The pleasure is all ours, Jon. Good to have you here.
My name is Kiera Lewis Kyoto, I'm currently editing my first feature documentary called "Dates for Coffee" which will be screened in Oman this September. It is an inquiry into the worldviews of the modern American Disney generation and the modern Arab folklore generation as a tool for peacebuilding.
I'm interested to know more about last minute funding opportunities so that this film can easily make it's way around the middle east and attract distributors and also about providing film and video production and post production services abroad. Excited to be part of this conversation.
In reply to Kiera Lewis Kyoto's post on Wed 29 Jun 2016:
Welcome to The D-Word, Kiera. You can ask this specific question in the Funding (Europe & Elsewhere) Topic.
My name is Tammy Hineline. I am currently transitioning out of the U.S. Marine Corps where I've served the last nine years as a Combat Videographer and Photographer. I've worked across two deployments, six countries, and the bulk of my experience is in news gathering and short form non-fiction storytelling.
I'm looking forward to focusing my time and skill on NGO and non-profit work as well as and humanitarian and environmental issues. I am hoping to get into more long-form doc and love working with a team of other fun and passionate people. My favorite thing to do is take someone's idea from nothing, work my butt off, and turn it into something amazing.
Looking forward to networking and chatting with everyone!
Kiera and Tammy, a warm welcome to The D-Word.
In reply to Tammy Hineline's post on Wed 29 Jun 2016:
Thanks for your service, Tammy, first and foremost. Sounds like you've accumulated a lot of amazing experiences along the way that will serve you well moving forward. Happy for The D-Word to be a resource and support for you.
In reply to Kiera Lewis Kyoto's post on Tue 28 Jun 2016:
Same for you, Kiera. And lots of luck getting "Dates for Coffee" out in the world, I'm sure it'll have a big impact. As well as checking out Funding (Europe & Elsewhere), as Niam suggested, you shouldn't overlook the Funding (North America) topic.
Very cool new people here at D-Word. Welcome. Jump right in to the discussions. And Tammy, if you are also looking for some face-to-face networking in the DC Metro area, check out Docs In Progress too. I admit I'm a bit biased.
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Thu 30 Jun 2016:
Thanks for the welcome! I've been meaning to check out Docs in Progress for a while now (I'm also a member of DC Filmmakers and WIFV) but between full time work, college, and back surgery I haven't made it to any events. I'm definitely looking forward to coming though now that I'm on leave from work. Hopefully I will meet up with you some time!
My name is Nick and I am a new director and cinematographer. However, I am here on behalf of an old friend who is trying to find some answers regarding to an issue that has come up.I have already searched on the topics that I am allowed to ,but I did not find anything similar,so I apologize in advance if this is not the correct topic for this post.
My friend has created a documentary on a shipwreck that occurred in 1944, close to the Greek coasts ,in which almost 2.500 Italian prisoners were drown. This unfortunate event is not known to most of the people, so we are looking for the Italian festivals which are more proper for this documentary.My friend does not care about his promotion, he just wants to let the Italian people know about this tragedy,as a tribute to the unlucky people who were on board that day.
I have found via internet almost 30 fests but before I start communicating with all of them (and maybe more on the process), If there is anyone here with advanced knowledge regarding the Italian festivals who can help us or anyone else's suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
I'm here to offer animation and post production services to documentary makers looking to complete their films. Typically these include things like animated graphics (maps, charts, stats, text overlays), full CG animation (including 3D modelling), opening titles, end credits, adding or removing objects to shots, greenscreen and rotoscoping. I understand budgets are often modest or even non-existent so try to accommodate projects of all sizes as much as possible. My work covers TV, film and documentary.
I'm also interested in co-producing documentaries, especially those that are graphics-heavy or use extensive archive footage.
Hello everyone! I am Kristoffer a.k.a. Tops, from the Philippines. I've been producing documentaries and tv features in my country for the past 12 years. Three years ago I left the media industry to pursue independent production, and is now focused on finishing my first full-length documentary about my father, who passed away because of complications from Alzheimer's disease. I graduated from the University of the Philippines FIlm Institute, and is now pursuing a master's degree in Creative Writing in the same university.
