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Gregg Schwenk
Wed 10 Sep 2014Link

Newport Beach Film Festival’s Autumn Deadline Approaching!

The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.
In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and an industry seminar series with topics that range from screenwriting and directing to editing and film music.



The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2015.

For more information, visit

Christa Majoras
Wed 10 Sep 2014Link

Anybody looking for transcripts? Email me for rates.

Sara Nodjoumi
Thu 11 Sep 2014Link

dear fellow-filmmakers – in an attempt to professionalize my voice-over work, here is a link to my website with a work-in-progress reel:
i'm happy to audition for anything you might need!

Bill Kerrigan
Sun 14 Sep 2014Link

Between Sept 29th and Oct 2nd, I need an experienced drone operator with drone for aerial shots near Long Island, New York. I'll be using a Sony NEX7 or a Sony A7s.

Edited Sun 14 Sep 2014 by Bill Kerrigan

Stephanie Gould
Mon 15 Sep 2014Link

Edit Room/ Suite for Rent in Gowanus, Brooklyn
$1000 / month
Room is 11.5 x 8 feet

Avid 6.5 editing suite, Mac Pro tower (Dual 2.93 Six Core, 12GB Ram) with dual display (1920 x 1200 resolution) monitors and additional 42” plasma screen, 14 channel audio mixing board, microphone and monitor speakers. Also installed with Final Cut Pro 7 software.

Room includes internet access, air conditioning and heating. Furniture includes edit desk and chair, producer’s desk and chair, couch.

Patrick Lile
Wed 17 Sep 2014Link

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Documentary Media

The Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University’s School of Communication is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor with an expertise in documentary media production. Our program emphasizes traditional documentaries as well as documentaries that utilize techniques borrowed from fiction, and/or fiction films that utilize documentary techniques. The ideal candidate will be a filmmaker who has directed or produced feature and/or short documentaries that have screened at noteworthy festivals and/or have been broadcast/cablecast/distributed. Candidates must have an MFA plus college teaching experience. Preferred secondary areas of documentary specialization include: cinematography (Canon C-100), sound (production and or post-production), or editing (Avid). In addition to maintaining a profile as a documentary filmmaker, the position involves teaching graduate courses and advising students in our MFA in Documentary Media program ( as well as undergraduate production courses in the Department.

Appointment starts September 1, 2015. Please forward a résumé, three recommendation letters, teaching evaluations and links to sample(s) to:

MFA in Documentary Media Search Committee
Department of Radio/Television/Film
Attn: Michelle Yamada
Northwestern University
1920 Campus Drive, second floor
Evanston, Illinois 60208-2270

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit materials by November 5, 2014, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Sheila Canavan
Wed 17 Sep 2014Link

In reply to Tuvi Arbel's post on Thu 28 Aug 2014 :

You might ask Peter Kornbluh who is an expert on Cuba in security matters but he may know someone who could help.

Sheila Canavan
Wed 17 Sep 2014Link

In reply to Kevin Oliver's post on Wed 30 Jul 2014 : paid or unpaid internship and if paid at what rate?

Riccardo Valsecchi
Tue 23 Sep 2014Link

For anyone who live in New York or is in New York on october 9th. We are organizing on October 9. a meeting for a new monthly event which will start from December at the Bat Haus in Bushwick. The idea is to organize a monthly screening for selected independent film never distributed or for film in advanced post-production, for which the authors wish a first feedback from the audience. On october 9. we will present 5 ongoing projects – intro, trailer and short discussion with the audience -, in order to build a first active community of participants. We are still selecting projects, so email if you want to participate. email me: rvalsecchi(at) all the best

Doug Block
Wed 24 Sep 2014Link

NYC OFFICE SHARE (SoHo – 6th Ave & Spring St) – A pretty spectacular and relatively affordable room with a huge balcony is available and I'm looking for someone (or possibly 2) to share it with. We'd have to act FAST, though! If you're interested, contact me ASAP: doug(at)d-word(dot)com

Trace Sheehan
Wed 24 Sep 2014Link

Hello D-worders! We are looking for a talented, super confident PA in Des Moines, Iowa, and also separately, St. Louis, MO, who can help us get around, keep our DP covered, do releases, lunches, etc...

Rate is $150/day and dates are:

Des Moines, IA: 10/14 (half-day PM) thru 10/17.

St. Louis, MO: 10/19 & 10/20

The doc is fully-financed, directed by an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and centered around the future of food.

If you're in Iowa and/or Missouri and interested, please send an e-mail to futurefooddoc at gmail com and we can discuss further... Thanks!

Joseph Angier
Mon 29 Sep 2014Link

We are making a short film about environmental issues – our offices are in NYC and the shoots will be in PA/NJ. We would like to work with an experienced PA/ Assistant Editor who could help on shoots coming up in October/November and organize media on Adobe Premiere in our office. If that person also has Assist Camera/ Boom handling skills, great. Paid gig. Daily rate set according to experience. Pls write to

Jasmine Bryant
Wed 1 Oct 2014Link

As a launch promotional I'll be offering a discount on professional color grading for a limited time only. If you're interested shoot me an email at

Tessa Moran
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

I'm looking to get a quick quote on professional trailer editing for an extensive budget on an upcoming grant deadline. Does anyone have some recommendations of production houses that do this type of work for docs?

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

Washington DC....

Docs In Progress and Our City Film Festival are joining forces on the Decade of Docs In Our City Festival, a showcase of documentaries about the Washington DC beyond the monuments. All of the films being showcased have been (or will be) workshopped through Docs In Progress programs over the organization's first 10 decade of existence.

We kick off the festival on Tuesday, October 14 with a FREE panel on 10 Years of Documentary Filmmaking in Washington DC with filmmakers Jeff Krulik, Kiley Kraskouskas, and Bill Gentile and Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg. The panel is being moderated by Sam Meddis and takes place from 8:15-9:45 pm at the American University's McKinley Building Room 101. It is co-sponsored by American University's School of Communication and the WIFV Documentary Roundtable.

The weekend of October 18-19 is chock full of film screenings which will be taking place at the U.S. Naval Heritage Center in Penn Quarter. Among the films being screened: Ballou (Casey Callister and Michael Patrei), The Bayou: DC's Killer Joint (Dave Lilling, Bill Scanlan, Dave Nuttycombe, and Vinnie Perrone), Black Broadway on U: Echoes of an Era (Shellée Haynesworth), Chinatown (Yi Chen), Fate of a Salesman (Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran), The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan (Joseph Pattisal and Roger Gastman), Life as a Collage (Meridian Hill Pictures and Sitar Arts Center), Redemption Stone: the Life and Times of Tom Lewis (Tom Dziedzic), Transcending Surgeon (Sam Hampton), and Un-Natural State (Kirk Mangels and Brad Mendelsohn). In addition, we will be featuring a work-in-progress of two new films: InsideOut (Karen Ruckman) and High Hopes (Jarrett Adams, Jaime Cantor, Paige Hymson, and Briah Stokes).

