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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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    • 4.4 • 82 Ratings

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.

    'Kinds of Kindness' Director Yorgos Lanthimos

    'Kinds of Kindness' Director Yorgos Lanthimos

    After the VFX heavy world building of Poor Things, director Yorgos Lanthimos has delivered something more akin to his earlier work on Dogtooth and Killing of a Sacred Deer. Hear how he guided Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and the other actors through multiple roles across 3 stories, and get a peek into Yorgos's game-filled rehearsal process.
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    • 34 min
    'The Regime' Creator Will Tracey

    'The Regime' Creator Will Tracey

    From building a fictional government around Kate Winslet, to the benefits and liabilities of shooting in real palaces, the show's creator joins us to break down this fabulously satirical look at modern day authoritarianism
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    • 29 min
    'Hacks: Season 3' Director & Co-Creator Lucia Aniello

    'Hacks: Season 3' Director & Co-Creator Lucia Aniello

    After a fantastic finale to Season 3, one of the minds behind "Hacks" sat down with us to explore how the show remains so keyed into the joys, costs and absurdity of making art (and also pulling off 4AM drone shots on the Vegas strip).
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    • 33 min
    'Game Changer' EPs Sam Reich & Paul Robalino

    'Game Changer' EPs Sam Reich & Paul Robalino

    The hit series from streaming service Dropout, "Game Changer," combines a '70s game show with the joy of messing with your friends. Two of the executive producers walked us through the comedic chaos of producing a show where the game changes every episode.
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    • 46 min
    'Robot Dreams' Director Pablo Berger

    'Robot Dreams' Director Pablo Berger

    If the title "Robot Dreams" sounds familiar, this was one of the Animated Features nominated for last year's Oscars. Now expanding wide over the summer, it's the perfect time to catch up on this darling story of friendship and New York City in the 80s. Hear how Pablo fell in love with animation directing, and how he inspired his animators with films from silent comedy masters like Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd.
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    • 33 min
    'The Curse' Creator, Writer, & Star Benny Safdie

    'The Curse' Creator, Writer, & Star Benny Safdie

    The co-director of "Good Time" and "Uncut Gems" returns to Toolkit to discuss his collaboration with Nathan Fielder on their bizarrely fascinating series, "The Curse." Always a student of filmmaking, Benny walks us through what he learned making a show unlike anything we've ever seen.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

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Wonderful - but one issue

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.

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Jonathan Glazer

Fascinating interview! Understanding Glazer’s view is critical when watching this movie. Upends the whole holocaust trope.

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Top Level Interviewers

You all always ask the right questions. Appreciate the thoughtfulness + preparation you bring to the interviews.

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