Interviews

Every once in a while, someone interesting will agree to speak with us. Here you will find more than 15-years of archived interviews with producers, filmmakers, actors, below-the-line creatives, legends, and more.

We are also currently the host of two recurring interview series:

  • Check the Gate — a recurring column in which Brad Gullickson goes one-on-one with directors in an effort to uncover the reasoning behind their creative decisions.
  • World Builders — an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople working in film and television today.

Browse our latest interviews below

Phil Tippett on Why ‘Mad God’ Had to Be Cooked Slowly

We chatted with the stop-motion legend about the filmmaking advice he received from Miloš Forman and Paul Verhoeven. It's all… Read More

How Comics and Oscar Isaac Dictated the Cinematography of ‘Moon Knight’

We chat with cinematographers Gregory Middleton and Andrew Droz Palermo about diving into the Marvel Universe and attempting to live… Read More

Why They Used Bottles as Lenses for ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’

We chat with cinematographer Shawn Peters about the new Apple TV+ series and how chasing imperfection always results in authenticity. Read More

Sujata Day Wants to Tell a Different Kind of Story About South Asian Americans

We talk to the actress-turned-filmmaker about 'Definition Please,' paying homage to Bollywood, and why she never wants to be a… Read More

How David Newman Protected Leonard Bernstein with ‘West Side Story’

We chat with the composer about his role in the remake and why he was hired to stand guard over… Read More

Dolph Lundgren Wants Action Without Superheroes

We chat with the director about his movie 'Castle Falls' and why his fight scenes can't afford spandex theatricality. Read More

Jim Cummings on ‘The Beta Test’ and its Horrific Opening Scene

We chat with the filmmaker about the masterful tonal balance required to pull off his latest movie. Read More

‘Lamb’ Director Valdimar Jóhannsson Embraces the Mystery

The filmmaker answers questions about his feature debut without answering questions raised by it. Read More

The Covid Comedy ‘Stop and Go’ is Just Two Filmmakers Guessing

We chat with filmmakers Whitney Call and Mallory Everton about why they're waiting for the audience to tell them whether… Read More