#Doclifer Stories – Matthew Ritenour

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? I grew up shooting skateboarding videos and local punk shows in the Florida Panhandle. I had this Sony DV Handicam and I would do most of my edits in camera straight onto the tape. Looking back on it now, I think I…

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#Doclifer Stories – Maricla Pannocchia

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? I started in the spring of 2018, out of necessity. I’m Italian and I’m the founder and chairman of an Italian charity called Adolescenti e cancro (Teens and Cancer) and I felt the need to share with the world the inspiring story…

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#Doclifer Stories – Ron Bourke

#1. – How & why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? Although I’ve always been interested in documentary filmmaking, I became serious during my corporate filmmaking days where I would produce and direct short pro bono films for corporate clients featuring humanitarian work they were doing to benefit underserved communities. This included shoots…

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#Doclifer Stories – Hasan Demirtas

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? This question makes me think of my first documentary, which was about a girl, Busra, who was given the wrong injection, and day-by-day, the her body deteriorated. Nevertheless, she was preparing for the Disabled Olympics Games. Finally, Busra died, but her story went…

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#Doclifer Stories – Scott Link

#1. – How & why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? I started out making videos for large churches as my day job. Most of those were interviews with B-Roll, not always telling a story but similar in style to documentaries. I worked for a while in narrative filmmaking, producing an indie TV…

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