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: James Vanderbilt, San Francisco, CA 10/2/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
James Vanderbilt talks accents, integrity, and Dennis Quaid’s smile.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 23:15
Caption: Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah, San Francisco, CA 10/15/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah talk nuance, bug bites, and emotional choices

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 10:30
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Julianne Moore and Ellen Page talk emotional truth, putting bullies in their place, and not letting society dictate your life.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 07:48
Caption: Stanley Nelson, San Francisco, CA 10/1/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Stanley Nelson talks history, irony, and delivering the unexpected.

  • Added: Oct 03, 2015
  • Length: 15:03
Caption: Anthony Lucero, San Francisco, CA  9/4/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anthony Lucero talks bucking trends, sushi as a metaphor, and respecting the rice.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2015
  • Length: 19:34
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Geeta and Ravi Patel talk avoiding cultural bias, listening to the world, and making everyone happy.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 24:01
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Wes Craven talks strong women, sneaky men, and the post 9/11 zetigeist.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 13:06
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Paul Weitz and Lily Tomlin talk biting humor, Don Quixote, and winning over Richard Pryor.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 10:18
Caption: Hubert Sauper, San Francisco,CA 8/19/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Hubert Sauper talks punch lines, pathological correlations, and transcending the abyss of history.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 28:24
Caption: Conrad Anker, Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, San Francisco, CA 5/4/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker and Chai Vasarheyli talk the lure of the impossible, taking one’s own medicine, and living in the moment.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 22:07
Caption: William Farley, San Francisco, CA 8/19/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
William Farley talks going full circle, delivering an aesthetic, and becoming an artist.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2015
  • Length: 16:16
Caption: Bel Powley & Marielle Heller, San Francisco, CA 8/3/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Marielle Heller and Bel Powley talk hormones, patriarchy, and the importance of bangs.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 12:03
Caption: Jason Segel & James Ponsoldt, San Francisco, CA 5/2/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jason Segel and James Ponsoldt talk misconceptions, epiphanies of genius, and the musician’s ear.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2015
  • Length: 16:12
Caption: Mark Burton & Richard Starzak, San Francisco, CA 8/5/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak talk the comedic possibilities of sheep, the power of puns, and how to be funny without saying a word.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 19:17
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Damon Gameau talks corporate responsibility, the power of information, and Oscar Wilde’s advice.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Aug 01, 2015
  • Length: 23:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Gordon, San Francisco, CA 4/24/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Gordon talks foretelling the future, respecting both sides of an argument, and changing the media landscape.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 23:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Lee Grant talks boundaries, fairness, and the roots of chutzpah.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Sandra Bagaria, San Francisco, CA 6/26/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sandra Bagaria talks trust, caution, and why this was a story that had to be told.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 21:08
Caption: Marc Silver, San Francisco, CA 6/16/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Marc Silver talks options, principles, and humanizing a statistic.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 20:04
Caption: Parker Posey, San Francisco, CA 7/10/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Parker Posey talks synchronicity, the otherness of women, and being hit with the truth.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2015
  • Length: 09:02