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.


580 Pieces

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Caption: Scott McGehee, Onata Aprile, David Siegel, San Francisco CA 4/25/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Scott McGehee, David Siegel, and Onata Aprile talk framing shots, casting children, and climbing Alexander Skarsgard like a tree.

  • Added: May 27, 2013
  • Length: 10:32
Caption: Nancy Kelly,, San Francisco, CA 9/27/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Nancy Kelly talks cause, effect, and how saving the Marin Headlands paved the way for Alice Waters.

  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 24:05
Caption: Amy Acker & Alexis Denisoff, San Francisco, CA 4/28/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof talk having no fear, short shooting schedules, and staircase soliloquies.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Robinson, San Francisco, CA 4/29/13 , Credit: Andrea Chase
Moises Arias, Nick Robinson & Gabriel Basso talk chemistry reads, pipe dancing, and facing Nick Offerman.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 10:17
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Zal Batmanglij talks tribes, alienation, and being soft enough.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2013
  • Length: 10:24
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 6/10/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
San Francisco Silent Film Festival Artistic Director Anita Monga talks innovation, creativity, and why Hitchcock proved his genius in the first fra...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
  • Length: 24:10
Caption: Jeremy Scahill, San Francisco, CA 5/9/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talks cover-ups, blow-back, and fun & games in Saddam’s Iraq.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2013
  • Length: 16:43
Caption: Israel Broussard & Katie Chang, San Francisco, CA  6/7/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Katie Chang and Israel Broussard talk privacy, homework, and pink designer pumps.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2013
  • Length: 15:22
Caption: Paul Feig, San Francisco, CA 6/6/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Paul Feig talks sincerity, vanity, and his Hitchcock moment.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2013
  • Length: 16:03
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Singers Merry Clayton, Tata Vega, and director Morgan Neville talk success, faith, and why Merry didn’t “let Ray” Charles.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 15:07
Caption: Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, San Francisco, CA  6/13/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk theory, practice, and latching onto a cape.

  • Added: Jul 04, 2013
  • Length: 16:18
Caption: Javier Camara Joserra, Blanca Suarez, Miguel Angel Sylvestre , Credit: Andrea Chase
Javier Camara Joserra, Miguel Angel Silvestre, and Blanca Suarez talk singing on the set, the irony of place names, and being schooled by Almodovar.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Length: 18:37
Caption: Michael Cera & Sebastian Silva, San Francisco, CA  5/7/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Michael Cera and Sebastian Silva talk the creativity of improv, the excitement of failure, and being open to the moment.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 15:56
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 7/12/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
San Francisco Silent Film Festival Artistic Director Anita Monga talks the Weimar Republic, the paramount importance of music, and what Orson Welle...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2013
  • Length: 20:55
Caption: Michael B. Jordan & Octavia Spencer, Oakland, CA 6/21/13 , Credit: Andrea Chase
Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer talk truth, pain, and spirituality.

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 11:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: James Ponsoldt, San Francisco, CA 5/6/13 , Credit: Andrea Chase
Director James Ponsoldt talks dignity, Geiger counters of honesty, and where to get a great piece of pie.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2013
  • Length: 13:54
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David Gordon Green talks combining styles, bringing Iceland to Texas, and hip-pocket movies.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 08:27
Caption: Ziad Doueiri, San Francisco, CA 7/31/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ziad Doueiri talks facing monsters, freedom of speech, and refusing to play politics.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2013
  • Length: 24:48
Caption: Joshua Michael Stern, San Francisco, CA  7/26/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Joshua Michael Stern talks about vision, ambiguity, and casting charisma.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2013
  • Length: 18:08
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David Lowery talks the sanctification of love, the embers of twilight, and being a language dork.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 14:09