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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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    • 4.5 • 59 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.

    'Gunda' Director Victor Kossakovsky

    'Gunda' Director Victor Kossakovsky

    'Gunda' Director Victor Kossakovsky by Chris O'Falt

    • 42 min
    'Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets' Dirs. Bill & Turner Ross

    'Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets' Dirs. Bill & Turner Ross

    When “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” premiered at Sundance last January it sparked a predictable conversation about what qualifies as a documentary. Bill and Turner Ross’ nonfiction story about the last night of a bar on the outskirts of the Las Vegas Strip was actually shot in a New Orleans bar, its patrons were bar flies the co-directors had met in an extensive casting process of visiting late night watering holes throughout the city. What got lost in the focus on the behind-the-scenes elements of making “Bloody Nose” was the craft that went into it and art that unfolded on screen. Bill and Turner are masters of direct cinema, and on the podcast we give them an opportunity to dig into their craft and process.

    • 49 min
    'The Painter And The Thief' Dir Benjamin Ree & Painter Barbora Kysilkova

    'The Painter And The Thief' Dir Benjamin Ree & Painter Barbora Kysilkova

    A fascinating filmmaking discussion about how echoes Truffaut, Scorsese, Peckinpah, and Bergman found their way into this intimate nonfiction drama. Ree and “the Painter” (Kysilkova) talk about their unique collaboration and what happened off-screen before filming, while the director also opens up about how he was mentally drained and ready to give up on the film before getting an important call from Sundance.

    • 49 min
    "Dick Johnson Is Dead" Dir. Kirsten Johnson

    "Dick Johnson Is Dead" Dir. Kirsten Johnson

    One of the most cinematically exciting, joyous, and sad films of the year, the director behind "Cameraperson" talks about her process of making a Netflix film with her father about his dementia and inevitable death.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    'Boys State' Directors Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss

    'Boys State' Directors Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss

    How ‘Son of Saul,' 'Lincoln' and other scripted narrative films Influenced this Documentary’s Up-Close and Widescreen Subjectivity. From casting to editing, a deep dive into the Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary at Sundance 2020, and the frontrunner for the 2021 Oscar.

    • 1 hr
    'Time' Director Garrett Bradley

    'Time' Director Garrett Bradley

    Possibly the film of the year, Garrett Bradley takes us inside the creation of her poetic cinematic process in making a film about love, family, and incarceration.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

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!!

Cupcakeluver102 ,

Great Interviews with Filmmakers

I love interviews with Directors when a good interviewer like Chris asks the right questions!

rsilva07 ,

Please fix the audio!!!

The conversations are great, but it drives me nuts having to change the audio multiple times within the same episode! Come on guys!

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