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: Judy Irving, San Francisco, CA 10/17/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Judy Irving talks discovery, falling in love, and sacred moments.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 22:31
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Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison talk chartreuse pants, staying in Oklahoma, and why William H. Macy is a prince.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 16:54
Caption: Justin Simien, San Francisco, CA 10/17/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Justin Simien talks satire, social mirrors, and the truth of life.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 11:56
Caption: Damien Chazelle, San Francisco, CA 10/8/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Damien Chazelle talks primal myths, subjective reality, and making Miles Teller bleed.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 16:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kevin Gordon, San Francisco, CA 6/6/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kevin Gordon talks risk, impatience, and why form must follow function.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 12:49
Caption: Chris Simon,Chris Strachwitz & Maureen Gosling, San Francisco, CA 9/3/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Chris Strachwitz, Chris Simon, & Maureen Gosling talk first recordings, Jim Crow, and why this music matters.

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 26:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Genevieve Bailey and Dagan, San Francisco, CA 9/24/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Genevieve Bailey and Dagan talk optimism, chance meetings, and the advantages of being a female filmmaker.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 22:58
Caption: Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett, San Francisco, CA 4/28/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett talk the allure of the psychopath, testing audience sympathy, and the strategic use of a key light.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 16:54
Caption:  Nadav Schirman, Gonen Ben Yitzak, and Mossab Hassan Yousef, San Francisco, CA 7/25/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Nadav Schirman, Mossab Hassan Yousef, and Gonen Ben Yitzak talk hope, perspective, and first meetings.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 24:34
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Tom Dolby talks the anxiety of class guilt, the elegance of sound, and the importance of sunscreen.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2014
  • Length: 16:09
Caption: Craig Johnson, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, San Francisco, CA 5/1/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Craig Johnson talk the ironies of writing contests, humor as a defense mechanism, and embracing cheesiness.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 16:32
Caption: Bill Weber and Jennifer Kroot, San Francisco, CA 8/13/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber talk balance, the feud with Shatner, and trying to keep up with George.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 20:39
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Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland talk sensitivity, existential souls, and truth being stranger than fiction.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 12:09
Caption: Thedore Bikel, San Francisco, CA 7/31/14 , Credit: Andrea Chase
Theodore Bikel talks not doing the tango, the responsibility of the artist, and why singing a song is never naive.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 12:53
Caption: Ira Sachs, San Francisco, CA 8/11/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ira Sachs talks romance, self-discovery, and floating anxiety.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 22:06
Caption: Brian Knappenberger, San Francisco, CA 6/13/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Brian Knappenberger talks precedents, freedom of internet access, and saving lives.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2014
  • Length: 28:44
Caption: Rob Reiner, San Francisco, CA 6/20/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Rob Reiner talks bad toupees, great writing, and attention to detail.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 26:01
Caption: Gabriel Iglesias, San Francisco, CA 6/24/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Gabriel Iglesias talks bacon cakes, losing weight, and why comedy can do more than just make people laugh.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 11:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Richard Linklater, San Francisco, CA 7/17/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Richard Linklater talks risks, rewards, and the world of ideas.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2014
  • Length: 10:44
Caption: Don Malcolm, San Francisco, CA 7/2/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Don Malcolm talks chance meetings, cultural metaphors, and the courage of convictions.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 17:25