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John Burgan

The commission was created in 2012, so I'm going to take a step back as my last shoot in the country was before that. Sounds like similar entities you can find in most states and large cities these days.

John Burgan

Must be the quiet season, Dan. As you're a Pro member, you can use the search function to trawl through posts on Poland

Elizabeth Westrate

Dan, you might get more response if you post these questions in the "Production" thread.

Tyler Strickland

LA based composer looking for a new part-time assistant or intern to help with a pile of admin work. Preferably someone with experience in film editing, or composing, who knows their way around music cue sheets, and feels comfortable communicating with large production companies. Please contact if interested: -- Thanks! 

Mel Phillips

We're in the conceptual stage, planning a mammoth crowd-sourced documentary/ video series across 20 countries in 12 months. We're looking for 20 video or documentary makers to be involved in their home country filming an event, local (relaxed) interviews and local traditions. Without giving too much away the footage will follow a couple as they partake in an internationally recognised celebration in the traditions, cultures and style of the country at hand – all to broaden their horizons and take on aspects of each culture.

We’re not looking for professionals, just people that are good at what they do and interested in being part of a new type of community video project.

Locations (to be confirmed): New Zealand, Japan, India, Thailand, Scotland, Peru, South Africa, Estonia, USA, Canada, Alaska, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uruguay, Mexico, Iceland, Cambodia, Fiji and Germany.

Any interest or thoughts on this (vague) concept would be much appreciated. Looking at 2016 for filming.


Thanks Mel & Glenn - 20in12project(at)gmail(dot)com

Ben Shapiro

I'm looking for a shooter in Istanbul...any suggestions? Thanks.

Doug Block

Yes, click on People and do an Advanced Search for Istanbul.  It pulls up 22 members, 9 of them "Professionals."  I'd email the pros and ask for recommendations.

samy arous

In reply to Jon Reiss's post on Wed 8 Apr 2015:

 Hello Jon

My name is Samy i have some production and postproduction knowledge  (Adobe Premiere, After effects and photoshop) and also some equipment  canon D70, Nikom D3200 i would like to help, Thank you

cell  Phone : 310 941 5076

Erica Ginsberg

If you are a New York-based aspiring or emerging documentary filmmaker working on social issue documentaries with an activist bent, you may be interested in this program this Saturday afternoon at the Workers Unite Film Festival: Activist Filmmaker Bootcamp.  I'll be giving a workshop called So You Want to Make a Documentary? which will be followed by a panel and clips with filmmakers  Kiley Kraskouskas & Michael Blain (Dear Walmart),  Annabel Park & Eric Byler (Story of America - From Bloody Sunday to Moral Mondays); Justin Thomas (Truth Through a Lens); and Lindsay Davis (City of Trees). Includes pizza dinner. Only $30 ($20 for  students with ID).

Holly Blackmore

Looking for guests for a Hulu original series about documentary film. My name is Holly Blackmore and I work for Galaxy Media USA. We are currently looking for guests to be interviewed on a new series about documentary filmmaking. If you are a documentarian with a film that was released within the past 3 years and you are interested in discussing it in an exciting new forum please contact me using the email below. Please put D-Word Filmmaker in the subject line and in the body please tell me a little bit about yourself as well as your film. Links to trailers or clips of your film would be appreciated.

Scott Hamilton Kennedy

LOS ANGELES - Looking for Office Manager (Part-Time) for Black Valley Films


This is a job for someone who is comfortable wearing multiple hats, is highly organized and motivated.  A producer in training. They will be in charge of running the office of an independent production company in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles and working closely with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy. 

The office manager will work on an hourly and commission basis selling educational DVDs, screenings and master classes, as well as running the rest of the office.  They will usually have 1-2 interns to manage. Knowledge of Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Wordpress a must. Production Manager/coordinator and knowledge of running a set is a bonus.  Knowledge of Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, HTML a bonus.

