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 - Action sells! It delights! But without a good story to support it, it totally bombs. Even the most intricately choreographe...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’re taking a retrospective look at Donnie Darko with screenwriter Richard Kelly. Later in the episode, we’re joined by The ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s episode of On Story from Austin Film Festival, we take a look at writing for war films with writers David Broyles, Bill Broyles, Ran...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, Emmy-award winning writers Greg Daniels and Alan Yang look back on their respective journeys writing some of television’s greatest comed...

  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 53:56
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from television writers, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss on their process of adapting the Emmy Award-winning HBO televi...

  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from veteran screenwriters John Lee Hancock, Brian Helgeland and Robin Swicord on the process of creating compell...

  • Added: May 17, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from Seinfeld writer David Mandel. And later will hear from screenwriting duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewsk...

  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • 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: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear Emmy-award winning creator Damon Lindelof discuss the HBO series, Watchmen. And later The Queen’s Gambit and Godle...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from screenwriter April Shih who has worked on shows like Dave, You’re The Worst, and This is America and Tripper ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from screenwriter Liz Hannah whose first screenplay, The Post, became an Academy Award nominated film. And later O...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 53:56
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn. And later will hear from Ed Solomon, the screenwriter behind...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story we’ll hear from award-winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director, Kemp Powers who wrote the critically acclaimed...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on On Story, filmmakers Ali Leroi and Stanley Kalu discuss the process of bringing The Obituary of Tunde Johnson to the screen. And later...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00