In 2007, Chase Whale co-founded the little movie website that could, GordonandtheWhale.com (now defunct). Through 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. 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 among 30 Movie Insiders to Follow Right Now On Twitter. Before moving to LA, he was a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, and the Austin Film Critics Association.