We would appreciate candidates interested in DIY production, marketing and distribution of films, especially documentaries. With the right fit, there is the possibility of collaborating even producing on future projects.

Salary is based on experience with an hourly minimum as well as commission on sales generated. 

Please submit your resume and a personalized cover letter ASAP, along with 2 references. The position will close by June 1st and will start June 22, 2015.
Direct all applications to


Mitchell Gersten

Attention New York-Based Filmmakers:

  • Award-winning and creative Associate Producer available on a part-time or hourly basis to help you reach your research, writing, production, editing and distribution goals. 
  • Strong editorial, organizational and technical skills.
  • Excellent references upon request.


Please contact Mitchell at 917-209-8718 or

Doug Block

Mitchell, what's the relationship between the video and your credentials?

Rob Hatch-Miller

Selling my Panasonic HMC-150 HD camera. Comes with PortaBrace case, batteries, charger and SD cards. $1200 or best offer, I can deliver it locally in NYC or ship anywhere else. Email robhatchmiller (at) gmail.

Diane Estelle Vicari

Learn documentary filmmaking through a PAID hands-on internship with a multi-award winning Filmmaking team.  This is a "PERSONAL FILM SCHOOL" as you will be involved in every phase of production, from planning to filming, on through the post-production process. You can focus on your own areas of interest as the Filmmakers will provide a rare “open door” to every aspect of documentary production. This program will be structured with a course curriculum so you will receive a Certificate of Completion as well as an Associate Producer credit on the film.                                                                               Meet the FILMMAKING TEAM @ imaginingabetterworld                                                                                                                                       COURSE FEE: $7,500.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dates flexible: July 2015 - July 2016                  Send resume or Contact @  imaginingabetterworld@gmail. com

Jesse Zook Mann

In reply to Diane Estelle Vicari's post on Mon 25 May 2015:

Charging for a paid internship? If anyone wants to work in Seattle and get FREE training, with an internship be in touch! Or if you want to work on projects doing research from far away I can train you on doing that. I can give you acess to all of the materials I used in undergrad - if you are very self motovated and love this craft we can make some great stuff. But if I'm not charging $7,500 I can't hold you hand. If you are on fire to make great work, lets talk.

Dan Halperin

SEEKING EDITOR for feature doc BOMBSHELLS AND DOLLIES on the contemporary pinup culture, featuring women passionate about living a vintage lifestyle. Principal photography completed. Extensive coverage of the 2015 Miss Viva Las Vegas Pinup Contest, the largest and most heralded contest in the world where we followed the twelve international finalists from selection to victory. This contest as much about beauty on the inside as on the outside. Much a story of female self-expression and total body acceptance, no matter the size or shape. Ready to begin post. Preference for a female editor but open to all. www(dot)pinupdocumentary(dot)com. Contact Dan Halperin - 310.749.6253 / carneydog(at)aol(dot)com  // www(dot)facebook(dot)com/bombshellsanddollies

Cigdem Slankard

In reply to Ben Shapiro's post on Tue 5 May 2015:

 Hi Ben,

I will be in Istanbul for three weeks in June. If it is a small committment I would be happy to help. I will have a Sony A7R with me, as well as an H4N audio package. If it is a larger project, I would be happy to share your post with frinds who are not on d-word.

All best,



John Burgan

You might do well to contact Ben directly with your offer, Cigdem

Bryn Hadubiak

Two colleagues and I are looking for a producer in Canada, or one who's willing to work in Canada, who specializes in doing investigative documentaries involving important social issues.

I can't say the specific details of the story here, but it's a serious issue affecting a First Nations community, and we've got both access and a potential main character. We're doing the heavy lifting on the investigative end ourselves right now, doing research and pre-interviews out of pocket and in our spare time, but we need help on the logistical end that only a producer can provide. Each of us has worked as a journalist and performed investigative work before. Two of us, including myself, specialize in social issues, especially when it comes to First Nations. The three of us have worked together directing/writing/editing on multiple projects for television, radio and web.

