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.
Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG
Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 11:30pm
- KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 5:30am
Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (#609) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Thelma & Louise: A Conversation with Callie Khouri (#406) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by Avram Dodson's short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.
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: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 6:30pm Remind me
The Screenwriter's Path (#101) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
The road to screen can be a punishing, rigorous trek. In this episode, storied collection of creators, behind some iconic films, Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back), Randall Wallace (Braveheart) and Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) relive some of their most memorable journeys, marked by each step along the way.
Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan (#401) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.
Daredevil: Behind The Screen (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me