I hope to learn from everyone as I check the posts in D-Word. Mabuhay!
Welcome to The D-Word, Tops!
As a lover of documentaries, I decided to finally join.
I'm a composer from NY state, based between here and Boston, MA. I've written music for tons and tons of ensembles, directors, and theater performances. I absolutely fell in love for music for documentaries, and I'd love to write for you. Otherwise, I'll be here to give feedback or answer any questions you have about the power of music in documentaries.
My goal has always been to elevate documentary soundtracks to a higher level (like Man on Wire did, or The Cove), and I'd love to help!
I'm a documentary filmmaker who recently completed her first full-length doc (several years in the making) and was lucky enough to have it broadcast on PBS SoCal Plus. I'll be self-distributing DVDs of the doc, Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story,and would love to hear from fellow filmmakers who have gone down that path.
All the best,
I'm so excited to join The D-Word! My name is Andrew Scott Bell. I'm a film composer in Los Angeles. I have a significant passion for documentaries. I think they can shape the way we view our world and can often impact how we live in it. I look forward to joining the conversations and topics on this site. As a composer, I hope to bring a new and interesting perspective.
If you're ever looking for someone to score your films, please don't hesitate to reach out ot me. I would love to hear from you.
Hi everyone: I've been a longtime forum reader but realized I've never bothered to say hello. I'm a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and filmmaker and put out my first documentary last year (Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week www.nerdpromthemovie.com). I'm also currently documenting my 500 day question to try to earn a presidential interview (http://www.poynter.org/2015/this-political-reporter-has-500-days-to-land-an-interview-with-president-obama/371535/). Would love to connect with folks, especially in the DC area.
Trevor, Anne, Andrew and Patrick, a warm welcome to The D-Word. Great to have you all on board!
Welcome everyone. And Patrick, lots of opportunities to connect with DC film community via events at Docs In Progress (I admit am a bit biased), WIFV, TIVA, and various festivals. Hope to see you soon.
Hi everyone, I’m an independent documentary producer, music composer and singer, I'm here because I'm producing a pilot for a documentary series on ocean education. I'm a former award-winning marine bio teacher with two degrees in environmental studies. This pilot is the second documentary I've produced. It is a pilot for a series aimed at cable TV. Am based in Santa Clara, CA. Am hoping to connect with people for advice in different aspects of the process.
I'm a documentary filmmaker and musician, currently living in Turkey. I'm actually a Turk with German citizenship. I grew up in Sydney, Australia. I have directed and produced several feature length films in Germany and Turkey. I worked for a Turkish TV station as a director and producer for around ten years, was unfortunately chucked out along with dozens of other colleagues due to the tense political situation here. I might be able to give advice and/or professional help to you, should you be shooting in this country.
Best Regards to all!
Jonathan and Nedim, welcome aboard. Great to have you both here with us. Jonathan, given your experience, feel free to register as a Pro member and get access to many more of our discussion topics. We're always wondering why so many obviously qualified filmmakers get stopped at the Fan level. What was your reason.
Gday Doco people
My name is Alexander Palmer I own my own production company Flowing Image Productions in Australia.
Looking forward to discussing and sharing knowledge and experiences on D word.
I have made a few docos over the last few years.
'A Modern Build Tasmania' in 2014 on a Passive Solar / Feng Shui inspired house, which toured Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC7FwYgiiSc
"Hobart Life' a doco on 3 charismatic individuals that tell the story of place through who they are ( 2015 ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ok385lgat8
"See Change" a short film/doc on art therapy for Alzheimers sufferers ( 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIMQQNs5Gg
Currently I am in post production seeking funding for a surf doco on 3 old soul surfers who live for surfing and it's amazing energy and lifestyle. It's called 'King Neptunes of the Southern Seas' ...here's the trailer if your interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPCC38cScbA
Love some feedback on my projects and look forward to some progressive industry chats :)
Flowing Image Productions
Glad you found your way to The D-Word, Alexander. Welcome aboard.
I've been interested in documentary image making and found my way here, after discovering the group just several days ago. From what I've come across so far, I'm eager to learn more about the exhilaration and perspiration of working in documentary film. I'm a former print journalist, who once swore it was always about the word, the word, and nothing but the word. It hasn't been until recently that I've decided to explore the soul in the visual, the story in images.
I look forward to interacting, learning, and maybe, perhaps maybe, working with one or some of you in the future.
All the Best,
Hello, my name is Debra Zarne and I'm delighted to be a new member of the D-Word family! As an independent filmmaker, I've made numerous short subjects (documentary and narrative) as well as working on feature films. Although I'm experienced in handling all aspects of documentary filmmaking on my own, I enjoy collaborating and look forward to meeting and working with other D-Word users. I generally work in the NYC and Milwaukee/Chicago areas, but "have gun (camera), will travel!"
Welcome to The D-Word, Walker & Debra. Feel free to jump right into the conversations!
The Beverly Hills Film Festival is very excited to have joined your group! Thank you for having us. We are trying to reach as many talented doc filmmakers and writers as possible:)
In reply to Doreen Danielson's post on Sat 30 Jul 2016:
Welcome aboard, Doreen. We have a number of active D-Word members who head up festivals. Glad to have you joining them here.
Excited to be on D-Word. I am a documentary filmmaker based in Southern California, originally from Pakistan. I focus on stories of global relevance. I have produced two independent documentaries so far:
Women of Islam - Veiling and Seclusion ( The film takes us to Iran, Pakistan, Turkey and USA to uncover the practice of veiling in Muslim society). This film broadcast on PBS
FARAH - Produced over four years this film follows a three year old Palestinian girl as she arrives to USA for treatment of war injuries and lives with a stranger host family - broadcast on Aljazeera World.
I am always looking for interesting topics to pursue and people to partner with. For details on my project please visit www.pashafilms.com
In reply to Farheen Umar's post on Sun 31 Jul 2016:
Great to have you here at The D-Word, Farheen! Feel free to leap right into the various discussion topics.
Hello to all!
I like to call myself an independent documentary filmmaker, although it's not really true in the sense of the word that I don't earn my living thru that "occupation". I mainly work for as a journalist in the documentary programmes on the national broadcasting company. But on can dream, and every once in a while one gets a chance to do something independent too. Haven't done any features so far, only short films. The latest is "Napoleon and I", which I've been trying to get screened at al sorts of festivals. I seem to get it only to Finnish ones, although I thought it would cross over, but hasn't really done that at all. The trailer's here: https://vimeo.com/122660008
I'm interested in people, what makes them do the things they do. I also want to find out how they feel about what they're doing. I'm always looking for personal stories that are universal and not just a story of that particular person.
I've been a fan-member in D-Word for many years, sort of... But only today managed to revive my account since I stopped using my original email etc...
Welcome, Kari. To reward you for reviving your account we've upgraded you to Professional member status. I think you'll find The D-Word a whole different experience now that you have access to all the discussion topics.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 2 Aug 2016:
Oh great! Thanks Doug :)
Hello! I'm an editor in Boston. I was an assistant editor in London working on 16mm films and came of age as an editor in the bad old days of 3/4 video. I nearly gave up to find a new profession when Avid came along just in time, and I have not looked back since. I've cut films in all the genres the Boston film community has to offer - PBS docs, indie docs, corporate docs. I've actually been a Fan level D-Word member for years but only started investigating the website recently as a Pro. What a lot of very talented people there are here. Thanks for letting me be part of the community.
I'm part of an investigative documentary film team at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, and I have 9 years of experience with investigative tv journalism.
At the team I produce feature-length public service documentaries for the main tv channel - DR1 here in Denmark.
I'm very happy to be part of this community and hope to contribute to discussions and to be inspired.
Peter and Jonatan, great to have you both here with us as new "pro" members. Feel free to leap right into the discussions.
