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: 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
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Terry Baum talks fulfilling her destiny, presenting the evidence, and the advantages of a one-woman show.

  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 21:47
Caption: Timothy Spall, San Francisco, CA 11/14/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Timothy Spall talks paring things down, letting the character tell you what to do, and the lexicon of the grunt.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 25, 2014
  • Length: 22:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lisa Rivo, San Francisco, CA 8/5/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Lisa Rivo of The National Center for Jewish Film talks crossovers, treasure hunts, and preserving history.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 35:52
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Director Orlando Von Einsiedel and subjects Emmanuel De Merode and Andre Bauma talk oil, corruption, and documenting the crimes.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 17:18
Caption: Rory Kennedy, San Francisco, CA 12/8/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Rory Kennedy talks profound experiences, moral responsibilities, and reasonable Republicans.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 20:21
Caption: Amir Bar-Lev, San Francisco, CA 12/1/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Amir Bar-Lev talks projection, respecting the audience, and changing the world.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 21:04
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FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL co-founder Nick Prueher talks cultural anthropology, local angles, and topless darts.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 20:28
Caption: Sturgis Warner and Signe Baumane, San Francisco, CA 11/21/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Signe Baumane and Sturgis Warner talk dreams, unexpected cultural differences, and making friends with depression.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:16
Caption: Sanjay Rawal, San Francisco, CA 11/25/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sanjay Rawal talks corporate responsibility, the power of protest, and the difference a penny can make.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 32:51
Caption: Bennett Miller, San Francisco, CA 11/18/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Bennett Miller talks open explorations, the ennui of wealth, and the artistry of Steve Carrell’s fake nose.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 16:29
Caption: Dr. David Kaplan, San Francisco, CA  10/27/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Theoretical particle physicist David Kaplan talks the observer effect, the importance of the throw-out option, and why failure is sometimes success

  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 31:49
Caption: Maziar Bahari and Jon Stewart, San Francisco, CA 10/22/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari talk moral standing, Dr. Strangelove, and the extended meaning of the word Aryan.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:46
Caption: Dr. Ralph Moss and Eric Merola, San Francisco, CA 9/11/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Eric Merola and Dr. Ralph Moss talk deliberate misdirection, the relativity of statistics, and going for the gold.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 49:38
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Ross Kauffman, Katy Chevigny, Anna Neistat and Ole Solvang talk mental balance, cultural sensitivity, and images that they can’t shake.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 26:12
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Alex Mar talks about lines that can’t be crossed, the psychological need for ritual, and avoiding the politics in religion.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 25:14
Caption: Jesse Moss, San Francisco, CA 10/26/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jesse Moss talks recapturing cinematic freedom, finding common ground, and surrendering to the moment.

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 16:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Laura Poitras, San Francisco, CA 10/21/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Laura Poitras talks irony, leaps of faith, and being nominated for the Homeland Security Watch List.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 18:35