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.


564 Pieces

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Caption: Lena Khan, San Francisco, CA 2/9/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Lena Khan talks choreographing a slap fight, giving credit where it’s due, and surrendering to Seinfeld.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 11:13
Caption: Mark Pellington, San Francisco, CA 2/27/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mark Pellington talks letting go, flipping the switch, and the power of words.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 16:48
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Thomas Torrey talks taking risks, cutting corners, and his contract with the audience.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 20:05
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Miles Joris-Peyrafitte talks honesty, music, and impressing his older brother.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 17:05
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John Wilson talks bad movies, fanboys, and the importance of the comma.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 27:03
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Tim Sutton talks art, immersion, and being deliberately non-political.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 14:01
Caption: Asghar Farhadi, Mill Valley, CA 10/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Asghar Farhadi talks gender, catharsis, and the meaning of cats.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2017
  • Length: 12:13
Caption: Nanfu Wang, San Francisco, CA 1/4/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Nanfu Wang talks paranoia, creative radicalism, and dreaming big.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 27:03
Caption: Gianfranco Rosi, San Francisco, CA 10/13/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Gianfranco Rosi talks metaphors, human rights, and being deliberately non-political.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 31:01
Caption: David Schisgall, San Francisco, CA 12/16/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
David Schisgall talks storytelling as therapy, empathy as salvation, and getting back what we’ve lost.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 16:41
Caption: Damien Chazelle & Justin Hurwitz, San Francisco, CA 10/6/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz talk huddling down, keeping the dream, and making things magical.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 14:08
Caption: Raoul Peck, San Francisco, CA 11/7/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Raoul Peck talks defining moments, constructing mythologies, and finding the right title.

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2016
  • Length: 23:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jack C. Newell talks amnesia, first dates, and the element of surprise.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 11:32
Caption: Juie Dash, Mill Valley, CA 10/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Julie Dash talks cultural authenticity, validation, and the unexpected gifts of Hurricane Hugo.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2016
  • Length: 14:38
Caption: Adelaide Papazoglou, Jack Pettibone Riccobono, & Chris Eyre, San Francisco, CA 11/22/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Chris Eyre, and Adelaide Papazoglou talk compositing culture, the power of poetry, and understanding the past in order t...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 34:37
Caption: Otto Bell, San Rafael, CA, 10/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Otto Bell talks legacies, options, and bucking traditions.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 14:13
Caption: Stephen Kijak, San Francisco, CA 10/26/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Stephen Kijak talks authenticity, serendipity, and making Yoshiki cry.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 22:29
Caption: Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman, San Francisco, CA 10/21/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow talk definitions, tipping points, and the balance of power.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 21:23
Caption: Craig Atkinson, San Francisco, CA 10/21/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Craig Atkinson talks keeping calm, taking rides, and getting traction.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 32:49
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Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry talk spectrums, hugs, and rewriting a classic..

  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 13:38