Stories told in an authentic modern Southern voice – strong, original, inclusive, intelligent and often funny ...​

our mission

Southern Stories grew from a compulsion to give voice to our new generation of Southern storytellers, and bring to Georgia exciting and emerging talent in front of and behind camera.

We understand our duty to build on the legacy and traditions of the giants of both literature and screenplays from our part of the world, but to do it in a way that shines a light on the hopeful possibility of change for good.

By amplifying that light on every screen we can get it to, we want to play our part in ensuring that our stories always include those from women, working class and minority points of view to be both seen and heard, in a pathway to nurturing the foundations of long, illustrious careers for all our colleagues, with Southern Stories and beyond for every sort of storyteller and the people who realise that vision.

We’re looking and listening. We’re reading and pondering. We’re enjoying ourselves.

Who we are

Having enjoyed an executive movie industry career spanning some thirty years in both Los Angeles and London, Southern Stories founder Maggie Monteith is a true entertainment industry veteran. From heading marcoms for the largest studio groups and most renowned franchises in the world through to independent film and TV investment, production and distribution; Maggie brings her long standing industry expertise to Georgia, the place she and her partner now call home.  


We had expected by now to be bringing you scenes from productions scheduled to be underway. Insights from our wonderful cast and crews, hard at work. But with our whole world in an uproar we’ve had to press pause for just a moment. Our eagerness to get started again is strong. We hope you stick with us for when we can invite you back in.


We do not accept any unsolicited materials of any kind. We encourage you to find a bona fide agent, lawyer or manager in our industry too contact us on your behalf to request permission to submit.

If you are looking for work, please send us your resume, your reel if you have one, and contact details for two referees who will be able to speak to your suitability for the position in which you are enquiring.

Do check back from time to time as we post recruitment opportunities to this website prior to accessing any other resource.