Chase Whale co-founded the popular independent film website, where he remained Editor-in-Chief until August 2011. On behalf of GATW, he covered Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, the Toronto International Film Festival and Comic-Con, along with junkets in London, Toronto and other parts of the world.

Throughout his career as a journalist, Chase has interviewed Harrison Ford, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Boyle, Will Ferrell, Jason Reitman, Academy Award® Winner Davis Guggenheim, Andrew Garfield, Mark Romanek, Zach Galifianakis, Matt Reeves, Carey Mulligan, Simon Pegg, Harmony Korine, Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater, Michael Shannon, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Jean-Claude Van Damme (twice!), Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Lynch, “Tim and Eric”, Ashton Kutcher, Nicolas Winding Refn and dozens of other prominent actors, directors and filmmakers in the industry.

In 2009, NBC named him one of the 25 most interesting people in Dallas, along with Erykah Badu and Nolan Ryan. Later that year, The Wrap listed him as one of 30 Movie Insiders to Follow Right Now On Twitter, with Peter Travers and the late, great Roger Ebert.

Since GATW’s departure, he’s programmed for the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest, Rooftop Film and the Sundance Film Festival, worked in film distribution for Cinedigm in New York, and his reviews, interviews, and editorials have been featured on websites including, MTVFilm Threat, Indiewire’s The PlaylistWe Got This CoveredLatino ReviewDallas ObserverCulture MapCentral TrackHammer to Nail, Denton Record-Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News. Whale is a member of Rotten TomatoesCriticwire the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, and GALECA. Whale is currently a featured film critic for Screen Anarchy (formerly Twitch Film) and is writing an anthology called Ruthless People: Stories, out January 2017. 

Whale is a graduate of the University of North Texas' Creative Writing B.A. program.

Hammer to Nail
Twitch Film
Indiewire's The Playlist
Smells Like Screen Spirit
Film Threat
We Got This Covered
Flaunt Magazine
The Dallas Morning News
Denton Record-Chronicle
Dallas Observer
Culture Map
Central Track
Screen Crush

Film credits:
The Cinematic Approach (2001) – Writer, Director, Editor
Redford Sent Us - (documentary; himself)
Rewind This! (thanks)
Grow up, Tony Phillips (the producers would like to thank)

Trivia and accolades:
In 2001, Chase shot, directed, and edited a 40 minute skateboard film called The Cinematic Approach.

The logo for Gordon and the Whale appears towards the end of Jane Eyre (2011) as a watercolor painting. Director Cary Fukunaga discussed this in an interview with

The logo for Gordon and the Whale appears at the beginning of the movie My Sucky Teen Romance (2011).

Former member of the Austin Film Critics Association.

Member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society. 

Governing Committee member for the Online Film Critics Society (2016-2017). 

Was a guest speaker at the Austin Film Festival’s Film Critics and the Industry, alongside David Denby, The New Yorker; Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times; Neil Miller,; Chris Vognar, The Dallas Morning News.

In 2009, NBC named him one of the 25 most interesting people in Dallas, along with Erykah Badu and Nolan Ryan.

In 2009, The Wrap listed him as one of 30 Movie Insiders to Follow Right Now On Twitter, with the late, great Roger Ebert, Peter Travers, Jon Favreau, Jason Reitman, Wes Craven, David Lynch, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Brand, Harry Knowles, and Slash Film’s Peter Sciretta.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Harrison Ford
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Guillermo del Toro
Nicholas Winding Refn
Danny Boyle
Michael Shannon
Simon Pegg
Ice Cube and Lamorne Morris
Davis Guggenheim
Mark Wahlberg
Mike Judge
Paul Schneider
Jesse Eisenberg
Richard Ayoade
Gareth Evans
Tim and Eric
Rian Johnson
Rainn Wilson
Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy
Dolph Lundgren
Jessie Eisenberg
Cary Fukunaga
Jim Sturgess
Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley
Rose Byrne and Hugh Dancy
Bruce Campbell
Peter Jackson
Bill Hader and Greg Mottola
Jay and Mark Duplass
Jeff Nichols
Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan
Mike Mills
Joe Wright
Saoirse Ronan
Eric Bana
Joan Rivers
Bobcat Goldthwait
Kal Penn, John Cho, and Neil Patrick Harris
Rob Zombie
Woody Harrelson and Oren Moverman
Nick Frost
Noah Baumbach
Tom Six
Donald Glover
Jorma Taccone, Will Forte, and Kristen Wiig
Josh Radnor
Academy Award® Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis
Shane Carruth
Charlie Day and Ron Perlman
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Robert Duvall
Josh Hartnett

Alex Garland
Oren Peli
Colin Hanks
William H. Macy
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart
David Gordon Green
John Boyega and Joe Cornish
Michael Rapaport
Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese
Juliano Salgado 
Karyn Kusama
Craig Roberts
Todd Strauss-Schulson
John Landis
Larry Fassenden
Jason Lee
Sam Rockwell and David Gordon Green
Harmony Korine
Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, and Sissy Spacek
Crispin Glover and John C. Reilly
Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner
Ashton Kutcher
Rose Byrne and Hugh Dancy
Chan-wook Park 
Jamie Kennedy
James Toback
Key and Peele
Arthur Redcloud 
Whit Stillman
Ben Mendelsohn
James Ponsoldt
Joel Edgerton
Sebastian Schipper
Kyle Alvarez
Rick Alverson
Gregg Turkington
Andrew Bujalski
Juliano Salgado