Season 1 of the new WABE Studios original, weekly series ‘Atlanta on Film’ Premieres January 9
Latest broadcast and podcast project from WABE Studios features filmmakers and films connected to Atlanta
(ATLANTA) WABE, Atlanta’s home for NPR and PBS, today announced the premiere of ‘Atlanta on Film,’ the new weekly broadcast series from WABE Studios, featuring full-length and short films in partnership with local festivals such as Out on Film, Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Season 1 of the 8-episode series airs 10 p.m. EST, Monday, January 9 on WABE TV and in podcast form anywhere you get your podcast.
View the ‘Atlanta on Film’ Season 1 Trailer here.
‘Atlanta On Film’ features full-length and short films by Atlanta-based filmmakers, from laugh-out-loud comedies to horror films to eye-opening documentaries. Each episode includes behind-the-scenes interviews with the creatives making Atlanta a global production hub and guest hosts.
“WABE Studios ‘Atlanta on Film’ showcases the amazing city and state that we live in with interviews from local filmmakers who have dedicated their time and careers to those stories,” said WABE’s Senior Director of Originals, Daniel Keller-Bradshaw. “Audiences will have a chance to connect to different communities through the power of storytelling and films.”
Season 1 of ‘Atlanta on Film’ is co-hosted by Atlanta filmmakers Jono Mitchell, known for the award-winning feature film ‘Pageant Material’ (2019), and Bobby Huntley, whose recent projects include the award-winning film ‘Connect’ (2021).
“I am all for challenging audiences to explore the complexities of characters and stories, so to say I am excited for this is an understatement,” said Mitchell.
Huntley shares the same excitement saying, “I enjoy inspiring all creatives to go after their dreams and complete their projects without fear and lack of resources, seeing all these wonderful films will be one of those experiences.”
Season 1 Filmmakers and Films:
- Quinlan Orear: ‘Over My Dead Body’ (11 mins)
- Tomothy Hall: ‘Landlocked’ (82 mins)
- John e. Kilberg: ‘Vestirse’ (9 mins)
- Ava Davis: ‘The Duchess of Grant Park’ (19 mins)
- Mya-Breyana Morton: ‘The Traveler’ (17 mins)
- Kaydx: ‘Pink & Blue’ (14 mins)
- Patrick Seda: ‘Reverend Falls’ (16 mins)
- Deondray Gossfield & Quincy LeNear Gossfield: ‘Flames’ (13 mins)
- Heather Provoncha & Leo Holland: ‘Queer Moxie’ (85 mins)
- Adante Watts: ‘Read Between the Lines’ (15 mins)
- Cindy Abel: ‘Surviving the Silence’ (80 mins)
- Harrison Chandler: ‘Perception’ (14 mins)
- Hal Jacobs & Janine Solursh: Common Good Atlanta: ‘Breaking Down the walls of Mass Incarceration’ (57 mins)
- Roderick Red: ‘The Defenders’ (40 mins)
- Hal Jacobs: Lillian Smith: ‘Breaking the Silence’ (54 mins)
- Eddie G: ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ (20 mins)
- Bennie R. Mitchell, III: ‘It is Well’ (1 hr 14 mins)
- Gabrielle A. Morse: ‘Bug Hill’ (14 mins)
- Yasmin Neal: ‘Target Practice’ (7 mins)
- Andre McCoy: ‘Blue Jay’ (25 mins)
‘Atlanta on Film’ is produced by WABE Studios. Season 1 is produced by Alphonso Whitfield. Daniel Keller-Bradshaw and Scott Woelfel serve as executive producers.
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