Writer | Director
Pete Chatmon is the guy you want behind the lens.
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 Double7 Images, his Digital Studio, he has directed, shot, and edited content for advertising agencies, Fortune 500 brands, and small businesses. Chatmon’s career began in 2001 with the Sundance selection of his NYU thesis film, “3D”, starring Kerry Washington. His short film, “BlackCard”, premiered on HBO in February 2016. Chatmon is also a Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Fellow, NBC|Universal Directing Fellow Finalist, Disney|ABC Program Director, and HBO Access Directing Fellow where he directed a pilot for the network entitled “Lady Bouncer”. Most recently, he directed seasons one and two of “American Koko” for ABC Digital and Viola Davis’ JuVee Productions, as well as “Due North”, a season long interstitial for HBO’s “Insecure”. He will be directing episodes of ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” this Fall.
“Throughout my 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. 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…”
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