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.


669 Pieces

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Filmmaker Alison Klayman talks freedom of expression, universal struggles, and the limits of subtitles.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2012
  • Length: 18:25
Caption: William Friedkin, San Francisco, CA 7/11/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
William Friedkin talks sex, violence, and why he's happy to have gotten an NC-17 for KILLER JOE.

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 17:52
Caption: Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul, San Francisco, CA 7/10/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul and singer/songwriter/activist Rodriguez talk success, spirituality, and being a solid 70 (years old).

  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 18:17
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Bess Kargman talks balance, commitment, and synchronicity.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2012
  • Length: 26:24
Caption: Sam Fell and Chris Butler, San Francisco, CA 7/27/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Co-Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell talk using fantasy to enhance reality, the perfection of the imperfect, and why slugs lend themselves so rea...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2012
  • Length: 20:39
Caption: Joel Edgerton, Peter Hedges, San Francisco, CA  8/2/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Peter Hedges and co-star Joel Edgerton talk why pencils matter, the importance of death to life, and the magic in the ordinary.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:51
Caption: Jamie Travis, Katie Anne Naylon, San Francisco, CA, 8/14/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Director Jamie Travis and co-writer Katie Anne Naylon talk female bonding, being graphic without being crude, and the difference between sex and i...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 16:46
Caption: Lauren Miller & Ari Graynor, San Francisco, CA, 8/14/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller talk cinematic waves, the perks of friendship, and the virtues of raunchiness as a plot device.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2012
  • Length: 14:22
Caption: Marjane Satrapi, San Francisco, CA 4/30/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Marjane Satrapi talks perspective, jasmine petals, and testifying before the Green Party members of the European Parliament in 2009 about the dispu...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2012
  • Length: 17:11
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Filmmaker Mark Lewis on challenging himself, glamorizing amphibians, and the human folly of trying to outsmart Mother Nature.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 19:17
Caption: Nicholas Jarecki, San Francisco, CA 9/6/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki talks high finance, ambiguous morals , and why when there's a will, there's a way.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 17:36
Caption: Zach Booth & Ira Sachs, San Francisco, CA 6/21/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Director/co-director Ira Sachs and co-star Zach Booth talk using Dogme 95 as inspiration, feeling like an outsider, and why it's best to get the se...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:07
Caption: Robert Lorenz, San Francisco, CA    9/7/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Debut director Robert Lorenz talks baseball, nostalgia, keeping it simple.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2012
  • Length: 12:00
Caption: Michael Pena & Natalie Martinez, San Francisco, CA 8/28/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Co-stars Michael Pena and Natalie Martinez talk cliques, rehearsals, and the right haircut.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2012
  • Length: 13:47
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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