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

“Hooked” creator Brittany Portman discusses the creation of the show, working with stars like Jon Lovitz and Catherine Curtin, and much more!

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Eric Gordon discusses his film When All That’s Left is Love in advance of the screening at the Rome International Film Festival!

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Sara Bess Ferreira and Terrell Sandefur discuss their film Life Binder, the opioid crisis that inspired the story, dealing with night shoots, and more!

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Robert Eagar and Martin Kelley from Full Count discuss making the film, what Robert learned as a first time feature filmmaker, and more in advance of the film’s premiere on October 25th!

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LeeAnne and Brian Adams, creators of Dwight in Shining Armor, discuss pitching and selling the show to BYUtv, writing multiple seasons at once, and how much they love Georgia crews!

The Walking Dead storyboard artist Mark Simon discusses breaking into the industry, how to pitch your own projects, meeting his comic strip heroes, and much more!

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Forrest Tuff discusses his company One Vision Productions, why he’s a “filmpreneur,” his love of martial arts and sci-fi movies, and much more!

Michelle Caruso discusses the Seed & Spark for her film Behind the Screen, making challenging films like silent and western films, and working in the art department!

Michael Sokol and Lance Smith from Catador Film talk about their new film Postal, the project that got them together, and the importance of filmmakers getting set experience!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_245_-_Catador_Film.mp3
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Ryan Simmons and Jeff Walsh discuss their documentary Running A.T. Full Speed, the world of Appalachian Trail hikers, editing 300 hours of footage, and much more!

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Jamey Giddens, creator of OWN Network’s Ambitions, discusses growing up with soap operas, what makes a good soap, running a writers’ room in Georgia, and much more!

Luke Pilgrim and Luke Kennedy from Sozo Bear Films discuss their new alien series Encounters, running a production company in Dahlonega, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_238_-_Sozo_Bear_Films.mp3
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Matt Schwartz from Pacifico tells us about film scoring and music directing, the evolution of his musical sound, and working on films like the Never Back Down and Universal Soldier series!

The stars of Amazon Prime’s The Evil Inside Her, Melissa Kunnap and Eric Roberts, discuss making the film, the struggles of acting in the digital age, and much more!

Actor and teacher Josh Daugherty discusses his acting philosophy, the great community he found after moving to Atlanta from LA, and acting in the upcoming Season 3 of Mr. Mercedes!

Jon Graham returns to the show to discuss his new ventures Faith Film Fund and Peachflicks Funding, how the abortion law affects him as a filmmaker and evangelical, and much more!

Jil and Joanna Pasiecnik from J and J Productions discuss the making of their film Unemployable, moving to Georgia, and starting their production company!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_233_-_J_and_J_Productions.mp3
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Comedian and podcaster Eddie Pence discusses his recent comedy special, how he got into comedy, and much more!

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Brent Lambert-Zaffino from the Etowah Film Festival discusses creating the fest from the ground up and his own filmmaking career!

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Molly Coffee and Melissa Simpson discuss how their organization Film Impact Georgia is helping to promote indie filmmakers in the state!

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re:imagine/ATL Executive Director Kimberlin Bolton discusses the organization's programs helping to raise the next generation of filmmakers!

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Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission Shelbia Jackson discusses why you should make your film in DeKalb County and the great programs they have for filmmakers!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_226_-_Shelbia_Jackson.mp3
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Dustin Jacobs discusses his series Driv and More Than a Game, why eSports are like baseball, upcoming projects, and more!

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Filmmakers from thriller feature film By Night’s End discuss dealing with rain, surprising issues with a single location shoot, finding your conquering factor, and more!

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Paul Jenkins from META Studios discusses working for Marvel, moving to Georgia, why creators shouldn’t restrict themselves to one medium, and much more!

Patrick Ladonis discusses getting discovered at the DMV, keeping creativity alive while in corporate America, and the filming of his web series Scales!

Anthony R. Page from Blue Bistro Creative discusses creating unique and diverse content for film, TV, and the theater, working as an actor around the country, and his origins growing up in a small town!

Hudson Phillips discusses his latest film This World Alone, finding early success in his career, the state of the Atlanta screenwriting scene, and more!

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Filmmakers from experimental film Torn Together discuss the duality of humans, why horror lets you get get away with controversial subjects, expectations in film, and more!

Filmmakers behind the comedy series Julian Assange’s Embassy Suite discuss distribution models, our fast-paced and crazy political times, creating the series, and more!

Director Tony Reames and actors Evan Reames and Haley Nicole Leary discuss their film Playtime’s Over, using creativity to deal with rough situations, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_216_-_Playtimes_Over.mp3
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Katherine Blanford and Hope Leigh discuss making their film My Lethal Weapon, telling authentic stories, challenges women face in filmmaking and in life, and much more!

Van Jensen tells us all about his past life as a crime reporter, how writing comic books helped with his screenwriting, why more public domain works is a good thing, and his work with!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_214_-_Van_Jensen.mp3
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Molly Hale from You42’s “Molly Tries” series discusses how her divorce led to the show, figuring things out on the fly, and why she loves Instagram so much!

Filmmakers from upcoming series #PrettyFunny discuss overcoming adversity, troubles with shooting comedy, and the plans for release on Georgia based streaming service You42!

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Harrison Powell from Astute Films and Giving Films discusses getting more Georgia produced content out there, how to find and talk to rich people about investing, and his own slate of films coming up!

