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 David Attenborough (Planet Earth, First Life, Flying Monsters 3D), Naturalist and Filmmaker as he talks to Anthony Geffen, Producer of their major new project Kingdom of Plants 3D. Kingdom of plants with David Attenborough is a multi-platform project which includes a three part series in 3D produced by Atlantic Productions with Sky 3D in association with Galileo Digital Entertainment. Shot over a year in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the series reveals a new look at plant life through the use of 3D time-lapse filming techniques. A book published by Harper Collins and an app exclusively available on the iPad takes you on a fully interactive journey around Kew with David Attenborough.
Join filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld as he discusses his new film, “Men in Black 3,” with friend and filmmaker Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (“True Grit”).
Join actor Hugh Dancy (“Adam”) and director Tanya Wexler as they discuss their British comedy “Hysteria”. Set in the Victorian era, the film's title refers to the once-common medical diagnosis of female hysteria.
Co-writer/Actor Felicity Price, director Kieran Darcy-Smith and Producer Angie Fielder discuss in detail the process of moulding a promising script into a thrilling feature film. They offer an intimate glimpse into Australian filmmaking.
Join the producers of the hit BBC series as they discuss the show and how it updates Conan Doyle’s classic tales for 21st-century London.
NBC late-night veteran and host of “The Voice,” Carson Daly, discusses the hit TV show and how iTunes plays a role in the music narrative.
Join writer, director, and actor Julie Delpy for a discussion of her new film, 2 Days in New York, the follow-up story to her well-received 2 Days in Paris. We follow Marion (Delpy), now split from Jack and living in New York with their child. Her family decides to visit, and she’s unaware that the cultural differences between her new American boyfriend (Chris Rock), her father, and her sister Rose — added to the stress of her upcoming photo exhibition — will make for an explosive mix.
Join actor Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) for a discussion of her Michael Winterbottom–directed drama, Trishna. The film details the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. It’s also an adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Join debut director Andrew Semans, his producer Vinay Singh, and cast members Will Rogers, Santino Fontana, and Eléonore Hendricks for a discussion of their new film, Nancy, Please. This stunning psychodrama revolves around Paul, a literature teacher at Yale whose life is about to unravel — thanks to the actions of a former roommate.
Join director Chris Kenneally and industry experts for a discussion of the documentary Side by Side, produced and presented by Keanu Reeves. The film takes us on a journey through the rise of digital filmmaking — and addresses the aesthetic implications caused by the transition away from traditional film.
Join filmmaker Frédéric Jardin for a discussion of his film Sleepless Night. It’s the story of a botched drug heist with dangerous implications, as one of the drug carriers escapes after stabbing the robbers and seeing their faces. The robbers, who are two policemen, are left in possession of the drugs, which belong to a mob boss who will do anything to retrieve his property.
Join actor Jenna Fischer (The Office) and director Lee Kirk as they discuss their new film, The Giant Mechanical Man, an offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft-spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
Join Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer (Kurt on Glee), director Brian Dannelly and their cast for a discussion of their new coming-of-age comedy, Struck by Lightning. Starring and produced by Colfer, this film tells the story of Carson Phillips (Colfer) who (after being struck and killed by lightning) explains how he blackmailed his classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Join Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Super Size Me), actors Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses), Will Arnett (Up All Night), and producer Ben Silverman for a discussion of Mansome, Spurlock’s new documentary on men’s grooming habits.
Join filmmaker Bradley Rust Gray (The Exploding Girl) and actor Riley Keough (The Runaways) for a discussion of their new thriller, Jack and Diane. The film follows two teenage girls, Jack (Keough) and Diane (Juno Temple), who meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. When Diane reveals she must leave the city for school in Europe, their budding relationship is put to the test. Weaving horror elements into a distinctive yet universal love story, Gray brings his unique vision to this idiosyncratic story of the joys and terrors of first love.