Atlanta Film Chat
The #1 show about the Atlanta film industry since 2014. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @ATLFilmChat for updates!

Erin Elizabeth Burns along with special guest Jordan Blair Brown tell us about Erin's new online acting class "I Don't Give a F#@K About My Acting Career!"


Seth Michaels and Sara Sometti Michaels, producers of mysterious horror film St. Agatha, discuss the origins of the story and tell us why they produced the film in Georgia!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_168_-_St_Agatha.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Janlatae Mullins & Chris Anthony Hamilton discuss their recent films Soul Fire and Something Bigger as well as working at BARK BARK!


Erin Bethea and Drew Waters tell us about their new film New Life and all the upcoming films they have planned to film in Georgia!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_166_-_New_Life.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Producer Tara Ansley and 1st AD Gene M. Smith discuss the making of indie horror hit Tragedy Girls!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_165_-_Tragedy_Girls.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Anissa Matlock, a.k.a. Porcelain Mutant from The Gifted, tells us about acting in the show, her love of zombies and The Goonies, and her segment in the upcoming horror anthology Dead By Midnight (11 PM Central)!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_164_-_Anissa_Matlock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

"Where do you get all your ideas?" Every writer has heard this before. But what are people really saying, and what can you learn from it?


Terrell Sandefur tells us all about the 2017 Rome International Film Festival including fun stories about special guest Burt Reynolds!


Jon Graham and Joshua Sims tell us about their true life film Kind Katie and the process of crowdinvesting and how it differs from crowdfunding!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_162_-_Kind_Katie.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

The owners of Cinestage Atlanta discuss what their studio offers and the film projects they have in the pipeline!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_161_-_Cinestage_Atlanta.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville, The Haves and the Have Nots) tells us all about writing and directing his new film 4: GO!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_160_-_John_Schneider.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Phillip Aguilera and Dylan Chandler from indie film Oh For Tuna tell us about shooting the $2,000 feature film including reshooting half the film after the main actor quit!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_159_-_Oh_For_Tuna.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Jenna Kanell (The Bye Bye Man, Bumblebees) discusses her career, her love of Nikola Tesla, giving a TED Talk, and her new film Max and the Monster!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_158_-_Jenna_Kanell.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Director Chance White brings along stars of his latest films "Gut Punch" and "Dandelion," Hannah Fierman and Erin Ownbey, to discuss making the films and his feature film aspirations!


The guys from Frat Pack Productions tell us all about the company, plans on content creation, working with charities, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_156_-_Frat_Pack_Productions.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Out on Film Festival Director Jim Farmer previews the 2017 fest and discusses why the LGBT centered festival is so important to the community!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_155_-_Out_On_Film.mp3
Category:film festival -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Chuck discusses issues with naming your characters in episode 10 of his screenwriting series!


Matt Green, director of "Cherry Bomb," discusses making the film in part 4 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_154_-_Cherry_Bomb.mp3
Category:dragoncon -- posted at: 3:30am EST

The filmmakers from animated short film "Lil Bat" discuss making the film in part 3 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_153_-_Lil_Bat.mp3
Category:dragoncon -- posted at: 3:30am EST

The filmmakers from short horror film "Girls Against Humanity" discuss making the film in part 2 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_152_-_Girls_Against_Humanity.mp3
Category:dragoncon -- posted at: 3:30am EST

The filmmakers from short horror film "Homesick" discuss making the film in part 1 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_151_-_Homesick.mp3
Category:dragoncon -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Cineprov's Larry Johnson tells us about the upcoming showing and riffing of Zardoz as well as writing for the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000!


Part 2 of our interviews from our visit to Get Connected which was held at the new Blackhall Studios lot!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_149B_-_Get_Connected_Part_2.mp3
Category:live event -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Part 1 of our interviews from our visit to Get Connected which was held at the new Blackhall Studios lot!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_149A_-_Get_Connected_Part_1.mp3
Category:live event -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Chuck discusses the influence of George Romero and why you should create your own worlds in Part 9 of Chattin' with Chuck!


