Giles Alderson

Director | Producer | Screenwriter

 
 

ABOUT

Directing Giles Alderson has recently locked picture on his directed, written & produced psychological horror feature film ‘The Darefor Nu-Image (Expendables, Hellboy) and B2Y Productions starring Richard Brake (31, Batman Begins), Alexandra Evans ((Redistributors), Bart Edwards (Fantastic Beasts), Richard Short (Vinyl, Public Enemies), Robert Maaser (M.I 5 Rogue Nation) The film has been picked up Millennium Films (Hellboy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Expendables).

His feature Documentary World of Darkness that he produced and directed is a profile of the cult role-playing games 'World of Darkness' and 'Vampire: The Masquerade' that created a phenomenon in the 90s - a zeitgeist that helped shape and define film, literature, fashion and club culture. They influenced everything from the TV series 'True Blood' and the 'Underworld' film franchise to club fashions but perhaps their biggest impact was on the fans. had its world premiere at Sitges Film Festival before it’s international release earlier this year.

He is currently filming Food For Thought, the feature length documentary presented and narrated by actor, Born Free Foundation ambassador and animal conservationist, Dan Richardson, who also produces and co-directs alongside Giles. With a positive and inclusive tone throughout, Food For Thought documentary will deliver a relatable version of the plant-based message to the non-vegan majority, aiming to inspire and encourage them as we explore the driving forces behind the fastest growing lifestyle choice in the world. 

Producing Giles has recently produced Staten Cousins-Roe’s debut feature ‘A Serial Killers Guide To Lifestarring Ben Lloyd Hughes (Divergent) Poppy Roe and Katie Brayben (Dr. Who).

He has also recently wrapped production on the dark found footage horror feature film Cassette as producer for Parkhouse Pictures (Anna & the Apocalypse) starring Harry Jarvis (Free Dance) Nina Wadia (Bend it like Beckham) & Loreece Harrison (Black Mirror)

He produced This Way Out for Forward Motion Pictures which was BAFTA long listed short film which screened at over 30 festivals & acquired by the Sundance Channel. He has directed and produced 8 award winning short films, including, ’Barry Brown', ‘Taken', 'Sports Day 3D', the first live action stereoscopic 3D drama filmed in the UK, and winning best film & best director for his psychological drama ’ 47 Cleveland’. He has screened at Cannes Short Film Corner, won Best Film at the Portobello Film Festival & Accolade Film Festival, Official Selection at LIFF and East End Film Festival.

He won Best Director, the Award of Excellence & Best Film at the Accolade film awards for his latest short film ‘The Heart of the Foreststarring Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall, Someone You Love) and Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist, The Defenders) which has been acquired by Shorts TV and Indie Flix.

TV  He has recently directed the second series of The Girl Whisperer a comedy written by & starring Ralf Little for Little Rock Productions.

He is in post on his new directed TV series Not For Profit starring Hanna Alström (Kinsgman), Annica Liljeblad (The Square) Bart Edwards (UnREAL) and Dan Richardson.

He has made many promos, adverts and brand media films for brands including Iceland, Dixons, New Balance, Lucozade, WaterAid and UKAT.

 He runs & is the host of the indie filmmaking podcast Thefilmmakerspodcast.com

 

THE FILMMAKERS’ PODCAST

Giles created and hosts the popular podcast on film-making, screenwriting and directing called The Filmmakers Podcast which is a podcast about how to make films. From studio films to micro budget films and get them made, how to make them and how to try not to f.. it up in their very humble opinions.

Giles is joined by regular hosts Dan Richardson (Retribution), Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) and Christian James (Fanged Up) to discuss how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f... it up in their very humble opinion.

Chatting with regular guests which have included Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers) Mark Strong (Kingsman), Jack Tarling (God's Own Country), Scott Adkins (Expendables), Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ben Caron (The Crown) Mark Sanger (Gravity) Joey Ansah (Bourne) Stu Bennett (Fanged Up) and many more all about the craft of making films.

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HISTORY

Originally from Yorkshire Giles moved down to London in 1998 to study at the University of Hertforshire gaining a 2:1 and subsequently a Post Grad in Drama at DSL. He went on to work in Theatre in the West End and wrote plays at The Royal Court and Soho Theatres before acting in movies such as I Want Candy for Ealing Studios, The Harsh Light of Day and The Damned United for Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The Kings Speech) as well as roles on TV’s Coronation Street and BBC’s The Silence before primarily moving behind the camera and focusing on writing, producing and directing.

 

Press

"World of Darkness documentary is a wonderful piece of art which talks about one of my favorite pieces of media:" — UFOCharles

"If you are a fan of Vampires and RPGs or either one, this is a wonderfully engaging film to check out. " — Geek Dad

"5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary for Vampire The Masquerade fans. " — Levyathan

"World of Darkness is a must see. It’s a stimulating view into not only the creation of the game, but the lifestyle it catered to as well, and is fascinating from beginning to end. " — Horror Fuel