Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
Joseph Kosinski, Spiderhead
How Director Joseph Kosinski Kept His Need for Speed Alive in 'Spiderhead' (Exclusive)
Jun 16, 2022
The filmmaker talks working with Chris Hemsworth, 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and his F1 movie with Brad Pitt.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Director Sophie Hyde Reveals the Naked Truth Behind 'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande' (Exclusive)
Jun 16, 2022
The filmmaker opens up to A.frame about directing Emma Thompson in the frank comedy.
'Civil' Director Nadia Hallgren Reflects on Her Year With 'Black America's Attorney General' (Exclusive)
Jun 16, 2022
Hallgren's documentary follows Ben Crump and the civil cases for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and more.
Inside the Making of 'Father of the Bride' With the Cast and Creators (Exclusive)
Jun 15, 2022
CAA Amplify and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a special conversation with the cast and crew of 'Father of the Bride.'
Fire Island
Director Andrew Ahn on Finding Queer Joy and Chosen Family on 'Fire Island' (Exclusive)
Jun 2, 2022
How Hulu's rom-com became the most revolutionary 'Pride and Prejudice' adaptation yet.
Neptune Frost
'Neptune Frost' Creators on How They Dreamed Up An East African World of Music and Color (Exclusive)
Jun 2, 2022
Directors Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams turned this Afrofuturistic sci-fi musical into a bombastic immersive experience.
Operation Mincemeat
Director John Madden Breaks Down the Unlikely Connection Between 'Operation Mincemeat' and 'Shakespeare in Love' (Exclusive)
May 11, 2022
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker discusses the process of making his WWII drama.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Inside Nicolas Cage's Portrayal of Nicolas Cage in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' (Exclusive)
May 2, 2022
Director Tom Gormican and co-writer Kevin Etten discuss with A.frame how they convinced Nicolas Cage to star as Nicolas Cage in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.'
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