The Online Film Festival for the Documentary Filmmaker

Lyndon Stone is the founder and festival director of Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Melody Gilbert is a documentary filmmaker well acquainted with the world of film festivals. In light of Covid events, both the festival director and filmmaker, have had to pivot their approaches to documentary film festivals. This is the kind of discussion we…

Finding Yingying with Jiayan Shi

When it comes to being affected by the coronavirus, we doc filmmakers, of course, are no exception. Whether we work in tv broadcasting, run video productions, or are freelancers, we are all feeling the impact of the massive shutdowns happening due to Covid-19. So in today’s episode I’d like to offer up some ways in…

Your Breakthrough Year and #Doclifer, Josh Davidsburg

Shouldn’t you be making 2020 your breakthrough year in documentary filmmaking? We all know how difficult, sometimes frustrating, it can be getting our doc films made. And how trying it can be living our doc lives. No one knows this better than I. Which is why in this episode I have decided to challenge you (and…

Filming Behind Bars with Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein

Two veterans of Ken Burns films, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, have recently completed work on their documentary film, four-part PBS series, College Behind Bars.  And I had the pleasure of speaking with the both of them about some of their experiences working on Ken Burns’ films as well as what it was like going off…

Sculpture, Breast Cancer, and Documentary Film with Prune Nourry

How does one combine the expanse of one’s artistic works and their personal journey with breast cancer into their first documentary film?  This is what was on my mind as I spoke with French sculptor, installation artist, anthropologist, cancer survivor and now documentary filmmaker, Prune Nourry.   Topics Discussed how Prune Nourry brought her approach to…