Chip Brantley is a writer/editor/producer based in Alabama. The author of The Perfect Fruit (Bloomsbury), his work has appeared in Slate, Gourmet, the Oxford American, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. A senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Alabama, Chip is a former director of TV development for Mike Newell’s Dogstar Films and the creative producer of Whitman, Alabama, an experimental documentary that was a 2018 Emmy finalist in the New Approaches in Documentary category. Chip lives in Birmingham, Ala., where he founded the Desert Island Supply Co., a nonprofit creative writing program for kids.
Andrew Beck Grace is an Emmy-nominated nonfiction filmmaker based in Alabama. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and PBS’s Independent Lens. His film Eating Alabama premiered at SXSW, played over 40 festivals worldwide, and aired nationally on PBS. The film was awarded Best Documentary by the James Beard Foundation. His interactive documentary, After the Storm, was a co-production of PBS’s Independent Lens and The Washington Post. It has been exhibited internationally at the Sheffield Doc Fest, DOK Leipzig and at CNA Luxembourg, and was featured at the Magnum Foundation’s “Photography, Expanded” symposium. The project was nominated for an Emmy in New Approaches to Documentary as well as two Webby Awards. Andrew teaches nonfiction filmmaking and journalism at the University of Alabama.