Season Two TDL BONUS!

Welcome to your Season Two BONUS episode! In which you’ll find selections from five of some of my favorite conversations that I’ve had with documentary filmmakers over the past 120 episodes of the show. Below, you can click on the full episodes to listen to the conversations in their entirety. Have a safe, happy holidays and…

95 – 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 some great insight into the industry and…

89 – Minding the Gap with Director, Bing Liu

Every once in awhile a young filmmaker comes out of nowhere and takes the doc world by storm. And this year that name seems to be Bing Liu.   And his doc Minding the Gap seems to be all over the place these days. Bing’s film won the Sundance 2018 Jury for Breakthrough Filmmaking. He was…

86 – Influential Documentaries to My Doc Life

As a doc filmmaker, how many times have you been asked what your favorite documentary film is? If you’re anything like me, it’s a nearly impossible and futile question to answer. There are just too many incredibly documentaries that have influenced, inspired, and excited me over the years, to have to name a single favorite one of…