Hello One and All!
Am a Londoner working with a partner (and a small crew) attempting to do justice to an incredible story filled with amazing, damaged people going through a mental and physical journey to a better place. We are literally sandwiched between two, fully professional, documentary crews pitching major channels on stories which are in close-proximity to ours to the point their footage covers some of the same people as us! Their stories are different but we are terrified they will see the power of the story we are coveringand muscle us out of the way.
We are a group of London-based amateurs (sound, DoP, directors, camera op) who have got together to create our first, 'feature' length documentary. The expectation is we will fail but in the process of failure, learn how to create and commercialise a documentary so the next one will be successful. Or maybe the one after... we hope!
My personal experience is mainly music vids, interviews, short films and really short form shooting. This means the prospect of shooting, marketing and attempting to sell a doc is a Herculean task which is genuinely as tough as hell but at the same time, hopefully rewarding in the end. Ultimately, I did not start on this journey to make money, rather to tell wonderful stories which are worth recounting and at the very least, hope I will have something worth watching at the end of it.
If you want to have a little look at a directors reel (short films, music vids etc...): https://vimeo.com/59957168
Look forward to learning from you all.