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.


578 Pieces

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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
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: 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: 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: 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
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Bess Kargman talks balance, commitment, and synchronicity.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2012
  • Length: 26:24
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
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
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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: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, San Francisco, CA 7/23/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris talk finding the right tone, the terror of the blank page, and the synchronicity of cities.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 10:13
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Actor Cillian Murphy and writer/director Rodrigo Cortes talk paradigms, perceptions, and the pleasures of being fooled.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 13:09
Caption: Colin Trevorrow, San Francisco, CA 6/7/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Colin Trevorrow talks respecting legacies, celebrating oddballs, and the best day of his life.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2012
  • Length: 10:12
Caption: Prashant Bhargava, San Francisco, CA 5/29/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Prashant Bhargava talks family, favors, and firsts.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2012
  • Length: 22:48
Caption: Benh Zeitlin, San Francisco, CA 6/5/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Benh Zeitlin talks life, death, and ulterior motives.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2012
  • Length: 12:45
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UP IN THE AIR: Director Jason Reitman talks to Andrea Chase about filming, traveling, and dressing George Clooney.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 16:56
Caption: Drew Goddard & Amy Acker, San Francisco, CA 4/4/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Director/co-writer Drew Goddard and co-star Amy Acker talk existentialism, office parties, and the enduring appeal of the Whedon-verse.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 08:14
Caption: Alexandre O. Philippe, 10/26/10, San Francisco, CA, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe ventures into the contentious landscape of the love-hate-love relationship George Lucas fans have with the creator ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2010
  • Length: 16:55
Caption: Anna Halprin and Ruedi Gerber, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dance icon Anna Halprin and filmmaker Ruedi Gerber talk about translating her art to film.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2010
  • Length: 24:31

  • Added: May 15, 2010
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Tanya Wexler, San Francisco, CA 5/1/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Tanya Wexler talks standing ovations, double-entendres, and setting the mood.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 25:04