Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
Kinds of Kindness
'You're Going to Be Doing Some Weird Stuff': Joe Alwyn and Mamoudou Athie Talk 'Kinds of Kindness' (Exclusive)
Jun 26, 2024
Joe Alwyn knew he would say 'yes' to 'Kinds of Kindness' before he even read the script. "I was just happy to get the call and excited to be back working with Yorgos," the actor says.
Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins Enters a New Era: 'This Is the First Truly Playful Choice I've Made' (Exclusive)
Jun 25, 2024
The Oscar-winning filmmaker opens up about his filmmaking journey, the importance of physical media, and his hopes for the future of Hollywood.
The Bikeriders
Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy Break Down Their 'Bikeriders' Transformations (Exclusive)
Jun 20, 2024
The cast of 'The Bikeriders' on accents, improv and learning to ride a motorcycle.
The Bikeriders
With 'The Bikeriders,' Director Jeff Nichols Hits the Open Road (Exclusive)
Jun 20, 2024
Writer-director Jeff Nichols on the long road to making his motorcycle club drama: "It's the kind of movie that I fell in love with when I was a kid. That's why I made it."
How 94-Year-Old June Squibb Landed Her First Leading Role in an Action Movie (Exclusive)
Jun 20, 2024
June Squibb channeled her inner Tom Cruise to star in 'Thelma.' In conversation with A.frame, she discusses doing her own stunts and starring alongside Shaft himself, the late Richard Roundtree.
'Firebrand's Alicia Vikander and Jude Law on the Thrill of Playing Tumultuous Tudors (Exclusive)
Jun 20, 2024
"We really went there and it was bloody scary," Oscar winner Alicia Vikander says of playing Katherine Parr to Jude Law's Henry VIII in the historical drama 'Firebrand.'
Inside Out 2
The Inside Story of 'Inside Out 2's New Emotions (Exclusive)
Jun 13, 2024
"I want teens to be able to look at themselves in the mirror and love what they see," director Kelsey Mann says of his hopes for 'Inside Out 2.'
Andrew McCarthy Reunited with the Brat Pack to 'Make Sense of Our Lives' (Exclusive)
Jun 13, 2024
Director Andrew McCarthy tracked down Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez to discuss being in the Brat Pack together. But, "I had no interest in taking a romp down memory lane," he says.
Robot Dreams
Decoding 'Robot Dreams': On Animation, Animals and the Allure of Happy-Sad Endings (Exclusive)
Jun 12, 2024
Pablo Berger never thought he'd make an animated film; here is the story of how he ended up directing the Best Animated Feature Film nominee 'Robot Dreams.'
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