A podcast for fans who make films
and filmmakers who are fans.
What is the FANMADE Film podcast?
The standard of fanmade films has gotten so high in terms of SFX, original scores, acting, and storytelling, that many are now on an equal footing with cinematic releases. Rachel Pearson, a self-confessed nerd and avid Star Wars fangirl, along with her guests who are filmmakers, artists, actors, and crew, discuss why and how this surge in fan film content is happening. Professional filmmaker guests offer listeners inspiration for their own projects, as well as highlighting the creators, production companies and artists who are doing awesome film work.
The FANMADE Film Podcast is a dive into the roots of fan passion, through the lens of professional filmmaking. Rachel and her guests share practical filmmaking advice and tap into the experience and learnings of filmmakers' careers.
Season 1 of FANMADE
Director of two Harry Potter fan films (and counting), Justin Zagri, joins me for an episode in which we chat about how making quality fan films can open up the industry for filmmakers. Justin and I are joined by Sirius Black actor, Kevin Allen and James Potter actor, Garrett Schweighauser!
REBEL SCUM & Lord of the Rules
I'll be chatting to Blood Brothers Cinema brother, Timothy Van Nguyen. Timothy and his brothers made a brilliant Empire Strikes Back homage film, as well as entering the world of Lord of the Rings fan film territory with 'Lord of the Rules'.
Motion Capture Films
Imperials is not just a Star Wars fan film but is also a Rebels fan film. An animated story that turns the idea around and shows the other side of the Galactic Civil War. Myself and creator, Damien Valentine, spoke about the incredible iClone technology he uses to create this and his Heir To The Empire series.
Exciting news! Co-host Chris is with me for this episode in which we meet Jaime Benning of filmumentaries.com! Chris and I go way back and one of the few film things we don't fight about is Jaws! Fun fact: Jaws in my favourite film. Jaime is like a super sleuth when it comes to digging out ALL the most amazing stories, interviews, facts and figures of our beloved blockbusters. Chris and I completely fan-girled over Jaime!
This 'Dark' fan film was created by two 18 years old teenagers and inspired by the Netflix show "Dark”. Filmmaking is their biggest passion and they are working hard to accomplish their goal in working in the film industry one day. I speak to Xaver Wimmer, actor, filmmaker and writer of this amazingly accomplished movie that peaked my interest in the actual series.
Stormtroopers is an Irish film about a platoon of Stormtroopers who raid a remote Rebel Mining outpost. I spoke to writer and director, Micheal Fitzgerald, about the making of his film and the first Stormtroopers with Irish accents!
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I'm Rachel and I love talking to people who know more about things than I do. It's a great way to learn. Film is my first love, Star Wars a close second. I adore cleverly written stories that involve lightsabers, magic, aliens and/or dragons, and people who tell me all about how they created them.
By night I host the FANMADE Film Podcast, by day I am a digital marketer and creative for a digital agency.
Let's be film friends.