6 – How to Live an Abundant Film Life

By Chris G Parkhurst | 07/22/2016 | 0 Comments

Okay, so the show is now five episodes old (not including this one which will give us six total).  We’ve had some great conversations with documentary industry people like John Pirozzi (Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten) and Lydia B. Smith (Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago), covering topics such as shooting film overseas in developing countries…

5 – The Power of a Grassroots Campaign with Filmmaker, Lydia B. Smith

By Chris G Parkhurst | 07/08/2016 | 1 Comment

Tune in to our second conversation with a documentary industry person, this time award-winning filmmaker, Lydia B. Smith.  At the heart of the show is her use of a remarkable grassroots campaign that propelled her last documentary film, Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, to great heights, including the twelve-highest grossing documentary film of…

4 – Score For Your Doc

By Chris G Parkhurst | 07/08/2016 | 1 Comment

In episode four, we introduce a new segment to the show: #DocLifer emails! As part of the segment, we address some of TDL’s first-ever emails, including an email that references Episode 3 guest, John Pirozzi. The #DocLifer describes his own challenges with the length of time it sometimes takes to finish one’s project.   We…

3 – Conversation with Filmmaker John Pirozzi

By Chris G Parkhurst | 06/30/2016 | 3 Comments

Much like TDL podcast host, Chris G. Parkhurst, filmmaker John Pirozzi has been making documentary films in the SE Asian country of Cambodia for well over a decade, initially with the Matt Dillon feature film City of Ghosts, and then later on through his own documentary projects, Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, a film about Los Angeles band Dengue…

2 – Inspiration

By Chris G Parkhurst | 06/30/2016 | 0 Comments

  Welcome back to The Documentary Life podcast.  In episode #2, a major topic of discussion revolves around one of the essential aspects of the show: inspiration.  We discuss why it’s important for the show to inspire its listeners.  Chris also discusses the films and filmmakers that have inspired his documentary filmmaking journey, including narrative films like…

1 – Welcome to The Documentary Life

By Chris G Parkhurst | 05/22/2016 | 2 Comments

Herein begins the exciting journey of The Documentary Life Podcast! Check out episode #1 where I introduce myself, the podcast series, and explain to you just how you too can lead and live your documentary dream life!