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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 • 69 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.

    'Bros' Director Nicholas Stoller

    'Bros' Director Nicholas Stoller

    Director Nicholas Stoller, of "Neighbors" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" fame, joins Filmmaker Toolkit to discuss his process developed on some of the best comedy films of the last couple decades and how he applied it to his latest film, 'Bros.'
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    • 38 min
    'Blonde' Director Andrew Dominik

    'Blonde' Director Andrew Dominik

    Writer-director Andrew Dominik wrote his adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' novel "Blonde" in about four weeks — and then waited 12 years for the opportunity to bring it to the screen. The "Killing Them Softly" director joins Filmmaker Toolkit to talk about his decade-plus-long journey to bring Joyce Carol Oates' fictionalized portrait of Marilyn Monroe to the screen, and the epic study of trauma and Hollywood's exploitation of it that he created.
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    • 29 min
    'Pearl' Director Ti West

    'Pearl' Director Ti West

    Ti West, director of "X" and "Pearl," stops by Toolkit to discuss how he landed on the golden age of Hollywood aesthetic he captured for his horror prequel, how he achieved the film's singular look, and how he tapped into a more formal style of filmmaking where blocking and framing can tell the entire story of a family and lead us to understand Pearl herself.
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    • 27 min
    'Mo' Creator Mo Amer

    'Mo' Creator Mo Amer

    On this episode of the Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, creator and star of 'Mo', Mo Amer discusses how he and his team built a series that juggles a tone that can fuse comedy and drama, how they built the show's hip and absurd sense of humor, and how they made filmmaking choices that spotlight the city (Houston) and the culture (the Palestinian diaspora) at the show's heart.
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    • 26 min
    '3,000 Years of Longing' Dir. George Miller

    '3,000 Years of Longing' Dir. George Miller

    Director George Miller joins this week’s episode of Toolkit to talk about the making of his latest film, “Three Thousand Years of Longing.” Miller discusses the film’s place in his career as a “palate cleanser” after the high-octane “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the philosophical underpinnings of the script, and why working with actors who are also filmmakers - in this case Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba - yields the best work.
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    • 22 min
    'A League of Their Own' Dir Jamie Babbit

    'A League of Their Own' Dir Jamie Babbit

    Executive producer and director Jamie Babbit discusses how the new Amazon Prime Video series "A League of Their Own" uses its camera to turn the show's large cast into a team and breaks down the cinematic language she found to highlight both the joys of playing baseball and of falling in love.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Matt52083 ,

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.

pjmouer ,

Excellent podcast, terrible sound

These interviews are thoughtful and inspiring but you guys have a serious problem with your audio normalizing. The ads will blast my ears out and then the interviews will be so quiet I can’t hear it. And between host and interviewees there will often be large discrepancies as well. I understand their audio is likely coming from different sources but it can be leveled it out.

Shaking with laughter ,

Amazing show! Love the production talk.

This sparked my love for filmmaking. Thank you for being one of the only shows I can find that actually talks about production, and thank you for letting me hear about the insights from the greatest filmmakers out there. I am indebted to this podcast. The greta gerwig and guillermo del toro episodes made me fall in love with moviemaking. Thank you so much for making this podcast!!

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