Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

Second Rounder Stories is a new series from that highlights past Script Competition Second Rounders and their experiences attending the Festival & Conference.

This week, we hear from Wendy Wilkins an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and comedian just named one of ISA’s Top-25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2019. Hailing from the rural area of upstate New York, Wendy has been a Warner Brothers Writers’ Workshop Participant, an ABC/Disney Writing Program Finalist, a Final Draft’s Big Break Contest Top-10 Finalist, a Women In Film: NY/Meryl Streep Writers Lab Finalist and a 2018 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder along with 40 other competition placements and awards.

In 2018, her original dramatic/sci-fi TV pilot script Hometown won the ISA Fast Track VI Fellowship while her road picture comedy feature screenplay Where The Men Are won Best Comedy Script at the Creative World Awards.

Wendy is currently a senior staff writer/director for the dystopian satirical news website, and her popular post-apocalyptic radio drama One More Day on YouTube has 22,000+ listens.

Direct download: Wendy_Wilkins_FINAL.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

On this special presentation of On Story, we’re taking a closer look at some of the incredible films chosen to screen at the 26th Annual Austin Film Festival and the filmmakers behind these films. We spoke with filmmakers whose work represents some of the most original voices in filmmaking from around the world and the challenges they faced in their creative process as well as the breakthroughs that led them to Austin Film Festival.

On this week’s On Story, director Matt Patterson discusses his feature film Apartment 413. The film tells the story of Marco, played by actor Nicholas Saenz who is running out of time to find a job before his girlfriend, Dana, has their first baby. However the walls begin to close in around him and his grip on reality begins to slip into a psychological nightmare.

Matt Patterson is an award-winning writer, producer and director. Patterson has written 8 feature screenplays, 1 sitcom pilot, produced 3 features and over 100 media projects. Patterson also co-founded Matter Media Studios.


Direct download: Apt_413_v2.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT