This series focuses on the inspiration and creative process at the conception of the filmmaking process. It includes interviews and footage from leading screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their craft and films, recorded at past Austin Film Festival panels and screenings. Each episode pairs these conversations with a short film from an emerging filmmaker; these shorts have previously screened at the Austin Film Festival.
On Story Previous Broadcasts
The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic (Episode #702)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 7:30 AM
Jeff Nichols and Loving (hitting Award Season 2017).
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
America Ferrera on the Storyteller's Responsibility (Episode #612H)
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
Producer/Emmy-award winning actress, America Ferrera talks about her early roles in film and television including the hit show Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and working with Ryan Piers Williams on the independent film The Dry Land.
A Conversation with Jeff Nichols: Bringing History to the Screen (Episode #701H)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 7:30 AM
Paula Pell, Katie Dippold, Liz Meriwether, Paul Feig-moderator.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
Norman Lear - A Retrospective (Episode #602H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 10:30 PM
Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan (Episode #401)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 7:30 AM
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (Episode #604)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 7:30 AM
Rodrigo Garcia, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives, Mother and Child, and most recently, Last Days in the Desert, contemplates the importance of writing honest relationships in his work, and the visceral connection audiences have with stories about family. Followed by a short film from Faraday Okoro about a father and son who agree to a 'winner takes all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
Gary Ross On Drive and Inspiration (Episode #611H)
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
Writer/Director Gary Ross discusses his film trajectory from co-writing the iconic film Big to approaching and adapting Seabiscuit on screen as well as working on historically depicting his new film Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.