The Film Buds Podcast was created by Henry Faherty in June 2017. The show also features Braden Stone and Chloe Strauss – both of whom are experts on all things movies. There are also many recurring guest hosts, so we always have a wide variety of opinions.

Along with covering the big movies of the week, we often include what we call a “retro review,” which is an additional film that we deem has some connection to the new releases. These secondary reviews can be movies from just a few years ago, or all the way back to the Silent Era! The choices are endless!

We also cover plenty of news like trailers, scandals, or anything in between!

Near the end of every episode, we include a short segment called “Picks of the Week,” which consists of each host giving one or more personal picks of recent movies, television, books, music, etc. that we think listeners would enjoy.

We hope you enjoy!


Have a suggestion or question about the podcast? Feel free to fill out the form below, or send us an email at Thefilmbudspodcast@gmail.com!


Henry Faherty 


Henry is a film graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He’s a barista by day, and enjoys writing about movies and entertainment in his off-time. He is an aspiring screenwriter, having written a few short and feature-length and scripts over the last few years. He’s also the creator, webmaster and editor of The Film Buds Podcast and website.

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Favorite movies: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Monsters, Inc., The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Braden Stone

Braden started out The Film Buds as more of a guest host, but since then he has grown to love doing the show so much he’s stuck around for every episode. Braden works at the beloved local Chapel Hill movie theater, The Chelsea. His educational background is something that shall temporarily remain in mystery – but don’t worry, it’s very impressive.

Favorite movies: Blade Runner, Star Wars: A New Hope

As for his social media, Braden hates it and wishes to remain incognito. So there.

Chloe Strauss

Chloe first appeared on the show during Episode 5. She attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and spends much of her off-time teaching children’s pottery classes. She hopes to become a television director one day, but until then she’ll stick around to talk movies and (especially TV) on The Film Buds.

Favorite movies: Paper Moon, Brazil, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the entire Harry Potter franchise

Other Contributors:

  • Paul Davis (first appeared on Episode 4)
  • Jacob Bowers (first appeared on Episode 8)
  • Will Davies (first appeared on Episode 1)