There will also be a Schmooze and Brews party at Gordon Biersch on Saturday night after the Cool Disco Dan screening. This no-host event is open to all.

Tickets to each film block are $15. Tickets to the work-in-progress program are $10. Save $5 on each ticket by purchasing your tickets by October 8 or invest in an all-access pass for $75 (includes one ticket to every screening plus a free drink at the Schmooze & Brews party)

Find out more and get tickets at

Want to volunteer for the festival?
Want to save on ticket costs AND help us out? We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, at check-in, running mics during Q&As, and ushering guests. Volunteers who commit to at least 4 hours of service will receive a pass to the festival (note that you are unlikely to be able to watch a film during your volunteer shift so we recommend checking the schedule of films before offering your services). If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this brief Volunteer Application:

The Decade of Docs In Our City Festival is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Council of Washington DC, WHUT-TV, Azer Creative, Women in Film and Video-DC, American University's School of Communication, Hal Gill, Hilary Lippert Linder, and people like you. Thank you!

Jason Johnson-Spinos
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Tessa Moran's post on Thu 2 Oct 2014 :

I have a friend who is a producer at Zealot in NYC. They did trailers for Blackfish, 20 Feet from Stardom, and Man on Wire.

Here's their website, which has a contact page:

Tessa Moran
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Jason Johnson-Spinos's post on Thu 2 Oct 2014 :

Thanks so much Jason!

Cindy L. Hill
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

The Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University is accepting applications for its Fall 2015 class. Check us out and pass the word along to anyone you know who might be interested in learning the A-Zs of visual storytelling and earning an MFA degree.

Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Selling my Sony FS100 for $1,799
-Canon and Nikon Adapters
-3 extra big batteries
-with original box and all accessories.

email me at joshuazweinstein (a.t) gmail if you are interested.

Linda Moroney
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a great Sound Person and a super PA in Vancouver for a two day documentary shoot (10/21 & 10/22). Hope this is the right place to post this question!

You can email me at

Many, many thanks!

Mattie Akers
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Has anyone ever had to transfer 1/2" video (from a Sony Portapak)? If so, please send recommendations for transfer houses. Thank you!

Carlos Gomez
Tue 7 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Mattie Akers's post on Mon 6 Oct 2014 :

Try contacting DCTV , they might be able to do it.

Elizabeth Westrate
Tue 7 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Mattie Akers's post on Mon 6 Oct 2014 :

Support DCTV, if you can! But if they can't help, the guys at GRS in midtown can transfer just about anything (but they are on the pricey side). Ask for Ranko or Jose (212) 286-0299

Mattie Akers
Wed 8 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Elizabeth Westrate's post on Tue 7 Oct 2014 :

Thanks, Elizabeth and Carlos!

Christopher Holland
Thu 9 Oct 2014Link

Free webinar Tuesday October 14, 2014 • 9:30 – 10:30 pm Eastern (New York) Time

"Network, Schmetwork" Webinar – How to Schmooze at Film Festivals Without Feeling Sleazy
with yours truly, Chris Holland (Author, Film Festival Secrets and staffer, Atlanta Film Festival)

Making industry contacts at a festival in a strange town can be a daunting task. Find out how to go in with a game plan and make it look natural. Whether your goal is to play more festivals, build your career, or sell your film, you'll learn the right and wrong ways to introduce yourself and make new friends.

You'll learn:

  • Why "networking" feels so darn awkward – and what to do about it.
  • Questions to ask when the ice desperately needs breaking
  • How to remember your new friend's name ... and what to do if you forget it
  • The secret art of film festival eavesdropping

After the webinar, participants will receive a copy of my Film Festival Networking Cheat Sheet, a checklist of things to do that will help maximize your networking efforts at film festivals.

Tuesday October 14, 2014 • 9:30 – 10:30 pm Eastern (New York) Time • registration for the live event is free

Gregg Schwenk
Thu 9 Oct 2014Link

The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! Enter your film now to be part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! Start off your summer early in one of California’s top destinations, the beautiful coastline city of Newport Beach. Located within driving distance of Hollywood, the Festival hosts a large contingent of film industry professionals and creates an environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact personally with the best of the business.

EARLY BIRD Deadline is OCTOBER 24th.



The Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2015.

Visit to submit!

Jon Fordham
Thu 9 Oct 2014Link

Another session of my Navigating HD seminar will be held on Monday October 20th in New York. Take a look at our FB page, Navigating HD for some background on the seminar. Contact me here or on Facebook or at hdedit(dot) help(at)

Andy Schocken
Fri 10 Oct 2014Link

Hi Jon. I didn't connect the dots and realize that you were a d-worder. What time is the seminar? I've heard great things about it.

Delaney Ruston
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

Hi all,
I am an independent filmmaker (past films- UNLISTED and HIDDEN PICTURES) and i would love any help concerning finding a sound person for Oct 21 and 22 in NYC and also in finding kids/ teens to film. The film is on kids and tech.

Looking for kid age 11 to 16, ideally girl 11-13 and living in Bronx area who would want to be in the film--to talk about cell phone and such, or if boy, about video games that could film on Monday Oct 20th in the afternoon and ideally 1 or 2 parents would be in the film too. If we find anyone i could all and talk to them this week so they could have questions answered.

Also looking for any staff/ teacher who works in NY school who we could ask if they like the no cell phone in school policy.

Also looking for a school where we could film in

If someone can help with leads that would be wonderful and we could even hire someone as a field producer to help with shooting in school –- to be on the shoot if they find a schoolif the film/ kids part of this this i can compensate some funds for this!

Thank you!! D

Philip Shane
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

I can highly recommend Kevin Hastings as a sound person: kevin.a.hastings (at)

Linda Moroney
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

Hi All,

I'm looking for a Sound Person, Assistant Camera, and PA in Birmingham, AL 10/25 & 10/26 for work on THE DALAI LAMA FILM (directed by Mickey Lemle). Please email me at Linda(at)

Many, many, many thanks!


