to develop its narrative. We were curious to know if this was personally challenging and touched upon techniques that Amy used to avoid relieving negative memories.  An incredibly insightful element of our conversation pertains to the coordination of the pre and post-production stages. Amy, wisely, chose to discuss her ideas with an editor before shooting her film. This specifically helped with a clever narrative tool that played with the film’s visual colouring, a very impressive tactic for a first-time director. Finally, we briefly touch upon the film industry in France and how it contrasts with both London and Scotland, learning how a smaller community can surprisingly lead to more work. Follow Amy here -  https://www.instagram.com/clarkson8964/
41:16
March 20, 2020
14. Andrew Chen - Shooting a modern Western; Put the money in front of the camera
Andrew Chen, director of our Nov/Dec 2019 Best Visual Effects winning film, Ghost in the Gun, is kind enough to join us for this Western-themed interview. It is clear that Andrew took great care to make every aspect of his film of the highest quality he possibly could, in pre-production, and throughout the shoot. This is emphasised by the mantra from his cinematographer to “put the money in front of the camera” which aligns with our own stance. It is important that, where possible, post-production should be an enhancement stage as opposed to a fixing stage, which some film projects are guilty of. Finally, we were astonished to learn that this was Andrew’s first film as director and were also ecstatic to hear his hopes and ambitions to see it built into an anthology series. Follow Andrew and the film here -  https://www.facebook.com/ghostinthegun/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6533212/?ref_=nmmi_mi_nm
38:13
March 13, 2020
13. Charlie Dennis - Improvising an award-winning film
Today, we talk to our Nov/Dec 2019 Best Microshort bi-monthly winner, Charlie Dennis, about his film The Hug Deal. We quickly realise that Charlie is an experienced filmmaker, having undertaken many roles on numerous, and varied, sets. However, we were desperately curious to ask Charlie about how this film was made, having been informed that it was almost entirely improvised on-set. Through this discussion, we cover how leftover gear can be utilised intelligently and how strong themes can be portrayed in an approachable format. We speak about the film's charm, and how the effective use of comedy was developed to both convey a message but also to maintain the film’s entertaining core. Finally, we learn about Charlie’s ambitions to tell unique narratives in simple yet striking ways. Go follow Charlie on social media and visit his website -  https://www.instagram.com/charliewdennis/ https://www.charliedennis.co.uk/
47:46
March 6, 2020
12. Thomas Pollock - Writing through time; telling stories from history
Delving back in time to World War 1, we discuss the ambitious period film, Victories, directed by Thomas Pollock. With a win for Best Writing at the Nov/Dec 2019 bi-monthly awards, we explore Thomas’ experience of developing a writer/director partnership over multiple films. More specific to this entry, we learn about the team’s effort to tell both sides of the story in war and about creating compelling characters that may typically be an obvious villain. We also ask about Thomas’s efforts in acquiring the authentic props, costumes and narrative elements that helped to complement the well-written story. https://www.frontierpictures.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/FrontierPictures/  https://twitter.com/frontierpics  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXIEmTx8wwXMAf3OeoPJ4A
25:38
March 3, 2020
11. Stephen Parkhurst - Telling a story quickly, efficiently, and visually as an independent filmmaker
In this fascinating interview, we meet Stephen Parkhurst; director of the Best Horror Winner (Sept./Oct. 2019), Near Sight. Stephen guides us through the production of his film, sharing his thoughts on the power of short runtimes and visual storytelling. He also touches on his awareness of audience analytics, specifically on YouTube, especially useful for indie filmmakers trying to grow an online profile. Related to this, Stephen explains the importance of having a strong, and relatable, premise which should be emphasised as early into a film as possible.  Further demonstrating a keen knowledge of rational filmmaking, we discuss Stephen’s plans to shoot the film in one night, using resources readily available to him. This is a practice we ourselves would encourage wholeheartedly especially during pre-production plan-making.  Finally, we briefly explore the usefulness of using actors who are aligned with your vision as a storyteller/director and tie this together with the overarching theme of efficient filmmaking executed extremely well.  Follow Stephen and watch Near Sight  on his YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/sparkhurst Visit his website - https://www.sparkhurst.net/
38:47
February 22, 2020
10. Jonathan Galland - Composing emotive music for film
In this episode, we speak to Jonathan Galland, the composer for 'The Ribbon' which won best soundtrack in our Sept/Oct 2019 season. We find out about the interesting history of the project and how he came to it. Jonathan also takes us through the importance of music in film and some of the pitfalls and challenges that can come with collaborating on a score for a film. Jonathan's talents are clear throughout the interview and he proves himself to be someone to look out for in the industry on all of his upcoming projects.
