Posts by Chris G Parkhurst

111 – The Doc Filmmaker’s Money Mindset & Blue Collar Filmmaking

So many of us doc filmmakers think that we’ll never make any money from our films.  Or that we’re incapable of raising money for them. And that’s wrong. There is actually no reason that any of us should assume that those statements are true. This is all about our money mindset! You see, a lot of…

110 – Melbourne Documentary and Chasing the Jet Stream

So many doc filmmakers are doing the one person crew documentary. For many, it’s a necessary evil due to financial constraints of the doc filmmaker. But for some, like doco Claudio von Planta, it’s the preferred way of shooting his films. And it also just so happens to be the reason that he’s been hired on…

109 – Make Great Documentaries From Where You Are with Billy Corben

How many times have you been approached by a friend or family member with another “great idea for a documentary”, when they find out that you’re a doc filmmaker?  Well, if you’re anything like Miami doc filmmaker, Billy Corben – director behind such docs as Cocaine Cowboys, ESPN 30 for 30’s The U, and now…

108 – Maiden and Archival Storytelling with Alex Holmes

Ever wonder what it might be like to discover a treasure trove of archival footage that lay untouched for over thirty years for your documentary film? That’s exactly what happened for veteran BBC and multi-award winning filmmaker, Alex Holmes on his latest film, Maiden, a documentary about 26 year old Tracy Edwards who set out to skipper…

107 – Meta Filmmaking and Framing John DeLorean

When filmmakers Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce met, it was a match in doc filmmaking heaven. Their first documentary film, The Art of the Steal, was a Netflix hit that would lead them to their next doc projects, and ultimately to their lives as full-time documentary filmmakers.  Their current film, Framing John DeLorean, blurs the lines between…