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 Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right, Shutter Island) and producer Kevin Feige (X-Men, Iron Man) as they discuss their new film Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Based on the popular Marvel comic book series, Avengers Assemble features the ultimate team of superheroes; Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye who team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.
Join director Lynn Shelton (Humpday) for a discussion of her new film, Your Sister’s Sister. The story begins when Iris (Emily Blunt) invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family’s remote getaway while he recovers from the death of his brother. Iris drops in unexpectedly on the heels of Jack’s drunken encounter with Iris’ sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), resulting in a rivalry and other surprising revelations.
Join actor John Cusak (“Being John Malkovich”) as he discusses his role as Edgar Allan Poe in his new film “The Raven”, a gritty thriller where Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders.
Join actor Hugh Grant and director Peter Lord as they discuss their new animated film about the high seas, “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.”
Join actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and director Brad Hall (SNL) as they discuss their short film, Picture Paris. A suburban mom (Louis-Dreyfus) plans for a life-changing trip to Paris soon after her son leaves for college. When her plans go hilariously awry, she finds herself wondering if she’ll ever have what she really desires: Love, passion, revenge...and Paris.
Join filmmaker Nick Stoller (co-writer “The Muppets” and co-writer/director “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) as he discusses his irreverent comedy “The Five-Year Engagement”. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the film looks at what happens when an engaged couple, played by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
Join legendary Oscar-winning director James Cameron ("Titanic" and "Avatar") as he discusses his reimagined release of his Oscar-winning film, "Titanic," now screening in 3D.
Join Mary Harron as she discusses her new film “The Moth Diaries” based on the novel by Rachel Klein. The story follows Rebecca, a young girl haunted by her father's suicide, who is a student at an exclusive female boarding school. She pours her heart out in a diary, much of it focused on Lucy, her beloved roommate. Their relationship changes drastically with the arrival of a mysterious new student, Ernessa. As Lucy abandons her for this new girl, Rebecca becomes consumed with thoughts of jealousy and suspicion.
Join Oscar-nominated actor Kevin Kline and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan (“The Big Chill”) as they discuss their new film “Darling Companion”. The film follows the story of a woman (Diane Keaton) who finds the love, devotion, commitment, and courage she needs - all wrapped up in a bloodied stray dog who becomes her "darling companion." When the beloved canine goes missing, a shaggy-dog search adventure plays out, drawing together friends and family and rekindling a lifelong love.
Join Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria), Amr Waked (Syriana), Academy Award®–winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and Academy Award®-nominated Producer Paul Webster (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) as they discuss their new film.
Join director Whit Stilman (“The Last Days of Disco”) and Greta Gerwig (“Greenberg”) as they discuss their new film “Damsels in Distress”. The film follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College. They welcome a transfer student into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men who threaten the girls' friendship and sanity.
Join director Lee Hirsch as he discusses “Bully,” a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary that follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. “Bully,” which examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth and through the power of their stories, aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children, and society as a whole.
Join actor Lily Collins (“The Blind Side”) as she discusses her role as Snow White in the spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale, directed by visionary director. Tarsem Singh (“The Fall”). An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.
Join Clive Owen and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks later”) as they discuss their new thriller “Intruders”. The story follows two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
Two-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Lord and actor Hugh Grant discuss their new film at the Apple Store Regent Street in London.