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Marcus Flemmings: Life as an award-winning Indie Film Maker | TVAP EP17

Monday 29th November 2021

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This week, on The VFX Artists Podcast, my curiosity with how movies are made and brought to life, brought me to a discussion with London based film director, writer and producer Marcus Flemmings.

On this episode, I find out about Marcus’ background and journey to becoming a film director, talk about his new film Blonde Purple, out on November 30th, and discuss realities of inspiration, competition, originality, ego, mistakes and more, in the life of an indie film maker.

Marcus’s latest film Blonde purple can be watched on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Voodoo and on the Xbox.

You can also find Marcus on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and IMDB

Apologies for the occasional echoes in this episode.

#indiefilmmaking #marcusflemmings #blondepurple

Chapters:

0:00 - What to expect in this episode
2:46 - Host intro
3:23 - Marcus introduction & Filmography
12:01 - Filming during covid
13:11 - Process of bringing a film idea to life
16:14 - How to manage responsibilities leading a crew, as a director, during production
18:39 - How important is it for film makers to have connections to attain budget for a project, or during distribution
21:42 - Competing with other film makers for exposure on streaming channels like Netflix & Amazon
24:31 - What’s the end goal/desire as a film maker/creative
27:01 - Story vs visuals - which takes priority?
28:48 - Competition with other creatives31:18 - How to produce original content
34:22 - How to catch a break/be recognised for what you do
37:00 - Dealing with the ego from constructive criticism and feedback
39:30 - Challenges of being a black creative
43:26 - Vision for the future
44:37 - Words of advice
46:17 - How to reach out to Marcus
47:12 - Question for the host - My role in the VFX industry
49:29 - Conclusion

Marcus Filmography:

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