Meet the Filmmaker
Summary: iTunes and the Apple Store bring you insights from the makers of today's biggest films. Subscribe to the podcast to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the onscreen stars as well as filmmaking wisdom from a diverse selection of writers, directors, and producers.
Join actors Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario as they discuss “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” the second film installment in the Percy Jackson series. The story follows the son of Poseidon (Lerman) and his friends as they embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Join director James Ponsoldt and actor Miles Teller ("Rabbit Hole") as they discuss "The Spectacular Now." Based on Tim Tharp’s 2008 novel, the film follows Sutter Keely (Teller), effortless charmer and self- proclaimed life of the party, as he unexpectedly falls in love with “nice girl” Aimee Fineky (Woodley).
Join Vince Gilligan and Emmy-winning actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as they discuss the final season of their critically acclaimed series with film critic David Edelstein of New York Magazine, NPR's Fresh Air and CBS Sunday Morning. In the highly anticipated upcoming season, a newly empowered and increasingly remorseless Walter White (Cranston) is attempting to control a tenuous empire. At the end of season four, Walt’s war with Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) ended in triumphant victory, and his transformation from a well-meaning family man into Heisenberg, a ruthless drug kingpin, is almost complete.
The Lone Ranger producer Jerry Bruckheimer along with director Gore Verbinski and the masked man himself Armie Hammer, discus their new film at the Apple Store Regent Street in London.
Join writer/director Destin Cretton and actors Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., and Keith Stanfield as they discuss "Short Term 12," winner of the SXSW 2013 Grand Jury Prize and Audience Prize. Larson plays Grace, a passionate and tough supervisor at a facility for at-risk teenagers, in love with her long-term boyfriend and coworker (Gallagher Jr.). Her own difficult past—and the surprising future that presents itself—throw her into confusion with the arrival of a new intake at the facility.
Join Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") as he discusses his new comedy, "Dealin’ with Idiots." Faced with the absurd competitiveness in his son’s youth league baseball team, Max Morris (Garlin), a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers) discusses her new film, The Frozen Ground, with Anna Smith at the Apple Store Regent Street in London. Based on a horrific true story from the 1980's, Vanessa plays the only surviving victim of a serial killer in remote Alaska.
Join filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive") as he discusses "Only God Forgives," his visionary new thriller set in Bangkok. The film follows Julian (Ryan Gosling), a drug kingpin tasked with avenging his brother’s death, who finds that a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move.
Award-winning director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) discusses his new film, A Field In England, at the Apple Store Regent Street in London.
Join Oscar-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash ("The Descendants") and actors AnnaSophia Robb ("Soul Surfer") and Liam James as they discuss their new film, "The Way Way Back." Written and directed by Faxon and Rash, the film is a funny and poignant coming-of-age story of an introverted 14-year-old boy finding his place in the world while on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter.
Nicolas Winding Refn (Director, Drive) discusses his new film. A Palme d'Or nominee at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Only God Forgives follows Julian (played by Ryan Gosling) through Bangkok's criminal underground.
Join filmmaker Roland Emmerich ("2012," "Independence Day") in conversation about his new film, "White House Down." The action thriller stars Channing Tatum as policeman John Cale, who’s been denied a job with the Secret Service protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Cale is on a tour of the White House with his daughter when a heavily armed paramilitary group invades the complex. Now it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland) and Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Arrested Development) discuss their new film, Now You See Me. The film follows “The Four Horsemen”, a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders.
Join actor Elijah Wood ("Lord of the Rings") as he discusses his new film, "Maniac." An updated take on Jack the Ripper set in the present day, the film is a remake of the classic 1980s slasher movie. When Frank (Wood), the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, develops a friendship with a young artist, he quickly becomes obsessed and spirals downward into madness and murder.
Director Dan Scanlon (Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight, Tracy) and producer Kori Rae (Up, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.) discuss the latest release from Disney/Pixar: Monsters University. Moderated by Milena Fessmann at the Apple Store, Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.