Behind the Scenes

Series produced by Andrea Chase

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Filmmakers talk with Andrea Chase

Smart, but never stuffy, Andrea Chase draws out filmmakers by asking the questions others don't think of, but wish they had. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor set this interview series apart.


575 Pieces

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Rian Johnson talks whimsy, unintended consequences, and the illusion of quick fixes.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2012
  • Length: 11:47
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Josh Radnor on ivory towers, feeling 19, and being defiantly non-cynical.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 12:27
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Stephen Chbosky talks being reborn, taking notes, and the mysteries of the grilled sticky.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 13:16
Caption: Gary and Larry Lane, San Francisco, CA 6/22/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Twin filmmakers Gary and Larry Lane talk leaving home, finding family, and why Dolly Parton is more than just a singer.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2012
  • Length: 17:01
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks prosthetics, connections, and why he is moved by the poetry of French snails.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 11:47
Caption: Deepak Chopra, San Francisco, CA 10/8/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Deepak Chopra talks identity, infinity, and the benefits of laughter.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 10:27
Caption: Martin McDonagh & Sam Rockwell, San Francisco, CA 10/6/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Martin McDonagh and star Sam Rockwell talk the impact of violence, the difference between stage and screen, and why Rockwell would ...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2012
  • Length: 10:32
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Writer/director Ric Klass talks turning prose into cinema, the power of words, both written and spoken, and the serious business of comedy.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 13:59
Caption: Matthew Lillard, San Francisco, CA 10/7/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Matthew Lillard talks persistence, the magic of small moments, and taking it on the chin from the ratings board for telling the truth.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 19:41
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Imogen Poots talks emotion, precision, and surrendering to the moment.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 10:25
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Helen Hunt talks honesty, trepidation, and being the new kid on the block.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2012
  • Length: 11:17
Caption: James Redford, San Francisco, CA  10/9/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
James Redford talks changing paradigms, educating for the future, and why being good to the environment is a win-win situation.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 22:12
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Kristy Guevera-Flanagan talks the terrors of truth, the progressive nature of soap operas, and why it took a woman writer to get Wonder Woman out o...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 21:10
Caption: Robert Zemeckis, San Francisco, CA  10/24/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Zemeckis talks comic relief, the finer points of injuring a leading man, and the seductive qualities of motion-capture technology.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 09:01
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FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL co-founder Nick Prueher talks context, unintended irony, and the video he thought might actually kill him.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 22:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Sacha Gervasi talks legends, reality, and the magic of the number 27.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2012
  • Length: 16:32
Caption: Peter Nicks, San Francisco, CA 10/9/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Peter Nicks talks access, compassion, and letting the audience think for itself.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2012
  • Length: 21:01
Caption: Joe Wright, San Francisco, CA 11/11/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Joe Wright talks dancing through class distinctions, the seduction of ego, and the magic of the intangible.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2012
  • Length: 12:04
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Director/co-writer Nikolaj Arcel talks human nature, bending genders, and impressing his mother.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 16:35
Caption: Rich Moore, San Francisco, CA. 10/17/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Rich Moore talks existential angst, the animated need for snack food, and why a sour ball was the role he was born to play.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 14:34