Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
'Rustin' Writer Julian Breece on Realizing His Dream of Spotlighting the Gay Civil Rights Icon (Exclusive)
Nov 27, 2023
The screenwriter discusses collaborating with Colman Domingo and the actor's "once-in-a-generation performance."
The Fugitive
30 Years Later, 'The Fugitive' Director Andrew Davis Reflects on the Thriller's Lasting Legacy (Exclusive)
Nov 21, 2023
The filmmaker breaks down the new 4K Restoration of his Oscar-winning action thriller.
'Walt Was There Guiding Our Hands': How 'Wish' Captures 100 Years of Disney Magic (Exclusive)
Nov 20, 2023
The filmmaking team behind 'Wish' discuss paying tribute to Disney's past while stepping into the future.
Orlando, My Political Biography
How 'Orlando, My Political Biography' Breaks New Ground for Trans Storytelling (Exclusive)
Nov 19, 2023
Philosopher-turned-filmmaker Paul B. Preciado discusses his Berlinale-winning documentary.
Dune: Part Two
'Dune: Part Two': Cast, Release Date and More
Nov 18, 2023
Denis Villeneuve's Oscar-winning sci-fi epic continues with more sand and more Zendaya.
The Stones and Brian Jones
For Director Nick Broomfield, The Tragic Tale of Brian Jones Is More Than a 'Classic Rock and Roll Story' (Exclusive)
Nov 15, 2023
'The Stones and Brian Jones' director on unearthing unseen footage of The Rolling Stones and its lost creative genius.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Why 'Hunger Games' Director Francis Lawrence Said Yes to 'The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes' (Exclusive)
Nov 14, 2023
Francis Lawrence shares the pressures of casting 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.'
Lady Bird Diaries
'The Lady Bird Diaries' Director Dawn Porter on Giving the First Lady the Last Word (Exclusive)
Nov 14, 2023
The documentary filmmaker reveals how she brought American's forgotten First Lady back into the spotlight.
The Holdovers
Alexander Payne on Reuniting With Paul Giamatti and Making His First Period Film (Exclusive)
Nov 9, 2023
'The Holdovers' director discusses reteaming with Paul Giamatti 19 years after 'Sideways.'
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