For this year's Directors Issue, Bong Joon Ho, Noah Baumbach, and Quentin Tarantino collaborated with the W team and the photographers Lee Jae Hyuk, Stephen Shore, and Angelo Pennetta to create distinctive cinematic worlds featuring the muses Cho Yeo Jong, Debbie Harry, and Margaret Qualley and Mikey Madison. Shot on location in Los Angeles and New York City, the productions brought together dozens of fashion editors, makeup artists, videographers, assistants, and a few furry friends. Here, go behind the scenes with some of the people—and animals—who made our three cover stories happen.

"Domestic Bliss" Starring Cho Yeo Jong. Directed by Bong Joon Ho. Photographed by Lee Jae Hyuk. Styled by Sara Moonves.

Editor in Chief Sara Moonves and Parasite director Bong Joon Ho.
The photographer Lee Jae Hyuk sets up a shot with the Parasite star Cho Yeo Jeong on set in West Hollywood.
Assistant to the Editor in Chief Julia McClatchy soaking up some L.A. sunshine.

"Life of the Party" Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Margaret Qualley and Mikey Madison. Photographed by Angelo Pennetta. Styled by Sara Moonves.

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino hits the road.
The photographer Angelo Pennetta shoots Tarantino and the actresses Margaret Qualley (left) and Mikey Madison on location outside a 1970s-style house in L.A.’s Hancock Park.
Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg’s dog, Zora.
Zora takes a dip.

"Queen of New York" Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Debbie Harry. Photographed by Stephen Shore. Styled by Sara Moonves.

Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach (from left), Moonves, Debbie Harry, and the photographer Stephen Shore brave the cold in Manhattan’s East Village.
Shore checks out the vinyl selection at A-1 Record Shop.
Shore and Baumbach peruse the aisles of Lime Tree Market.
Harry with the makeup artist Aaron de Mey and his assistant Tayler Treadwell.