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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Tobias Lindholm - Danish Screenwriter and Film Director - Submarino, R, The Hunt, A Hijacking

Tobias is a frequent collaborator of film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino and the Oscar nonimated film, The Hunt

Tobias has also made a mark for himself on TV as a regular episode writer on Danish political TV-series Borgen.

Tobias also writes scripts for his own films: including hard-hitting prison film R and hostage drama A Hijacking. The latter premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

The Hunt is about a teacher who is falsely accused of molesting one of his young students and the small community that fights against him.

A Hijacking is about a crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Direct download: TobiasLindholm.mp3
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Phedon Papamichael - Award Winning Cinematographer - Sideways, The Weather Man, 3:10 to Yuma, The Descendants, Nebraska, and The Monuments Men

Born in Athens, Greece, and educated in Germany, Phedon moved to New York in 1983, working as a photojournalist, and eventually crossing over into cinematography.

Phedon now counts over 40 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography. Some of his earlier work includes Dance of the Damned, Cool Runnings, and Phenomenon.

His more recent credits include Walk the LineThe Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, 3:10 to Yuma, and Oliver Stone's W.

Phedon has shot several films for Alexander Payne, including Sideways, The Descendants, and most recently Nebraska, about an aging father travelling from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Nebraska along with The Descendants and Sideways were nominated and won several Oscars and Phedon was nomimated for an Oscar for Nebraska for Best Cinematography.

Most recently, Phedon shot The Monuments Men, directed by and starring George Clooney, about a World War II platoon that rescues art stolen by the Nazis.

Direct download: PhedonPapamichael.mp3
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Charlotte Bruus Christensen - Danish Cinematographer - Submarino, My Good Enemy, Hunky Dory, The Hunt (Oscar nominee)

Charlotte began working with Thomas Vinterberg with his dramatic feature,Submarino, after working on a number of award winning short films, like Between Us which she also wrote and co-directed, 

Charlotte followed this up with the drama My Good Enemy and dramatic musical feature, Hunky Dory.

Charlotte recently teamed again with Thomas Vinterberg on the acclaimed film,The Hunt, for which she won the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist atCannes.

The Hunt is about a Lucas, a divorced father who teaches at a kindergarten when an accusation made by Klara, the young daughter of his best friend ends up nearly destroying his career and all his relationships.

After a successful theatrical run, The Hunt was nominated for an Oscar and it is available via DVD and video streaming services. 

Direct download: CharlotteBruus2.mp3
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Davy Rothbart - Magazine Editor, Author, Radio Producer, and Filmmaker - Medora - Available on iTunes

Davy is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine, author of My Heart Is An Idiot, a book of personal essays, and The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of stories, and he is a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life

Davy’s work also appears in GQThe New YorkerThe New York Times, and GrantlandDavy’s directed two documentaries about the punk rock band Rise Against and videos for the Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project

In 2010, the film Easier With Practice, adapted from one of his GQ articles, and starring Brian Geraghty as Davy, won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.  

Davy’s most recent documentary is the upcoming film, Medora, is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them.

Medora has screened in festivals and threaters around the US and is available on streaming via iTunes worldwide. 

Direct download: DavyRothbart2.mp3
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