Jeremy Ambers
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

Hey everyone in the NY/NJ area,

I am bringing my feature-length documentary debut, Impossible Light to the Tri-state area for three nights in the end of October. We have partnered with the crowd-sourcing distributor Tugg for two of the events and a third one will be at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. If you are around, and would like to see a film about a large scale, public, contemporary art sculpture that is currently installed on the 1.8 mile long side of San Francisco's Bay Bridge, I welcome you to join us! If you can make it, please be sure to introduce yourself to me so I can thank you in person.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27th at 7:30 pm
AMC Clifton Commons, 405 Route 3, Clifton, NJ
Tickets Available until October 20th:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Academy of Music presents as part of their BAMcinématek series
321 Ashland Place, New York, NY
Tickets Available:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th at 7:30 p.m.
AMC Loews Shore 8, 37 Wall Street, Huntington, NY
Tickets Available until October 22nd:

For questions or more information, contact me at jeremyambers (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks so much!
Jeremy Ambers
Filmmaker, Impossible Light

Veena Rao
Thu 16 Oct 2014Link Tag

Sony PMW-EX1 for sale – $2500

This camera has served me well as a go to run and gun camera for documentary and event work. It is ergonomically well designed, built like a tank, and does great in low light. It's in very good condition and has 617 hours of time on it. It was serviced and tested by Technical Operations in midtown Manhattan last year, and has not been used since then.

Accessories Include:
BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery
BP U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
BC-UI Battery Charger
16 GB SxS Pro Memory Card
8 GB SxS Pro Memory Card
Petrol rain cover
Lowepro backpack (its compact and the camera and accessories fit in it perfectly)
Original manual

Pick up in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

Email: veen[dot]rao[AT]gmail[dot]com

Edited Thu 16 Oct 2014 by Veena Rao

Amy Benson
Thu 16 Oct 2014Link


We are looking for a professional Nepali translator to do the final pass on the accuracy and nuance of the subtitles for our feature doc, Drawing the Tiger. It is a documentary feature filmed entirely in Nepal.

Preferably, they live in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, Portland or Vancouver, BC.
But contact us even if they live elsewhere! We are open.


Amy Benson, Director

Bill Kerrigan
Mon 20 Oct 2014Link

A friend is selling his Canon C500 PL camera package for $17900 Canadian or approx. 15865 US.

Info is in the hidden section.

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Bill Kerrigan
Mon 20 Oct 2014Link

I'm selling my Sony NEX 7 for $800 Canadian or approx. $735 US, with buyer paying the shipping.

Edited Mon 20 Oct 2014 by Bill Kerrigan

Bill Kerrigan
Mon 20 Oct 2014Link

I'm selling my Sony NEX-FS700 (Body Only) for $4500 Canadian or approx. $3900 US, with the buyer paying for the shipping.

Edited Mon 20 Oct 2014 by Bill Kerrigan

Kristin Alexander
Wed 29 Oct 2014Link

Looking for nyc apartment jan-april. Or just Jan, and i will keep looking. Kalex(@)cape (dot) com
1-2 bedroom, midtown west to upper west side ideal. So would soho, bit happy with anything near subway.
Will consider house exchange on Cape Cod in winter, warm sunny with office no disractions...

Andy Schocken
Mon 3 Nov 2014Link

Looking for short term edit space in Brooklyn, 11/15-11/30. The ideal location wouldn't be too far from Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill area, but we're open to other areas. Need room for two. Please contact me at aschocken (at) gmail.

goro toshima
Mon 3 Nov 2014Link


looking for edit/office space in los angeles:
eastside, preferably in atwater/frogtown/eagle rock area. but will def. consider other areas in e.side. if any leads, please get in touch:


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 4 Nov 2014Link

DC folks, check out these two upcoming programs:

Saturday, November 8 from 10-1 at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring
Have the legal issues on your film project got you wishing you had your own legal department? Anticipating legal challenges can mean the difference between a shelved project collecting dust and a successful film release. This half-day workshop with entertainment attorney Laura Possessky is designed to help you identify legal issues and develop a toolkit to navigate challenges as they arise. Participants engage in interactive discussions on business structures, production risks, rights clearances, distribution and best practices.
A few spots are still available. Find out more and register:

and, if Pat Aufderheide's recent D-Word special topic whet your appetite for some F2F discussion...

Monday, December 8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Interface Media in Washington DC
Fair use, the use of unlicensed material in documentary, has become a routine feature of documentary production; broadcasters and insurers are now accepting it as a matter of course. But documentarians now have new questions. When a broadcaster uses my doc to explain their news story, can they do that without paying me? When a media company tells me I have to get clearances for everything, how do I tell them the current realities? Just how risky is fair use these days? And who's got my back if I get a cease and desist letter?
More info at

Veena Rao
Wed 5 Nov 2014Link

Sony PMW-EX1 for sale – $1950 or best offer

This camera has served me well as a go to run and gun camera for documentary and event work. It is ergonomically well designed, built like a tank, and does great in low light. It's in very good condition and has 617 hours of time on it. It was serviced and tested by Technical Operations in midtown Manhattan last year, and has not been used since then.

Accessories Include:
BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery
BP U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
BC-UI Battery Charger
16 GB SxS Pro Memory Card
8 GB SxS Pro Memory Card
Petrol rain cover
Lowepro backpack (its compact and the camera and accessories fit in it perfectly)
Original manual

Pick up in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Email veen[dot]rao[at]gmail[dot]com

Here's the craigslist ad as well:

Edited Wed 5 Nov 2014 by Veena Rao

Donald Goldmacher
Fri 7 Nov 2014Link

does anybody know if there is a documentary out there about bus drivers? If so, please let me know at the following email address.

Thanks so much for your help.

Chris Lawes
Sat 8 Nov 2014Link

Donald, I haven't actually seen it but I've heard good things about La Camioneta:

Roberto S. Oregel
Mon 10 Nov 2014Link

Hello Everyone:

I'm currently working on a documentary that delves into the issues of obesity in the Latino and under-represented communities.

I'm looking for a great producer who can help me package the film and help find funding.
If you have grant writing experience and or know how to reach corporate funding that would
be awesome.

At the moment, I have a website and have shot some footage to show funders….
I'd like to find seed funding to get this project going!

If this is of interest, please see our website and contact me soon!
Thank you


ps…It would be great to find someone here in Los Angeles, but, I can work with anyone out state as well…...

Gregg Schwenk
Mon 10 Nov 2014Link


The NBFF Thanksgiving Special is almost over!

The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over 50 different countries, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and an industry seminar series whose past participants have included Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast), John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), and Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave).



Enter your film now for the chance to be part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival!