The Jana VanDyke Agency have opened a screenwriting department and are looking for scripts. Find out what they're looking for and how to submit your own work!


Eric Zala of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation fame tells us about making the remake with his friends, the Netflix doc about their lives, and why it's important for filmmakers to finish their projects!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_147_-_Eric_Zala.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Comedian, improv performer and teacher, and podcaster Joel Byars tells us why every actor should consider trying stand-up and improv!


Ryan Monolopolus and cast and crew from his three latest short films talk about the Global Film Conspiracy screenings coming June 24th!


LaRonda Sutton and Suzan Satterfield tell us about the 2017 Women in Production Summit, unconscious bias, sexual harassment on set, and more!


How do you actually start a story? It sounds simple but to many it absolutely is not. Here are some tips!


Patricia Taylor and Lisa Ferrell from the Georgia Production Partnership tell us about the history of the organization as well as its future, plus why every filmmaker should consider joining!


Richard Hempton brings some of his acting students on to tell us all about being professional in auditions, releasing tension, and The Alexander Technique!


David Warren and Nigel Rowe from Sumptuous Media tell us about filming food and other subjects for table top productions, their filmmaking origin stories, and doing stop motion films!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_141_-_Sumptuous_Media.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Chuck gives you tips on how to condense your scene and action descriptions in your scripts!


Charles Judson returns to discuss what's gone right and wrong in the Atlanta film industry in the three years since he was on in Episode 2!


The new Atlanta Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project, Deontae Trundle, stops by to tell us what the future of the event holds!


Oscar nominated editors Joi McMillon & Nat Sanders discuss working on Oscar winning film Moonlight and their time at Florida State University!


Tamlin Hall talks about his film Holden On including the incredible help he received from the townspeople of LaGrange, Georgia, and the importance of mental illness awareness!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_137_-_Tamlin_Hall.mp3
Category:film festival -- posted at: 3:30am EST

James Kicklighter (Digital Edition) discusses starting his career at Georgia Southern University, traveling to India, and directing videos for the Hillary Clinton campaign!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_136_-_James_Kicklighter.mp3
Category:film festival -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Brantly Jackson Watts and Kristina Adler from Birthday Cake discuss making the film, domestic abuse, and the Atlanta Film Festival screening!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_135_-_Birthday_Cake.mp3
Category:film festival -- posted at: 12:45am EST

Wes Walker, Ben Dover, and Eliza Divine from Crap Films discuss their various projects, retro films, comic book superhero ideas, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_134_-_Crap_Films.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Chuck discusses how to find clients and convince them to hire you in episode 6 of our spinoff series!


Brian Lonano (Crow Hand!!!, Gwilliam) and his cast and crew for his new film BFF Girls tell us all about the new crazy short!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_133_-_BFF_Girls.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Twitch streamer and editor Ashley Carlson tells us all about the format and service, the female streamer collective Girlstreamers, as well as why she loves editing so much!


Tomika Weston from The Read ATL discusses the monthly table read series featuring screenwriters and actors from all over the city as well as her own screenwriting career!


The cast and crew from local horror indie Those Who Deserve to Die stop by to tell us about making the film and their own personal projects!


Director Antonio Garcia (Vue de moi, The Doorway) discusses going to Georgia State University, attending the Cannes Film Festival thrice, and why he plans on staying in Atlanta when he graduates!


Michael H. Harper & Chris Ethridge from Haven's End discuss making the film, Michael attending the Women's March in D.C., plus making a Stephen King "Dollar Babies" short!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_128_-_Havens_End.mp3
Category:Atlanta film community -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Nick Morgan (Atlanta, Stan Against Evil, Dear God No!) tells us about working in the art department, his oddities sideshow S.H.I.T., and why he thinks Ringling Bros. closing is terrible!


Catherine Dyer (Stranger Things, co-founder of Drama Inc.) tells us about her career, writing a cookbook, and how she moved to Atlanta right before the industry explosion!


Here are the picks for our favorite moments from 2016! What were your favorite episodes from the past year?


Chuck lays out the top 5 screenwriting tips you should try out this year!


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