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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Caption: Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett, San Francisco, CA 4/28/13, Credit: Andrea Chae
Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett talk the comfort of horror, art imitating life, and why violence isn’t the point.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 10:14
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Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost talk political dialectics, the definition of improvement, and alcohol as a magic time machine.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2013
  • Length: 11:58
Caption: Brie Larson & Destin Cretton, San Francisco, CA 7/31/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Destin Cretton and Brie Larson talk the importance of humor, the power of super-soakers, and the joy of just being.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2013
  • Length: 14:29
Caption: Morgan Spurlock, San Francisco, CA 8/8/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Director Morgan Spurlock talks the ferocity of fourteen-year-old girls, the innocence of young pop stars, and the logistics of camping in the Swedi...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2013
  • Length: 15:58
Caption: Jessie Deeter & Steve Brown, San Francisco, CA 9/3/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jessie Deeter and Steve Brown talk staying hydrated, defining authenticity, grilled cheese sandwiches at three in the morning.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 16:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Haifaa Al-Mansour, San Francisco, CA 9/16/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Haifaa Al-Mansour talks cinematic heritage, female empowerment, and why she had to film in Saudi Arabia.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2013
  • Length: 19:15
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Writer/director Erik Matti talks by phone about politics, tracking shots, and why the hitmen in ON THE JOB are unique.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2013
  • Length: 16:13
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Filmmaker Stephen Silha talks serendipity, flow charts, and why the motto “adventure not predicament” are words to live by

  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 13:54
Caption: Jim Mickle, San Francisco, CA 9/30/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jim Mickle talks extreme reactions, the difference between a remake and a re-imagining, and why he wanted to make the prettiest cannibal movie ever.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2013
  • Length: 15:44
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Michele Josue talks dealing with grief, facing new allegations about Matthew Shepard’s murder, and how friendship is always in the present tense.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 10:46
Caption: Kimberly Peirce, San Francisco, CA 10/10/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kimberly Peirce talks mother love, avoiding temptation, and being true to the misfit in us all.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 12:10
Caption: J.C. Chandor, San Francisco, CA 10/13/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
J.C. Chandor talks savoring life, eschewing dialogue, and being Robert Redford.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 14:40
Caption: Bill Siegel, San Francisco, CA 9/16/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Bill Siegel talks politics, sports, and making history.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2013
  • Length: 23:17
Caption: Spencer McCall and Jeff Hull 9/18/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Spencer McCall and Jeff Hull talk archetypes, the axis mundi, and the power of play.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2013
  • Length: 16:13
Caption: H.P. Mendoza, San Francisco, CA 3/10/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
H.P. Mendoza talks subversion, creative boosting, and the haunting nature of memory.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2013
  • Length: 15:28
Caption: John Krokidas, San Francisco, CA 10/7/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
John Krokidas talks taking small liberties, exploding into the new, and the tender side of David Cross.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 16:44
Caption: Chiwetel Ejiofor, San Francisco, CA 10/11/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Chiwetel Ejiofor talks depicting violence, the myth of the “good master,” and speaking Solomon Northup’s own words.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Nov 01, 2013
  • Length: 11:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Roger Ross Williams, San Francisco, CA 11/1/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Roger Ross Williams talks culture wars, beacons of hope, and why it is a small world after all.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2013
  • Length: 17:26
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Martha Shane and Lana Wilson talk fear, safety, and putting people before politics.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2013
  • Length: 13:41
Caption: Joe Brewster & Michele Stephenson, San Francisco, CA 10/28/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster talk commitment, reflection, and unconscious racism.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2013
  • Length: 24:20