For more information, visit

Liz Cook
Wed 12 Nov 2014Link

Hi everyone! Liz from Kickstarter here.

We will be hosting a special screening of Rachel Beth Anderson's First to Fall followed by a panel discussion here at our offices Thursday, 11/13, and would like to extend the invite to anyone interested in joining us. Tickets are FREE but space is limited so be sure to RSVP to save your seat. Here are the detalis:

Rachel Beth Anderson's documentary, First to Fall, follows two friends who abandoned their peaceful lives in Canada to return to their home country of Libya to fight in the 2011 revolution. Following the screening, Andrew Glazer (senior producer at VICE News) will moderate a discussion about working in hostile environments and sharing stories outside of traditional media channels with:

Rachel Beth Anderson, Director of First to Fall

Tim Grucza, Co-Director of First to Fall; Cinematographer for Frontline

Ashley Gilbertson, National Magazine Award winner for Bedrooms of the Fallen

Glenna Gordon, Award winning photograher; WSJ coverage of the ebola outbreak.

We are proud to host these creators and hope you can join us for this special evening.

Screening will start at 7:15pm

You can rsvp HERE

See you tomorrow!


Kiley Kraskouskas
Wed 19 Nov 2014Link

Looking for documentary shooters for several cities, Friday, November 28th for an independent documentary.

In some cases it will be a full day and others a half day, we are still finalizing details.

Please email resume and work sample. Please only respond if you are definitely available the full day on the 28th.

Orlando, Florida
Los Angeles, California
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, Illinois
Denver, Colorado
Western Massachusetts
Washington, DC
Seattle, WA
Phoenix, AZ

Rate is $50 - $75/Hour


Brynmore Williams
Thu 20 Nov 2014Link

I'm available in Massachussets. 




Ellen Brodsky
Thu 20 Nov 2014Link

In reply to Kiley Kraskouskas's post on Wed 19 Nov 2014: Brynmore is incredible!  I've worked with him and seen his films!


Jason Paden
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

(This might be a slight departure from the typical classified postings, but it may be important to you, none-the-less.)

Hi.  I'm Jason Paden and I am very excited to be here pitching a concept to you brilliant documentary Producers and Directors, who might be wondering what project to do next.  I think you might want to read this, despite the horrific subject I'm about to type below:

Mental Illness.

Yes, that's right... dreaded mental illness.  It's the heavy, scary and, pardon the redundant expression - depressing topic that hardly anyone wants to think about, much less deal with. Maybe it's because it feels so dark.  Maybe it just seems like such a hopeless problem and topic. Or maybe it's due to it actually being so darned close to home for so many people who might not have even realized just how close it actually is.

What am I talking about?

Well, did you know that the government now states on their website,, that 1 in 5 Americans are estimated to deal with mental illness in their lifetime?  That's a lot of people!

You may be surprised or you many now be skeptical.  After all, it may seem an unbelievably high number when you're out in stores, shopping malls and most public places that are teeming with people.  You may look around and say, "That statistic can't be right.  Most of these people around me look 'normal'.  I see very few who look like they are dealing with mental illness."

All I can say is that before I was WELL, looking normal and blending in was top on my priority list too!  The last thing I wanted, when I was NOT WELL, was to feel more vulnerable.  I wanted no one to know the truth that was whirling inside my sick brain - that I had major aspects of both Bipolar AND Schizophrenia.

So, to protect myself, I devoted tons of exhaustive energy to hiding my inner torment, to "pass as normal" as best I possibly could in social situations, so that no one would know.  That way, no one would pick me out from the crowd.  No one would have the chance to make fun of me and my serious mental illness. No one would call me crazy.  (This would have devastated me deeper.)  So I hid my personal mind horrors from everyone and I put on a smile when I wasn't "feeling it", or I withdrew completely when it got too bad from the public eye.  

You can imagine how hard school must have been - which was why I was the quiet, lonely kid who often stayed home sick and graduated early in my Junior year of high school.  I bet you realize that college was tough too, which was why it took almost 5 years to get my Associates Degree. You can imagine that work wasn't much easier and that would explain why I was unemployed and on Social Security Disability for almost 10 years.  I'm sure you can imagine that terrifying symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, phobias and paranoia - amongst many others features - were a part of my young adult life.  And if you guessed that eventually diagnoses, pills, therapies, doctors and a hospital stay in the psychiatric ward were a part of my story... then you'd be correct, too.

You probably know now that my life is pretty horrible, despicable and depressing today... BUT that's where I have to stop you.  In fact... that couldn't be further from the truth.

Yes, perhaps the past was a horrific experience for me and my childhood, but like all good adventure stories, it has a happy second part!  There is a far more important, larger, more extravagant, much more exciting "pay off" in the tale here.  It's huge in scope.  Yes, awful darkness and danger are in it, but now, triumphant, climactic joy is my theme.  Against the odds, I've found peace and health and this will undoubtedly relay to an audience who is thirsting for hope around mental illness and may be following this amazing journey on screen.  

By the way, this story is still unfolding and is far from done.  It could be just the beginning of this powerful adventure that I've found myself on.  The next chapter, is getting my message out.

So I am writing you filmmakers, today, to let you know, not just about my life long illness (no, that is sadly the common part)... but to show you the miraculous and "temporarily" rare second half of my story that I need help covering.  This journey has taken me from the dark of mental illness through the hope of mental health and, now, beyond!

I am Jason Paden, a new motivational speaker and developer of a new kind of project centered on Hope and Healing for us humans (It's in its infancy, but begging to be documented.)

I would like to show YOU - not only mental health... but the next potential chapter of the human brain - Mental Healthy, an exceptionally bright, happy, healed state of mind and being that I believe is possible for, perhaps, anyone.  I may be a bit of a pioneer here, but I don't own this state of mind.  I may have found a way to get here, but I personally believe it's possible for everyone, even the most seriously ill of the "1 in 5" who are in desperate need of mental health improvement today.  

My story, I'm trying to intrique you with, is simply far larger than anything I can now write in this classified.  You have to meet me to really know what I'm talking about.

So let's start a dialoque.  

See, I don't need much assistance in feeling well anymore.  No, now I need help of a different kind.  I think I need yours.  Help me create a beautifully packaged, cinematically documented message to put out there.  Help me help others to know that not only is mental health Recovery possible, but there is a much bigger, healthier, happier experience waiting on the other side for us as people.  

Mental Healthy, a new phrase and state of mind I've worked so hard to find, all these years... is real.  I'll show you.

Then, together, let's show the world.

