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The Side Track

36 EpisodesProduced by Paul DavidsonWebsite

Their obsession. Their words. Someone else's movie.Filmmakers, producers, writers, actors and film fanatics present their own personal feature-length audio commentaries of the movies that move them, shaped their lives and made them who they are today. Hosted by Paul Davidson. Support this podcast: h… read more

36 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Alex Blagg: The Interview

March 27th, 2021


Writer/Producer Alex Blagg (@Midnight, Workaholics) joins to discuss how he went from being a ghost writer for the Kardashian's blogs and turning …

Alex Blagg Watches: MacGruber (Audio Commentary)

March 19th, 2021


Writer/Producer Alex Blagg (@Midnight, Workaholics) delivers his feature length audio commentary for the 2010 comedy cult classic MacGruber. Starring …

Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Watch: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Audio Commentary)

March 10th, 2021


Writer/Producers Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me trilogy, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) deliver a feature length audio commentary for the …

Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio: The Interview

March 10th, 2021


Screenwriter/Producers Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me trilogy, Secret Life of Pets 1 & 2, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) discuss the …

Ed Burns Watches: Tender Mercies (Audio Commentary)

March 3rd, 2021


Writer/Director/Producer Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One, Sidewalks of New York) delivers his own feature-length audio commentary for …

Ed Burns: The Interview

March 3rd, 2021


Writer/Director/Producer Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One, Saving Private Ryan) does an entertaining deep dive into how he broke …

John Hughes Watches: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Audio Commentary)

December 25th, 2020


In 1999, über Writer/Director John Hughes recorded his first and only commentary for the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It would appear on …

Jay Duplass Watches: Rocky (Audio Commentary)

December 19th, 2020


Writer, Producer and Actor Jay Duplass (Transparent, Room 104, Togetherness) delivers a passionate feature length audio commentary for the 1976 Academy Award Best Picture winner, Rocky. Starring Sylvester Stallone, …

Jay Duplass: The Interview

December 19th, 2020


Writer, Producer and Actor Jay Duplass (Transparent, Room 104, Togetherness) discusses guerrilla filmmaking on a budget, his partnership with brother Mark Duplass (The Morning Show), why he hates writing, abhors …

Javier Grillo-Marxuach Watches: Time Bandits (Audio Commentary)

December 16th, 2020


Writer and Producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Middleman) travels through time with Director Terry …

Javier Grillo-Marxuach: The Interview

December 16th, 2020


Writer/Producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Dark Crystal: Resistance, The Middleman) talks about that Star Wars moment when he knew he wanted to write, how his first gig as an NBC Development Executive turned into …

Sarah Megan Thomas Watches: The Social Network (Audio Commentary)

December 9th, 2020


Writer, Producer & Actor Sarah Megan Thomas delivers her feature-length audio commentary for the 2010 David Fincher masterclass The Social Network. Written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin …

Sarah Megan Thomas: The Interview

December 9th, 2020


Writer, Producer & Actor Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity, A Call To Spy) discusses her Philly origins, her aspirations to become the female M. Night, …

Moisés Zamora Watches: The Others (Audio Commentary)

December 2nd, 2020


Producer, Writer and Showrunner Moisés Zamora (Netflix's Selena) delves into the spooky afterlife as he delivers his feature-length audio commentary …

Moisés Zamora: The Interview

December 2nd, 2020


Writer and Producer Moisés Zamora (American Crime, Star) joins the 'cast to discuss his newest creation, the Netflix limited drama series, Selena. We discuss how a transplant from Guadalajara, Mexico turned a passion …

Kevin Phillips & Ben Collins Watch: The Master (Audio Commentary)

November 25th, 2020


Director Kevin Phillips and screenwriter Ben Collins (Super Dark Times) join forces to deliver their feature-length audio commentary for the Paul …

Kevin Phillips & Ben Collins: The Interview

November 25th, 2020


Director Kevin Phillips (Super Dark Times, Hulu's Monsterland) and screenwriter Ben Collins (Super Dark Times, The Night House) discuss their own …

Frank Oz Watches: Touch of Evil (Audio Commentary)

November 17th, 2020


Director Frank Oz (Bowfinger, What About Bob?, The Dark Crystal) delivers a feature-length audio commentary for the Orson Welle's classic film noir Touch of Evil.

