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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This week on On Story we’ll talk with science fiction writers and filmmakers to discuss writing futuristic, out of this world stories. The team beh...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s On Story we’ll hear from Avengers: Infinity War and End Game writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The two will discuss t...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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This week on On Story, we feature Hustle & Flow writer-director Craig Brewer followed by Boyz n the Hood writer-director John Singleton.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This episode of On Story, the great Carl Reiner discuses a lifetime in comedy and his classic sitcom from the golden age of television, The Dick Va...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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This week on On Story we’ll look at how true stories are told on the screen. From narrative films adapted from true events to documentaries that ex...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, American playwright and screenwriter Ted Tally discusses his film adaptations including, 12 Strong which stars Chris Hemswor...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, legendary director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia) spoke with Paul Thomas Anders...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Indie Films, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week on On Story, the indie filmmakers behind Transformer, Don't Talk to Irene and Mr Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End discuss their journe...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Issa Rae, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week on On Story, web series creator-turned cable TV sensation Issa Rae on her journey from YouTube to HBO, her desire for diversity on televi...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: John Singleton, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week on On Story, two critically and culturally acclaimed African-American directors: John Singleton and Charles Burnett. First, we look back ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Liz Flahive, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week on On Story we’re bringing you discussions with the creative teams behind two hit comedy series. Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch will discus...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s episode, we’ll hear from the creators behind the comedy heist film Ocean’s 8. Screenwriters Olivia Milch and Gary Ross discuss spinn...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from documentary storytellers Chapman and Maclain Way on their Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Wild Wild Co...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Sofia Alvarez, Credit: Austin Film Festival
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: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: David Mandel, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week on On Story we’ll bring you conversations with two comedy titans. VEEP showrunner and Seinfeld writer David Mandel will discuss the widel...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Randall Wallace, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week, Oscar-nominated writer Randall Wallace reflects on his iconic and Academy Award-winning film, Braveheart followed by screenwriter, Jeb S...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Lawrence Wright, Credit: Austin Film Festival
This week on On Story we’ll hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright on his new book God Save Texas and the Hulu mini-series he adapted f...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, CHERNOBYL creator Craig Mazin discusses his HBO five part mini-series. The series tells the true story of the world’s worst ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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