Teller of stories. Mostly fiction, always real.
With a deft ability to balance both half hour single camera comedies and one hour dramas, Pete Chatmon has directed episodes of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Insecure”, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Black-ish”, “A Million Little Things”, “Station 19”, “Mixed-ish” and “Single Parents”, Netflix’s “Atypical”, CBS’s “All Rise”, FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, FreeForm’s “Grown-ish”, TBS’s “The Last OG”, OWN’s “Greenleaf”, and the Apple TV+ series “Mythic Quest.” For early 2021 he is slated for CBS’s “The Unicorn”, two episodes of Netflix’s “You”, and Apple TV+’s “Dickinson.” His debut feature as writer/director, “Premium”, starred Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana, and Hill Harper and premiered on Showtime after a limited theatrical run. Chatmon also wrote, produced, and directed “761st”, a documentary on the first black tank battalion in WWII, narrated by Andre Braugher. He received the Tribeca Film Institute “All Access” Program’s Creative Promise Narrative Award for the heist screenplay “$FREE.99”. Through TheDirector, his Digital Studio, he has directed, shot, and edited content for advertising agencies and Fortune 500 brands. Chatmon’s career began in 2001 with the Sundance selection of his NYU thesis film, “3D”, starring Kerry Washington. His most recent short film, “BlackCard”, premiered on HBO and his narrative podcast, “Wednesday Morning” engaged voters around the 2020 election. He is developing several episodic concepts and feature films while booking episodes for the upcoming cable, broadcast, and streaming seasons. His podcast, “Let’s Shoot! with Pete Chatmon” is available on YouTube, iTunes, and all podcast platforms. His debut book, “Let’s Shoot! A Director’s Journey and Motivational Handbook” will be released at the end of 2021.
Season 6, Episode 5: “Tethics”
“Throughout my Director’s journey, it’s been a process of becoming a better writer, which is not only helpful in the development of my own material, but in identifying a compelling story and finding the tools to convey that essence in a concise fashion. I’ve also served as cinematographer and editor on many of the commercial projects I direct for clients, enhancing my ability to communicate visually in any medium or genre. I’ve worked under demanding circumstances and believe that a great Director responds to challenges creatively and calmly, while protecting the integrity of the story for the audience’s enjoyment…”
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