1 – Welcome to The Documentary Life

May 22, 2016

Hello and Welcome!

I am uber (no, not that Uber) excited to announce today that The Documentary Life has officially become a podcast series!


There are a number of great documentary film websites out there, but most are fairly dry resources, that while helpful, don’t ever really give you a real and practical sense of what it’s like to actually be living and experiencing the life of a documentary filmmaker.  Well, The Documentary Life podcast is an answer to that.



The description as found on the iTunes listing of The Documentary Life:

‘Join award-winning commercial and documentary filmmaker, Chris G. Parkhurst, as he candidly shares his filmmaking stories, insights, and experiences, for all to learn how to best lead and live their own documentary dream lives.’


Yep, yours truly will host this bi-weekly program that will, at least initially, consist of two types of episodes.  One type will be myself sharing some of my stories and experiences, successes and failures, in an attempt to give you some true and real first-hand personal accounts from someone who truly lives (and loves!) his dreams of documentary filmmaking.


The second type of episode will feature discussions with special industry guests.  Already we’ve begun to assemble a veritable all-star list of Documentary Lifers, including John Pirozzi (dir. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, Sleepwalking Through the Mekong), Lydia B. Smith (Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago), Scott Squire (Drawing the Tiger), and Ian McCluskey (founder & artistic director, NW Documentary), just to name a few.


It is my every intention and desire to create thought-provoking, sometimes hilarious, sometimes emotional, content that will inspire and educate people the world over so that they too may begin, and then soon thrive, by living a documentary life.


The Documentary Life podcast has its official release on July 15, 2016, but as a sort of introduction to the whole thing, I’m releasing the first official episode a bit early.  In it I introduce myself, introduce the podcast series, and tell you what you can look forward to as The Documentary Life series grows and grows.  So let this whet your appetite.


And if you like the show, please leave me a comment, or email me at Chris@BarangFilms.com  (And if you don’t like, please tell me why, because that can actually be super helpful!)  And if you really like, I’d be honoured if you’d share this with a friend.  In advance, thank you!


Okay, without further ado, herein begins the exciting journey of The Documentary Life podcast!  Click below now and keep living your documentary life…


Don’t miss a single The Documentary Life podcast!  Simply enter your name and email and we’ll notify you as soon as the new podcast has gone up.




Top Resources


Learn how to plan, fund and share your documentary film




#DocLand The Documentary Life‘s very own flagship filmmaking community which offers you step-by-step tutorials, industry expert webinars, private Facebook group, industry-standard templates and extensive resources, to assist you in the planning, funding and sharing of your documentary film.

Visit #Docland to learn more.


Rate & Review

Please take a moment to help TDL move up the iTunes podcast charts, so it can become more visible to others.  Simply click the link and then click on the Ratings and Reviews tab to make your entry.  Thank you for your support!





Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

2 comments on “1 – Welcome to The Documentary Life

  1. Patrick Maggio Sep 17, 2016

    Inspirational and awesome, as expected!

The Documentary Life © 2017
Subscribe To the TDL Weekly Newsletter
Subscribe to the TDL Weekly Newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news, tutorials and special offers!
No Thanks
Thanks for signing up. You must confirm your email address before we can send you. Please check your email and follow the instructions.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
WordPress Popup