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Frank Oz: The Interview

November 17th, 2020


Director Frank Oz (Bowfinger, What About Bob?, In & Out, The Dark Crystal) discusses his over-50 year history as a Director and Performer working with the likes of Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Scott Rudin, Jim Henson, …

Melissa Maerz Watches: Dazed and Confused (Audio Commentary)

November 10th, 2020


Author and journalist Melissa Maerz (Alright, Alright, Alright) delivers her feature length audio commentary for the Richard Linklater classic; incorporating amazing easter eggs and dramatic details that came from …

Melissa Maerz: The Interview

November 10th, 2020


Music journalist and author Melissa Maerz of Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly walks The Side Track through the Herculean effort …

Piya Sinha-Roy / 500 Days of Summer

November 4th, 2020


Entertainment journalist Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters, Entertainment Weekly and THR) discusses how Mulder & Scully made her a good investigative …

Max Minghella & Jamie Bell / Four Weddings and a Funeral

October 26th, 2020


Actor/Director Max Minghella (The Handmaid's Tale, The Social Network) joins Actor/Producer Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Rocketman, Skin) to talk about partnering up on their 2018 Elle Fanning pop-drama Teen Spirit, who …

Mike Makowsky / Up in the Air

October 20th, 2020


Screenwriter/Producer Mike Makowsky (Bad Education, I Think We're Alone Now, Take Me) talks Lahng Island, how to turn a film short into a screenwriting success story, the glory of Pat Healy, filming a movie with Hugh …

Hannah Fidell & Jake Longstreth / Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

October 13th, 2020


Writer/director Hannah Fidell (A Teacher, 6 Years, The Long Dumb Road) and artist/radio host Jake Longstreth (Beats 1 Radio's Time Crisis) discuss McFlurries, the new FX series A Teacher, how to be creative in …

Jim Cummings / The Silence of the Lambs

October 6th, 2020


Writer/Director/Actor Jim Cummings (Thunder Road, Wolf of Snow Hollow) discusses how a Sundance Jury Prize winning film short paved the way for his …

Patrick Brice / Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

September 29th, 2020


Writer/director Patrick Brice (The Overnight, Creep, Creep 2, HBO's Room 104) discusses genre filmmaking, selling his first movie at Sundance, how he began his Duplassian partnership and the process around his new …

Phil Matarese / Dumb and Dumber

September 22nd, 2020


Co-creator of HBO's Animals, actor/writer/producer Phil Matarese talks Sundance, Snuggles the fabric softener bear, YouTube-assisted animation and why Dumb and Dumber is the greatest film on the face of the Earth. To him

Brett Haley / Inside Llewyn Davis

September 15th, 2020


Writer/director Brett Haley (Hearts Beat Loud, The Hero, All Together Now) talks making movies for five-grand, getting into Sundance for the first time, how working with Netflix is different from the traditional …

Fabian Marquez / Top Gun

September 9th, 2020


Screenwriter Fabian Marquez (Better Luck Tomorrow, Johnny Flynton and Spides) takes The Side Track into the Danger Zone to discuss his Sundance …

Dylan Gelula & Kerem Sanga / Career Girls

September 2nd, 2020


Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Support the Girls, Flower) joins writer/director Kerem Sanga (First Girl I Loved, The Violent Heart) as they …

Matt Walsh & Owen Burke / Withnail and I

August 27th, 2020


Emmy-nominated actor and co-founder of Upright Citizen's Brigade, Matt Walsh (VEEP, Old School, Ted) joins actor/producer Owen Burke (Drunk History) …

Eddie Schmidt / UHF

August 19th, 2020


Oscar-nominated filmmaker and producer Eddie Schmidt (This Film is Not Yet Rated, Chelsea Does, Ugly Delicious and Gilbert) talks unscripted …

Matt Spicer / Blow Out

August 17th, 2020


Writer/director Matt Spicer (Ingrid Goes WestFlower) joins The Side Track to talk about his films, experiences at Sundance, how many hours he's logged on Animal Crossing...and delivers his feature-length audio …

Paul Davidson / Three O'Clock High

August 2nd, 2020


The premiere episode of The Side Track begins with a feature-length commentary of the 1987 film Three o'Clock High by Side Track host, Paul Davidson. …

Welcome to The Side Track

August 1st, 2020


Their obsession. Their words. Someone else's movie. Launching August 2020.

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