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: Bill Plympton, San Francisco, CA 4/17/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Bill Plympton talks mundane dreams, the honesty of hand-drawing, and the passion behind the passion.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 26:41
Caption: Sylvie Rokab, San Francisco, CA 4/14/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sylvie Rokab talks unexpected relatives, the hidden dangers of city life, and dancing with Liam Neeson.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 20:50
Caption: Alex Garland, San Francisco, CA 3/17/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Alex Garland talks adolescent rebellion, playing God. and the limits of understanding.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 15:03
Caption: Dave Boyle, San Francisco, CA, 4/1/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dave Boyle talks cinema DNA, millinery metaphors, and moving out of his sister’s basement.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 18:56
Caption: Noah Baumbach, San Francisco, CA 3/30/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Noah Baumbach talks investing in characters, being even handed, and the splendor of black and white.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2015
  • Length: 11:41
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Victor Levin talks romance, rejection, and ruffling innocence.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2015
  • Length: 13:37
Caption: Denny Tedesco, San Francisco, CA 6/22/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Denny Tedesco talks famous riffs, untold stories, and making his mother cry.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2015
  • Length: 26:40
Caption: Robert Kenner, San Francisco, CA 3/9/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Kenner talks fake pundits, hard facts, and media responsibility.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 26:45
Caption: Pierre Morel, San Francisco, CA 3/10/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Pierre Morel talks parkour, instincts, and charging bulls.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 12:08
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Sydney Bernstein talks synchronicity, metaphysics, and why the universe may be resonating in b-flat.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 18:32
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Marjorie Sturm talks victimhood, context, and seeing what we want to see.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2015
  • Length: 21:31
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Brian Sloan talks catharsis, eschewing a rating, and getting the sound just right

  • Added: Mar 01, 2015
  • Length: 12:02
Caption: David Cross, San Francisco, CA 2/5/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
David Cross talks being too funny, finding the right balance, and using fresh eyes.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 16:24
Caption: MacLeod Andrews, Perry Blackshear, & Evan Dumouchel, San Francisco, CA  2/13/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Perry Blackshear, MacLeod Andrews, and Evan Dumouchel talk isolation, alienation, and degrees of crazy.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 16:49
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John Wilson talks hubris, madness, and going public.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 31:26
Caption: Shlomi Elkabetz, San Francisco, CA 10/6/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Shlomi Elkabetz talks freedom, family, and scripting light.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 26:29
Caption: Peggy & Lacey Schwartz, San Francisco, CA  8/5/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Lacey and Peggy Schwartz talk capturing the right moment, the fluid nature of reality, and the revelation of openness.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 18:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nelly Tagar, San Francisco, CA 12/15/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Nelly Tagar talks sacrifice, stapleguns, and why she’s like a cactus.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2015
  • Length: 22:04
Caption: Oscar Isaac, San Francisco, CA 12/5/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Oscar Isaac talks punctuated silence, suits of armor, and preparing for Star Wars, Episode VII.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 13:19
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David Burris talks blood ties, the presence of the past, and where to get grits in South Africa.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 15:50