The VFX Artists Podcast

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

November 29, 2021 The VFX Artists Podcast chats to Marcus Flemmings Episode 17
The VFX Artists Podcast
Marcus Flemmings: Life as an award-winning Indie Film Maker | TVAP EP17
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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:
00:00:00:00 - What to expect in this episode 

00:02:46:23 - Host intro 

00:03:23:21 - Marcus introduction & Filmography

00:12:01:14 - Filming during covid

00:13:11:15 - Process of bringing a film idea to life

00:16:14:19 - How to manage responsibilities leading a crew, as a director, during production 

00:18:39:10 - How important is it for film makers to have connections to attain budget for a project, or during distribution

00:21:42:14 - Competing with other film makers for exposure on streaming channels like Netflix & Amazon

00:24:31:09 - What’s the end goal/desire as a film maker/creative

00:27:01:02 - Story vs visuals - which takes priority?

00:28:48:19 - Competition with other creatives

00:31:18:08 - How to produce original content

00:34:22:20 - How to catch a break/be recognised for what you do

00:37:00:22 - Dealing with the ego from constructive criticism and feedback

00:39:30:05 - Challenges of being a black creative

00:43:26:05 - Vision for the future

00:44:37:05 - Words of advice

00:46:17:14 - How to reach out to Marcus

00:47:12:23 - Question for the host - My role in the VFX industry

00:49:29:15 - Conclusion

What to expect in this episode
Host intro
Marcus introduction & Filmography
Filming during covid
Process of bringing a film idea to life
How to manage responsibilities leading a crew, as a director, during production
How important is it for film makers to have connections to attain budget for a project, or during distribution
Competing with other film makers for exposure on streaming channels like Netflix & Amazon
What’s the end goal/desire as a film maker/creative
Story vs visuals - which takes priority?
Competition with other creatives
How to produce original content
How to catch a break/be recognised for what you do
Dealing with the ego from constructive criticism and feedback
Challenges of being a black creative
Vision for the future
Words of advice
How to reach out to Marcus
Question for the host - My role in the VFX industry
Conclusion