96 – Short Your Way to a Feature with Jon Kasbe

Jon Kasbe may not be a name that you are familiar with… yet. Unless you are intricately connected to film festivals or an avid follower of short documentary films, you may not know of this filmmaker’s work.   But he’s most certainly someone that you will soon know, quite possibly with his first feature doc,…

94 – Documentary Film Distribution with Jon Reiss

No one knows documentary film distribution in quite the way that film distro wizard, Jon Reiss does.  The founder of Hybrid Cinema and author of film distribution Bible, Think Outside the Box Office joined us for this week’s episode of TDL.  And it was one of the most engaging, honest looks at film distribution out there!  …

93 – The Full-time Doc Filmmaker, with Mat Hames

Mat Hames is one of the few, fortunate ones in our doc world that makes his entire living doing his passion of documentary film. Whether it is through he and his wife’s company, Alpheus Media, or through Rooster Teeth’s RT Docs, Hames has been making documentary films non-stop for well over a decade now. Of…

92 – How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor

An often overlooked aspect of film funding is the individual donor.  Which is kind of surprising, given that statistics tend to show that 50 percent (and sometimes more) make up the overall funding for doc filmmakers.  Amidst, all of the dialogue and concentration on other, sometimes more obvious, avenues of fundraising like crowdfunding, grant funding,…