The First Female Director with Pamela B. Green

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 most of Hollywood’s finest have no idea who she was. And Pamela is set on rectifying that situation.


Topics Discussed

  • the need for true resilience for a doc filmmaker to stay with their passion projects
  • how Alice Guy Blache was one of the original filmmakers who embraced the idea of entrepreneurship
  • how her successful $200k Kickstarter campaign helped her build an audience for her film
  • her approach to using the detective work behind her search for Alice Guy Blache was used as a significant part of the story



Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache


Chris in Cambodia Story Series

It’s great to be back, #Doclifer! And I’m eager to share some of my stories and lessons from my most recent trip filming in Cambodia on our current documentary, Elvis of Cambodia.

First lesson up? Pack. Lightly.


#Doclifer Stories

Where we share our listeners #doclives and filmmaking stories. This week, Thomas Bertram, who started his production company RainWater Media six years ago and is currently over in the country of Thailand filming on his latest documentary.


The #Doclifer Elite Mastermind

On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, we will be bringing together the new members of the #Doclifer Elite Mastermind, a collective of documentary filmmakers moving their documentary films and their documentary lives forward with purpose. We would love for YOU to be one of those members. Complete the application today and let’s get to work on making your best doc film!


Sponsors & Thank Yous

Thank you to music licensing platform, Music Vine for contributing the wonderful music that we’ve used in this week’s episode.

We’ve used many music licensing platforms over the years for commercials, corporate videos, and documentaries and these guys are different.

Their music catalogue that is truly fresh, diverse, full of character, their search engine is as straight forward and user friendly and their licensing fees? Unlike anywhere else we have come across.

If you need any music for your doc project, we can honestly recommend Music Vine.



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Host and TDL Founder, Chris G Parkhurst

Chris is a documentary filmmaker and the founder and host of The Documentary Life, a platform which aims to inform and inspire documentary filmmakers from around the globe.

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