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 2011 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Winner Nicolas Winding Refn as he discusses his new film Drive. Mixing classic film noir with wicked violence and a killer soundtrack, the film is a modern day Grimm's fairytale featuring Ryan Gosling (“Blue Valentine”) as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night.
Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Kick-Ass) discuss their new film, Fright Night. Moderated by Chris Hewitt, at the Apple Store, Regent Street, in London.
Join filmmaker Jesse Peretz (“The Ex”) as he discusses his new comedy, “Our Idiot Brother.”
Join Oscar Award‒nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network") as he discusses his new comedy, "30 Minutes or Less."
Join writer/actor Brit Marling and writer/director Mike Cahill as they discuss their co-produced film, “ANOTHER EARTH”. Rhoda Williams (Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
Join writer/director Miranda July as she discusses her film “The Future”. The film details a couple whose lives change in surprising ways upon adopting a cat from a rescue shelter. The film began as a performance piece, and the final result was a critically-acclaimed premiere at Sundance this year.
The talented actor and filmmaker discusses his documentary film “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” together with band member Phife. The film documents the inner workings and backstage drama of the band A Tribe Called Quest, and explores what’s next for these pioneers of alternative rap.
Hear actor Elijah Wood discuss his new show on FX, "Wilfred," a comedy about a dude who forms a unique relationship with his neighbor’s pet.
Join Oscar-winning actor and director Tom Hanks as he discusses his new film "Larry Crowne". Directed by, and starring, Hanks the film tells the story of affable Larry Crowne (Hanks), downsized out of his job at the big-box company he's worked at since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves.
Join Producer Patricia Weiser and actor Christopher McDonald as they discuss their new comedy set in the world of New York City elite private kindergartens. The film tells the story of Jeff and Samantha Jasinski (Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Somerville), a middle class married couple who move to New York City with their 5 year old daughter. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the lengths they must go to in order to get their five-year-old daughter into school.
Join environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and filmmaker Bill Haney as they discuss their film, "The Last Mountain."
Join Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed and fellow comedians Erik Griffin, Ted Alexandro and Angelo Tsarouchas as they discuss their documentary, “ Just Like Us”. Ahmed Ahmed’s directorial debut, the film exemplifies a goal of reintroducing socially relevant issues to the world to build cultural bridges in this age of greater tolerance and acceptance through comedy. The film documents stand-up comedy shows in four countries in the Middle East, showcasing the cultures of Dubai, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Egypt with sold out crowds totaling over 20,000 people.
Join Paul Bettany and Lily Collins as they discuss their new film, “Priest,” an adaptation of the Tokyopop comic book about war between humans and vampires.
Join Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – the members of The Lonely Island - as they discuss "Turtleneck and Chain," the exciting follow-up to their 2009 platinum debut.
Join director Paul Feig ("Freaks and Geeks") as he discusses his new film, "Bridesmaids." Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.