On Story

Austin Film Festival's ON STORY is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country's most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film's writer or director. LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: "On Story" is film school in a box, a lifetime's worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages."

Sun, Oct 9 6:00 A.M. A Conversation with David Koepp     NH WORLD

This week on On Story, critically acclaimed writer David Koepp talks about jumping between genres and working on adaptations, collaborating with famed director Steven Spielberg, and writing Carlito's Way, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Panic Room, and Spider-Man.

Sun, Oct 9 11:00 A.M. On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad     NH EXPLORE

This week on On Story, writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise and Nobody reflects on his thrilling career, how he weaves emotion and humanity into action set pieces, as well as crafting characters you cannot help but root for.

Sun, Oct 9 4:30 P.M. A Conversation with David Koepp     NH WORLD

This week on On Story, critically acclaimed writer David Koepp talks about jumping between genres and working on adaptations, collaborating with famed director Steven Spielberg, and writing Carlito's Way, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Panic Room, and Spider-Man.

Sun, Oct 16 6:00 A.M. On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD

​This week on On Story, join Brad Ingelsby, creator of the HBO hit Mare of Easttown, for a conversation on writing the small-town thriller filled to the brim with writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Sun, Oct 16 11:00 A.M. On Producing: A Conversation with Stephanie Allain     NH EXPLORE

In this week's On Story, prolific producer Stephanie Allain discusses award-winning projects Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, El Mariachi, Dear White People and Hustle & Flow as well as her career at large and how she uses her position to discover and greenlight diverse stories with underrepresented voices at the helm.

Sun, Oct 16 4:30 P.M. On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD

​This week on On Story, join Brad Ingelsby, creator of the HBO hit Mare of Easttown, for a conversation on writing the small-town thriller filled to the brim with writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Sun, Oct 23 6:00 A.M. ​On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD

​This week on On Story, writer/director Craig Brewer discusses the impetus, influences, and personal experiences behind his films Hustle & Flow and The Poor & Hungry and working with producer Stephanie Allain.

Sun, Oct 23 11:00 A.M. On Adapting Stories: A Conversation with Eric Roth     NH EXPLORE

This week, screenwriter Eric Roth, Academy Award winner for Forrest Gump, Dune (2021), Munich, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button talks about his process of adapting stories from beloved properties.

Sun, Oct 23 4:30 P.M. ​On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD

​This week on On Story, writer/director Craig Brewer discusses the impetus, influences, and personal experiences behind his films Hustle & Flow and The Poor & Hungry and working with producer Stephanie Allain.

Sun, Oct 30 6:00 A.M. On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad     NH WORLD

This week on On Story, writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise and Nobody reflects on his thrilling career, how he weaves emotion and humanity into action set pieces, as well as crafting characters you cannot help but root for.

Sun, Oct 30 11:00 A.M. On Writing/Directing Pig: A Conversation with Michael Sarnoski     NH EXPLORE

This week on On Story, writer/director of Pig, Michael Sarnoski, dissects writing, constructing, and managing the overall production scope of his directorial debut.

Sun, Oct 30 4:30 P.M. On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad     NH WORLD

This week on On Story, writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise and Nobody reflects on his thrilling career, how he weaves emotion and humanity into action set pieces, as well as crafting characters you cannot help but root for.

Sun, Nov 6 11:00 A.M. On Writing The Humans: A Conversation with Stephen Karam     NH EXPLORE

In this week's On Story, Stephen Karam, Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The Humans, Sons of the Prophet and Speech & Debate, discusses his directorial debut and highly anticipated adaptation to The Humans.

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La Otra Mirada | Tobacco, Pants and Jazz
The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family | Desire
Rise of the Bolsonaros | Rise of the Bolsonaros
POV | Faya Dayi
Guilt | Episode 1
Antiques Roadshow | RECUT: Desert Botanical Garden, Part 2
Expedition | Expedition Unseen
America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston | Minnesota: A Better World
The Green Planet | Human Worlds
The Great Muslim American Road Trip | Back on the Road Again: Arizona, Nevada, California
Grantchester | Episode 1
America ReFramed | Any Given Day
The Laura Flanders Show | Yellowstone: Can Indigenous Stewardship Save Our Parks
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | Resilience
Mark Twain Prize | Jon Stewart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Endeavour | Episode 1: Striker
Planet California | Rivers of Gold
Hotel Portofino | First Impressions
Don Quixote in Newark | Don Quixote in Newark
David Holt's State of Music | John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, and Will MacMorran
The Doo Wop Project | The Doo Wop Project
American Masters | Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
NOVA | Ice Age Footprints
Great Performances | Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim
Local, USA | A Tale of Three Chinatowns
Colombia - Wild and Free | From the Pacific to the Andes
Lucy Worsley Investigates | Princes in the Tower
Gershwin Prize | Lionel Richie: Gershwin Prize
Independent Lens | Scenes From The Glittering World
REEL SOUTH | Florida Woman
America's Test Kitchen | Starring: Tomatoes