If interested, I can be reached at bryn(dot)hadubiak(at)gmail(dot)com, or if you know a name or two, don't hesitate to message me here.

Jacob Feiring

We are currently looking for an experienced documentary film editor  to work with, in order to strengthen and tighten up a feature-length doc film.   Looking to begin work as soon as possible, in order to perfect our "fine cut" and move towards picture lock.     For further information, a password protected link to our current cut, and to discuss your rates, please contact Jacob (contact info below)


Title: Samantha's Amazing Acro-Cats


Samantha's Amazing Acro-Cats follows 45-year-old, self-taught, animal trainer Samantha Martin, as she tours America in an RV with her traveling cat circus in pursuit of her dreams and financial stability.

Length: 55-60 minutes

Genre: Documentary


Jacob Feiring




Samantha's Amazing Acro-Cats highlights Samantha's struggle to make a career with her traveling cat circus as she attempts to achieve her vision of the American dream. After quitting her day job, Samantha chooses to build a cat circus from the ground up and take her show on the road. This piece juxtaposes the “grit” and uneasiness of life on the road and “show biz,” with the life of domesticity that she grew up with but shies away from in favor of her “unconventional” pursuits. At the core, this story is about aging and facing the lifestyle choices that one has made. Despite her fear of growing old and alone on the road, without a stable income, Samantha chooses her own path, ignoring societal pressures. This film begs the question of what it means to lead a “traditional” life or to age on one's own terms, asking whether it's worth forgoing stability to follow one's passion and unique path, particularly in today's faltering economy.


Felix Polzer

Prepare2go - we do film logistics in difficult environments - either politically or physically (you can see more of what we've done at


We are organsing the Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally (a five week Rally for airplanes from the 1920s flying from Greece to South Africa) in January, and have been asked to find a production company interested and able to tell the story.


More at


So, something of interest to someone here?


Safe travels, Felix.


John Burgan

Felix, this is fine here - please don't double post (one of the few rules we have...) - I have zapped the other one in the Introduce Yourself Topic

David Felix Sutcliffe

Looking for a 2-minute theatrical trailer editor. Any recommendations? Email me names/links at

Marj Safinia

David you might try posting this in the Professional Classifieds topic also.

Mitch Teplitsky

I've got a Lacie d2 external DVD+/-RW Drive with FireWire/USB2.0 (Model 300920). Rarely used and in mint condition. Any reasonable offer accepted. 

Dan Halperin

Seeking ASSISTANT EDITOR for feature length documentary Bombshells and Dollies about contemporary women pursuing a vintage lifestyle. Need to be versed in AVID Media Composer. Initially needed for one or two weeks. Start immediately. Happy for any referrals. www(dot)pinupdocumentary(dot)com. Contact Dan Halperin - 310.749.6253 / carneydog(at)aol(dot)com // www(dot)facebook(dot)com/bombshellsanddollies

Riccardo Valsecchi


North Brooklyn Productions, we offer drones, cinematography, editing, color grading and more. Here some reel:

Erica Ginsberg

Coming to DC for AFI DOCS?

Join Docs In Progress staff, board, alumni, and neighbors for a Summer Open House at our “Documentary House” in downtown Silver Spring.

This is a great chance to have a drink and celebrate all things documentary with the local filmmaking community, as well as filmmakers visiting our area for the AFI DOCS Film Festival. Come before or after a film – we’ll be going strong for four hours!

Friday, June 19 between 7-11 pm

Docs In Progress
8700 1st Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

Walking distance from Silver Spring Metro and the AFI Theatre.
Directions here:

While this event is free to attend and open to filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike, it will also be the kickoff of Docs In Progress’ "Summer Specdocular" Indiegogo campaign with all proceeds supporting Docs In Progress. We will have some special perks available tonight, including new t-shirts and the possibility of winning a GoPro camera!



