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.


563 Pieces

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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: 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: 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
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Filmmaker Mark Lewis on challenging himself, glamorizing amphibians, and the human folly of trying to outsmart Mother Nature.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 19:17
Caption: Nicholas Jarecki, San Francisco, CA 9/6/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki talks high finance, ambiguous morals , and why when there's a will, there's a way.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 17:36
Caption: Zach Booth & Ira Sachs, San Francisco, CA 6/21/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Director/co-director Ira Sachs and co-star Zach Booth talk using Dogme 95 as inspiration, feeling like an outsider, and why it's best to get the se...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:07
Caption: Robert Lorenz, San Francisco, CA    9/7/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Debut director Robert Lorenz talks baseball, nostalgia, keeping it simple.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2012
  • Length: 12:00
Caption: Michael Pena & Natalie Martinez, San Francisco, CA 8/28/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Co-stars Michael Pena and Natalie Martinez talk cliques, rehearsals, and the right haircut.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2012
  • Length: 13:47
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Rian Johnson talks whimsy, unintended consequences, and the illusion of quick fixes.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2012
  • Length: 11:47
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Josh Radnor on ivory towers, feeling 19, and being defiantly non-cynical.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 12:27
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Stephen Chbosky talks being reborn, taking notes, and the mysteries of the grilled sticky.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 13:16
Caption: Gary and Larry Lane, San Francisco, CA 6/22/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Twin filmmakers Gary and Larry Lane talk leaving home, finding family, and why Dolly Parton is more than just a singer.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2012
  • Length: 17:01
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks prosthetics, connections, and why he is moved by the poetry of French snails.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 11:47
Caption: Deepak Chopra, San Francisco, CA 10/8/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Deepak Chopra talks identity, infinity, and the benefits of laughter.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 10:27
Caption: Martin McDonagh & Sam Rockwell, San Francisco, CA 10/6/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Martin McDonagh and star Sam Rockwell talk the impact of violence, the difference between stage and screen, and why Rockwell would ...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2012
  • Length: 10:32
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Writer/director Ric Klass talks turning prose into cinema, the power of words, both written and spoken, and the serious business of comedy.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 13:59
Caption: Matthew Lillard, San Francisco, CA 10/7/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Matthew Lillard talks persistence, the magic of small moments, and taking it on the chin from the ratings board for telling the truth.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 19:41
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Imogen Poots talks emotion, precision, and surrendering to the moment.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 10:25
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Helen Hunt talks honesty, trepidation, and being the new kid on the block.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2012
  • Length: 11:17
Caption: James Redford, San Francisco, CA  10/9/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
James Redford talks changing paradigms, educating for the future, and why being good to the environment is a win-win situation.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 22:12