Getting your first documentary grant can be akin to getting into your first documentary film festival. That is, it is often the first one that is the most difficult one to get. Getting that first grant can often be the keystone to making other grants happen.
So what are the tricks to getting that first grant for your documentary film? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll tackle in our first segment of Episode #41. We’ve had a lot of feedback from our listeners that they are looking for more information on writing treatments and applying for documentary film grants. This can serve as just the beginning. (As there will be much more coming!)
In our shared conversation with a doc industry guest, we’ll have a conversation with Jennifer Brea, the filmmaker behind Unrest, a documentary film that has taken the festival circuit and the medical community by storm. She is the star (if you will) of this deeply personal exploration of chronic illness and how through documentary filmmaking, she has been able to find some answers not only for herself, but for a global population that are all suffering from the condition known as ME/CFS. Unrest has its theatrical premiere on the day that we release this episode!
View the trailer for Unrest: