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.


522 Pieces

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Caption: Michael Mayer, San Francisco, CA 4/29/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Michael Mayer talks the necessity of art, the difference between theater and cinema, and how Annette Benning makes everything possible.

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 23:39
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Julie Cohen and Betsy West talk planking as a response to critics, the element of surprise, and the best advice a mother can give.

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 15:47
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Sky Bergman talks wise words, forgotten history, and living life to the limit.

  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 17:42
Caption: Michel Hazanavicius, San Francisco, CA 4/14/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Michel Hazanavicius talks art, politics, and the comedic possibilities of extremism.

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 19:44

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 49:40
Caption: Robin Lung, San Francisco, CA 3/7/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robin Lung talks wake-up calls, color-blind casting, and the power of film.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 21:09
Caption: Aaron Katz, San Francisco, CA 3/12/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Aaron Katz talks the fluidity of truth, the isolation of crowds, and why Edinburgh is the anti-Hollywood.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 11:39
Caption: Atsuko Hirayanagi, San Francisco, CA 3/7/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Atsuko Hirayanagi talks culture, conforming, and the mixed blessing of a sugar coating.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 16:27
Caption: Kai Wada Roath, San Francisco, CA 2/8/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kai Wada Roath talks cryptozoology, competing theories, and sipping champagne in France.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 15:11
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Head Berry John Wilson talks a Razzie first, good actors gone bad, and a preponderance of pandering.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 25:36
Caption: Nick Park, Hognob & Dug, San Francisco, CA 2/13/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Nick Park talks objectivity, nuance, and being a clay man.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2018
  • Length: 14:20
Caption: Daniela Vega & Sebastián Lelio, San Francisco, CA 1/9/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sebastián Lelio, Daniela Vega talk following intuition, the depths of femininity, and the tension between law and desire.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 16:28
Caption: Ziad Douieri, San Francisco, CA 11/14/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ziad Doueiri talks building a vortex, kicking some ass, and why women in the Arab world might be the key to redemption.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 31:14
Caption: Jamie Lee & Pete Holmes, San Francisco, CA 1/17/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee talk emotional foreplay, alchemizing experience, and what’s offensive about Pascal’s Wager.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:21
Caption: Paul McGuigan, San Francisco, CA 12/8/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Paul McGuigan talks synchronicity, the proper lens, and the best Christmas present ever.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 22:48
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David Bossert talks the upside of failure, what we lose when films are lost, and the difference between Oswald and Mickey.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 13:36
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Brett Morgen talks sound, color, and being filled with endless amounts of awe.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2017
  • Length: 18:00
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Michael Almereyda talks illusion, stretching corners, and the serendipity of a sneaked cigarette.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2017
  • Length: 15:18
Caption: Pekka Strang (and the book he discusses in the interview), San Francisco, CA 10/21/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Pekka Strang talks liberation, sauna culture, and how we’re all the same under the leather

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 16:09
Caption: Richard LInklater, October 13, 2017, Credit: Andrea Chase
Richard Linklater talks social cohesion, necessary lies, and selective editing.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 17:31