Director's Cut

Behind the Scenes

CHIP HALE has been actively

involved in independent film for

18 years, from feature to short

films - documentary and narrative

- to web series, music videos and

commercials. At an early age

Chip developed a love for movies

and it was that love that led him

to Los Angeles in 2001. Hale’s

feature directorial debut came

in 2007 with Mulligans, but his

follow up feature film Sweethearts

of the Gridiron (2015) received

regional critical acclaim and

went on to become a multi-award

winning film.


Subsequent projects included

Everyday Heroes (2016), an award

winning short documentary about

the Kilgore Fire Department and their

annual event for people with special

needs, SAFFE Day. The Tomato Bowl

(2016), a celebration of the WPA era

football stadium in Jacksonville, TX.

MLK Day (2017), a short doc about

Kilgore’s first ever Martin Luther King


In total Chip has directed/produced

over 20 independent films, and

is currently producing multiple

projects... All are East Texas-based.

Chip is in the fifth year of Reel

East Texas Film Festival which

uses historical landmarks, the

Old Post Office, and Texan

Theater in downtown Kilgore. His

involvement in his community

keeps Chip active, volunteering

for numerous organizations

and city events. He is serving

alongside other peers on the

Kilgore Comprehensive Plan

Steering Committee as well as the

Community Development Council.

Chip currently resides and operates

Overton Films in Kilgore.

Click Below to Check Out Chip's Projects