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 legendary Academy Award–winning film director/ producer Roger Corman as he discusses the launch of his film archive on iTunes. With hundreds of movies to his credit, Corman is one of film’s most prolific producers— and one of the most successful. Dubbed the “King of the Cult Film,” his filmography includes hundreds of cult classics, such as "Death Race 2000," "Rock ‘n’ Roll High School," "Piranha," and many others. In 2009, he was honored with an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Director, Shane Meadows and Producer, Mark Herbert discuss their latest film, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone which documents the life and return of The Stone Roses, following their reunion gigs and showing never-before-seen footage that spans the bands history. Moderated by Miranda Sawyer at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Director of "The Avengers" Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof talk about their new Shakespeare adaptation 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Joss's adaptation is a low-budget modern take on one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies. Moderated by Chris Hewitt at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Join Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in conversation about "This Is the End," the new film they wrote and directed together. Rogen’s directorial debut, the apocalyptic comedy follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they’re forced to leave the house to face their fate and the true meaning of friendship.
Michael Shannon discusses his real-life psychopath role, Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman, directed by Ariel Vromen. The Iceman is a crime-thriller film based on the life of notorious Mafia hit man Richard Kuklinski. Moderated by Adam Buxton at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Join filmmaker Joss Whedon ("The Avengers," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") as he discusses his take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing." Given a contemporary spin and shot in just 12 days (using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy, and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game we call love.
Join director Zal Batmahglij and cast members of "The East," as they discuss their new espionage thriller. The film follows an operative for an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of their corporate clientele. Assigned to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for covert attacks on major corporations, she finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader.
Join filmmakers Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke as they discuss their new film, "Before Midnight." Directed by Linklater, starring Delpy and Hawke, and co-written by all three, the film reconnects us with Celine and Jesse nine years later. Almost two decades have passed since that first meeting on a train bound for Vienna, and we find them now, in their early 40s in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.
Join Isabella Rossellini in conversation with Jessica Shaw of "Entertainment Weekly" as they discuss "Mammas," the new series that explores maternal instincts in the animal kingdom. Isabella sets her provocative lens on creatures’ rites of passage into motherhood. Featuring fantastical costumes and weirdly delightful enactments, Rossellini writes, directs, and slips into the role of animal mother in nine episodes, portraying nontraditional creatures and the ways their maternal instincts are put into action in nature.
Join writer/director Jared Moshé and actors David Call and Barlow Jacobs for a moderated discussion with Brian Brooks about their new film, "Dead Man’s Burden." Set in the aftermath of the Civil War, the film tells the story of Martha (Clare Bowen) and her husband Heck (David Call), whose struggle to make ends meet on their New Mexico homestead is complicated by the return of Martha’s brother Wade (Barlow Jacobs), believed lost in the war.
Join us for a discussion with Snoop Lion about his new documentary, "Reincarnated." The film follows Snoop Dogg on a spiritual journey as he immerses himself in Rastafari, explores musical and religious histories deeply rooted in Jamaica, and emerges from his experience as “Snoop Lion.”
Join producer Adrian Grenier (star of "Entourage") and filmmaker Matthew Cooke as they discuss their revealing documentary, "How to Make Money Selling Drugs." The film examines the war on drugs through a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
Join actor Penn Badgley ("Gossip Girl") and filmmaker Daniel Algrant as they discuss their film "Greetings from Tim Buckley." The drama chronicles musician Jeff Buckley’s efforts to come to terms with his late father’s legacy, leading up to Jeff’s legendary 1991 performance of Tim’s songs.
Join filmmaker Danny Mulheron ("Rage," "Meet the Feebles" screenwriter) and actor Kate Elliott for a discussion about their outrageous comedy "Fresh Meat." The film follows a gang of criminals who take a Māori family hostage, only to discover that their “victims” might actually be cannibals.
Join director Lenny Abrahamson ("Adam & Paul," "Garage") and actor Jack Reynor as they talk about their new film, "What Richard Did." The film follows gifted student Richard Karlsen (Reynor), whose final summer before university is thrown into chaos by an accidental killing.