44:12
February 14, 2020
9. Javier Dampierre - The challenges and joys of making a film in Los Angeles
Here we speak to Javier Dampierre, director of Fifty, which won the Best Thriller award in our September/October 2019 rounds. From the interview’s outset, it is clear that Javier has good experience of what it takes to work in the LA film industry. He takes us through the process of Fifty, discussing his decisions throughout, from how, and why, he chose certain crewmembers to how he explored a complex script. Javier speaks with honesty when he explains that his biggest fear was working within an apartment surrounded by windows. An advantage of this was exceptional & authentic LA scenery, but a major drawback was how much care was needed to avoid reflections in the glass. This is made more impressive by the fact that the film is shot entirely within this one room, a choice which also meant a lot of pressure was placed on exceptional performances. This point allowed us to explore his acquisition of the film’s cast, including his experiences working with the high-profile actress, Dey Young. This follows with an interesting insight from Javier that emphasises the usefulness of rehearsals. Primarily, how they can be used to create familiarity between actors, freeing them to explore their parts in full.
38:32
February 7, 2020
8. Hendrik Harms - Being creative throughout film production and using the modern world to your advantage
In this interview, we speak to Hendrik Harms who took on the lofty challenge of adapting a Stephen King story into a short film. His film ‘All that you love will be carried away’ captured our attention in the sheer diversity of its characters and how the actor’s portrayal of them earned the film the ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ award. In many ways, we come to understand that Hendrik is a creative mind, beyond just narrative decisions but throughout production. For example, we discover that he chose to employ an unusual casting brief to the potential actors, to allow them almost complete freedom to develop their chosen characters. This certainly lead to energetic performances that were filled with surprising elements and layers, always a director’s dream result. Delving further, we find that Hendrik has ambitions and a cause similar to our own, as the topic of the industry, as a whole, takes precedence. Excitingly, Hendrik shares our views that the modern world makes indie filmmaking monumentally more viable and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing his positive outlook on the future! https://www.instagram.com/harmswaystudios/
37:14
January 31, 2020
7. Eoin Cleland - Transitioning between low budget filmmaking and BBC funded TV
Long-time filmmaker, writer and director, Eoin Cleland, talks to us about his award-winning feature 'Ups and Downs'. The film won Best Feature in our 2019 Sept./Oct. Bi-Monthly awards. We discuss how Eoin earned his role as director of a BBC production after learning his craft on indie projects. We also cover how even on a "bigger" set there can still be moments reminiscent of the early days of a filmmaking career. The conversation culminates in showing Eoin's passion for telling authentic stories with fully realised and well-rounded characters, showing real-life, beautifully.
