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.
Alien: Deconstructing A Sci-Fi Classic (#403) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
An iconic example of its genre, Alien's tension, pacing, and craftsmanship are deconstructed by veteran screenwriters John August and Ashley Miller. Accompanied by Jason Mann and Frieda Luk's mystical short film, Delicacy, following a culinary connoisseur and his loyal chef as they dangerously navigate into the unknown with hopes to obtain a rare treat.
Se7en: Script to Screen with Andrew Kevin Walker (#610H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG
Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Comedy That Resonates (#202) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.
Gary Ross On Drive and Inspiration (#611H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG
Writer/Director Gary Ross discusses his film trajectory from co-writing the iconic film Big to approaching and adapting Seabiscuit on screen as well as working on historically depicting his new film Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
War on the Big Screen: Oliver Stone & John Milius (#107) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
America Ferrera on the Storyteller's Responsibility (#612) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Producer/Emmy-award winning actress, America Ferrera talks about her early roles in film and television including the hit show Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and working with Ryan Piers Williams on the independent film The Dry Land.