Animals Distract Me

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Examining how animals and humans coexist through the lens of a day in New York City with actress-filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. Included: the star dines with chef Mario Batali; the principles of evolution are discussed; subway rats are observed.

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BTS Storyboard to Set
01:07 — The set designer talks about how he came to build the set pieces for 'Animals Distract Me' and the creative process that went in to every scene.
Eyelid Insects
02:20 — Did you know there is an insect that lives on your eye and feeds off of your eyelashes? Isabella wonders what those insects think of mascara!
BTS Guests, Family and Andre Leon Talley
01:05 — Isabella talks about all the special guests she had for the filming of 'Animals Distract Me' and what a pleasure it was working with all of them, like (more…)
Guilt Free Meal?
02:34 — Is it truly possible to have a guilt-free meal? From chicken to fish, to beef and vegetables our culture is full of food covered with pesticides and g (more…)
BTS Working with Isabella
01:09 — Andre Leon Talley talks about what it was like to work with Isabella not just on 'Animals Distract Me' but through his work in Vogue magazine.
The Love of Clothes
03:05 — Isabella Rossellini meets with Andre Leon Talley to discuss her fashion wardrobe. While humans may love clothes, animals may have a different opinion.
Monarch Butterflies and Darwin
02:57 — What do Darwin and butterflies and your fingers have to do with evolution? Isabella finds out!
BTS Green Business Sense
00:46 — Chef Mario Batali talks about how the going green can be a very good business decision.
BTS Creative Influences
01:00 — The cinematographer from 'Animals Distract Me' talks about all the different influences that led to the making of this film.
BTS Creative Vision
00:53 — The cinematographer from 'Animals Distract Me' talks about what his vision was for the project and how he executed it on film.
BTS Flexitarianism
01:09 — Chef Mario Batali talks about how he met Isabella and how he came to be involved in 'Animals Distract Me'.
BTS Playing Darwin
01:32 — Isabella talks about playing Darwin in 'Animals Distract Me' and what the fascination was with the conversations she had with him in her head.
A Love of Animals
02:17 — Isabella Rossellini has always had a love of animals dating back to her childhood. Here she talks about her first dog and some of her pets growing up.
BTS Favorite Set Creation
00:55 — The set designer talks about all the moving pieces in 'Animals Distract Me' and what his favorite set piece was to design and build.
BTS Making Darwin Funny
01:34 — Isabella talks about all the different people who contributed to making of 'Animals Distract Me' and getting the science just right.
A Giant in New York City
02:00 — Isabella imagines what it would be like to be a giant in New York City and listens to the sweet sound of crickets!

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  • Premise: Examining how animals and humans coexist through the lens of a day in New York City with actress-filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. Included: the star dines with chef Mario Batali; the principles of evolution are discussed; subway rats are observed. (more)

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