37:22
January 24, 2020
6. Noémi d'Ursel - Searching for sincerity and beauty in film
Emerging film director, Noémi d'Ursel, talks to us about her period film 'La chambre aux oiseaux', or 'The Bird Room' which won Best Art Direction in our 2019 Sept./Oct. Bi-Monthly awards. Early in the interview, we discover that she approached her film instinctually, with only a guideline script, from the outset. Delving further, we discuss her innovative approach to filmmaking with a keen focus on capturing beauty and sincerity as a priority. Echoing this penchant, we even uncover how some initial ideas emerged through the desire to use a location very dear to her heart. Not only was this very moving to hear, but it also shocked us to learn that the location was carefully chosen from a logistical/financial point-of-view. Finally, we find that Noémi has a real passion for creativity and has a desire to host a creative retreat - for filmmakers & writers etc. - within her film's own manor house. You can follow Noémi on Instagram below. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/noemidursel/
26:24
January 10, 2020
5. Cat Watson, Director of 'Dance of the Porcelain Demons' talks to us about her unique horror short
In this interview we meet Cat Watson, director of ‘Dance of the Porcelain Demons’ which won Best Hair and Makeup at our Sept./Oct. Bi-Monthly Awards. Cat provides a plethora of unique, yet relatable, experiences that occurred when making this film such as, language barriers between her and her performers, working in a spooky location with pesky radiators and also the necessity to make a non-cliche horror movie. We delve further into this desire and discuss the state of the horror genre including the overuse of jump-scares. Additionally, Cat describes her feelings towards the film industry in different cities and how she is now less-constrained by the restraints the industry once had upon her. Alongside Cat’s interview, we also talked to her makeup/SFX team to learn more about their work in the film and uncover the highlights and challenges of working in this department. Follow the links below to follow and support Cat and her team on their endeavours! The films Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dance_of_the_porcelain_demons/ SFX Team Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jakubzombifx/ Follow us on social media - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/White-Deer-International-Film-Festival-102731137739744/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ Submit via FilmFreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/
40:30
December 13, 2019
4. Tatjana Anders discusses the making of her film 'Your Reality'
Actress, Tatjana Anders - winner of White Deer IFF's 'Best Acting' and 'Best Short' Bi-Monthly awards for Sept./Oct. 2019 - discusses the creation of her recent film 'Your Reality'. During the Podcast, Tatjana guides us through the inspiration behind her film's principal message of gaslighting and discusses why she wanted to write a story & role that had a real purpose. As we delve further into her filmmaking process, we discover the difficulties of gaining investment and the struggles of crowdfunding. However, we also learn about the importance of collaboration and how belief in a shared vision can lead to great results. Finally, Tatjana gives essential insight into identifying your own readiness to take on challenges and encourages other filmmakers to do as much with their projects as possible. Follow us on social media - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/White-Deer-International-Film-Festival-102731137739744/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/whitedeerfest/ Submit via FilmFreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/
48:02
December 5, 2019
3. Making the most out of the resources you have and collaboration with Actor Mark Wisdom
In the third and final of our introductory episodes, we interview Actor Mark Wisdom and discuss how to make the most out of the resources you have and the value of collaboration. Follow us on social media - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/White-Deer-International-Film-Festival-102731137739744/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest Submit via FilmFreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/
55:27
November 17, 2019
2. Big picture thinking with Director Alastair Railton
In the second of our introductory episodes, we interview Director Alastair Railton and discuss how to get started as a director and the value of collaboration. Follow us on social media - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/White-Deer-International-Film-Festival-102731137739744/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest Submit via FilmFreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/
44:57
November 1, 2019
1. Finding a career in storytelling with DOP Adam Sandy
In the first of our introductory episodes, we interview our fellow festival director Adam Sandy and talk about how he got into narrative filmmaking. Follow us on social media - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/White-Deer-International-Film-Festival-102731137739744/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/whitedeerfest Submit via FilmFreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/whitedeerinternationalfilmfestival https://whitedeerfest.co.uk/
45:46
October 18, 2019
Intro to White Deer IFF & Podcast Trailer
White Deer International Film Festival has already kicked off, in this trailer episode we introduce ourselves and our accompanying podcast The White Deer Filmmaking Podcast. We are all filmmakers wanting to learn more and build a community of local and global filmmakers. In future episodes of this podcast we will be interviewing and chatting with fellow filmmakers who have submitted to White Deer IFF to learn more about their projects. In this episode and the following three we bring you a chance to get to know us.
07:28
October 15, 2019