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.
A Conversation with Damon Lindelof, Co-Creator of Lost and Co-writer/Producer STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (#306) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one's imagination. Followed by Martin Rosete's allegorical short film, Voice Over, about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.
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The Heart of a Film (#207) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.
The Screenwriter's Path (#101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Writing to evoke emotion is discussed by the creative minds behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Secretariat. Features Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and Lawrence Kasdan. Film: Northeast Front by Angela Torres Camerenea.
Selling Non-Fiction to an Audience: A Conversation with Terry George (#505) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Terry George (writer/director Hotel Rwanda; writer In the Name of the Father) reflects on the art of fictionalizing fact and placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances as a storytelling vehicle. Followed by Dean Loxton's short film, Under, about a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event and finding solace in an unsuspecting way.
Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (#614H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG
Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's.
Daredevil: Behind The Screen (#606) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television. The duo break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil's characters, along with how they navigated the show's unconventional story structure in the writers room.
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.
War on the Big Screen: Oliver Stone & John Milius (#107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Frank Darabont: Filmmaker's Journey (#402) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Frank Darabont, writer and director of such classics as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist, discusses adapting works by Stephen King and keeping his characters at the core of the story. Followed by Jeffrey DeChausse's short film, Anniversario, trailing a woman's visit to her two favorite hairdressers on the day of her 45th wedding anniversary for what becomes the most important makeover of their lives.