Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
The Woman King
With 'The Woman King,' Gina Prince-Bythewood Got to Make Her Own 'Braveheart' (Exclusive)
Sep 14, 2022
The filmmaker takes A.frame inside the making of her swords-and-sandals epic.
Pearl
Director Ti West on Scaring Up Back-to-Back Horror Films With 'X' and 'Pearl' (Exclusive)
Sep 13, 2022
The horror director reveals how his newest horror film was born out of quarantine.
Honk for Jesus Save Your Soul
Inside Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown's 'Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.' Rap-along (Exclusive)
Sep 1, 2022
The Ebo Twins reflect on what each actor brought to the megachurch satire.
Beast
'Challenge Is What I Thrive Off': Inside the Making of 'Beast' (Exclusive)
Aug 18, 2022
Director Baltasar Kormákur and star Sharlto Copley discuss their survival thriller.
Maria Bakalova
Maria Bakalova Took on Hollywood, Now She's Ready to Conquer the Galaxy (Exclusive)
Aug 11, 2022
The actress on 'Borat,' 'Bodies Bodies Bodies' and joining the MCU.
Summering
James Ponsoldt on Making 'Summering' So That His Daughter Could See Herself Onscreen (Exclusive)
Aug 11, 2022
The director also reveals the inspiration that 'Bambi' had on his new coming-of-age drama.
Day Shift
The Cast and Crew of 'Day Shift' Discuss the Making of the New Vampire Action-Comedy (Exclusive)
Aug 11, 2022
Behind the scenes with actress Karla Souza, producer Yvette Yates Redick and more.
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