25th Anniversary Filmmaker interviewS

This special presentation of On Story gives a closer look at some of the incredible films chosen to screen at the 25th Annual Austin Film Festival. We talked with the filmmakers whose work represent some of the most original voices in filmmaking from around the world about the challenges they faced in their creative process, and the breakthroughs that led them to Austin Film Festival.

Above the Clouds

Writer: Simon Lord
Director: Leon Chambers

A Girl Named C

Director: Emily Kassie

Beyond the Night

Writer/Director: Jason Noto

F11 and Be There

Writer/Director: Jethro Waters

The Iron Orchard

Writers: Gerry De Leon, Ty Roberts
Director: Ty Roberts

Major Arcana

Writer/Director: Josh Melrod

PECADO ORIGINAL (Original sin)

Writers: Jean Lee, Maia Nikiphoroff
Director: Jean Lee

Simple Wedding

Writers:Sara Zandieh, Stephanie Wu
Director:Sara Zandieh

Speaking in Tongues

Writers: Nathan Deming, Lawrie Doran
Director: Nathan Deming

The Black String

Writers: Brian Hanson, Richard Handley
Director: Brian Hanson

The Lake Vampire

Writer/Director:Carl Zitelmann


Writer: Bruce McLeod
Director: Lisa Mulcahy

Waiting for The Miracle to come

Writer/Director: Lian Lunson