The term storyteller seems to be one of the more misunderstood or misused vocational words in the past decade. Certainly this seems to be the case in a world of ad agencies, video production companies, and self-styled online entrepreneurs. Joel ben Izzy is the answer to this rampant misuse. He is quite literally a professional storyteller.
And I was fortunate enough to have met him on a film job last year, where I was incredibly impressed at the way in which he not only presented stories from a stage, but how he convinced his audience that they too – each and every one of them – had their own stories to tell and why it was important for them to be telling them. So, I only found it appropriate to ask Joel to be on the show to share his wisdom, inspiration, and yes, a few stories with the future storytellers of the documentary world (aka #doclifers).
I hope y’all enjoyed and benefitted from this conversation even half as much as I did.
How to Find Your Story video by Joel ben Izzy: