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Introduce Yourself

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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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Tom Dziedzic

Hi Nick, You might check out Docs In Progress based in Silver Spring, MD. Erica Ginsberg, the Executive Director, is a regular on D-Word. Docs In Progress is a great meeting place for a variety of doc events and provides many resources for the doc filmmaker in the DC area.

Ben Kempas

A big welcome to Jennifer, Nick, and Jeanie, and a very special welcome to our first member in Cameroon, James!!!

So who else is lurking out there?

Joseph Chastain


My name is Joseph Chastain. I recently received fiscal sponsorship to create a documentary on Self-injury. I have a bachelor's of arts in film and television from Columbia College Hollywood in Tarzana, Ca.

Ben Kempas

Welcome to The D-Word, Joseph. Interesting subject. Are we getting to witness......?

Michael Kershner

Hello everyone, I am a cameraman based in Los Angeles, but am trying to make the move into the documentary world. I am in the middle of working on my first documentary about my great grandfather. You can check it out at I am very excited to be in a community with so many other enthusiastic film-makers.

Doug Block

Great to have you here, Michael. Welcome, as well, to Joseph, James, Nick and Jennifer. Always nice to have an influx of fresh blood ;-)

Ben Kempas

You don't want to talk of fresh blood when we're discussing self-injury...

Welcome Michael. Interesting story. Also good to see that Kickstarter seems to have kickstarted you well!

Mark Rattelle

Hello everyone, my name is Mark Rattelle and I am a Documentary Theory and Production MFA student at Hofstra University and I am currently working on my thesis film called "The Indies." The film is about Independent Professional Wrestlers and the world of independent Wrestling.

I am based in NY and I am very excited to be a part of this community. I look forward to chatting with all of you about the film genre we love!

Liam Leahy

Hey folks. I am saying "hello", and on here looking for advice for fixers in DRC. I'm beginning a doc there in 4-6 weeks time. Thanks for any help...