Gabriel Sedgwick

We're looking for an edit suite (doesn't need to be set up as one, just a suitable room is fine) for 3-4 months, preferable around Clinton Hill or Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Around 100-150 sq.ft is perfecto. If you have or know of a space, please let me know, thanks thanks! gabriel(at)hardworkingmovies(dotcom)

Jason Hutt

Office Share available for short or long term, full time or weekends.

The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with friendly creative neighbors on the floor, including many documentary filmmakers. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.

The space is available immediately for short or long term share, and weekends only is an option. You'd get a large work space that includes desk, wireless internet, refrigerator and coffee machine. There is currently a desk, chair, drawers and shelves for your use or you can bring some of your own.

Here's the Craigs List posting:

If interested, please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work schedule.

Available for July 1st. Price is negotiable.

David Stroebel

NJ Krupp Dynasty Author Seeks Doc Filmmaker-

I'm from Monmouth County, NJ but I'm not a filmmaker. I'm an author who is seeking a documentary filmmaker to make a documentary from my book, 'The Cannon King's Daughter' (Barnes and Noble online store).

In 2008, and with the help of three elderly relatives, I disclosed the unrecorded banishment of my great-grandmother from Germany's Krupp steel and munitions dynasty. My book is the result of the investigation.

The findings of my book have been featured in three german newspapers, including der Spiegel- the second-most respected news magazine in Germany. Go to my author page and read much more about my findings at

I hope to be working with some of you very soon...


Andy Schocken

I'm looking to buy a Canon C300 (original, not Mark II). It could be body only, or a package (though most likely no lenses). Anyone looking to sell, or know someone who is? I'll probably be purchasing in the next few days.

Harrison Glaser

The AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL is currently accepting Documentary submissions for the 2015 Film Competition!

Known as “The Writer’s Festival” since its inception 22 years ago, AFF celebrates films built on strong storytelling.

We recognize the importance of the creator at the core of filmmaking and screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films — all of which demonstrate the power of a well-told story. Each year we honor the winners of our competition alongside legends of the industry, who have included Jonathan Demme, Harold Ramis, Vince Gilligan, Johnny Depp, Ron Howard, and Judd Apatow.  Additionally, the Jury Award winners of our Narrative, Documentary and Animated Short categories qualify for an Academy Award.

POV (Point of View), PBS’s award-winning documentary series, has joined on as an official sponsor of AFF’s Documentary Feature Competition. Created in 1988, POV’s programming features ground-breaking documentary storytelling, spotlighting works from established and up-and-coming filmmakers such as Jonathan Demme, Michael Apted, D.A. Pennebaker, Rachel Grady, Laura Poitras, and many others. POV shares Austin Film Festival’s passion for storytelling and celebrating diverse perspectives and compelling voices.

As the official sponsor for AFF’s POV Documentary Feature Competition, POV will help select the competition’s winning film and, schedules permitting, hold a meeting with each finalist during the Festival.

Our final deadline for the film competition is July 10th. Don´t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this festival!!

If you submit online through our website (not Withoutabox) you will receive $5 off: (link is external)

We hope to see your film!

-AFF Film Team


Marilyn Pennell

Hi all,

Seeking a DP for a week long shoot in Prague, Vienna and possibly Paris in October 2015. Please let me know if you have any contacts there for DPs or may know of someone, Needs to speak English. Thanks!

Jill Morley

DP needed to shoot a wedding in DC August 8th. You would be second camera, getting reaction shots on speeches, a little of the groom getting ready and second angle on ceremony. $600 for 6 hours. 4pm to 10pm Please email

Katie Maraghy

Tickling Giants, a full-length feature documentary on Bassem Youssef and satire in Egypt, seeks a native Egyptian speaking assistant editor.

