Yesterday was day one of the Documentary Summit. It’s a two-day event organized by Andrew Zinnes (@docsummit), author of The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook. I flipped through the book yesterday and there were some great interviews in it. The Documentary Summit is not quite a workshop, not quite a conference. Instead it’s been a chance to comfortably and casually hear panelists talk about filmmaking. So filmmakers talk about filmmaking? I can always
Yesterday I spoke to a group of Meredith College students enrolled in Alisa Johnson’s intro to film course. Read more about the experience on my blog Diary of a Documentary, which is specifically about the making of Abandoned Allies. Big thanks to Alisa Johnson, her students, and Hilary Allen for such a wonderful experience. I always enjoy speaking with students.
This is going to be a busy week! Today I’m speaking with some film students at Meredith College–my alma mater! I’m looking forward to it. They’ve been studying the documentary form so I can’t wait to hear their questions. Then there’s a fall mixer organized by the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) this Thursday. Aaron Syrett, director of the NC Film Office, will be speaking about the state’s tax credit. The event
In May, I explored the idea of making my next documentary film about Amendment One. (Read the related blog post.) The subject interests me, and I want to learn more. Over the past few months, however, my life has changed dramatically. I feel like I lack the resources needed to tell this story accurately, without bias, and with the highest level of quality possible. Today I found a Kickstarter project on
Yesterday we announced that my documentary film Abandoned Allies will be screening at the IMAX theatre in Raleigh next month. I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. I CAN HARDLY STAND IT! This is–seriously–a dream come true for a film maker. Having people interested in seeing your film is fantastic. Having a place to screen it, especially in one of the most awesome theatres around, is even better. I CANNOT WAIT! Tickets are
Is anyone making a documentary about North Carolina’s Amendment One? I have posed this question to a number of reliable sources, but haven’t heard any affirmative responses. I also posted on Facebook, “Is anyone making a documentary on this amendment? If so, I wanna see it. If not, I wanna help make it.” The response to that post has been positive. Some people are offering financial contributions to make it happen. It’s really