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, we’ll hear from writer Scott Alexander. Best known for his work writing unusual biopics with larger-than-life characters, Alexander vent...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’re joined by comedy mastermind Alec Berg for a career conversation on his process of writing, directing, and producing th...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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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: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’ll speak with Katrin Benedikt for an unfiltered look inside the realities of writing in Hollywood, from crafting and pitc...

  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from legendary independent filmmaker and 2018 Austin Film Festival Awardee Roger Corman whose extensive body of wo...

  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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This week on On Story, we’re talking to revered screenwriters and longtime supporters of AFF, Shane Black, writer-director of The Predator, and Sco...

  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’re focused on shows about U.S. Marshals. Barbara Morgan spoke with VJ Boyd, writer on S.W.A.T., and Chris Provenzano, wri...

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’re joined by writer, director, and producer Gavin O’Connor to discuss writing and directing his character-driven sports d...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise reflects on his thrilling career, how he weaves emotion and humanity...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's episode, we’ll hear from legendary jack-of-all-trades Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans. In 1987 the two co-wrote the groundbr...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’re joined by Celine Song to discuss writing and directing her semi-autobiographical debut feature, the bittersweet romant...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’re joined by The Terror writer, Dave Kajganich discussing the elements of scare. And later, we’ll hear from screenwriting ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’re joined by playwright and screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter to discuss his work writing AFF’s 2022 Opening night film, The ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, we’re joined by Academy-award winning producer Dede Gardner, and Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley for an inside ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’re joined by The Walking Dead showrunner, Glen Mazzara, for a conversation about his work. Later in the episode, we’re tal...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s episode, we’ll hear from author, screenwriter, and television creator Noah Hawley. Hawley created FX’s award winning series Fargo, w...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from writer-director Neil Jordan who gave us the cinematic classics THE CRYING GAME, MICHAEL COLLINS, and INTERVIE...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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This week on On Story, we’re joined by veteran television writer Joanna Calo, showrunner of celebrated FX hit The Bear, to discuss finding the show...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll join Breaking Bad creator & showrunner Vince Gilligan for a retrospective look at the 1971 cult-classic The French Conn...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 54:00