More Stories in this Series

Director Joshua Michael Stern talks Steve Jobs

Bringing Steve Jobs’s life story to the big screen is a tall order, but one that Joshua Michael Stern feels he’s up to. The director of 2008’s Swing Vote turns his camera to a real-life drama—the rise, fall, and return of Apple’s co-founder in the new movie Jobs.

With Jobs getting set to open at a theater near you this Friday, I spoke with Stern about his movie, which is as much a biography of Apple as it is Steve Jobs. In this video report, we talk about the challenges of filming what’s essentially a period piece (much of the movie takes place in the ’70s and ’80s) and how you dramatize the creative process. Another interesting thing to come out of our interview: The scenes of Apple’s earliest days are filmed at Steve Jobs’s actual house.

Joshua Michael Stern
Director Joshua Michael Stern

You can watch the full 15-minute interview on Macworld’s YouTube channel. Or, if you’re more audibly-inclined, my interview with Stern is the subject of this week’s Macworld Podcast. We’ll have more to say about Jobs—including a full review of the movie—when it arrives in theaters later this week.

Shop ▾
arrow up Amazon Shop buttons are programmatically attached to all reviews, regardless of products' final review scores. Our parent company, IDG, receives advertisement revenue for shopping activity generated by the links. Because the buttons are attached programmatically, they should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements.

Subscribe to the MacWeek Newsletter