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

By Chris G Parkhurst | 05/31/2019 | 0 Comments

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…

105 – Doug Block and The D-Word

By Chris G Parkhurst | 05/24/2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Chris G Parkhurst | 05/17/2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Chris G Parkhurst | 05/10/2019 | 4 Comments

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…

102 – On the FRONTLINE with Doc Filmmakers, James Jones and Olivier Sarbil

By Chris G Parkhurst | 05/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Doc filmmaking duo, James Jones and Olivier Sarbil, have been making their doc living on the frontline of some of the world’s most dangerous areas.  But they didn’t necessarily always intend it to be this way. Join us for a powerful and engaging conversation with two filmmakers who are making some of the most important…

101 – The First Female Director with Pamela B. Green

By Chris G Parkhurst | 04/26/2019 | 1 Comment

We’re back! Season 2 of the TDL podcast has officially begun… Pamela B. Green has made her first documentary feature, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache.  And it is about one of the true pioneers of cinema, Alice Guy Blache.  You’ve probably not heard of her.  You’re not alone.  Even film scholars and…

100 – Happy Thanksgiving Finale From The Documentary Life

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/23/2018 | 0 Comments

It is the week of giving thanks, as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S.  Coincidentally, it is episode #100, our last episode of Season One of the podcast.  And I am joined by my better half, the producer for the show, Stephanie Vincenti.  And we have a lot of gratitude for what we have…

99 – Outdoor Adventure Films with Peter Mortimer

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/16/2018 | 0 Comments

Peter Mortimer has been climbing and making outdoor adventure films for the past twenty years through his company, Sender Films.  His company has put out some of the most recognizable outdoor adventure images on the planet, as well as founded The Reel Rock Tour, the biggest and longest-running festival of outdoor adventure films in the…

98 – Working with Werner Herzog and Les Blank with Maureen Gosling

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/09/2018 | 0 Comments

Maureen Gosling is not only the editor of my favourite documentary film of all time, but quite possibly my favourite film of all time. Period.  That film is Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams, starring Werner Herzog.   And as we near our finale episode for Season One of the show, I thought it might be a…

97 – Understanding Doc Society with Maxyne Franklin

By Chris G Parkhurst | 11/02/2018 | 0 Comments

Doc Society (formerly BritDoc) is a non-profit that has been working directly with documentary filmmakers since its inception in 2005, to make the most impact in the world with their art.  Whether with their flagship program, Good Pitch, their Impact Award, the Impact Field Guide, or the number of grants that they offer, Doc Society…