Teller of stories. Mostly fiction, always real.
Pete Chatmon’s debut feature, “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. Pete’s most recently aired episodic work includes the second episode of the current season of HBO’s “Insecure”, a season four episode of ABC’s “Black-ish”, and two episodes of FreeForm’s season one hit “Grown-ish”. Upcoming premieres include a season three episode of OWN’s one-hour drama “Greenleaf” and a season two episode of Netflix’s “Atypical”, both airing in September. He recently completed two episodes of TBS’s “The Last OG”, the second episode of “Black-ish” season five, and will begin prep for the one hour premiere of “Grown-ish” season two in September. 2018 will round out with the tenth episode of “Black-ish” season five, an episode of ABC’s new comedy “Single Parents”, and two more episodes of “Grown-ish”. Pete starts 2019 with a return to one hour drama with an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”, now in its fifteenth season. He is developing several episodic shows while booking episodes for the upcoming broadcast, cable and streaming seasons.
“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 branded content projects I direct for clients, enhancing my ability to communicate visually and meet the demands of episodic television. I’ve worked under demanding circumstances and believe that a good director responds to challenges creatively and calmly, while protecting the integrity of the story for the audience’s enjoyment…”