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 filmmakers Mark Duplass (“Cyrus”) and actors Jason Segel (“The Muppet Movie”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover”) as they discuss their new comedy, “Jeff Who Lives at Home”. Written and directed by the brother’s Duplass directing team, the story follows Jeff (Segel) on his way to the store to buy wood glue, while looking for signs from the universe to determine his path. A series of comedic unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life... and if he's lucky, pick up the wood glue as well.
Join actor Ashley Judd as she discusses her new ABC-TV series “Missing”, where she portrays a retired CIA agent and worried mother of a missing son, who has disappeared during a Summer internship in Europe. In this action-filled drama, Judd uses all means necessary to find her missing son. The series is available for purchase from the iTunes store.
Hear Oscar Award–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton discuss his new film, “John Carter,” an action-adventure story set on planet Barsoom.
Join filmmakers Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and actor Rob Riggle (“The Daily Show”) as they discuss their action-comedy “21 Jump Street”. The story follows Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) who are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.
Join actor Jay Baruchel and director Mike Dowse as they discuss their film “Goon” - the story of a a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling and is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to give it a shot, and Glatt becomes a hero to the team and their fans, until the league's reigning goon becomes threatened by Glatt's success and decides to even the score.
Author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), director Rob Heydon and actor Adam Sinclair discuss their new film at the Apple Store Buchanan Street in Glasgow.
Join director Brian Taylor and Golden Globe–winning actor Idris Elba as they discuss their new film, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”
Join legendary character actor James Cromwell and acclaimed actor Penelope Ann Miller as they discuss their Oscar-nominated film “The Artist”. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius and set in Hollywood 1927, the film portrays the end of the silent film era. Cromwell plays Clifton, the steady right-hand confidante and chauffer to the film’s lead actor, the silent film star George Valentin, portrayed by Oscar-nominated Jean Duajardin in the film.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), screenwriter Jane Goldman (Kick Ass) and director James Watkins (Eden Lake) discuss their new movie The Woman In Black. Moderated by Edith Bowman at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul) and director Joe Cornish (of Adam & Joe) discuss their new film, Attack the Block. Moderated by Edith Bowman at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones) and actor Tom Hiddleston (Midnight in Paris, Thor) discuss the new epic adventure by Steven Spielberg. Moderated by Chris Hewitt at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Award-winning director Steve McQueen and writer Abi Morgan discuss their new film, Shame. Moderated by Dave Calhoun at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Join Oscar Award–winner Meryl Streep and filmmaker Phyllida Lloyd as they discuss their new film about Margaret Thatcher, “The Iron Lady.”
Join comedian Patton Oswalt as he discusses his new film, “Young Adult," a story of two people who haven’t quite gotten over high school.
Join Kevin Clash - creator of “Elmo” - and filmmaker Constance Marks as they discuss their film “Being Elmo”. Clash dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson and by displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Clash ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.