Austin Film Festival's On Story®

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Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a one-hour series that offers a look inside the creative process from today’s leading writers, creators and filmmakers.

Austin Film Festival's On Story is recorded live at Austin Film Festival and at our year-round events. Searching for a show that your core listeners and audiences can get behind? Rooted in the fine craft of storytelling, and the creative process, On Story is for any film or TV fan curious to learn more!


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Caption: Kevin McDonald
On this week’s episode of On Story we’ll hear from two stand-up comedians with strong backgrounds in television writing. Sketch Comedy master and K...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
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This week, The Glass Castle co-writer Andrew Lanham discusses adapting the New York Times Best Seller memoir of the same name followed by Life of ...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: On Story Bridget Carpenter
On this week’s On Story we’ll speak with the writers behind Mad Men, Westworld, and 11.22.63 to explore audiences fascination with film and televis...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Michael Werwie
This week on On Story we’ll hear from screenwriter Andrew Lanham and celebrated character actor Tim Blake Nelson on their new film JUST MERCY and l...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: On Story Virgil Williams
This week on On Story we’ll hear from some of the writing team behind the first season of the immensely popular Fox drama series EMPIRE and later w...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Ali Leroi
This week on On Story we’ll hear from comedy veteran Ali LeRoi who’s longtime collaboration with comedian Chris Rock resulted in Everybody Hates Ch...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Nicole Perlman
This week, screenwriters discuss adapting novels and comic books for both film and television. First, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green give an inside...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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This week on On Story we’ll hear playwright and screenwriter Sofia Alvarez discuss the difference between writing for the stage and screen and the ...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Pamela Ribon_On Story
On this week’s episode of On Story we’re exploring all aspects of comedic writing and performing. We’ll discuss writing animated features with Disn...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Keenen Ivory Wayans
On today’s episode, we’ll hear from legendary jack-of-all-trades Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans. In 1987 the two co-wrote the groundbreaki...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story creator Craig Mazin discusses his HBO mini-series CHERNOBYL. The critically-acclaimed five part series depicted the 1986 nucl...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Buck Henry
This week on On Story we pay tribute to legendary comedy writer Buck Henry, who co-created the series Get Smart with Mel Brooks and was twice nomin...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Oren Uziel
This week, AFF Script Competition alum Oren Uziel, the screenwriter behind 22 Jump Street and Freaks of Nature looks back on how he got his start ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Felicia Henderson
This week on On Story we’ll hear from filmmaker Lulu Wang on her new project, The Farewell. And later, we’ll hear from writer and producer Felicia ...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Bill Broyles
On this week’s special holiday episode of On Story, we bring you The Polar Express & Big Fish two classic films adapted from popular books which we...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Michael Werwie
This week on On Story we’ll hear from screenwriter Andrew Lanham and celebrated character actor Tim Blake Nelson on their new film JUST MERCY and l...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Sarah Gubbins
This week, we’ll hear from television creator Alec Berg. Berg’s television credits include writing and executive producing Seinfeld, Curb Your Enth...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Shane Black
On this episode of On Story, Die Hard screenwriter Jeb Stuart and Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black discuss their two action classics, followe...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Trey Edward Shults, Writer/Director Waves, Credit: Jack Plunkett
This week on On Story we’ll hear conversations from two writer/directors from the Austin Film Festival. First up, Texas born, Trey Edward Shults, w...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Kevin McDonald
On this week’s episode of On Story we’ll hear from two stand-up comedians with strong backgrounds in television writing. Sketch Comedy master and K...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 53:57