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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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Wonderful - but one issue

By Matt52083 - Feb 13 2019
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Love the podcast and the thoughtful interview questions and the breadth of filmmakers featured. The sound mix - specifically the host’s mic - is absolutely awful. It’s extremely hard to hear and follow questions on occasion.

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

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
5
0
2
2

Wonderful - but one issue

By Matt52083 - Feb 13 2019
Read more
Love the podcast and the thoughtful interview questions and the breadth of filmmakers featured. The sound mix - specifically the host’s mic - is absolutely awful. It’s extremely hard to hear and follow questions on occasion.

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.
Cover image of IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

Updated 13 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: "Mission Impossible – Fallout" Director Christopher McQuarrie

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Christopher McQuarrie talks about directing action scenes with emotional clarity, the danger of practical stunts and wanting to return to being an indie filmmaker.
Jul 27 2018
51 mins
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Rank #2: "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
41 mins
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Rank #3: "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
31 mins
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Rank #4: "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
2 hours 18 mins
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Rank #5: "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
31 mins
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Rank #6: "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
34 mins
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Rank #7: "Baby Driver" Director Edgar Wright

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"Baby Driver" Director Edgar Wright by Chris O'Falt
Jun 29 2017
35 mins
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Rank #8: "Lady Bird" Director Greta Gerwig

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Gerwig talks about what her artistic dreams were when she, like Lady Bird, was 18 and came to New York.
Jan 05 2018
30 mins
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Rank #9: "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
30 mins
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Rank #10: "Atlanta" & "This Is America" Director Hiro Murai

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Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield Didn’t Even Know Donald Glover Was Playing Teddy Perkins.
Jun 04 2018
46 mins
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Rank #11: "Get Out" Director Jordan Peele

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Jordan Peele talks about his biggest fear in making "Get Out."
Dec 22 2017
30 mins
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Rank #12: "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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Rank #13: "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
39 mins
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Rank #14: "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
27 mins
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Rank #15: "Barry" Creators Bill Hader & Alec Berg

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Bill Hader moved To L.A. to be a filmmaker, 15 years later and an unexpected comedy detour (SNL) he found his way back in dark comedy that he created with “Silicon Valley,” “Seinfeld,” & “Curb Your Enthusiasm” vet Alec Berg.

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Jun 19 2018
40 mins
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Rank #16: "The Shape Of Water" Director Guillermo del Toro

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How Guillermo del Toro was inspired by musicals, Punch Drunk Love and Stan Laurel in making his beautiful fable.
Dec 08 2017
37 mins
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Rank #17: "Honey Boy" Director Alma Har'el

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Har'el on taking Shia Labeouf's pain and therapy and turning it into a hit Sundance film.
Jan 31 2019
41 mins
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Rank #18: "If Beale Street Could Talk" Director Barry Jenkins

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"Black love is a radical act," calling on Jenkins to create to take a bold and different approach to creating Beale Street's visual language.
Dec 21 2018
33 mins
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Rank #19: "OJ: Made in America" Director Ezra Edelman

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Ezra Edelman discusses how he used the story of OJ Simpson to explore race in American.
Oct 28 2016
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Rank #20: "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
54 mins
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