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Director’s Reel [Spring 2019]

With a deft ability to balance both half hour single camera comedies and one hour dramas, Pete Chatmon has directed episodes of HBO’s “Insecure”, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Black-ish”, and “Single Parents”, Netflix’s “Atypical”, FreeForm’s “Grown-ish”, TBS’s “The Last OG”, OWN’s “Greenleaf”, and the upcoming Apple series “Mythic Quest” from Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney. For the 2019-2020 season he’ll be returning to direct multiple series while also helming a new episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” in its final season, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”, as well as multiple episodes of FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.

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. 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. He is developing several episodic concepts and feature films while booking episodes for the upcoming cable, broadcast, and streaming seasons.