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Backstory issue 15 is now live on the iPad!

(all versions – even the mini)

We publish exclusively on the iPad and hope to have our magazine on the web soon, right here in fact, so please understand this is a temporary home page.

There’s a ton of great pieces in issue 15 – so – please check out a free PDF of our table of contents by clicking the link near the top right of this page.

Issue 15 contains plenty of in-depth interviews with top directors, screenwriters, comic book writers, novelists and artists and is enhanced with multimedia elements plus full length scripts and excerpts for you to read!

The fifteenth issue of Backstory is jam packed with full-length interviews from today’s most innovative storytellers and includes:

-   – We fell in love with this year’s Oscar nominees and our cover story Oscar Lessons features writers and directors interviewed about their favorite scenes and biggest lessons. Films participating include: <em>American Sniper, Boyhood, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash..

ALSO: You’ll love these in-depth storytelling pieces

Sundance 2015: The Wrap-Up
We’ve got you covered with the best of the fest in our annual preview of the coming year’s must-see independent films.

Sundance Tales: The Waldo Salt Award Winner
Screenwriter Tim Talbott on the long journey to bring his psychologicially disturbing real-life tale The Stanford Prison Experiment to the screen.

Sundance Tales: The Grand Jury Prize Winner
Novelist Jesse Andrews chats about bringing his acclaimed novel Me and Earl and the Dying Girl to the big screen.

Staged: Bayside! The Musical!
Bob and Tobly McSmith discuss their loving yet demented Saved by the Bell musical, which has taken New York by storm—plus hear song samples.

Ink Tales: The Secret Service: Kingsman
Graphic novelist Mark Millar on creating a thrilling action-packed comic.

Black List Tales: The Munchkin
Will Widger’s last shot lands him on the coveted compendium.

The Short: Feast
Patrick Osborne on Disney’s Oscar-nominated delectable ode to love.

The Doc: Finding Vivian Maier
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel uncover the work of a genius photographer in an Oscar-nominated documentary.

The Live Read: The Empire Strikes Back
Over a thousand people paid to hear the script read aloud—find out what worked, and what didn’t.

Current Cinema: Fifty Shades of Grey
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson on what it takes to keep things steamy in her box-office smash hit adaptation of the steamy novel series.

Current Cinema: The Voices
Screenwriter Michael R. Perry discusses learning from Sydney Pollack and writing a great horror-comedy.

Streaming: Coherence
As a movie willed into existence at any any cost, James Ward Byrkit’s micro-budget, high-concept sci-fi flick truly astounds as one of the year’s best in the genre.

Plus, read 20 of the hottest awards season scripts and experience a full art gallery from Gallery 1988′s recent chARTs exhibit along with an artist interview and much, much more!

Backstory issue 15 delivers the winter read you’ve been craving!

Download or view a full issue 15 Table of Contents PDF by clicking on it on the top right of this page!

TO READ THE MAGAZINE RIGHT NOW: Type Backstory into the iPad App store and you can download the Backstory app for free.

Once you’ve downloaded the app – it will open in your Apple newsstand and when you touch the cover, it will then open the app offering you issue 01 for free (for a limited time) or issues 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 12, 13, 14 and 15 for $4.99 each.

If you want to save some money, please consider subscribing!

If you do not own an iPad – stay tuned for updates! We will be launching a fully interactive web version RIGHT HERE in 2015 – so please check back!

—Thank you for helping spread the word and remember the app and Issue 01 are still free on the iPad!—