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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Warren Ellis Only Needs 30 Seconds of Footage to Score Your Whole Movie

We chat with the composer about his latest project, 'The Velvet Queen,' and about how he and Nick Cave jam-session… 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

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen Explains the Murky Noir Aesthetic of ‘Nightmare Alley’

Also: why his partnership with Guillermo del Toro is a match made in film noir hell. Read More

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Star Power in ‘Red Notice’

We talk to producer Hiram Garcia about the new Netflix action movie. Plus: why we should be super pumped about… Read More

How Maz Makhani Shot ‘The Guilty’ in 11 Days Without a Director on Set

We chatted with the cinematographer about the numerous improvisations required to complete this film under an accelerated schedule. 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

Seeking Imperfection for ‘Y: The Last Man’

We talk with cinematographer Kira Kelly about her intense comic book fandom and why embracing a messy frame was the… Read More

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

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

The Invisible Performers Who Craft ‘Ted Lasso’

We chat with editors A.J. Catoline and Melissa McCoy and casting director Theo Park about the myriad of unseen choices… Read More