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John Cleese Podcast Lecture on Creativity and Originality: The 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative

‘Creativity is not a talent, it is a way of operating’ John Cleese Following from my post a few days ago on strategies for manifesting creativity, I remembered this excellent seminar from the early nineties with John Cleese on the very same subject. It’s total gold dust from writers and filmmakers and you can listen […]

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The Three Pillars Of Successful Low Budget Horror Film Production

Jen Handorf, veteran of five Brit low budget horror flicks, shared her experience at the London Breakfast Club today. It was an insightful conversation with a producer who has been prolific in production and effective in distribution and sales. Listen to the podcast below… Having worked on so many films, Jen has managed to distil […]

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Making ‘Zombie Undead’ at The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass

For the opening of The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass, I asked Rhys Davies to speak about his experience making ‘Zombie Undead’, a micro budget horror that he successfully sold in the UK. You can watch the video above. I was particularly pleased in that this session was to be followed by Gareth Unwin and ‘The […]

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Is IndieGoGo Right For You? A Guide To Crowdfunding, Part 1: Podcast with IndieGoGo founder Danae Ringelmann

Crowd Funding has become the first step toward financing that many indie film makers make. Of course, it’s often part of a bigger financial picture, but it can represent that all important seed money, gap funding, completion money or even represent complete budgets. When I made ‘Gone Fishing’ I used crowd funding for the entire […]

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How to make and sell your first documentary film – Free Podcast with James Collie on ‘Beyond Biba’

I recorded this podcast ahead of our two day documentary workshop at Ealing Studios on  September 4th and 5th, to give you a flavour of some of the insights our delegates will be receiving at the workshop. You can get more information about it and read feedback from past delegates at howtomakeadocumenray.co.uk What’s extraordinary about […]

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Film Courage with David Branin and Karen interviews Chris Jones on their live show for The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook… and robust conversations followed!

Last Sunday I was a guest on Hollywood based radio show, Film Courage, with David Branin and Karen Worden. I Skyped in for the interview and we enjoyed a full hour of robust film chatter! You can listen to that show here on my blog (using player below). Their show is a terrific and inspiring […]

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EXAM passes at Edinburgh

Last year, film maker friend and writer, Stuart Hazeldine, made his debut feature. You may recall he was good enough to come and speak to us all at the studios, about his experiences in Hollywood as a writer (recently, he wrote Knowing with Nic Cage) – you can listen to the podcast here.  So his […]

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Podcast goes live!

Last week, I recorded a podcast over Skype with author of Machinima For Dummies writer, Hugh Hancock. The podcast was suggested by Hugh after he took the online Gone Fishing masterclass (you can read his glowing review here), and we discussed many things, including a whole new evolutionary step in film making which I call […]

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First Web Designs in….

Right now I feel as busy as I do when I am in actual film production. It’s incredible just how much needs doing for Cannes, for the next project, to sustain all that unpaid work and keep food on the table and a roof over my head! I have been working on the poster, which […]

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