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Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we'll be examining the innovative ways today's best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

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Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we'll be examining the innovative ways today's best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

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Great Interviews with Filmmakers

By Cupcakeluver102 - Nov 30 2019
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I love interviews with Directors when a good interviewer like Chris asks the right questions!

Relaxed and probing

By Collind1123 - Feb 01 2019
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He really gets his famous guests to relax because he has such a relaxed nice voice. Keep it up.

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
5
0
2
2

Great Interviews with Filmmakers

By Cupcakeluver102 - Nov 30 2019
Read more
I love interviews with Directors when a good interviewer like Chris asks the right questions!

Relaxed and probing

By Collind1123 - Feb 01 2019
Read more
He really gets his famous guests to relax because he has such a relaxed nice voice. Keep it up.

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IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

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Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we'll be examining the innovative ways today's best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

"The Witch" Director Robert Eggers

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Eggers on how he blended genre and history to create the best horror film of the year and why he's remaking “Nosferatu.”

Nov 11 2016

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"La La Land" Director Damien Chazelle & Editor Tom Cross

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Damien Chazelle and his editor Tom Cross talk about finding the right rhythm for a modern day and how much more difficult it was to edit "La La Land" than "Whiplash."

Feb 21 2017

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"Good Time" Directors Josh & Benny Safdie

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The Safdie Brothers talk about how the knew Robert Pattinson would be able to give himself over to their unique approach to filmmaking and how they built a story around aspects of the "Twilight" star that haven't been seen publicly.

Aug 10 2017

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Netflix's "Black Mirror" Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones

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The two Showrunners behind the hit series talk about how they built six new sci-fi worlds for Season 3 and what they've got brewing for Season 4.

May 25 2017

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"Game Of Thrones" Director Miguel Sapochnik

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The director behind “Battle of the Bastards” and “Hardhome” takes us inside the creation of some the series’ biggest moments. Sapochnik also brings us inside the show’s final season, including the arduous 55-night shoot of “The Longest Night,” and how he filmed the destruction of King’s Landing, in the penultimate episode “The Bells,” through the lens of questioning his own role in creating the show’s most violent moments.

Jun 13 2019

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"The Lighthouse" Director Robert Eggers

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Most Screenwriters Work to Music, Robert Eggers Listened to Waves and Wind in creating Willem Dafoe's Pirate Dialect.

Oct 31 2019

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"Moonlight" Director Barry Jenkins

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Writer/Director Barry Jenkins discusses "Moonlight," his second feature and easily one of the best films of the year. Then IndieWire's Kate Erbland stops by to talk about "Billy Lynn's Long Half Time Walk" and how shooting at 120 frames per second alters movie watching and movie making.

Oct 21 2016

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Andrea Arnold on "American Honey"

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Director Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank") discusses making her new film "American Honey."

Sep 16 2016

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"Get Out" Director Jordan Peele

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Jordan Peele talks about his biggest fear in making "Get Out."

Dec 22 2017

30mins

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"Ad Astra" Director James Gray

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On Kubrick, Brad Pitt and how hard it is to make a film in a black box with one actor on a wire.

Sep 25 2019

37mins

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"Hereditary" Director Ari Aster

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Aster talks about how a story of grief, that was too dark and bleak to ever get made as a drama, became a hit horror film.

Jan 11 2019

39mins

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"Call Me By Your Name" Director Luca Guadagnino

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Guadagnino talks about his approach to filmmaking and his upcoming remake of Suspiria.

Nov 30 2017

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"The Favourite" Director Yorgos Lanthimos

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The "Dogtooth" and "Lobster" director talks about his unusual rehearsal process and what drew him to make a period lesbian triangle drama about Queen Anne with screenwriter Tony McNamara.

Nov 29 2018

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"Baby Driver" Director Edgar Wright

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"Baby Driver" Director Edgar Wright by Chris O'Falt

Jun 29 2017

35mins

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"It Comes at Night" Director Trey Edward Shults

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Shults' follow up to ultra low budget breakout "Krisha" is an extreme dark horror film from A24 about death. The writer/director talks about his own fathers, learning about film working for Terrence Malick and telling the stories with his camera.

Jun 08 2017

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"mother!" Director Darren Aronofsky

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Aronofsky on why you have to make the audience laugh, cry or scare the shit out of the them.

Dec 28 2017

27mins

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"A Ghost Story" Director David Lowery

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David Lowery talks about quietly making a small little film in a house with friends that he was willing to bury if it ended up being an embarrassment. The risk paid off, as "A Ghost Story" it the best reviewed indie so far this year.

Jul 10 2017

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"Widows" Director Steve McQueen

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The “12 Years a Slave” director talks about why he never shot lists, the film’s incredible opening sequence, his longtime collaboration with DP Sean Bobbitt, why Chicago is the best city to set a story, and how he identified with the widows in the original BBC series as a 13 year old black kid growing up in London.

