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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David Siegel and Scott McGehee talk the tenor of the times, the myth of closure, and finding the right opening song.

  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 10:43
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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Artistic Director Anita Monga talks exorcising the evil of BIRTH OF A NATION with DJ Spooky, why Buster Keaton i...

  • Added: May 01, 2022
  • Length: 23:35
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Lisa Hurwitz talks tingling, the importance of letterhead, and Tom Hanks’ startling confession.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 23:02
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David France talks crimes against sensibility, pulling back the curtain, and invisible contortions.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 19:30
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Head Berry John Wilson talks trust, being bold, and how Bruce Willis became a category.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:52
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Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell, and Kira Simon-Kennedy talk chance, the poetry of life, and the deeper implications of an invitation to tea.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2022
  • Length: 23:45
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Frank Marshall talks spontaneity, living his two loves, and a shoebox full of treasures.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 11:36
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Ben Proudfoot talks shameful gaps, pandemic filmmaking, and the false promise of donuts.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 20:53
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Jesse Moss talks authenticity, homophobia, and healthy conversations about politics.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 15:32
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John Hoffman and Peter Staley talk science, politics, and telling the truth.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2021
  • Length: 27:55
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Vicente Amorim talks betrayal, justice, and the resonance of color.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 19:20
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Mark O’Brien talks burdens, a license for surrealism, and why god is scarier than the devil.

  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 19:46
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Perry Blackshear, Evan Dumouchel, MacLeod Andrews, and Libby Ewing talk exorcisms, smirks, and hanging on to hope.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 23:59
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Harry Greenberger talks allegories, kindness, and the creepiness of the traditional rom-com.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 19:09
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Wyatt Rockefeller talks familiarity, being accommodating, and the necessity of hope.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 11:59
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Shahad Ameen talks defining courage, mermaids as metaphor, and bold post-production moves.

  • Added: Jul 05, 2021
  • Length: 14:28
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Damian McCarthy talks fresh tropes, being visually strategic, and going with his gut.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 11:03
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Founder and Head Berry John Wilson talks Faustian deals, Eddie Murphy’s bad choices, and why “winners” should embrace their Razzies.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 32:22
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Skye Fitzgerald talks small gestures, bearing witness, and the element of hope.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 33:29
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Dana Nachman talks sitting by the phone, having a game plan, and being a preemie.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 14:06