Director’s Reel [Spring 2023]

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, InsecureSilicon 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.