Nov 15 2018

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"Toni Erdmann" Director Maren Ade

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"Toni Erdmann" has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars and is one of the best reviewed and most loved films of the year. Writer/Director Maren Ade discusses her many year process of creating the celebrated father-daughter story [that's being re-made with Jack Nickolson]. Also, IndieWire's Zack Sharf swings by to tell us why the film was his favorite from 2016 and an American remake would be a very bad idea.

Feb 06 2017

39mins

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"The Lost City of Z" Director James Gray

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Writer/Director James Gray ("The Immigrant," "We Own the Night") talks about his sixth and most ambitious feature "The Lost City of Z."

Apr 13 2017

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"Waves" Director Trey Edward Shults

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Trey talks about writing / scoring Waves to Frank Ocean, Kayne West and Animal Collective, while mining his personal story of grief, as we break down the color, sound and movement of his remarkable third film.

Nov 22 2019

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"American Factory" Directors Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar

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The duo behind the Netflix's "American Factory" share their insight into how documentary filmmakers can gain trust and access, crafting story, and how they shot this remarkable film.

Nov 19 2019

58mins

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"Marriage Story" Director Noah Baumbach

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"Marriage Story" Director Noah Baumbach by Chris O'Falt

Nov 14 2019

34mins

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"One Child Nation" director Nanfu Wang

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"One Child Nation" director Nanfu Wang by Chris O'Falt

Nov 12 2019

42mins

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"Ford v Ferrari" Director James Mangold

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Mangold breaks down what’s wrong with our modern day green screen, sensory overload action films and how his new racing film, “Ford v Ferrari,” is a throwback to a more classical mode of Hollywood filmmaking.

Nov 08 2019

32mins

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"The Lighthouse" Director Robert Eggers

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Most Screenwriters Work to Music, Robert Eggers Listened to Waves and Wind in creating Willem Dafoe's Pirate Dialect.

Oct 31 2019

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Francis Ford Coppola on "Cotton Club Encore"

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Cotton Club was intended to be a well balanced story about the black and white performers, patrons and gangsters of the legendary Harlem club in the 1920s & 30s. Coppola talks about the pressure he faced to trim down the film so it focused more on Richard Gere's story and his recent effort to restore and re-edit it to bring the film back to what was originally intended. "Cotton Club Encore" is theaters this weekend.

Oct 11 2019

31mins

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"Ad Astra" Director James Gray

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On Kubrick, Brad Pitt and how hard it is to make a film in a black box with one actor on a wire.

Sep 25 2019

37mins

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"Monos" Director Alejandro Landes

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Praised by Guillermo del Toro, Aronofsky, Iñárritu and critics everywhere, Landes is one of the most exciting new directors to emerge this year. On the podcast he talks about making his allegory for the 60 year Colombian Civil War, shooting in impossible situations, and how he got composer Mica Levi to score the film.

Sep 20 2019

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"Goldfinch" Cinematographer Roger Deakins

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The 14 time Oscar nominee on the importance of the right location, why VFX shouldn't be separate from cinematography, and how Donna Tart's novel felt personal to him.

Sep 13 2019

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"Escape At Dannemora" Director Ben Stiller

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Stiller on what it took to make his prison escape series as authentic as humanly possible.

Aug 28 2019

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"Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain" Exec Producers Lydia Tenaglia & Chris Collins

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Tenaglia and Collins talk about their 19 year collaboration with Bourdain, how he found his voice, the show evolved, and avoided the traps of cookie-cutter TV.

Aug 22 2019

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"Russian Doll" Creator/Director Leslye Headland

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Headland talks about the fear of how to end the show and the misogynist side of the auteur theory.

Jun 20 2019

43mins

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"Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino & Dan Palladino

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The husband-wife duo dig into S2 of their Emmy winning show to explore how they've translated their trademark dialogue into cinematic visuals.

Jun 18 2019

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"Game Of Thrones" Director Miguel Sapochnik

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The director behind “Battle of the Bastards” and “Hardhome” takes us inside the creation of some the series’ biggest moments. Sapochnik also brings us inside the show’s final season, including the arduous 55-night shoot of “The Longest Night,” and how he filmed the destruction of King’s Landing, in the penultimate episode “The Bells,” through the lens of questioning his own role in creating the show’s most violent moments.

Jun 13 2019

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"Homecoming" DIrector Sam Esmail

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How Esmail scored his thriller with old film scores, adapting the popular podcast, and how both writing & directing "Mr. Robot" is unsustainable.

Jun 06 2019

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"Barry" Season 2: Bill Hader

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Hader returns to the podcast to talk about having the confidence to find his voice as a director in S2, breaking down "Ronny/Lily" and the season finale.

May 24 2019

54mins

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"John Wick" Director Chad Stahelski

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Stahelski breaks down how he pulled off the big John Wick 3 action scenes and explains why Keanu's character will never walk off into the sunset.

May 20 2019

32mins

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"Man Who Killed Don Quixote" Director Terry Gilliam

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How did Terry Gilliam finally make the most cursed production in movie history?

Apr 09 2019

31mins

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"Roma" Alfonso Cuaron

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How "Roma" is the extension of the ideas and filmmaking Cuarón explored in "Children of Men" and "Y Tu Mamá También."

Feb 14 2019

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