Watch: 11 Fun Janusz Kaminski-Directed Awards Season Short Films

December 1, 2013

Janusz Kaminski Shorts

This is one of the coolest awards season promos I've seen! To highlight this year's best actors and writers, NY Times Magazine produced a series called "Making a Scene" with 11 one-minute short films directed by Janusz Kaminski, the Oscar-winning cinematographer (who doesn't have a film this year but last worked on Spielberg's Lincoln). Each short features a line or scene written by great writers, like Sarah Polley, J.C. Chandor, Jeff Nichols, Greta Gerwig & Spike Jonze. They each get to work with (most of) this year's best actor crop, including Adèle from Blue is the Warmest Color, Robert Redford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oscar Isaac & Cate Blanchett. These are fun to watch and it only takes 10 minutes to view all 11 of them.

You can watch all 11 "Making a Scene" shorts one-after-another in this embedded video from

Update! We already posted this once before! So this is a re-posting because we can't recommend it enough.

Actor/writer combos in order of appearance in the video: 1) Oprah Winfrey + Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell); 2) Robert Redford + Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is The End); 3) Cate Blanchett + Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess); 4) Forest Whitaker + Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha); 5) Julia Louis-Dreyfus + Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said); 6) Bradley Cooper + J.C. Chandor (All is Lost); 7) Adèle Exarchopoulos + Danny Strong (The Butler); 8) Chiwetel Ejiofor + Jeff Nichols (Mud); 9) Greta Gerwig + Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight); 10) Oscar Isaac + Lake Bell (In a World); 11) Michael B. Jordan + Spike Jonze (Her). For more:

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I liked Robert Redford segment

Quynh Truong on Dec 1, 2013


I concur with Oscar Isaac.

Cal J. on Dec 1, 2013


But why? I mean they all look pretty. Love the talent involved (for the most part anyway). But the question remains. "Why?" - Line by Davide Coppola

DavideCoppola on Dec 3, 2013


Worth a watch.

Nielsen700 on Dec 9, 2013

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