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.


663 Pieces

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Kevin Casanova Abrams talks honesty, polarization, and avoiding the obvious tropes.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 15:51
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Danny Wu talks making connections, getting lost in the story, and rhetoric repeating itself.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2023
  • Length: 19:12
Caption: Marie Cartier, June 6, 2023 San Francisco
Marie Cartier talks using imperfections, facing bureaucracy, and massive opportunity.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 17:50
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Michelle Danner talks making choices, taking risks, and the importance of speaking up.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 17:02
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Mel Esleyn talks the in-between of emotion, creating space for the audience, and being timeless.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 14:12
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Anita Monga talks dark humanity, the first female animator, and when Sessue Hayakawa was arguably the sexiest actor in Hollywood.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2023
  • Length: 20:37
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Mary Harron talks preserving weirdness, displaying female rage, and not going to Hell.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2023
  • Length: 21:35
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Din Blankenship talks hope, perspective, and radical acceptance.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 22:33
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Paul Weitz talks lunching with Lily, keeping actors apart, and being a grownup.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 09:29
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John Wilson talks controversy, internet trolls, and Dean Martin’s unsung mitzvah for Marilyn.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 24:08
Caption: Davy Chou, San Francisco, CA 1/10/23, Credit: Andrea Chase
Davy Chou talks frustration, poetry, and contradictory forces.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2023
  • Length: 20:20
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Sir Roger Deakins talks collaboration, flexibility, and predicting the future.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2023
  • Length: 20:06
Caption: Anna Diop and Nikyatu Jusu, San Francisco, CA 10/15/22, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anna Diop and Nikyatu Jusu talk rage, accents, and navigating the tightrope.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2022
  • Length: 13:30
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Josh Alexander talks synchronicity, ecstatic truth, and allowing the Rev. Al Sharpton to write his own story.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2022
  • Length: 18:26
Caption: Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, San Francisco, CA 11/2/2022, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave talk infectious exuberance, pushing the envelope, and a wild jelly donut.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2022
  • Length: 19:47
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Phyllis Nagy talks sparking a discussion, why film (not digital) was her best friend, and how the right hairstyle can tell a story.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 13:20
Caption: Julian Higgins, August 23, 2022, Credit: Andrea Chase
Julian Higgins talks repeating tropes, legitimate anger, and true tragedy.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 16:22
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James Ponsoldt talks honoring the social contract, maintaining friendships, and what we need from stories.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 11:53
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Scott Mann talks height horror, sensory alertness, and the best ironic use of a push-up bra in cinema.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 13:10
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Vanessa Lapa talks responsibility, fake news, and judicial agendas.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2022
  • Length: 18:21