I got into documentary production after working in the nonprofit sector. I’ve always been passionate about social justice and storytelling so I finally feel like I’ve found my place. I’m currently living in Los Angeles and working on my first two feature documentaries as an Associate Producer and freelancing as a Production Coordinator for editorials and advertisements on the side.
I’m eager to meet new people in the field for collaboration and support. I’m very glad to have found this community and am looking forward to connecting with some of you!
In reply to Laura Stoddard's post on Wed 10 Aug 2016:
Welcome aboard, Laura. Glad to have you as our newest D-Word member.
I finally finished my first full-length documentary on a Negro League baseball player. It played well at a few festivals, but I don't have the marketing/politicking in me to get the film out there much further. I'll be looking around the site looking to learn how to get eyes on my doc.
Welcome, Keith, and congrats on the completion of your film. Suggest you check out some of the back posts in the Marketing and Distribution topic for some ideas and inspiration.
I am Dragos Lumpan, Romanian filmmaker and photographer. For 25 years I’ve been working with people. People in their environment became the red thread of all my photo and film projects. Documenting personal spaces within the universe of local communities is what I do best. I’ve filmed and directed many commercials, quite a few shorts and five documentaries, I was the D.O.P for a feature film called The Tank and I published three books. In 2003 I started working for National Geographic on several assignments.
For almost one year I have been working at the post-production of the documentary film Last Transhumance. It will be a 90-minute anthropological documentary, edited out of 100 hours of footage in the 6 countries of the project, numerous interviews with shepherds and with researchers in anthropology. The film will also include time-lapse images created from over 100,000 photos. For the Last Transhumance I am the director, cinematographer and producer.
In order to finish the post production I started a crowdfunding. I would like to meet new people for collaboration, advice, support, especially for promoting this documentary. I’m looking forward to connecting with you.
In reply to Dragos Lumpan's post on Thu 18 Aug 2016:
A warm welcome to The D-Word, Dragos. Best of luck with your film, it looks great!
In reply to Doug Block's post on Thu 18 Aug 2016:
thank you very much, Doug!
Hi everyone - I just stumbled onto D-Word through word-of-mouth. I'm a Colorado-based documentary filmmaker focused now on a feature about the presidential election and the progressive movement. At the moment I'm looking for advice on getting the rights on some broadcast and cable network footage but I'll throw that query up separately. Happy to be part of the D-Word community.
Originally from Milano (Italy), I just moved to Berlin, Germany and I am currently looking for new projects and networking with other documentary-makers in the region or beyond.
My interest and passion for cinema and documentary was acquired during my undergraduate studies in London, where I have developed both theoretical and practical skills in documentary film-making. Overall, I would say that I am particularly interested in social and political documentary.
As I have recently graduated from my master degree at the University of Amsterdam, I am currently in search of new opportunities and I am really keen in meeting other documentary professionals based in Berlin or beyond.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Dear all, I am the design manager for Anbang International, who is the owner of Waldorf Astoria NY. We are looking for a top documentary producer/director to discuss opportunity of documenting the hotel. Please let me know any recommendations. We'd prefer someone based in NYC. And he/she has to be award winning, has rich portfolio and among the best ones across the country.
My email is email@example.com
Thank you and nice meeting with you all.
Hi All, I'm excited to join the d-word. I've been making documentaries either with clients or for myself for over 20 years. I have found that the more we can all shoot, produce, direct, edit and market our docs by ourselves, the more isolating the profession has become. So, I look forward to sharing experiences and expertise along with thoughts and opinions with some fellow documentarians here. Thanks!
New York, NY
I am a young filmmaker and photographer who recently moved to Brooklyn. Most of my film experience has been with narrative fiction, both feature length and short and I have played various roles in both. More recently, since my move to New York, I have become more and more interested in documentary film and visual journalism. My internship as an assistant editor played a big part in sparking this interest.
I heard about the d-word through word-of-mouth and thought it would be a good resource for someone like me who is just starting out.
You can take a look some of my photographs at www.alokadhikari.com
Welcome to The D-Word, Bill, Tianjing, Markie and Alok. Feel free to jump right into the conversations.