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Welcome to The D-Word! Stop in and sign the guest book - let us know a little (or a lot) about yourself.

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Sarah Schutzki

HI!! I'm Sarah!!

I've been floating back and forth between New York and Paris for the better part of the past year, working on a couple of independent documentary film projects while also trying to gain experience in other areas of the film industry at the same time.

I've recently wrapped up a new pitching program I ran for The European Independent Film Festival, in Paris, and am about to head back to New York to finish shooting for one of my documentaries.

I just joined the D-Word and am certainly very eager to read up on the discussions and get involved... And to meet other individuals making and working on documentary films. If you're in New York, or Paris, let me know?!? And if you're elsewhere, let me know anyway? I'm sure we can find something to talk about...

All my best!

Doug Block

Well, I'm in New York, and good to have you aboard, Sarah. Just do what we encourage everyone to do and jump right into the discussions. As you just did, in fact.

Skip Blumberg

Just joined up to read the complete "The Art of Shooting Documentary" discussion with virtuoso doc cinematographer/director Don Lenzer, which is highly recommended to all!

In addition to producing/shooting docs (clips on YouTube,,, I am now Special Professor in the new MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University's School of Communication.

Don Lenzer is visiting my Cinéma Vérité Lab course soon, so the posted discussion is very helpful prep. Thanks for this site.

Our students' website Doc-Masters, including interviews with Donn Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Morgan Spurlock and others will be launched soon. I'll let you all know when it's up.

Looking forward ~ Skip

Check out my DVD "Nam June Paik: Lessons from the Video Master" about the #1 video artist.

Doug Block

Skip, welcome and I really hope you'll sign up for full membership and participate here. There are a lot more discussion topics that you can't see until you become a Member (as opposed to Enthusiast).

For those who don't recognize the name, Skip is legendary – one of our foremost video pioneers. Welcome to The D-Word.

Raffaele Brunetti

Ciao I'm Raffaele Brunetti, nightime writing frome Rome in Italy. I'm a documentary director and producer. My last films include "Mitumba the second hand road" co-produced with NDR Arte and YLE. "Che Guevara the Body and the Legend" co-produced with ZDF, Arte, RTE. My latest film, ‘Hair India’, was screened at "IDFA Joris Ivens competition" and in other festivals like Full Frame Film Festival, Doc nz, Docville and will be at Hot Docs in Toronto
I'm a member of EDN (European Documentary Network), and Doc/it (Organization of Italian Documentary Makers) and coordinator of the Italian Doc Screenings.
Like Michael Angus... I came to know about D-Word at Full Frame wich I also thought It was I great festival!
ciao Michael and ciao all D-World people!

Doug Block

Ciao, Raffaele, and a warm welcome to The D-Word. We love that word of mouth has brought so many great filmmakers here recently via Full Frame. Thanks to Gary and a number of others for the mention there.

James Longley

Hi, Raffaele – I really liked your film, Hair India. Very fantastic work.

Kyle McKeveny

Hi Everyone!

My name's Kyle. I'm just finishing a rough cut and teaser for a documentary I've been working on for 2+ years about a hobo legend who never worked a day in his life. I've produced and directed a number of shorts for different outlets in the past and worked as an associate producer on the documentary film "You Think You Really Know Me" about musician Gary Wilson.

I'm glad to meet you all. I've heard a lot of good things about this site from colleagues! Thanks for having me.

Looking forward,


Graeme  Orr

Hello Raffaele and Kyle,

I must warn you as a relatively new D-Worder myself....this place is Extremely Addictive. You'll love it.

Doug Block

Yup, we're kind of like virtual heroin. Welcome and watch your veins.

Kirsten Flowers

Hey guys!

My name is Kirsten and I'm a fairly new documentary filmmaker but I'm very eager to learn as much as I can. I'm currently in post production on a documentary about a Paralympic swimmer with cerebral palsy. I'm also in pre production for a documentary I'm co-directing on self-harm.

I can't wait to become addicted to this site. Virtual heroin sounds awesome.

Doug Block

Welcome, Kirsten. The real addicts are those who qualify for full membership – and it sounds like you do. We await you with open needles.

James Longley

Golly gee. For some reason that does not sound so fantastic.

Graeme  Orr

I think I better hit the Methadone.... I mean get back to actually making my film. My brain is overloaded with good advice and inspiration. Must ... get ... back ... to ... film....

Regan Brashear

Thanks Nick! I've quickly gotten hooked on this D-Word drug, but I'm with Graeme in needing to remember to get back to actually finishing my film – so I can put all this good advice and inspiration to good use! =)

Michael Angus

Hi Raffaele and Kyle. Nice to see you here.
Hey Raffaele, did you submit you film to Brisbane Festival? I didn't get to see it at Full Frame unfortunately.

Mohammad Aasim Saleem

Hello Doug & all members. Im Mohammad Aasim Saleem from Karachi, Pakistan. Currently Im employed with a leading news/current affairs channel in my country. I have over nine years of experience in producing, directing, scripting and etc. having produced documentaries, live transmissions etc. etc.

Also gained experience in developing feasibility reports for channels and now, Im working on expanding my horizon. D-Word should certainly be a wonderful experience to come across and intereact with professionals from varying backgrounds. Looking forward.

Richard Brouillette

Hello everyone !

I'm an independent documentary filmmaker, producer, writer and editor (and a few other things). My first language is French. My latest film "L'encerclement РLa d̩mocratie dans les rets du n̩oolib̩ralisme" ("Encirclement РNeo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy") has had it's world premiere at Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montr̩al (RIDM) in 2008 and it's international premiere in this year's Berlinale Forum section. It was released theatrically in Montr̩al (Qu̩bec, Canada) last February and it's currently touring a few festivals: BAFICI, Visions du r̩el, IndieLisboa, Documenta Madrid, Hot Docs, Viennale, Oslo International Film Festival, Ghent Film Festival, etc. I've been awarded a M. Joan Chalmers Award (Best Canadian documentary) for my first film "Trop c'est assez" ("Too Much Is Enough") and a Pierre and Yolande Perrault Award (Best emerging documentary filmmaker) at this year's Rendez-vous du cin̩ma qu̩b̩cois for "Encirclement".

I've just found out about D-Word – which surely looks like a nice place to meet doc people and exchange – through Hot Docs.


Marj Safinia

Welcome Mohammad and Richard. Always a pleasure to have diverse international perspectives.

You should both consider applying for full membership, which will give you access to all the professional topics. It's free, but not automatic.

Doug Block

Hello and a warm welcome to you both, Mohammad and Richard. Mohammad, as Marj suggests (and Richard has already done), do apply for full membership. You'll get to take part in many more discussion topics.

Churchill Roberts

Hello, documentary filmmakers. I'm Churchill Roberts, Co-director of the Documentary Institute at the University of Florida. In September, the Independent Magazine listed the Documentary Institute as one of the 10 best documentary programs in the country. But now, the dean of my college wants to eliminate it. Please help by signing the petition below. IDA distributed this information yesterday. Thanks for your help. Let me know if you have any questions. Churchill

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Andrew Dupont

Hey folks! Checking myself in here. I'm not exactly making a documentary but I will need all the help I can get and this looks like a great way to get connected to the people in the know. I look forward to hearing from you all!