A. Tad Chamberlain – Writer-Director


A TAD received his MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles in 2004. He taught courses in documentary film at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2008. Since 2006 he has worked primarily as a freelance production sound recordist, and began doing freelance postproduction audio in 2009. He has taught classes in production sound and documentary filmmaking at the Los Angeles branch of the New York Film Academy since 2007.

A TAD’s first short film, post-college, was “Louder Than Bombs” – an experimental poetic documentary meditation on war, protest, and the potential power of the people. He organized four small documentary crews (directing one of them himself), which gathered footage at an anti-war rally in Hollywood in 2005. Also in 2005, with the help of a small group of his students at Mount St. Mary’s College, he wrote, produced and edited an hour-long radio documentary, “Child Soldiers in Uganda,” for Pacifica Radio station KPFK 90.7 FM, which was broadcast in December 2005 and subsequently became part of the official Pacifica Radio Archives.

He answers to both “TAD” and “A TAD.” Long, uninteresting story. Too long and uninteresting for a bio anyway.