Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast is the companion to Austin Film Festival's television show, On Story. Get an uncensored inside look at the creative process of film making through the eyes of some of the entertainment industry's most prolific writers, directors and producers.
A Conversation with Kevin Willmott
This week on On Story, critically acclaimed writer, Kevin Willmott, joins us for an in-depth conversation on balancing messages of social justice with entertainment. His filmography includes collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods, Chi-Raq, and BlacKkKlansman – which one the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay 2019.
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
This week on On Story, filmmakers Stanley Kalu and Ali Leroi discuss the journey of bringing The Obituary of Tunde Johnson from a screenplay competition to the screen. The film follows an African-American teenager that is trapped in a terrifying time loop after being shot to death by police.
A Conversation with Akiva Goldsman
This week on On Story, a conversation with industry veteran, Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman has written across multiple genres -- from superhero movies to biographies tackling mental health issues. Some of his most recognizable film credits include Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, The Client, The Da Vinci Code, and the four-time Academy Award Winner A Beautiful Mind, which earned Goldsman a win for Best Adapted Screenplay.
On Writing The Little Things
This week on On Story, John Lee Hancock discusses writing and directing The Little Things. The film stars Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, and Rami Malek, and follows two police officers in pursuit of a serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles in the 1990s.
A Conversation with Amy Talkington
This week on On Story, a conversation with award-winning screenwriter, director, and author Amy Talkington. Talkington discusses writing the series finale episode of Hulu’s Emmy-nominated hit series Little Fires Everywhere, which she also co-executive produced.
A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood
This week on On Story a conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood. Prince-Bythewood is an award-winning writer, director, and producer who has been working in film and television for over 20 years. As a writer/director Prince-Bythewood has released three feature films; Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights.
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Stop Bleeping. Please stop bleeping interviews
Look... this is an AMAZING podcast! But you’ve GOT to stop bleeping the swear words. They completely lose intelligibility.
I just heard the interviewer compliment Akiva Goldsman, and I have NO IDEA what they’re talking about now, because I have no idea what she said. All he replied was, “thanks.”
You’ve got to leave some context, but your heavy handed bleeping is making the people speaking impossible to understand at times. And it was your HOST you bleeped. Come on!!! Get this together.
At minimum... bleep like the rest of the world... allow us to understand the swear word without actually hearing it. Please do a better job with the bleeps, if they must stay.
Great show for writers
Great show and great production staff! So much great behind the scenes knowledge and insight
Really enjoy tuning in and learning something new. great show!