101 – The First Female Director with Pamela B. Green

By Chris G Parkhurst | 04/26/2019 | 0 Comments

The First Female Director with Pamela B. Green Pamela B. Green has made her first documentary feature, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache.  And it is about one of the true pioneers of cinema, Alice Guy Blache.  You’ve probably not heard of her.  You’re not alone.  Even film scholars and most of Hollywood’s…

100 – Happy Thanksgiving Finale From The Documentary Life

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/23/2018 | 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Finale From The Documentary Life It is the week of giving thanks, as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S.  Coincidentally, it is episode #100, our last episode of Season One of the podcast.  And I am joined by my better half, the producer for the show, Stephanie Vincenti.  And we have a…

99 – Outdoor Adventure Films with Peter Mortimer

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/16/2018 | 0 Comments

Outdoor Adventure Films with Peter Mortimer Peter Mortimer has been climbing and making outdoor adventure films for the past twenty years through his company, Sender Films.  His company has put out some of the most recognizable outdoor adventure images on the planet, as well as founded The Reel Rock Tour, the biggest and longest-running festival…

98 – Working with Werner Herzog and Les Blank with Maureen Gosling

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/09/2018 | 0 Comments

Working with Werner Herzog and Les Blank with Maureen Gosling Maureen Gosling is not only the editor of my favourite documentary film of all time, but quite possibly my favourite film of all time. Period.  That film is Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams, starring Werner Herzog And as we near our finale episode for Season One…

97 – Understanding Doc Society with Maxyne Franklin

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/02/2018 | 0 Comments

Understanding Doc Society with Maxyne Franklin Doc Society (formerly BritDoc) is a non-profit that has been working directly with documentary filmmakers since its inception in 2005, to make the most impact in the world with their art.  Whether with their flagship program, Good Pitch, their Impact Award, the Impact Field Guide, or the number of…

96 – Short Your Way to a Feature with Jon Kasbe

By Chris G Parkhurst | 10/26/2018 | 0 Comments

Short Your Way to a Feature with Jon Kasbe Jon Kasbe may not be a name that you are familiar with… yet. Unless you are intricately connected to film festivals or an avid follower of short documentary films, you may not know of this filmmaker’s work. But he’s most certainly someone that you will soon…

95 – America to Steve James

By Chris G Parkhurst | 10/19/2018 | 0 Comments

America to Steve James Steve James is one of the most recognizable names in documentary.  Many of us #doclifers have been inspired by his films and the way in which he makes them.  He was on TDL back on the eve of the Academy Awards for his doc, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.  Not surprisingly, Steve had…

94 – Documentary Film Distribution with Jon Reiss

By Chris G Parkhurst | 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Documentary Film Distribution with Jon Reiss No one knows documentary film distribution in quite the way that film distro wizard, Jon Reiss does.  The founder of Hybrid Cinema and author of film distribution Bible, Think Outside the Box Office joined us for this week’s episode of TDL.  And it was one of the most engaging, honest looks…

93 – The Full-time Doc Filmmaker, with Mat Hames

By Chris G Parkhurst | 10/05/2018 | 0 Comments

The Full-time Doc Filmmaker, with Mat Hames Mat Hames is one of the few, fortunate ones in our doc world that makes his entire living doing his passion of documentary film. Whether it is through he and his wife’s company, Alpheus Media, or through Rooster Teeth’s RT Docs, Hames has been making documentary films non-stop…

92 – How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor

By Chris G Parkhurst | 09/28/2018 | 0 Comments

How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor An often overlooked aspect of film funding is the individual donor.  Which is kind of surprising, given that statistics tend to show that 50 percent (and sometimes more) make up the overall funding for doc filmmakers.  Amidst, all of the dialogue and concentration on other, sometimes more…