Back Seat Producers Season 08 Shows

BSP Episode 281: π (Pi)

Release date – 7/10/1998

Artisan Entertainment


Directed by and screenplay written by

  • Darren Aronofsky

Produced by

  • Darren Aronofsky
  • Eric Watson
  • Scott Vogel

Story by

  • Darren Aronofsky
  • Sean Gullette
  • Eric Watson



  • Sean Gullette – Maximillian Cohen
  • Mark Margolis – Sol Robeson
  • Ben Shenkman – Lenny Meyer


  • The science of Back to the Future.
  • “It is appropriately offensive to all of the senses.”
  • Or… was he just crazy?
  • Great editing and music.
  • Not sure if the Wall St. story line was strong enough.
  • Is he hallucinating or is he seeing what he thinks he’s seeing?
  • Comparing the compulsive ideas of Super and Pi
  • There was religion and business… it would have been interesting to add a political story, as well.
  • Or is Sol the political line?
  • “This is guerilla filmmaking at its best.”
  • Props to Fatbeats.
  • Condoleeza Rice.

Trivial Bits:

  • This movie cost $60,000 to make, which was mostly raised by individual $100 contributions from the Aronofsky’s family and friends.  When it was bought by Artisan Entertainment, every contributor received a $150 return on their investment.


Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • David

This episode was recorded:  7/31/13

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