Our current native Egyptian assistant editor is fantastic, but unfortunately, due to an unforeseen situation, has to leave within 2 weeks. We are looking for a replacement to begin as soon as possible. This is a paid position that will start ASAP and run through Fall 2015. Ideal applicant is:
- Fluent in EGYPTIAN Arabic
- Preferably grew up in Egypt, knows cultural specificities
- Proficient in Avid or has some experience with video editing softwares
- Able to legally work in US - has visa or green card
- Living in NYC area or willing to come to NYC for job
- Creative with a sense of humor, understands Egyptian Arabic jokes and play on words
- Works well with a team, can commit full time, and has a strong work ethic

We're also looking for Egyptian Arabic speaking interns for the Fall semester as well. Candidates should be native Egyptians with the same qualifications above except no prior film experience is necessary.

If interested, please email info(at) with a resume and your three favorite films (one should be a documentary) and why!


Dan Halperin

Seeking temporary housing/sublet July 13th to August 13th in LA pref westside or nearby. NY editor (F) on assignment in LA needs 1-2 bedroom pref furnished. Also seeking West LA edit room or small office space. Please contact D. Halperin 310-749-6253 or

Gina Abatemarco

Hello All, 

I am based in Brooklyn and looking for an Associate Producer. Please check out my post. Have a gorgeous summer day. 

Gina Abatemarco


ABOUT: Kivalina is a feature documentary film that explores the lives of the Inupiaq Eskimo people of Kivalina, Alaska whose tiny island is disappearing into the warming of the modern Arctic. Kivalina weaves intimate observational storytelling and cinematic imagery into a tapestry that captures the plight of one tiny island that has the power to speak for an entire Arctic at the tipping point. This film has been supported by Tribeca All Access, The Puffin Foundation, The Richard Vague/Chris Columbus Award, IFP Filmmaker Labs, The CPB, & Vision Maker Media who will facilitate its public television premier in 2016. POSITION: This is a wonderful opportunity for a credit on a film that has reached picture lock, is participating in IFP Labs, and will be broadcast. Seeking an organized, driven, and self starting Associate Producer to work on completion funding, festivals, outreach, screenings, sales, and broadcast preparation. Position is paid. Proximity to work in New York and interest in climate change, the Arctic, cinematic and anthropological filmmaking, indigenous issues, and food a plus. CONTACT: Please send a brief introduction to Director/Producer Gina Abatemarco at gabatemarco AT gmail DOT com

Eli Brown

It says paid, Cheree! Give up the names!! :)

Kyle Kelley

I'm selling my Sony EX3. I hate to part with the camera, but I just purchased an FS7 and can't justify keeping both.

Sony PMW EX3:
This has been my doc workhorse for the last couple years, and it's still in great shape. Only minor cosmetic damage -- all the buttons, switches, etc. are in working condition, the lens is flawless.

Cards and Batteries:
2 32GB SXS cards, 2 8GB SXS cards, 2 SDHC SXS Adapters (SDHC Cards not included)
1 Sony BP U60
1 Sony BP U30
1 Kapaxen BP U60

Shoulder Mount:
This can be used with or without the zacuto weight. I personally find the camera balances much better with the weight attached. I also have the original Sony shoulder piece as well, if that's your preference.

Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter:
Significantly faster than transferring via USB 2.0. Saves a TON of time.

Laser cut pelican case, fits everything (shoulder mount needs to be removed to fit properly). Great if you have to check on a plane.
Portabrace: fits everything as is, good for carrying on flights.

Additional accessories: 
Original Sony battery charger/AC adapter
Sony remote
SXS USB 2.0 card reader
77mm UV filter


Asking $6500 for the whole kit, plus shipping. Offers welcome. Local delivery availble in NYC.

If interested, shoot me an email at 

Koen Suidgeest

Seeking multiple fixers.

I have been commissioned to do a documentary in five countries for ITVS about its WGLG program and am still looking for fixers in Peru, Bangladesh and India for fall shoots. I do not know the exact regions yet, but it would be helpful to get some first reliable contacts in those countries. Any lead appreciated! Thanks so much.  -Koen

koen [at] suidgeest [dot] com

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