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 over 50 episodes of television including HBO’s The Flight Attendant, Insecure, Silicon Valley, and Love Life, Hulu’s Interior Chinatown and UnPrisoned, Paramount Plus’ Fatal Attraction, Netflix’s Dead Boy Detectives, You and Atypical, NBC’s American Auto, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Black-ish, Starz’ Minx and Blindspotting, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest. He is an NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series for his work on The Flight Attendant. Chatmon is in development on The Education of Matt Barnes, for which he will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer. He also served as co-executive producer and producing director on Onyx Collective’s Reasonable Doubt. Upcoming episodes include Mere Mortals, the AppleTV+ Mythic Quest spinoff.
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. 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 continues to give back and educate the next generation of storytellers via his podcast, Let’s Shoot! with Pete Chatmon and his book, Transitions: A Director’s Journey + Motivational Handbook. Follow him on Instagram @petechatmon and @letsshootwithpetechatmon.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
“I worked with Pete Chatmon when he directed an episode of Blindspotting. Every day he was with us I left set feeling like I had received some gems. Some about directing, some about producing, some about being a human relating to other humans. By the end of the week he spent with us, my pockets were full of gems…”
Daveed Diggs, Writer, Actor
“There is a reason why everyone who works with Pete falls in love with his work…”
Greg Berlanti, Producer
“Pete Chatmon is one of the most generous Directors I’ve ever had the pleasure of collaborating with…”
Mike Berlucchi, Cinematographer