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.


581 Pieces

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Jared and Jerusha Hess talk to Andrea Chase about GENTLEMAN BRONCOS, class struggle, fitting in, and a boundless sense of possibilities.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2009
  • Length: 17:33
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Director Lee Daniels talks to Andrea Chase about making the film, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE

  • Added: Nov 01, 2009
  • Length: 11:35
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Writer/director Oren Moverman and actor Woody Harrelson talk to Andrea Chase about their work on the anti-war film, THE MESSENGER

  • Added: Nov 08, 2009
  • Length: 07:27
Caption: Richard Wong, San Francisco, CA 3/10/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Richard Wong talks Hollywood vanilla, the aesthetics of falling wine, and the first time he saw Asian people on the big screen.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2013
  • Length: 16:49
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Jonathan Parker and Catherine DiNapoli talk to Andrea Chase about (UNTITLED), their comedy that examines the world of contemporary avant garde art.

  • Added: Nov 16, 2009
  • Length: 19:42
Caption: Mira Nair, Mill Valley, CA 11/11/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mira Nair talks multiple identities, defining fundamentalism, and creating dialogue.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2013
  • Length: 13:14
Caption: Debbie Lum, San Francisco, CA 3/11/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Debbie Lum talks facing her fears, keeping the conversation going, and why she ended up as a character in her own documentary.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2013
  • Length: 14:25
Caption: Jim Sturgess, San Francisco, CA 3/6/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jim Sturgess talks music, metaphor, and suffering for his art.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2013
  • Length: 10:49
Caption: Walter Salles, San Francisco, CA 12/8/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Walter Salles talks searching for freedom, finding the story behind the book, and bicycling with Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2013
  • Length: 14:56
Caption: Adam Leon, San Francisco, CA 4/20/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Adam Leon talks anxiety attacks, passing the smell test, and taking what New York threw at him.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 14:44
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Matteo Garrone talks materialism, capitalism, and why he cast someone serving a life sentence as his star.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2013
  • Length: 11:33
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Danny Boyle talks meeting royalty, seducing the audience, and training Rosario Dawson’s voice.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2013
  • Length: 12:00
Caption: Max Theriot, San Francisco, CA 4/5/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Max Theriot talks breathing right, staying gold, and giving it his all.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 13:42
Caption: Shane Carruth, San Francisco, CA 2/16/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Shane Carruth talks the illusion of free will, the synchronicity of Thoreau, and his almost collaboration with Rian Johnson on LOOPER.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2013
  • Length: 20:39
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Rodney Ascher talks creeping terror, subliminal messages, and the tropes of long-form storytelling.

  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
  • Length: 08:19
Caption: Robert Osborne and Robert Wagner, San Francisco, CA 4/16/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Osborne and Robert Wagner talk improvisation,Charlie Chaplin, and the evolution of screen size.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2013
  • Length: 16:13
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Antonio Campos talks religious prostitutes, music as plot point, and the choreography of life.

  • Added: May 04, 2013
  • Length: 21:18
Caption: Sarah Polley, San Francisco, CA 4/30/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sarah Polley talks relative truth, the privilege being quiet, and narrative as a tonic for bewilderment.

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 08:48
Caption: Ramin Bahrani, San Francisco, CA 4/8/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ramin Bahrani talks corporate corruption, Roger Ebert’s friendship, and calling Werner Herzog for advice.

  • Added: May 19, 2013
  • Length: 17:52
Caption: Frances Gerwig, San Francisco, CA 5/3/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Greta Gerwig talks the addictive quality of multiple takes, the lightness of muscle memory, and keeping secrets from the cast.

  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 10:38