90 – 5 (More) Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film

If you are like so many of us doc filmmakers, there have been numerous times where you have questioned or doubted whether or not you should or perhaps even could make a documentary film. There are even seasoned filmmakers with multiple docs to their resume who still question whether or not they are the right person to be making a particular doc (myself included).


Well, I am here to tell you that yes, you can in fact, make a documentary, and furthermore that you are, in fact, the perfect person to be making the doc that you’ve been thinking of making or are already in the process of making.


In fact, for today’s episode I’m going to give you 5 Reasons why can and should be making your documentary film, and why you should be doing it today!


5 Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film

  • It is Your Calling
  • Everyone Loves Docs
  • Because You are the Person to Tell the Story
  • You Already Have the Equipment
  • You ARE a Doc Filmmaker, So Stop Questioning It


#Doclifer Patrick Suzuki-Mitchell

And if you should need more inspiration to make your documentary, then look no further than fellow #doclifer, Patrick Suzuki-Mitchell, who, like many of us felt an undeniable pull to venture forth into the wonderful world of documentary. But, also like so many of us, had his moments of trepidation and often found himself looking for reasons why he was the one to be telling the story that he wanted to tell. And after you listen to today’s episode you’re going to hear about 20 million of those reasons why he’ll be making his first documentary film!


Related Sources

Check out the Youtube clip that #doclifer Patrick uploaded seven years ago, and has now provided the impetus for the making of his first doc


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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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