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Read a full length script or an in-depth interview with today's hottest storytellers in each issue.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
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6 Ratings

CraigOfilm ,

Fabulous Magazine For Creatives

Backstory is one of the best magazines for filmmakers out there. Jeff Goldsmith and company conduct such in depth interviews with Writers, Directors, Actors, Editors and more. It's a gift of creative inspiration and understanding in each issue! The best $25 you'll spend this year on your filmmaking passion is right here.

And Jeff's podcast "The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith" is another way to learn and grow too.

Enjoy. I've got to get back to reading the newest issue!

Mr. Norman Dog ,

Excellent Digital Magazine

I have read issue #1, purchased (but only glanced at) #2, and so far I'm impressed. Unlike most magazines in the iTunes Newsstand, Backstory is not kludged together from a print magazine, but rather designed natively for digital, and the interface is clever and intuitive. Content-wise, the articles are well written and informative, and the illustration and design first-rate. I know it's tough times for magazines in any format, but I hope Backstory succeeds.

1100bk ,

Fix the server issues!!

I really want to give this a 5 stars, but I can't download some of the issues I purchased. It downloads for 10 min with little progress and then gives me an error that the server is busy. Then I have to start all over but it hangs every time. I was able to download most of two of the issues, but that's after babysitting the app and u pausing the download every time it pauses itself. I love the content of the magazines and Jeffs q&as are incredible! But trying to get the magazine to download is nothing but frustration.

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