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.
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.
John Singleton's Classic Influences (#601) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini.
Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (#607H) Duration: 28:40 STEREO TVPG
Comedy titan Carl Reiner looks back on creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, how the show evolved over the course of its five seasons, and the collaborative efforts of the writers and actors involved. Reiner recalls special moments from behind the scenes and, ultimately, how the creative vision was translated to the screen.
- KQED Life: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Norman Lear - A Retrospective (#602) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.
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.
Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Creator/director/producer/star Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges that surround creating independent webseries, the freedoms that come with doing it your own way, and how to navigate the growing sensation of developing original online content. Followed by The Unexpected, a short webisode from The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.
- KQED Life: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Zombies & Groot - Bringing Comics to Life (#603) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Nicole Perlman (Guardian of the Galaxy) and Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) explore navigating a male-dominated industry as female genre writers. The women discuss tackling comic book adaptations, the importance of character development, and the fine line between staying true to the spirit of the source material while also breathing new life into preexisting storylines.
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.
Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (#609H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG
Chris Cooper, the Academy AwardA? winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others.
- KQED Life: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Rodrigo Garcia, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives, Mother and Child, and most recently, Last Days in the Desert, contemplates the importance of writing honest relationships in his work, and the visceral connection audiences have with stories about family. Followed by a short film from Faraday Okoro about a father and son who agree to a 'winner takes all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.
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.