Are you curious?  Do you want to know more about this and what's happening to me?  Are you ready to make a Documentary that could change lives... maybe even yours?  I am.  100%

Let's get this ball rolling.  Let's talk.  It's your turn now.  I'd love to hear from YOU!   :)


Email - Jase73(at)ymail(dot)com

Website -


And by the way, I live in Schoharie, which is in Upstate New York.

The photo I attached was taken while being interviewed by a local news broadcaster at one of my presentations, earlier this year.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Hi there, Jesse here from CARBIDE.TV. Just wanted to share my so far 6 part docu-series with you guys. Looking for some activity and feedback. It seems that we have touched a topic that doesn't seem to get too much attention but is impacting our lives every day. 

Part 1 takes a look at the history and impact on society of manufacturing and factories; the wealth and opportunity, and an experts insighton the effects of globalization.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Jesse again from CARBIDE.TV and Why Factories Shutdown.

Here is Part 2. In this part we discuss whether our factories where given away or taken away, and theories as to why they are vanishing' who is responsible? Labour regulations, stakeholders, short term profit, and corporate greed.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factotries Shutdown Part 3 looks at the top 10 reasons as to why factories are shutting down. Part 3 also discusses the factors of success/failure for a nation of manufacturing. And first time ever told "The Bite Maneuver"

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown Part 4 looks at the impact of not having factories and manufacturing. Most importantly, Part 4 takes an in depth look at the role of governemnt and taxes and thier impact it has on manufacturing. 

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown Part 5 is about debt load, where the world is investing/transfer of wealth, WW2 and capitalism.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown part 6 talks about the hiddden side of defense, ethics, the artificial arms race and where underdeveloped/developing nations get their money from and why weapons sales are increasing.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown has guest apperances from:

Roland - Former CGE Carboloy Division Employee

Professor Parveen Gill - PhD, CHRP, Business Management

Professor Graeme Simpson - BA, MA, CHRP, Human Resources

Dr. Bryan Poulin - Associate Professor

Dr. Peter Warrian - Former Cheif Economist of Ontario

Laura Moire Paglin
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Er - isn't this section for posting want ads? Or for selling stuff? I guess I'll let the topic cops weigh in.

John Burgan
Tue 25 Nov 2014Link

Yes - well as Jesse is a brand new member we can forgive his zeal (!) - it certainly clears up what he is working on!

Jesse, as you're now a Pro member you'll see that there are many more topics available to you. Have a browse around and get a feel of the place.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link

In 2015, Docs In Progress will be hosting its first ever Filmmaker-in-Residence. We are looking for an experienced documentary filmmaker who will be selected from a competitive application process.

The Filmmaker-in-Residence will take residency at the Docs In Progress “Documentary House” in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland between April 6-June 26, 2015 for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days.


  • Office space at Docs In Progress for the duration of the residency. This will include a desk, I-Mac equipped with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut 7 (or you may bring your own computer or laptop), meeting space shared with Docs In Progress staff, and a parking space, if needed. We are also walking distance to Metro.
  • Convenience to other resources in and around Washington DC. Docs In Progress is based in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland in the heart of an Arts & Entertainment District which includes the American Film Institute, Discovery Networks, and many arts organizations. It is also only 20 minutes from Washington DC by Metro or 20 minutes by car from the National Archives College Park facility.
  • Honoraria: The Filmmaker-in-Residence will receive an honoraria of $1,000 for a 30-45 day residency, $2,000 for a 46-60 day residency, or $2,500 for a 61-90 day residency.\
    Focus Group Screening (optional): Docs In Progress will organize a private Focus Group for the Filmmaker-in-Residence to get feedback on a rough cut of their latest documentary.
  • Attendance at many other Docs In Progress programs of interest taking place during the residency, including workshops and our Peer Pitch program.


  • Teaching a workshop of your own devising during the residency. This workshop must be a minimum of three hours and take place on an evening or weekend.
  • Serve as a mentor to Docs In Progress Fellows: The Filmmaker-in-Residence will be a special guest for one of the Fellowship Cohort meetings during the residency and will also commit to two small-group meetings with Fellows who want more specific feedback on their works-in-progress.
  • Screen and discuss a finished film in a private fundraising event for Docs In Progress.
  • Contribute a blog entry on a topic of mutual agreement.

Both DC-area and visiting documentary filmmakers are encouraged to apply.
Note to Filmmakers From Outside of the Washington DC area: Travel and housing costs are your own expense and responsibility for organizing.
Note to Filmmakers From Outside of the United States: Docs In Progress CANNOT  sponsor any visa applications. Please only apply if you can already work legally in the United States and indicate this in your application narrative. 


The deadline to apply for the Filmmaker Residency is January 5, 2015. All applicants will be notified by January 15.

A panel comprised of Docs In Progress staff, board, and regional film professionals will review applications using the following criteria:

  • Quality and feasibility of the proposal
  • Demonstrated need for our facilities
  • Quality of work sample
  • Commitment to the ideals of Docs In Progress
  • Clear articulation of how this opportunity will be valuable to their filmmaking career

Find out more about the Residency and Docs In Progress at Please review and prepare materials for the application prior to applying online.

Gregg Schwenk
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link


Enter your film today to be a part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! The Newport Beach Film Festival regular deadline is DECEMBER 19th.

During the week of the festival, Newport Beach Festival hosts over fifteen special events and mixers, including our intimate Sunset Series receptions for filmmakers, that offer the opportunity to meet fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.



The Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2015.

For more information, visit


Michael Collins
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link

Hi everyone. Looking for a shooter in DC for 3 day gig at the World Bank starting this wednesday. Would be 3 full days. Need someone with own equipment. Would be covering a dynamic leadership workshop and shooting some short interviews.

Job can include editing a short 3-5 piece from the footage.

Sorry it's so last minute. If you know anyone or are interested to discuss, please email me at michael(at)thoughtfulrobot(dot)com 



Michael Collins
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link

In reply to Michael Collins's post on Mon 1 Dec 2014: we got someone. thank you. 

Patrick Richmond
Tue 2 Dec 2014Link

Hello!  We are looking for an editor for our feature doc, for approx 9 months.  We have funding and Oscar nominated producers.  We can't divulge the subject matter, but will of course discuss it with candidates.


Please send inquiries, resumes, and other responses to:



Thank you very much!