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Learn all about starting your own business, changes in tax deductions, and all about the Georgia film tax credit with film accountants Kristy Clabaugh and John Thomas!

Learn all about the process of acquiring music for your films with music licensing lawyer Lachelle Pulliam!

Martin Kelley and Eddie Singleton discuss their new film Beauty and the Beholder in advance of the film’s run at the Aurora Cineplex and release on VOD!

Cast and crew from feature film Smoke stop by to talk about overcoming adversity to make the film in advance of their Atlanta premiere on October 20th!

Georgia Governor Libertarian Nominee Ted Metz discusses his vision for the Georgia film industry should he win in November!

Gabrielle Pickle and Russell Bradford from the Vote GA Film initiative discuss why every filmmaker needs to be registered to vote in the November election!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_204_-_Vote_GA_Film.mp3
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Benjamin Wiessner, producer of Beast Beast, tells us about making the film, how Alec Baldwin signed in as co-producer, turning a short into a feature, and more!

Writers & actors Michael Rowe and Matt Wells are joined by sales agent Stanislav Shkilnyi to discuss their gritty indie drama Crown & Anchor, the dark side of Newfoundland, and how touring with a film is like touring with a band!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_202_-_Crown_and_Anchor.mp3
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Cast and crew from web series and film The Adjuncts discuss the project, distribution deal with THEA, and more in advance of the premiere at Cinefest on Saturday 15th!

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It’s episode 200! Keith Brooks returns to catch us up on his life, his projects, and discuss stuff like the Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack and the James Gunn/Disney controversy!

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Fray and Catherine from Coki Productions discuss their film Pop-Pop is Dead, shooting in small towns, and utilizing resources you have to make your own films!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_197_-_Pop-Pop_is_Dead.mp3
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The creators and filmmakers behind the Midnight Movie Showcase showing on September 1st tell us about the Showcase and the films in it!

Georgia Governor Democratic Nominee Stacey Abrams discusses her vision for the Georgia film industry should she win in November!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_195_-_Stacey_Abrams.mp3
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Jonothon Mitchell and Hart Morse from Pageant Material discuss making the film, drag culture, how Jonothon managed to snag high-profile celebs for the film, and more!

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Actress Mia Mendez discusses her previous life as a radio DJ in Philadelphia, why she chose Atlanta over L.A., and her starring role in the Amazon Prime film Boston2Philly (Boston to Philly)!

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Paige Jarvis tells us about becoming a grip, her love of Star Wars, career aspirations, and the importance of finding your tribe!

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New media content creator Micah Moore discusses his years making Youtube content, moving to Atlanta, and his new project Legend of Micah!

Locations expert Kalena Boller discusses her career in the locations department, the challenges locations scouts and managers face in Atlanta, and why she started her Atlanta film podcast The Credits!

Filmmakers from wrestling film The Mark discuss the film, their unique Seed & Spark campaign perks, what kayfabe is, and much more!

Headkrack discusses the origins of Dish Nation, his hip-hop career, astral projection, his love of horror movies, as well as some TV projects he has in the works!

Writer and director Vashmere Valentine discusses being a script reader and creative consultant out in LA, his move to Atlanta, and his film The Wish and The Wisp which is in over 30 festivals!

Valerie and Jared from Prominence Films tell us about their feature Of Fortune and Gold on Amazon, filming in Africa, and why they moved the business from L.A. to Atlanta!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_177_-_Prominence_Films.mp3
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Director Jason Winn discusses the making of his films Let's Make It, Rave Party Massacre, and Shifting Gears which comes out in theaters and VOD in March 23rd!

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Stunt performer Nick DeKay talks about his life as a Muay Thai kickboxer, racing bikes in Costa Rica, and pulling off crazy stunts in TV and films like Black Panther, St. Agatha, & Game Night!

Molly Coffee returns to the show to discuss her huge 2017 including working on shows like Stan Against Evil and Brockmire plus shooting her short film Cracks!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_173_-_Molly_Coffee.mp3
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AZ Yeaman from Bridge 17 Scripywriters' Studio chats about the various screenwriting classes you can take at Bridge 17 and what she loves about the screenwriting process!

Ian Covell, Michael Sokol, and Frances Chang from Highwire Comedy Company talk about improv, working with Funny or Die, and try to figure out what the heck pickleball is!

Director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2-4, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother's Day) talks about his career, a creepy old man living in his attic as a kid, and the Georgia filmed St. Agatha!

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

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

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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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!

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!

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!

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
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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!

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
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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
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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
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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?

Mehka King & Danny Digitall talk about their documentary The Color Green: Cash, Color and Cannabis, the politics of weed, and travelling the country to get the stories for the film!

Raymond Carr tells us about puppeteering Dunk on PBS Kids' Splash and Bubbles, becoming an official Henson character, and other recent films he's made!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_123_-_Raymond_Carr_Returns.mp3
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Entertainment lawyer Nancy Prager discusses the importance of copyright, why protecting your ideas and work should happen sooner rather than later, and her own struggles with getting projects made!

Angela Edmond and James Brooke from global production and distribution company All3Media tell us what they're looking for as far as Atlanta content goes!

Jon Graham and Debra Matassino tell us all about the Roku distribution channel Peachflicks and the upcoming Cutting Room Film Festival!