This series focuses on the inspiration and creative process at the conception of the filmmaking process. It includes interviews and footage from leading screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their craft and films, recorded at past Austin Film Festival panels and screenings. Each episode pairs these conversations with a short film from an emerging filmmaker; these shorts have previously screened at the Austin Film Festival.
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Creating Memorable Characters (Episode #201)
KQED 9: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.
KQED 9: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
Developing and understanding heroes and villains is discussed by the creative minds behind Rambo, Lethal Weapon, and Braveheart. Features Alvaro Rodriguez, Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and John Turman. Films: Weight of the World by Jenny Goddard and Eulogy Maker by Leslie Langee.
KQED 9: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
Suspenseful storytelling is discussed by the creative minds behind The Usual Suspects, The Silence Of The Lambs, The Big Easy and Lethal Weapon. Features Shane Black, Ted Tally, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Christopher McQuarrie. Film: Unawakening by Jack Daniel Stanley.
Script to Screen: Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, & Ed Burns (Episode #108)
KQED 9: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
The script-to-screen process is discussed by the creative minds behind Slumdog Millionaire, Up In The Air, and The Brothers McMullen. Features Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns. Film: The Printer by Berndt Mader.
War on the Big Screen: Oliver Stone & John Milius (Episode #107)
KQED 9: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind Red Dawn, Born On The 4th Of July, and Apocalypse Now. Features Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.