Michal Goldman
Wed 3 Dec 2014Link

Hi -

I'm looking for an AP in the Boston area who can help me prepare for some upcoming shoots in the US and Egypt for my film about Gamal Abdel Nasser, and also a bit later on searching for/ordering archival masters. A fluent Arabic speaker would be a huge plus (Niam Itani has been helping me in this search) as would some knowledge of quickbooks. Most important though is experience working on overseas productions, common sense, great organization, follow-through and reliability, and good people-skills. Salary negotiable. Suggestions eagerly awaited. Please write to me: michal(at)filmmakerscollab(dot)org

Nelson Kao
Mon 15 Dec 2014Link

Hi everyone, 

I would like to share a documentary festival in Taiwan

Viewpoint from Danish director:

Pursuing an urban space with more humanized

Unique Feature: The Charm of Taoyuan


It is a first attempt in Taiwan to choose “Urban Disintegration” as the topic of International Taoyaun Documentary Festival. On the first of November, Danish director Andreas Dalsgaard was invited to join in "face to face session" to share his ideas of the documentary he filmed- The Human Scale. Besides, he gave some suggestions for Taoyuan government about what he observed of the development of modern city.

Give urban space back to citizens

THE HUMAN SCALE shows the case to find a new design of modern cities and the masterpiece of theory visualized which presented by Danish architecture Jan Gehl. From the case studies of Beijing, Chongqing, Dhaka, New York and Copenhagen, this documentary discusses how to retrospect and reconstruct humanized urban and to fulfill the needs of social comfort and warmth.

In this film, these developing cities constantly built elevated roads and encouraged the citizens to buy vehicles in order to impetrate economic development. The high rate of urban spread caused the pressure to people’s living spaces and ended up bringing congestion and unhappiness; the profit of small businesses decrease and the crime rate increases in the dark lanes. Such modern cities destroyed the interaction between people and city.

However, the government of Copenhagen came to the reverse consideration of 40 years planning strategy. They reduced 2%-3% parking lots annually and increased public transportation and public bikes to enforce car-free area once a month, once a week. These small and constant changes help the citizens get used to a lifestyle without traffic and bring crowds to the city.

 “Increasing traffic is not necessarily helpful in solving residents’ problems!” said by Hsiao-Wei Lin, the assistant professor of Department of Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University. Through design to remove vehicles from city center, it will keep the people staying longer in the city and lead to the boom in urban economy. On the basis of it, it’s helpful for us to draw lessons to find the best way between people and the city.


The possibility to develop urban agriculture.

Dalsgaard also gave some advice from the viewpoint of director to the future development of Taoyuan: “Only the people who live in the city know the urban space. What kind of activities do they like and how do they get along with the place they live? This is the most important factor to build an urban space.”

He found that there are more green spaces and vacant land in Taoyuan. By using the farm pond of Taoyuan and combining with green land and farmland might make Taoyuan a more unique and potential city.

 “City forms the people and the people forms the city they lived in which inspire us to treat our city with good will.” Benjamin Tchang, Director-General of Taoyuan County’s Cultural Affairs Bureau, said that the documentary festival described the great city transformation and pointed out some prospects of the future city. “We really gain invaluable experience from the outstanding documentaries to find a proper way for urban development. “


Organized by Taoyuan County Government and Taoyuan County Council

Implemented by Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government

For more Information, please visit our official website

Carlos Gomez
Tue 16 Dec 2014Link

Good to know about this festival Nelson! Do keep us updated for next year's edition.

Cassandra Zamora
Wed 17 Dec 2014Link

Office Space – Edit Suites
Editorial Suites & Production Office Space Rental

Seftel Productions Inc. is a boutique Documentary Film/TV company located in the heart of DUMBO. We have three edit suites available for short or long-term rental. Features include:
• Newly Built Edit Suites
• Fully furnished suites with Avid, FCP7 and Adobe available upon request
• Cat 6 wiring for high speed internet access
• 24/7 keycard access to building
• Utilities and cleaning services included
• In-House Technical Support
• Assistant Editor Support available for a fee
• Access to DUMBOs Food Truck Lot (link to schedule)
• Kitchenette stocked with essentials and Refrigerator for storage
• Network printing
• Shared Conference Room Access
• Reception area to receive packages and greet clients

Please contact for all inquiries and further detail.

Doug Block
Thu 18 Dec 2014Link

Looking for office share:

Hard to believe an office space has been so hard to find! I've had a number of promising leads fall through in the past month so I'm still looking. Would love to share with other filmmakers - starting in January, if possible. Manhattan or Brooklyn preferred. 

Don't need a huge amount of room and I'm pretty flexible.  Contact me at: doug(at)d-word(dot)com

Kelsey Killeen
Sat 27 Dec 2014Link


Hi Everyone,

I recently joined the site and am hoping to connect with somone who can provide some guidance.

After working for a year in Seattle, I recently moved back to New England to pursue my dream career in documentary filmmaking. I'm eager to gain experience in all aspects of the creative process, including production and editing. But, I'm a researcher at heart and would especially love to work in pre-pro/research/development.

A few words to describe myself: tenacious, resourceful, curious, creative, introspective, organized, intrinsically motivated, and multifacted. I learn and work quickly, love being busy, excel at multitasking, am great with logistics, and consider no task too small (in fact, I love doing odd jobs).

Any opportunity to be involved in the making of a film or be a personal assistant to someone in the industry would be amazing! I'm up for an adventure and am willing to relocate anywhere for the right position, though I do love the east coast. 

If anyone has any advice or contacts, please send them my way. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


Edited Sat 27 Dec 2014 by Kelsey Killeen

Doug Butler
Mon 29 Dec 2014Link

I need a film crew in Vero Beach, FL for a one to two-day shoot. Prefer two cameras, sound, lighting. It will be on the fly with a lot of movement and location changes. Any suggestions would be super appreciated. Please email me at butlertx[at]  Thanks.


Doug Butler


Bill Kerrigan
Sat 3 Jan 2015Link

I need a photo (any quality) of the Matthews Studio Equipment display in the GRIP Department of B&H in New York.

Please email the photo to:


Thank you!

Greg Vander Veer
Sat 3 Jan 2015Link


Estimated 1 to 2 days a week. Flexible Schuedule Preferred

Compensation: $15/hr (Freelance)

Local Road Productions is looking for 1 or 2 PAs for the next several months to help with various projects. Our main project right now is producing a documentary web series about the production of an upcoming Broadway musical.  This could be an interesting position for a recent graduate or a student with some experience in the field. 


PA work during shoots: dealing with releases, running errands, help transport and setup equipment,media managment etc. 

Post-production: Transfer footage, make backups, organize footage, assist with editing. 

General offfice work: help manage social media, organize files/paperwork, assist with email blasts, update websites,. 

