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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80 Pieces

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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
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: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00