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.


653 Pieces

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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
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Genevieve Adams talks putting on her big-girl pants, doing her homework, and being provocative without being polarizing.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 16:52
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Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine talk questioning God, channeling Leonard Cohen, and the difference between approval and cooperation.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2022
  • Length: 22:08
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Sara Dosa talks sentient lava, the language of the unknown, and volcanoes as rebels.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 16:54
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Velina Brown talks popcorning ideas, saying no, and not wasting a good tragedy.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2022
  • Length: 14:28
Caption: Peter McDowell, San Francisco, CA 6/15/22, Credit: Andrea Chase
Peter McDowell talks providing context, the myth of closure, and falling under the spell of Vietnam.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2022
  • Length: 17:36
Caption: Juan Felipe Zuleta, San Francisco, CA 6/19/22, Credit: Andrea Chase
Juan Felipe Zuleta talks controlling time, liminal space, and the delights of ambiguity.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2022
  • Length: 18:11
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Emelie Mahdavian talks the power of sound, cooperative horses, and why you should not watch BITTERBRUSH on your phone

  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 19:22
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Jack Lowden talks correspondences, dancing, and playing the person on the page.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 12:45
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Shiloh Fernandez talks boots, dancing with Ashley Benson, and what a woodpile says about its owner.

  • Added: May 14, 2022
  • Length: 10:43
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Audrey Diwan and Anamaria Vartolomei talk giving justice, having a common language, and withholding a smile.

  • Added: May 17, 2022
  • Length: 18:22