Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
Florian Zeller, Hugh Jackman
Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton on Bringing 'The Son' From Stage to Screen (Exclusive)
Jan 11, 2023
The Oscar-winning duo behind 'The Father' reteam for another family drama about mental illness.
Alice Diop
'Saint Omer' Director Alice Diop on Bringing 'Documentary Truth' to Her Narrative Debut (Exclusive)
Jan 9, 2023
'Saint Omer' is France’s official entry for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.
Roger Deakins
'I've Always Been Picky About the Projects I Do': A Conversation With Roger Deakins (Exclusive)
Jan 5, 2023
The two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer discusses 'Empire of Light' and his photography book, 'Byways.'
A Man Called Otto
Screenwriter David Magee on Adapting 'A Man Called Otto' and 'The Little Mermaid' (Exclusive)
Jan 4, 2023
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter discusses switching gears to adapt three very different projects.
Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick Took a Break From Acting and Found Herself: 'That Was Really Exciting but Really Scary' (Exclusive)
Dec 30, 2022
The Oscar-nominated actress on 'Alice, Darling' and making her directorial debut.
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Inside Story of How 'Avatar: The Way of Water' Became One of the Greenest Sets Ever (Exclusive)
Dec 30, 2022
Suzy Amis Cameron discusses the efforts made on the 'Avatar' sequel to protect the environment.
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Hildur Guðnadóttir on the Music of 'TÁR' and 'Women Talking': 'I Like to Express Raw Emotion' (Exclusive)
Dec 21, 2022
The Oscar-winning composer discusses her work on the soundtracks for both films.
Diego Calva
How Diego Calva Landed His Breakout Role in 'Babylon' (Exclusive)
Dec 21, 2022
Diego Calva shares the close bond he developed with director Damien Chazelle.
The Pale Blue Eye
'The Pale Blue Eye' Director Scott Cooper on Exploring 'The Darker Corners of the Human Psyche' (Exclusive)
Dec 20, 2022
The writer and director discusses bringing a young Edgar Allen Poe to the screen in a gothic whodunit.
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