Sundance Interview: Andrew McConnell and Mick Mahon Discuss Hope, Humanity, and Their Documentary ‘Gaza’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: On the western coast of Israel, along the Mediterranean Sea, lies a 25 mile strip of territory called Gaza. Years...

Interview: Ed Perkins Discusses The Unexpected Making of ‘Black Sheep’

Recently Oscar nominated for Best Documentary Short, "Black Sheep" tells a powerful true story about racism and identity in the United Kingdom. Its subject...

Sundance Interview: Jenifer Westphal Talks Indie Film, Documentaries, and Launching a Production Company

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The past four years have been full of learning and connection for producer Jenifer Westphal. Just a few short years...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong on Everyday Mysteries and Economic Inequality in Ardent Thriller ‘Burning’

Outrageously, South Korea has never been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars, nor has the country even made it...

Interview: Yorgos Mavropsaridis Highlights the Editing Process for ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Mavropsaridis has been working with director Yorgos Lanthimos since nearly the beginning. The two Yorgoses met years ago and found a collaboration that...

Interview: Production Designer Paul Harrod Discusses Creating the ‘Isle of Dogs’

Production Designer Paul Harrod has been working in the industry for over thirty years. Much of his experience has been in stop-motion animated films,...

Interview: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Share Their Experiences Writing the Music of ‘Mary...

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have been writing music for film and stage for years. They have worked together on projects like the TV...

INTERVIEW: Composer Marco Beltrami Discusses ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Free Solo,’ & Experimenting in Horror

One of the busiest composers of 2018 was Marco Beltrami. The two-time Oscar nominee gained praise early in the year when "A Quiet Place" premiered to...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Justin Hurwitz Talks About Scoring ‘First Man’ And Working With Damien...

Academy Award-winning composer Justin Hurwitz has made a strong mark on the industry in just a small amount of time. Only four scores into his...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Isis Mussenden and Nelson Coates Discuss Crafting the World of Ruth...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served on the US Supreme Court since 1993. And 25 years later, two films would be released the woman...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Mimi Leder, Daniel Stiepleman and Cast Talk About the Ginsburgs and...

The life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg come to life in "On the Basis of Sex." Written by Ginsburg's nephew, Daniel Stiepleman, it...

INTERVIEW: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Composer Carter Burwell Discusses Ghost Stories and Death...

When you think back on the Coen Brothers, there is a melancholy song likely coursing through your mind. Yet despite that feeling, the sweeping scores show...

INTERVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ Editor Michael P. Shawver Talks the Journey with Ryan Coogler, Wakanda,...

One of the films that seem to be heading towards a Best Picture nomination is "Black Panther," a huge achievement by Ryan Coogler. Coogler has become...

INTERVIEW: ‘First Man’ Editor Tom Cross Discusses Editing for Subjectivity and Finding Intimacy on...

One of the most frenetic and visceral films of the year is Damien Chazelle's "First Man," a technical marvel in film for 2018. The focus...

INTERVIEW: ‘The Favourite’ Sound Designer and Mixer Johnnie Burn Discusses Winds, Period Sound, and...

"The Favourite" quickly marked itself as one of the best films of the year as soon as it debuted. The absurdist comedy/period piece stands...

Interview: Vincent Lambe On Examining the Shocking True Story of ‘Detainment’

It's never easy to depict a highly sensitive topic on screen, especially when it's a horrific murder of a child by two other children....

Interview: Barnaby Blackburn Discusses the Inspirations behind Oscar contender ‘Wale’

Featuring a suspenseful storyline filled with surprising twists, Barnaby Blackburn's "Wale" is easily one of the most thrilling films in the Oscar shortlist for...

Interview: Composer Alexandre Desplat on ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson, and a Career Spent...

For Alexandre Desplat, composing was a natural pursuit. The two-time Oscar winner (with seven additional nominations), and Grammy winner is halfway to an EGOT....

Interview: Rima Das Talks the Making of ‘Village Rockstars’

As you gaze upon the sophisticated direction of "Village Rockstars", you wouldn't guess that its helmer Rima Das had no formal training in film....

Circuit Breaker Interview: Rolfe Kent Talks About Scoring ‘Stan & Ollie’ and the Influence...

Welcome to the Awards Circuit movie and awards podcast “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly show from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson,...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Hans Zimmer Discusses ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen, and Failed Piano Lessons

Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has worked in film and television since the early 1980s. He has worked with Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Christopher...

Interview: Cinematographer Mihai Malamaire Jr. Talks about Photographing a Movement in ‘The Hate U...

Cinematographer Mihai Malamaire Jr. got his start the way many do. Working on short films and music videos. Eventually, all of that gave way...

Interview: Composer Dustin O’Halloran Talks About Finding the Emotional Tone in ‘The Hate U...

Dustin O'Halloran didn't necessarily set out to become a composer of film score. But his particular style of music made him a perfect fit...
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Interview: VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert Describes the Arsenal of Techniques for Creating the Look...

Paul Lambert has had quite a varied career in the world of visual effects. His filmography includes "Mission: Impossible II," a couple of "Harry...

INTERVIEW: Filmmakers Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon talk ‘Making Montgomery Clift’

Family legacies run deep. Certainly this is true of celebrity families as well. Often times, a star’s persona focuses on one tragic detail or...

INTERVIEW: TIFF Documentary Programmer Thom Powers Talks 2018 Festival

Few stages are bigger than the Toronto International Film Festival. One of the largest festivals in the world, a single TIFF program can eclipse...

INTERVIEW: DP Ben Kutchins on the Dreamlike ‘Ozark,’ Jason Bateman, and More

This year brought a lot of very strong cinematography to television. "Barry" and "Atlanta" both showcased some amazing shots throughout the season. The return...

Interview: Legendary Production Designer Eugene Lee Talks ‘Saturday Night Live’

It's not often that you're able to speak to a legend. However, there's no other way to describe Mr. Eugene Lee. Eugene has one of...

Interview: Editor Brian A. Kates Talks ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘We the Animals’

One of the series that has a big night ahead of itself is "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" from Amazon Prime. The 8-episode drama follows Midge Maisel...

INTERVIEW: Joe Dulude II Talks Makeup for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live,’ ‘Wicked’ and More

It's difficult to pull off a live show in the theater. It's even more difficult to pull off the show in front of millions...

INTERVIEW: Emmy-Nominated Cindy O’Connor Talks ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’

A show that often went unrewarded for its spectacular work was "Once Upon a Time," a fantasy series that aired on ABC until this...

INTERVIEW: Stephanie Maslansky Talks Costumes for Marvel and ‘Luke Cage’

Designing superhero costumes can be extremely difficult. Ever since the Joel Schumaker "Batman" films, there's an added pressure of not making an iconic character seem...

CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEW: Jennifer Lopez, Simon Cowell and More NBC Stars Talk TV, Social...

As Emmy season is upon us, the attention shifts from the big screen to the small screen. With so much to see on television, cable,...

Interview: Costume Designer Erin Hirsch Crafts the Looks for ‘The Voice’

As reality competition shows have risen to popularity in the past two decades, much of the crews of these shows remains underappreciated. One of...

Interview: DP Stephan Pehrsson talks ‘U.S.S. Callister’ and ‘Star Trek’ Aesthetics

Once again, "Black Mirror" finds itself as an Emmy contender in 2018. With more exposure this year after breaking through in 2017, the series looks...