Interview: Erik Aadahl & Ethan Van der Ryn on the Silence of ‘A Quiet...

2018 has been off to a strong start for film, and one of the surprise hits of the year “A Quiet Place” became a...

Interview: Jacqueline Bisset Discusses Political Scandals, Ben Kingsley, and ‘Backstabbing for Beginners’

Jacqueline Bisset has enjoyed quite a long career, working in film and television since the sixties. Some of her notable films include the classics...

Interview: Kenneth Carlson Discusses Saints, Sudan, and His Documentary ‘The Heart of Nuba’

For nearly seven years, the Government of Sudan, under the direction of Omar al Bashir, has been at war with the people in the...

INTERVIEW: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Costume Designer Cynthia Summers

One of the strongest directors to bring a unique style to the big screen in recent memory is Barry Sonnenfeld. With "The Addams Family" and "Men...

Interview: Costume Designer Karyn Wagner on ‘Waco,’ David Koresh, and the 90’s Period Piece

While the 1990's don't seem very long ago to most of us, most events in the decade occurred more than 20 years ago. In...

INTERVIEW: ‘Will and Grace’ Cast and Crew Announce Third Season Pickup At Paleyfest

“Will and Grace” isn’t leaving our TV anytime soon. At the Paleyfest event on Saturday evening at the Dolby Theater, the “Will and Grace”...

Interview: Emmy-Nominated Christopher Willis on ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Mickey Mouse,’ and Scoring a...

Every few years, a score comes along that makes you wish there was still a divide between comedy and dramatic scores in film. This...

Interview: DP Luc Montpellier on ‘Counterpart,’ Sarah Polley, and Justin Marks

As television has continued to grow in size, many directors and craftsman that would have worked in independent cinema are transitioning to television. One...

INTERVIEW: Director Ruben Östlund on His Fascinating Foreign Language Nominated Film ‘The Square’

As Oscar voters begin turning in their ballots for the 90th Academy Awards show, I had the pleasure of speaking with foreign language film...

Interview: Director Laura Checkoway on her Bittersweet Oscar Nominee ‘Edith+Eddie’

Elder abuse, interracial romance, family drama. These are some of the fascinating topics covered by Laura Checkoway's Oscar-nominated documentary short "Edith+Eddie". This bittersweet true...
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INTERVIEW: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Discuss Inspiration, the Olympics, and Their Original Song,...

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have been called their generation's Rodgers and Hammerstein. Just a year ago, the pair, known simply as Pasek and...

Interview: Double Oscar Nominated Sound Editor and Mixer Julian Slater

Few people can boast that they've been nominated for multiple below-the-line Oscars in a single year. Yet "Baby Driver," a surprise nominee to some,...

INTERVIEW: Visual Effects Master Joe Letteri Discusses Creating Worlds, Creatures, and ‘War for The...

When it comes to Visual Effects in film, Joe Letteri has worked on some of the biggest and best. The four-time Academy Award winner...

INTERVIEW: Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos Talk About the Challenges and Fun of Editing...

When "Baby Driver" hit theaters last summer, it was something of a surprise. This quirky film about a getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort)...

Interview: ‘DeKalb Elementary’ Director Reed Van Dyk Talks Turning a 911 Call Into a...

We've seen numerous accounts of acts of terror adapted for the big screen before, but Reed Van Dyk's "DeKalb Elementary" brings something different to...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Paul Austerberry, Sidney Wolinsky, and Dan Laustsen Discuss ‘The Shape of...

Guillermo del Toro's film "The Shape of Water" is a favorite among various film festivals, critics groups, and guilds. At the Academy Award nominations...

Interview: Ildikó Enyedi Talks Casting Deer and the Subtle Emotions of ‘On Body and...

People often say love is strange, but Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi takes it to a whole new level. In her latest film "On Body...

Interview: Thomas Lennon Talks About the Delicacy of Storytelling in His Documentary Short ‘Knife...

Some stories are so improbable they must be true. The new documentary short from Oscar-winning filmmaker Thomas Lennon ("The Blood of Yingzhou District") is...

Interview: Ziad Doueiri Talks the Real Life Inspiration behind ‘The Insult’

Ask Ziad Doueiri and he will tell you that he doesn't make political films. But when you see his latest effort "The Insult" there's...

INTERVIEW: Jenny Eagan, Max Richter, and Tom Cross Discuss Scott Cooper and ‘Hostiles’

There is no film genre more American than the western. The western has been part of film history since the beginning. One of the...

INTERVIEW: ACE Nominee Tatiana S. Riegel on ‘I, Tonya,’ Craig Gillespie, and Skating

There are few films that carry the energy that "I, Tonya" has brought to the big screen. The film has hit a hot streak...

INTERVIEW: ACE Nominee Joe Walker on ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and Denis Villeneuve

Editing science fiction is extremely difficult in the best of circumstances. It's even more difficult if you're following a classic film in the genre....

Interview: Chris Overton Discusses the Poignant Deaf Advocacy of his Oscar-shortlisted ‘The Silent Child’

Depicting an important topic we don't often think about, "The Silent Child" is one of the most poignant and meaningful of this year's shortlisted...

Interview: Director Katja Bentrah Talks her Harrowing Oscar contender ‘Watu Wote: All of us’

If your think shorts can't be as powerful as feature-length films, then you probably haven't seen "Watu Wote: All of us". Based on a...

Interview: James Bort Discusses the Artful Femininity of his Oscar-shortlisted ‘Rise of a Star’

The drama of the ballet world has long been a source of inspiration for filmmakers. Indeed, films like "The Red Shoes" to "Black Swan"...

Interview: Kevin Wilson Jr. On the Making of his Powerful Oscar contender ‘My Nephew...

The tragic story of Emmett Till has long been recognized as a significant catalyst for the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His brutal murder in...

Interview: Director Sean Meehan Talks his Oscar shortlist Standout ‘Lost Face’

Based on a short story by Jack London, "Lost Face" is a bleak tale of survival set in Russian-colonized America during the mid 1800s....

Circuit Breaker Interview: The Craft Team for ‘Darkest Hour’ Discuss Recreating 1940 London

Joe Wright's latest film, "Darkest Hour," takes the audience to the middle of London in 1940. Facing political opponents at home and the German...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Greta Gerwig, Scott Cooper, Maggie Betts, and Daniela Vega from MFF

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEWS,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis. We discuss movies, television and all the...

Interview: Sound Mixers Ron Bartlett & Doug Hemphill on ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The differences between sound editing and sound mixing may not seem large to the general audience. However, each is incredibly complex with their own...

Interview: Fatih Akin on Anger, Morality and ‘In the Fade’ from Germany

When it was announced as Germany's Oscar submission, Fatih Akin's "In the Fade" immediately became one of the top contenders. This intense revenge thriller...

Interview: Sound Editor Mark A. Mangini on ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The sound categories are always difficult to understand for the layman. Yet Mark A. Mangini, an Oscar-winning sound designer for "Mad Max: Fury Road"...

Interview: Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘Stronger’

As we dive deeper into awards season, we'll begin to critics and guilds rewarding extraordinary craft work. One individual who stands out in the...

INTERVIEW: Nora Twomey and Saara Chaudry Discuss ‘The Breadwinner’

As the new animated film, "The Breadwinner," expands to theaters nationwide, it is beginning to accumulate recognitions, nominations, and awards. Earlier this week, the film...

INTERVIEW: ‘Downsizing’ Tackles Climate Change, Refugees and Economic Inequality

How can an average man save the world? Filmmaker Alexander Payne has looked at the plight of the everyman for over twenty years now....