Pete Chatmon

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Pete Chatmon (born June 1, 1977 in New York City) is an American filmmaker best known for writing, producing, and directing the feature film Premium, starring Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana, Hill Harper, Eva Pigford, Frankie Faison, and William Sadler.[1] Chatmon is sometimes referred to as "The Next Spike Lee"[2] and produces films under the banner "A New Wave in American Cinema".

A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Chatmon's work has screened at over 25 film festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival. His short films include 3D, Chameleon, and Confessions of Cool. He has also worked with American actors Kerry Washington, Al Thompson, Tonya Pinkins, Novella Nelson, and Sean Nelson.

Premium, nominated for a 2007 Best Independent Feature, Black Reel Award, has also earned the Honorary Mention Audience Award at the 2006 Urbanworld Film Festival as well as a New Visions, Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Bahamas International Film Festival.

In 2007 Chatmon's also directed a documentary on the 761st Tank Battalion, narrated by Andre Braugher.[3] He is developing several feature-length screenplays including What About Us?, The 4th, and an untitled hip-hop tribute.

Personal life[edit]

In January 2019, Chatmon announced his previously hidden engagement with Kelly McCreary with whom he first met in 2017 at the set of Grey's Anatomy.[4] They married in early May 2019.[5][6]



Year Title Role Note(s)
2000 3D Director Short
2004 Chameleon Short
2006 Preminum
2007 761st
2015 Black Card Short
2017 Lady Bouncer Short


Year Title Role Notes
2017 American Koko Director 12 episodes
2017 Insecure: Due North Episode: "201"
2018-19 Grown-ish 6 episodes
2018-19 Black-ish 4 episodes[7][8][9]
2018 Insecure Episode: "Familiar-Like"
2018 Atypical Episode: "Living at An Angle"
2018 Greenleaf Episode: "She Changes Everything"
2019 Single Parents Episode: "All Aboard The Two-Parent Struggle Bus"
2019 The Last O.G. 3 episodes


  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (2016-07-08). "HBOAccess Directing Fellowship Winners Unveiled". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ Claire Sulmers (2008-03-31). "Real Style: Rebirth 2008!". Fashion Bomb Daily. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  3. ^ "Pete Chatmon: Behind the Lens". Maplewood, NJ Patch. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  4. ^ Paul, Arielle. "My Favorite Room: Actress Kelly McCreary’s living room reflects her life with director Pete Chatmon. Oh, and they’re engaged". Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  5. ^ Lopez, Julyssa (May 8, 2019). "Grey's Anatomy Star Kelly McCreary Is Married!". Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Guglielmi, Jodi (May 7, 2019). "Grey's Anatomy Star Kelly McCreary Marries Director Pete Chatmon: 'I Am Besieged by Blessings'". People. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Scoop, T. V. "Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, January 22, 2019". Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  8. ^ Scoop, T. V. "Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, January 1, 2019". Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  9. ^ "Broadway World - #1 for Broadway Shows, Theatre, Entertainment, Tickets & More!". Retrieved 2019-02-18.

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