6 – How to Live an Abundant Film Life

Okay, so the show is now five episodes old (not including this one which will give us six total).  We’ve had some great conversations with documentary industry people like John Pirozzi (Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten) and Lydia B. Smith (Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago), covering topics such as shooting film overseas in developing countries and the importance of laying down a solid grassroots foundation well before your film is even shot.  In the other episodes, I’ve talked about what it means to lead a documentary life, choosing the right camera for your project, and ways to find score for your film.



But now I think it’s high time we get down to the nitty gritty of what we’re going to be about here on this show.  And that’s how to best be leading our documentary lives.  So in this show, I detail what I believe are the Top Three Critical Components to Living an Abundant Film Life.  Don’t worry, though.  There are only brief mentions of self help gurus like Tony Robbins or Dave Ramsey.  While those cats certainly have their places in personal development – and I’ve learned from the both of them! – I’ve no interest in regurgitating that particular sector of self help.


What I am about is calling it the way that I see it.  So what you’re about to get is an honest, candid, few suggestions on what I’ve experienced are the best ways that I know how to lead my own documentary life.  So check it out and let me know what you think.  I bet you can add to this list.  So please share that with all of us in the comments below.  Don’t let my voice be the only one that gets heard here.  This show is about collaboration and the sharing of ideas.  So, we’ve got a whole community out there that would benefit greatly from hearing what you’ve got to say.


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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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