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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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Justin Levy
Tue 30 Dec 2014Link

Hi all,

Thank you for adding yet another documentary filmmaker in New York City to your ranks. I'm currently co-producing Supergirl, a doc feature about a 12-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl who is a record-holding powerlifter. After two years of filming, we're hoping to have a rough cut in mid-2015. I'm also working as a production coordinator and researcher for Sacred, a WNET production about religious rituals around the world. Hoping to connect with many filmmakers on here as we commission shoots and source existing footage over the coming months. Will be posting a request for footage with details in the professional classifieds shortly! Looking forward to speaking with many of you, and a huge thanks to everyone whose work makes this valuable resource of a site possible! 


Doug Block
Tue 30 Dec 2014Link

Great to have you joining us here, Justin.  Lucky you to be working with Tom Lennon, and the concept sounds very intriguing. All the best with that and with Supergirl.


Yannesh Meijman
Sat 3 Jan 2015Link

Hello everyone, cool to see all these people coming from everywhere. Me, I am a 19-year old young filmmaker who is specifically interested in documentary. Soon I will release a documentary I made about my university, which portraits itself as excellent, where you see me reflecting on my life at a highly pressurized but fun and inspiring university. Moreover, I made a videoclip together with the Amsterdam Funds for Art for my sister who is an country-pop singer, and that was really cool to do. Check it out, btw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFiPObmr780

But it is just nice to see all these enthusiastic filmmakers from everywhere. It's my first time ever on a forum so I will see how it goes. If you have a random question or anything, don't hesitate.

See you. 


Elisa Da Prato
Tue 6 Jan 2015Link

Hello! I am new to the D Word and happy to join the conversation(s)! My name is Elisa Da Prato, I am a documentary and experimental filmmaker based in NYC, I also co-run a boutique eqipment cinema rentals house here in Brooklyn. Waiting on my professional user status to go through but in the meantime will go ahead and say haiiiiiiiii. check out my websites here: http://elisadaprato.com/   and http://16by40.com/  


Justin Levy
Tue 6 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 30 Dec 2014: Thank you very much, Doug!


Vivian Kleiman
Fri 9 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Justin Levy's post on Tue 30 Dec 2014:

I wonder if the young powerlifting star has seen the doc I Exec Produced, STRONG! (Dir. Julie Wyman) that's a portrait of 3-time US Olympic Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth and if so, what she thought of it!


Sashko Micevski
Sun 11 Jan 2015Link

Hello, I am Sashko, documentary director and graduated film editor. 


Doug Block
Sun 11 Jan 2015Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Elisa and Sashko.  Elisa, am I to go ahead and say hi, or is it ha?  Either way, good to have you here.


Jordan M. Smith
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Hello all! I know it's taken me a while to get on here, despite the urging of various colleages, but I'm finally on. My name is Jordan M. Smith and I'm a film critic and curator, working for IONCINEMA.com, InfluenceFilmClub.com and I've also recently taken over Monday Memo duties for Thom Powers' Stranger Than Fiction over at STFDocs.com. I hit a few major film festivals a year, including TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs and I'll soon be making my way to True/False for the first time in March. I also spend much of my time tracking the development of documentaries, so if any of you want to give me a heads up on any of your projects, that would be much appreciated. With that said, thanks for having me!


Doug Block
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Greetings, Jordan!  Not so many members tend to read the Intro topic or you'd be inundated. But if you really want to be, you should post something in the Shameless Self Promotion topic.  And peruse it, as well, for that's where folks with finished films post most frequently.

Congrats on your new gig with Thom. Hopefully it will bring you greater visibility and ultimately a bigger platform for your writing, which you richly deserve.  You've been very kind to my films, especially 112 Weddings, but your IONCINEMA.com review was probably the most thoughtful and well-written of any.  And the film got a ton of reviews, believe me. 

Anyway, a warm welcome to The D-Word. Hope you'll be posting here frequently.


Jordan M. Smith
Mon 12 Jan 2015Link

Thanks for the kind words, as it's much appreciated. You have built quite the resource here and I'm very much looking forward to looking through everything and engaging a bit more!