Ideal candidate will have interest in documentary film production; An interest in musical theater and dance a plus. 

Skills (not required but definitely a plus):  Final Cut 7 & X, Photoshop, MailChimp, Social Media, Quickbooks, Excel, Wordpres. 

If interested please email cover letter & resume to Greg Vander Veer at glvanderveer(at)gmail(dot)com. 


Greg Vander Veer
Mon 5 Jan 2015Link

My company, Local Road Productions, is looking for a sound person for a shoot this Wednesday, January 7th, 5:30PM-8:30 PM in NYC (Midtown). Please have your own equipment. Rate is $250.(Wish it could be more!)

This is for a a documentary web series about the production of an upcoming Broadway musical. There will be many more shoots over the next 10 months so it could be a decent amount of work for the right person. 

If interested please contact Greg Vander Veer at glvanderveer(at)gmail(dot)com

Michael Rossato-Bennett
Tue 6 Jan 2015Link


The team that won the 2014 Sundance Audience Award for Documentary is looking for interns to work on two new films. We are looking for self starters who could move to paid positions. Our last intern we took to Sundance and is now working in a paid position.

We are looking for people who want to change themselves, change the world and make movies.

Our Studio is in the East Villiage NYC but lots of what we need to do right now can be done remotly. To be blunt- we are looking for people with talent that want an opportunity to prove themselves.  Everyone we have ever worked with is now working at a level higher then they imagined when they started working with us.

Make movies- change the world- Projector Media

Resumes or notes to: info (at) aliveinside (dot) us

Kelsey Killeen
Tue 6 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Michael Rossato-Bennett's post on Tue 6 Jan 2015:

Michael, I just sent you an email. Sounds like a great opportunity!

Aimee Lyde
Wed 7 Jan 2015Link


Hi all!

I'm looking for edit space for 2 months - most likely starting February 1, possibly the 15th.

We have our own Avid. Just need a quiet room with a desk and internet. Preferably in DUMBO or downtown Brooklyn, or downtown Manhattan.

Please contact me if you know any production offices that have some extra space to rent!


aimee [at]

Jason Jakaitis
Thu 8 Jan 2015Link


My name is Jason Jakaitis - I am the Director of Independent Media at the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco. I'd like to share information about BAVC's annual MediaMaker Fellowships, a yearlong incubator for social issue filmmakers that includes free travel to national festivals and industry events, a series of three-day convenings with filmmakers, programmers and funders at BAVC's facility, and culminates in a high-profile project presentation at Dolby's screening theater.

We accept projects at any stage of completion and work with filmmakers of all levels of experience. It is also a national program - we fly in artists from all around the country for the SF-based convenings. Everything - travel, lodging, festival passes, food - is paid for, and the Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend upon completing the program. I think it's a great opportunity for artists who are looking for a supportive community and want to get a broader/deeper sense of the multimedia/funding/distribution landscape for social issue projects.

Last year's cohort has enjoyed considerable success - Cassandra Herrman's project Framed was recently featured a NYT OpDoc ( You can learn more about past Fellows' projects here:

The link to the program is The early deadline is January 16; the late deadline is January 23. I hope you will consider applying and will share with peers you think might be interested.

Thank you!


Elisa Da Prato
Sat 10 Jan 2015Link

Very pleased to share with you our newly opened cinema rentals company 16 by 40! Available cameras include: Canon C300 PL, Ikonoskop A Cam Dii, Aaton Xtr Prod, Blackmagic Pocket, and Red Epic will be up and available by the top of next week. Also available various lenses, monitors, tripods, external recorders, sound equipment. Coming soon 16mm editing station Steenbeck + optical printer.   

We aim to making renting less of a hassle, offering:


+ equipment tutorials

+ preconfigured packages

+ work flow and data consultation


Please do visit us at, or give us a shout at 1-844-SHOOT-16  or! 

Edited Sat 10 Jan 2015 by Elisa Da Prato

Navaya James Ndaskoi
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Hello Everyone:

We are making a documentary film about the Maasai, Wildlife and Celebrities like Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Bernhard Grzimek, Jane Goodall, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Wangari Maathai, Corinne Hofmann author of "White Maasai", Barack Obama and many others. It is a first ever cinematic journey by the Maasai. Research is almost completed. We hava an editor with more 50+ TV films to his credit. We also have Julian Wiggins who composed for the famous Mr.Bones on board.

We would love to team up with anybody interested to help us find funding. If you have any practicle ideas please write us at: navaya[at]

Edited Mon 12 Jan 2015 by Navaya James Ndaskoi

Doug Block
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Sounds great, Navaya and best of luck with it.  Do you have a website for the film with more info about it?

Navaya James Ndaskoi
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Thank you Doug. We had a webiste and recently pulled it down for re-construction. We have a rough less than 3-minutes trailer which I tried to embed in vain. If you like to see let me know I can email.

Roselly Torres
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Third World Newsreel Announces Their 2015 Production Workshop!

Applications are now available for the 2015 TWN Production Workshop!  

The acclaimed Third World Newsreel production training program is now accepting applications for 2015. Dedicated to the memory of our beloved long time director, Herman Lew, the 2015 program will be led by a team of film professionals and workshop alums.

The TWN Production Workshop provides 4 months of intensive "hands-on" media production training, and prioritizes students from communities with historically limited access to mainstream educational institutions and the industry.  Its focus is the development of pre-production, production and post-production skills necessary to take a short HD video project from conception to completion.

The 2015 Production Workshop will meet every Thursday at 6:30 pm in the offices of Third World Newsreel and requires a high level of time commitment to meet the out-of-class demands of pre-production, production, and post-production. Prior film, video or related experience is helpful but not required; self-initiative, time and a progressive and collaborative spirit are.

The 2015 Production Workshop will be limited to 9 participants. An initial written application is required and a second round of applicants will be selected for interviews. The cost of the workshop is $650.    

Application Deadline: Friday, January 30th, 2015
Workshop Begins: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 

Download the attached application!

Doug Block
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Navaya James Ndaskoi's post on Mon 12 Jan 2015:

Navaya, it has to be hosted on Vimeo, YouTube or Distrify in order to embed it here.  Also, if it begins with https, you'll need to get rid of the s.

Desireena Almoradie
Tue 13 Jan 2015Link

In search of a DP to do a documentary shoot in Savannah, GA, Jan 24 and 25. Must be familiar with Panasonic AF-100. Does anyone have any recommendations? This is for a work-in-progress film: Thank you!

