World Builders

World Builders

World Builders is an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople.

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Stop And Go Covid Comedy

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

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We chat with filmmakers Whitney Call and Mallory Everton about why they’re waiting for the audience to tell them whether they should have made their film or not.

Agent Y The Last Man

Seeking Imperfection for ‘Y: The Last Man’

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We talk with cinematographer Kira Kelly about her intense comic book fandom and why embracing a messy frame was the right move for this adaptation.

What If Character Design Interview

‘What If…?’ Pushed Marvel’s Design Team Into Its Most Daring Arena

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We chat with Ryan Meinerding, the Creative Director of Visual Development at Marvel Studios, about knowing when to ditch legacy for story.

Ted Lasso Interview Invisible Performance

The Invisible Performers Who Craft ‘Ted Lasso’

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We chat with editors A.J. Catoline and Melissa McCoy and casting director Theo Park about the myriad of unseen choices they make that help shape the vibe of the series.

Respect Tracey Scott Wilson

Tracey Scott Wilson Explains How ‘Respect’ Became Her Mission

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Constructing an Aretha Franklin biopic around “Respect” seems obvious, but weaving its theme into every frame requires strategy.

Hiram Garcia Jungle Cruise Producer

Producer Hiram Garcia Explains Why You Don’t Say No to ‘Jungle Cruise’

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We chat with the blockbuster producer about the lifetime of movie watching that finally put him and Dwayne Johnson in a room with Disney executives.

Loki Costume and Production Design Interview

What Makes a Loki?

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We chat with Costume Designer Christine Wada and Production Designer Kasra Farahani about the fashion and design that fabricate the many Lokis.

Edgar Wright Sparks Brothers

Edgar Wright and Sparks are Here to Sell Records and Spread Love

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We chat with Wright along with Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks about collaborating and poking fun at themselves while remaining deadly serious.

Vfx Eric Leven Falcon And Winter Soldier

The Last-Minute VFX That Made Anthony Mackie Captain America

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We chat with ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ VFX Supervisor Eric Leven about the many refinements that go into a Marvel series.