Aimee Arvan
Sun 18 Jan 2015Link

Hello! I'm a longtime lurker and after 5/6ish years I figured it might be time to introduce myself. I'm an avid docu fan and have worked with a number of filmmakers over the years, lending my marketing and outreach expertise. I'm currently working with filmmakers Allie Humenuk and Amy Gellar on a Kickstarter campaign for their feature legnth documentary The Guys Next Door (in post-production). We are set to launch the campaign March 2015. Check out the facebook page for more info.

I am really looking forward to chatting with others and getting involved in this community!

Edited Sun 18 Jan 2015 by Aimee Arvan

Doug Block
Mon 19 Jan 2015Link

Ooo, we love it when lurkers come out of the darkness and into d-light, Aimee.  So, a long overdue official welcome to The D-Word.  And best of luck with your campaign.  Hope you've scoured our Crowdfunding topic for tips, and keep us posted there about your progress.


Chris Toussaint
Tue 20 Jan 2015Link

I'm a worker, not a lurker. But things have been slow so far in 2015 so I want to reach out to the D-Word community. I am on the tail end of editing a documentary about a hero who saved thousands of orphans and refugees during the Armenian genocide of 1915. Also, will be producing/directing/shooting an environmental doc about mercury contamination and cleanup of Clear Lake in Northern California in a few weeks. I am also looking to sell a used Sony DVCAM camcorder and want to check out this site for that.


Jamie Rogers
Tue 20 Jan 2015Link

Hi all! My name is Jamie Rogers and I'm a documentary filmmaker (director/proucer) who is about to return to Los Angeles after a four month work stint in Cochabamba, Bolivia, working on two feature docs. I'm looking for collaboration and employment opportunities in documentary in Los Angeles. If you know of any, please message or email me! 

I am a co-producer on the feature documentary THE BOLIVIAN CASE (Puma Britdoc, NRK, NFI, Senal Colombia), and associate producer on the feature docs SEX AND BROADCASTING (DOC NYC 2014 Premiere) and BRUK OUT! A DANCEHALL QUEEN DOCUMENTARY, currently in production.

Would love to meet some new people, thanks!


Bill Jackson
Wed 21 Jan 2015Link

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Jamie.


Jamie Rogers
Wed 21 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Bill Jackson's post on Wed 21 Jan 2015:

Thanks Bill! 


Doug Block
Wed 21 Jan 2015Link

Chris and Jamie, welcome to The D-Word.  Happy to have you here.


Oluwakayode Adeyemi-kayne
Fri 23 Jan 2015Link

Hello Everyone,

My names are Oluwakayode Adeyemi-kayne but you can call me 'SHUGA' which is an acronym for Simple Humble Unassuming Good-natured African. I work and reside in Lagos, Nigeria. I am the directors assistant on a transformational documentary on the struggles of good governance and how a dynamic governor is trying to transform Lagos state into Africa's model mega-city despite the challenges of ruling over 21 million people, drastic climatic changes and a lot of other obstacles. I hope to someday make my own documentary film which is why i am here with hopes of learning from pros as well as make new acquaintances.

Thanks to the D-word group for having me.


Doug Block
Fri 23 Jan 2015Link

Great to have you here with us, Shuga.  And good to see you've already jumped right in and posted in the Works in Progress topic.  A warm welcome to The D-Word.

Edited Fri 23 Jan 2015 by Doug Block

Niam Itani
Sat 24 Jan 2015Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Shuga! Great to have someone from Lagos with us :)


Oluwakayode Adeyemi-kayne
Sat 24 Jan 2015Link

Thank you Doug and Niam,
I am happy to be here.

 


Angela MacKenzie
2 days agoLink

Hello! Thanks for having me. 

I'm a freelance writer and producer based in Montreal, Canada, with degrees in both film and journalism. I'm currently applying for a grant to research and shoot a short documentary and interactive piece on the topic of press freedom and journalistic challenges in Brazil. 


Doug Block
1 day agoLink

Welcome and bonjour, Angela.  You certainly qualify for professional membership, which is free and gives you access to all 40+ discussion topics (where you're much more likely to get your question about fixers in Brazil answered).  So I encourage you to register here

Edited 1 day ago by Doug Block

JB Letchinger
1 day agoLink

In reply to Angela MacKenzie's post on Fri 30 Jan 2015:Hi Angela, Please contact me, I'd love to put you in touch with my niece, who's a phd, teacher and Brazil specialist!


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