Sara Nodjoumi
Wed 14 Jan 2015Link

My neighbor is organizing an event with silent films and a DJ in late MArch -- they are looking for a 16mm projector and a projectionist. Any ideas on where to go for this?

Navaya James Ndaskoi
Thu 15 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Mon 12 Jan 2015:

Thank you Doug for your support. It is successfully embeded.


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 15 Jan 2015Link

Washington DC/Baltimore-area filmmakers: Friday is the deadline to apply for the Docs In Progress Fellowship Program.

The Docs In Progress Fellowship Program is a selective program for up to 10 emerging DC/MD/VA documentary filmmakers with works-in-progress. Over the course of the Fellowship (between March and October), Docs In Progress provides this cohort of filmmakers a monthly facilitated meeting where they will come together to share and hold each other accountable for progress on their projects, and have a facilitated discussion with each other and with special guest speakers about issues related to the documentary landscape, work/life balance, and the creative process.

The deadline to apply is tomorrow (Friday, January 16). You can find out more, including listening to a recording of an info session with more on the program and perspectives from past Fellows at

Edited Thu 15 Jan 2015 by Erica Ginsberg

Tessa Moran
Thu 15 Jan 2015Link

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a wordpress programmer who can help us customize some  small aspects of our website. We've recently redesigned ourselves using themeforest, but need someone who can make tweaks to the layout of the blog, etc. Let me know if anyone has recommendations.

Andrew Berends
Thu 15 Jan 2015Link

Hi Tessa,
I designed my most recent website on squaredesk. But it's a learning curve, so I went on and found a freelancer in India to do tweaks and anything else I couldn't figure out how to do myself. Find your own, or use the woman I worked with Rachana Sharma. Here's her profile: She only charges $11.11 per hour. I was happy with her work.

Rebecca Israel
Sun 18 Jan 2015Link

Hello everyone, does anyone have any recommendations for fixers, translators, and/or producers in Ethiopia, preferably in or near Addis Ababa?  My e-mail is rebecca(at)landbridgefilms(dot)com


Andrew Berends
Sun 18 Jan 2015Link

Rebecca, if you don't find a recommendation here, you might try joing the Vulture Club group on Facebook, and post your question there...

Koen Suidgeest
Mon 19 Jan 2015Link

Rebecca, there is a company in Nairobi called Africa Interactive who do service and production jobs all over the African continent. I just worked with them, they are ace! check them out here: Hope things work out!

Margaret Metzger
Mon 19 Jan 2015Link


Josh Aronson Films, whose credits include the Oscar-nominated Sound and Fury, is looking for an intern to begin immediately and continue with us through early March, with the possibility to stay on longer.  We are currently in production and soon to begin post-production on a film about one of the world's most pre-eminent cello instructors which tracks the budding careers of three of his students.  We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic young documentarian who can commit to come to our location near Union Square at least 2 days per week.  If that sounds like you, message me at margaret (dot) a (dot) metzger (at) gmail (dot) com.  

Jamie Rogers
5 days agoLink


Hello D-Word! My name is Jamie Rogers, and I am a documentary filmmaker just finishing up a four month job in Cochabamba, Bolivia, working on two documentary features with United Notions Film: COCAINE PRISON (MacArthur Foundation, Sundance Documentary Fund, Cannes' Fonds Sud Cinema) and THE BOLIVIAN CASE (Puma Britdoc, NRK, Senal Colombia). 

I'm moving back to Los Angeles in two weeks, and I am looking to connect with documentary filmmakers in the LA area. Being in Bolivia has made me realize 100% that documentaries are what I'm passionate about, and I'd love to start developing more of my own projects, as well as collaborate with others. I would love to talk with anyone about how they made documentary their career, as well as about any potential collaborative or job opportunities. Any and all advice is appreciated!

Feel free to reply to this post or email me if you'd be interested in connecting:

jamierogers1192 [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you!

Jamie Rogers

pete sevrin
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John Burgan
3 days agoLink

Pete - welcome to The D-Word.

This sounds like a worthwhile project, but posting in all caps sounds like you are shouting.

Edited 3 days ago by John Burgan

Doug Block
3 days agoLink

And in bold, as well... Yikes, my ears!!!

Egons Upitis
3 days agoLink


If you are:

→ Eager to carve your way into the industry with your own films on your own terms

→ Up to building a film production company and a brand from scratch

→ Looking for a team who would get behind your project, and in turn supporting the projects of others


We are in the early stages of founding a production company which will provide us with the framework, as well as the raw manpower and pooled resources necessary, to realise our own film projects. Our aim is to establish a brand and a collective proud to identify with it, capable of securing reasonable budgets for our ventures, and containing a variety of talents, interests and approaches.

We will initially be focusing on documentaries with a view of also crossing into fiction once it becomes viable. For now, the priority is to expand our portfolio with films we want to make that require minimal funding, as well as building relationships with funders, commissioners, distributors, and, last but not least, audiences themselves. We have just secured all of the funding to complete our second and third documentary shorts. Besides our company's projects, we also help each other stay afloat by sharing information on freelance gigs and job opportunities.

Currently there are three of us with various experience in different fields, but generally jack-of-all-trades filmmakers orientated towards documentary. There's no limit to the form though as we are equally interested in an experimental and artistic approach, just as we are in Current Affairs style investigations or innovative and meaningful Reality TV. Our aim is to explore, illuminate and reflect on the corners of society and the human condition, through developing narratives that retain the immediacy of current events, and as seen through the personal, intimate lens and experience of the unique characters involved.

We are London based but much of our interest lies beyond the UK. Apart from the UK, we have already been shooting in Ukraine and the Netherlands, and our next shoot is planned in Morocco.

The people we are after should be serious, enthusiastic, ambitious, and willing to work hard towards a common goal. Geographical location is not important for the right person.

We are especially looking for (but not limited to) these three profiles, or some combination of these skills:

→ Finance person, preferably economics/business student or graduate, good with fiscal discipline and assessing sources of finance – while, of course, still interested in film or a filmmaker themselves

→ A Producer type, extroverted, outgoing, "wired into social fabric", as well as having good administrative and management skills

→ Post-production guru: creatively technical, interested in cutting-edge technologies, quick editor, maybe 3D or VFX artist, or good with colour science / grading etc


Your position in the company will be a full partner once we incorporate. You'll find your place within the team according to your skills and interests, but expect to be doing a little bit of everything - roles can be rotated depending on the project and individual inclinations. If the idea and our ethos resonate with you then please get in touch:

Here's our first documentary: The Forbidden Medicine

Film currently in post production:

Edited 3 days ago by Egons Upitis

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