Posts by Chris G Parkhurst

106 – Making a Documentary Series in China with Dominic Johnson-Hill

Entrepreneur, Dominic Johnson-Hill, has just spent the last year traveling China and presenting for the documentary series, Seasons of China. But the journey to becoming one of China’s most recognizable tv presenters was a unique one, and certainly not without its challenges. When Dominic Johnson-Hill traveled the world in the early 90s, China was just supposed…

#Doclifer Stories – Hasan Demirtas

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? This question makes me think of my first documentary, which was about a girl, Busra, who was given the wrong injection, and day-by-day, the her body deteriorated. Nevertheless, she was preparing for the Disabled Olympics Games. Finally, Busra died, but her story went…

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105 – Doug Block and The D-Word

The D-Word's, Doug Block

Doug Block has made a living out of the personal documentary style, including films like Home Page, 51 Birch Street, and The Kids Grow Up. He is also the pioneer behind one of the largest online documentary filmmaking communities, The D-word, which has just recently had its twentieth anniversary. Topics Discussed how the one-person crew is tailor-made for…

104 – Crowdfunding Your Documentary Film with John Trigonis

Few people know the crowdfunding game like John Trigonis.  He is considered to be one of the leading experts in the game.  And with good reason, since he has been leading some of the most impressive crowdfunding campaigns for film companies and independent filmmakers over the past decade, worked for Indiegogo, and authored the veritable…

103 – Doc Filmmaking, Festivals, and Podcasting with Thom Powers

Thom Powers has been more in touch with documentary filmmaking and filmmakers than most anyone I know. Which makes sense, since he made docs for about a decade, programs for two of the most prestigious film festivals (TIFF and DOCNYC), and is now the host of the podcast, Pure Nonfiction . Please join us as we have…