The Double Down Film Show is an hour long experience of “real talk” about what it takes to get your project from script to screen. Pete Chatmon and Anthony Artis deliver all of the production, technology, business, and motivational support that filmmakers need to achieve their filmmaking dreams. Each week our guests include entertainment celebrities, industry thought leaders, and hustlers on the rise. Place your bets on The Double Down Film Show!



Episode 82: Issa Rae and Awkward Black Girl

December 6, 2011 11:23 am

On the final Double Down Film Show of the Fall 2011 semester we’ll be rapping with comedian Issa Rae, who is the Writer/Director and Star of the popular web series, Awkward Black Girl. Issa’s series chronicles the comedic everyday social misadventures of a young woman that doesn’t quite fit in…anywhere…

Episode 81: Alrick Brown + Kinyarwanda

November 28, 2011 11:56 am

One of the things we pride ourselves on with this show is that we talk to tomorrow’s indie filmmaker’s today, such is the case with one of our early guests, Writer/Director – Alrick Brown, who’s back to discuss the incredible rise of his first indie feature, Kinyarwanda, an intense and moving drama about the people affected by the Rwandan genocide…

Episode 80: Writer/Director Matthew Cherry

November 14, 2011 11:55 am

On our 80th epic episode of The Double Down Film Show we’re gonna run through the unique journey of self-taught Writer/Director, Matthew Cherry. In the span of just a few years Matthew went from NFL Player for the Jacksonville Jaquars to Production Assistant to directing his first feature film, the new football drama The Last Fall, which features some major Hollywood talent including Keith David, Nicole Beharie and Lance Gross…

Episode 79: Al Thompson (Actor, Writer, Director, Producer)

November 5, 2011 4:36 pm

On the next episode of the Double Down Film Show multi-hyphenate actor/writer/producer/director Al Thompson of ValDean Entertainment will be breaking down the web series game and how actors and content creators can take charge of their own career and cut out the middle man…

Episode 78: Production Workflow!

October 24, 2011 7:40 pm

It’s all about Production Workflow on the next Double Down Film Show. In another one of our special semi-annual keynote addresses, we’re going to walk you through all the physical steps of production from load-in to returning the equipment and share with you all of our insights, practical tips and production practices that we only learned the hard way…

Episode 77: Storytelling with Editor/Author Norm Hollyn

October 18, 2011 10:46 am

The next Double Down Film Show is all about the art of storytelling with editor/author Norm Hollyn. Norm was the editor of Heathers and the TV series Wild Palms as well as music editor on The Cotton Club and Fame among dozens of other features and TV show credits…

Episode 76: Tambay Obenson of Shadow and Act!

October 10, 2011 9:58 am

On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll discuss the state of Black Cinema with filmmaker and blogger, Tambay Obenson. Tambay is the director of the indie film “Beautiful Things” and the founding blogger of Shadow and Act which is part of the Indiewire Blog Network…

Episode 75: Above the Line w/the Queen Hussy Team! (Wed. 10/5 @ 9pm EST)

October 3, 2011 12:12 am

On the next Double Down Film Show, we’ll have a round table conversation with the above-the-line team of the hot new 70’s web series, Queen Hussy. In this special in-depth case-study, Creator/Actress – Hannelore Willams, Director – Pete Chatmon and Producer – Nicole Sylvester will reveal all the behind-the-scenes prep, logistics and execution that went into creating their wild and hilarious new period piece web series…

Episode 74: Costume Designer Jennifer Bryan!

September 28, 2011 1:39 am

On the next Double Down Film Show, we’re gonna talk to veteran costume designer, Jennifer L. Bryan, who has worked on dozens of film and TV shows through the decades including The Vampire Diaries, Dark Angel, Exit Wounds, and more…

Episode 73: Sheri Candler!

September 16, 2011 5:16 pm

On the Season #6 premiere of The Double Down Film Show we’ll be discussing indie film marketing, publicity with microbudget maven Sheri Candler. Sheri is an independent film marketing and publicity consultant who co-authored the new book, Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul, which features DIY distribution strategies, case-studies and advice for indie filmmakers on tight budgets…

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