Meet the Filmmaker show

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.

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 "Bluebird": Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 35:03

Join filmmaker Lance Edmands, producer Kyle Martin, and actors Amy Morton ("Up in the Air"), Louisa Krause ("Martha Marcy May Marlene"), and Emily Meade ("Sleepwalk with Me") as they discuss their rural drama, "Bluebird." In the film, one woman’s tragic mistake shatters the community of a Maine logging town.

 "Inside Out": Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:16

Join filmmaker Alastair Siddons, producer Emile Abinal, and artists JR and Romel as they discuss the film "Inside Out." The documentary tracks the powerful evolution of Inside Out, the world’s largest participatory art project that uses giant portraits to motivate communities to define their most important causes.

 "Mud": Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 43:13

Join actor Matthew McConaughey and writer/director Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter") for a discussion about their new drama, "Mud." The film is an adventure about two boys who discover a mysterious man named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River.

 "Whitewash": Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 31:45

Join actor Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways") and filmmaker Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais as they discuss their black comedy, "Whitewash." In the film, a man trying to survive a harsh Canadian winter finds himself in a complicated situation when a meeting with a stranger leads to an accidental death.

 "The Pretty One": Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 32:43

Join actor Zoe Kazan, producer Steven Berger, producer Robin Schorr and filmmaker Jenée LaMarque as they discuss their drama, "The Pretty One." The film explores the consequences of a woman’s decision to assume her more successful twin sister’s identity after the sister’s death.

 "Mistaken for Strangers": Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 38:11

Join director Tom Berninger, executive producer Marshall Curry ("Street Fight," "If a Tree Falls"), producer Carin Besser, producer Craig Charland and Matt Berninger (lead singer of The National), as they discuss their documentary, "Mistaken for Strangers." Shot while Tom was working as a roadie for his brother Matt’s band, the film offers an inside look at the critically acclaimed indie rockers during their recent "High Violet" tour.

 Ricky Jay: Meet the Filmmaker | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 31:27

Join us for a conversation with Ricky Jay, the subject of a new documentary, "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay." The film is a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic and the small circle of eccentric geniuses who mastered it. Don’t miss this best-selling author, historian, actor, and above all— conjurer—talk about the film, his craft, and how he became a master at it.

 Tribeca Film Festival Sneak Peek | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:12

Stop by for the Tribeca Film Festival Sneak Peek, and get a glimpse of the work by a few of this year’s filmmakers, including the documentary films "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" (director Chiemi Karasawa), "Teenage" (writer/director Matt Wolf), and "Dancing in Jaffa" (producer Diane Nabatoff). Also showing in the Sneak Peek are the narrative features "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" (director Sam Fleischner) and "Sunlight Jr." (writer/director Laurie Collyer), as well as the comedy "A Birder’s Guide to Everything" (writer/director Rob Meyer).

 Disconnect: Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:59

Join Jason Bateman, Paula Patton, Alexander Skarsgård, and director Henry-Alex Rubin as they discuss their film, "Disconnect," an exploration of how modern technology affects and defines our relationships. Shot with eavesdropped naturalism, this riveting thriller follows strangers, neighbors, and colleagues whose stories collide as they struggle to find human connection in today’s wired world.

 Malik Bendjelloul: Meet the Filmmaker | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 43:23

Join filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul as he discusses "Searching for Sugarman," his highly acclaimed film that won an Oscar for Best Documentary. The film follows two South Africans who set out to find out what happened to their music hero, Rodriguez — the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist.

 Danny Boyle: Meet the Filmmaker | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 43:32

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle discusses his new film at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.

 Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart: Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:38

Gerard Butler (300) and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) discuss their new film at the Apple Store Regent Street. Olympus Has Fallen is the story of disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Butler) who finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack. Using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President (Eckhart) from his kidnappers. Chris Hewitt moderates.

 Simon Killer: Meet the Filmmakers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 47:57

Fresh off their critically acclaimed collaboration in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Brady Corbet rejoin forces in the psychological thriller, "Simon Killer." The film stars Corbet as Simon, a seemingly sympathetic man who goes to Paris to recover from heartbreak, where he finds himself in a relationship that leads to blackmail, betrayal, and the revelation of his true nature. Join the filmmakers as they give us a look at creative process behind the film.

 Danny Boyle, "Trance": Meet the Filmmaker | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 44:44

Join Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire," "127 Hours") as he discusses his new thriller, "Trance." The story follows a fine art auctioneer who gets mixed up with a criminal gang and joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting.

 Tim Kirk, "Room 237": Meet the Filmmaker | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 30:16

Join producer Tim Kirk as he stops by to discuss his new film "Room 237." The work is a wry and provocative documentary that fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick’s still-controversial classic, "The Shining."


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