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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.

Please note that this is one of our Public Topics, so best to enter email addresses with (at) to prevent them being harvested. Spam will be deleted.

Marj Safinia
Thu 3 Dec 2009Link

Welcome, Kate. There must be an echo in here :)


Doug Block
Fri 4 Dec 2009Link

Nice to have you here, Kate, and to offer the benefit of your knowledge. Hope you'll participate on other topics, as well.


Ashley Sabin
Fri 4 Dec 2009Link

Hello D-Word,
Been meaning to join for a while now and with much urging from Josh Weinstein (Flying on One Engine). Well the day has finally come! I look forward to exploring the site and following conversations. My partner David Redmon and I make documentaries (Mardi Gras: Made in China, Intimidad, Kamp Katrina and Invisible Girlfriend).

A year and a half ago we started the distribution branch of our production company Carnivalesque Films. Carnivalesque Films now distributes all of our productions and also other gems including, Orphans, Manhattan, KS, Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose, The New Year Parade, and Woodpecker.

Looking forward to discussing issues and connecting with other documentary folks!

Ashley


Doug Block
Fri 4 Dec 2009Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Ashley. Very curious to hear more about your experiences with Carnivalesque. Has it been a huge time suck? Has it been more difficult or more rewarding than you anticipated? Feel free to fill us in more in the Marketing and Distribution topic.


Mitch Teplitsky
Fri 4 Dec 2009Link

In reply to Carlo Brescia's post on Thu 3 Dec 2009 :

Welcome/Buenvenido Carlo – I will be passing through the Cordillera Blanca Sunday! Can I see you or make guest appearance in your movie? (Enroute to Llamellin for the week-long fiesta as seen in that Soy Andina movie). D-WORDERS – Carlo is really talented and prolific, great to have him here


Doug Block
Fri 4 Dec 2009Link

We're happy he's here, too, Mitch. Now encourage him to register as a full member.


J Damon Chang
Sat 5 Dec 2009Link

Hi,

I'm originally from LA but have spent the last four years in Taiwan where we shot three Asian/US based documentaries. Now, I'm in San Francisco, working on the post production for these films.

We're actually looking for editors or assistant editors (PAID) to work on these right now. They must be bi-lingual and have feature documentary experience.

Please email me (info@subtitledfilms.com) if interested.

And, nice to meet everyone! This looks like a really great website for documentary makers!


Doug Block
Sat 5 Dec 2009Link

It is, JD. And it's even greater when you sign up as a full member and have access to all the discussion topics. Meanwhile, welcome...


Ben Nimkin
Mon 7 Dec 2009Link

Hello All,
My name is Ben, I am a student at the School of Visual Arts. I am in their new program in the Social Documentary department. Looking forward to meet and work with y'all. Seems like a great crowd. I am living in NYC, so if any of you need a hand I would love to do what I can.


Doug Block
Mon 7 Dec 2009Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Ben. Curious what you think of the SVA program. Heard good things but it would be good to hear from someone directly involved.


Kevin Tostado
Tue 8 Dec 2009Link

Hi There,
I'm Kevin Tostado and I'm currently producing and directing "Under the Boardwalk", a documentary about the game of MONOPOLY, the people who play it, and how it has become a worldwide phenomenon over the last 75 years. You can watch a trailer and find out more about the film at http://MonopolyDocumentary.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MonopolyDoc


Doug Block
Tue 8 Dec 2009Link

Welcome, Kevin. Great title! Lots of luck with it.


Robert Charles Czepiel
Wed 9 Dec 2009Link

Hi There,
I'm Bob Czepiel (pronunced SeePeal). I have produced 4 local historica documentaries. The most recent, The Kate: Old Saybrook's Crown Jewel,
the new theater for the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.


Doug Block
Wed 9 Dec 2009Link

Nice to have you here, Bob. Welcome.


Suzanne Taylor
Wed 9 Dec 2009Link

I'm not a filmmaker who found a subject, but am a subject who became a filmmaker – to tell the world about the crop circle phenomenon. My new film is "What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery." My fundamental interest is in the consciousness expanding awakening going on, and the circles could create the biggest shift ever in how humanity perceives itself. If we knew we were being visited by another intelligence, we would be one humanity in relation to 'the other,"' and, given how dangerous we have become to one another, as someone in the film says, "That could be what saves this civilization." Am doing DIY marketing, with an internet official launch a couple of weeks ago. This is the marketing site to which we are directing traffic: http://CropCircleMovie.com. This is the film website – http://www.WhatOnEarthTheMovie.com – a trippy, beautiful source of info about the film and the circles, but not as hard hitting to sell DVDs as the site we created for that purpose.


Mridula Bhatia
Thu 10 Dec 2009Link

Hi,

I've been lurking around reading the posts for a while, I think its about time I introduced myself as well:).

I'm Mridula Bhatia, a first time documentary filmmaker staying in Seattle. I've just finished editing my first film -The Mountaineers. Its a thirty minute long film about three women cancer survivors who try and climb Mount Adams. Its been a long, fun though isolating experience to do this on my own. Now that its done, I am at a loose end planning the next step for the film.

I'm looking for some guidance and to learn. Thanks Doug, for having this forum.
Mridula


Doug Block
Thu 10 Dec 2009Link

Our pleasure, Mridula. Great to have you here. Feel free to sign up for full membership ...


Mridula Bhatia
Thu 10 Dec 2009Link

Thanks Doug, will do so:)


Christi Collier
Fri 11 Dec 2009Link

HI,
My colleague at ITVS, Joy Marie Scott, encouraged me to sign up. I am a production executive for Cup Rock Entertainment based in Austin Texas and also do Program development and production consulting work for ITVS International and for American Public Television.


Doug Block
Fri 11 Dec 2009Link

Welcome, Christi. Glad Joy steered you our way.


Milton Alves da Silva
Sat 12 Dec 2009Link

Hi, I'm Ormuzd Alves, photographer starting a career in filmaking, just finished my post-graduation course in Cinema, video and photography in Brazil.


Doug Block
Sun 13 Dec 2009Link

Greetings, Milton. Best of luck and hope we can be of help.


pete nicks
Sun 13 Dec 2009Link

hey doug
I've known about the d-word forever and have finally joined at the urging of my neighbor justine jacob ("runner's high," "ready,set,bag!").
my latest project "the waiting room" was just funded at open call by ITVS.
www.whatruwaitingfor.com
looking forward to being a part of the community here.
pete nicks


John Burgan
Mon 14 Dec 2009Link

Welcome aboard, Pete. Very interested to see a social media/documentary hybrid. You can keep us posted in Multi-Platform Projects


pete nicks
Mon 14 Dec 2009Link

great. thanks john.


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