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.


627 Pieces

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Caption: Julian Higgins, August 23, 2022, Credit: Andrea Chase
Julian Higgins talks repeating tropes, legitimate anger, and true tragedy.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 16:22
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James Ponsoldt talks honoring the social contract, maintaining friendships, and what we need from stories.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 11:53
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Scott Mann talks height horror, sensory alertness, and the best ironic use of a push-up bra in cinema.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 13:10
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Vanessa Lapa talks responsibility, fake news, and judicial agendas.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2022
  • Length: 18:21
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Genevieve Adams talks putting on her big-girl pants, doing her homework, and being provocative without being polarizing.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 16:52
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Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine talk questioning God, channeling Leonard Cohen, and the difference between approval and cooperation.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2022
  • Length: 22:08
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Sara Dosa talks sentient lava, the language of the unknown, and volcanoes as rebels.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 16:54
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Velina Brown talks popcorning ideas, saying no, and not wasting a good tragedy.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2022
  • Length: 14:28
Caption: Peter McDowell, San Francisco, CA 6/15/22, Credit: Andrea Chase
Peter McDowell talks providing context, the myth of closure, and falling under the spell of Vietnam.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2022
  • Length: 17:36
Caption: Juan Felipe Zuleta, San Francisco, CA 6/19/22, Credit: Andrea Chase
Juan Felipe Zuleta talks controlling time, liminal space, and the delights of ambiguity.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2022
  • Length: 18:11
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Emelie Mahdavian talks the power of sound, cooperative horses, and why you should not watch BITTERBRUSH on your phone

  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 19:22
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Jack Lowden talks correspondences, dancing, and playing the person on the page.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 12:45
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Shiloh Fernandez talks boots, dancing with Ashley Benson, and what a woodpile says about its owner.

  • Added: May 14, 2022
  • Length: 10:43
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Audrey Diwan and Anamaria Vartolomei talk giving justice, having a common language, and withholding a smile.

  • Added: May 17, 2022
  • Length: 18:22
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David Siegel and Scott McGehee talk the tenor of the times, the myth of closure, and finding the right opening song.

  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 10:43
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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Artistic Director Anita Monga talks exorcising the evil of BIRTH OF A NATION with DJ Spooky, why Buster Keaton i...

  • Added: May 01, 2022
  • Length: 23:35
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Lisa Hurwitz talks tingling, the importance of letterhead, and Tom Hanks’ startling confession.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 23:02
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David France talks crimes against sensibility, pulling back the curtain, and invisible contortions.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 19:30
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Head Berry John Wilson talks trust, being bold, and how Bruce Willis became a category.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:52
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Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell, and Kira Simon-Kennedy talk chance, the poetry of life, and the deeper implications of an invitation to tea.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2022
  • Length: 23:45