Heather Donahue Takes Back Her Life

  I first saw THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT at a screening the filmmakers arranged in October 98 at Anthology Film Archives on Manhattan’s lower east...

The Courage To Make A Film

  Like all good hero’s journeys, my story started with a dream. After living in the UK for five years I decided to come back...

Kirby Dick, Ondi Timoner & David Weissman discuss doc filmmaking (IDA Panel)

(Watch the video interview here) Filmmakers Kirby Dick (INVISIBLE WAR, OUTRAGE, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED), Ondi Timoner (DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC) and...

When Everything Is Going Wrong, It’s Actually Going Right: That And Other Mantras...

In October of 2005, I finished the final draft of a dark comedy called “Rabbit Stories”.  It was a screenplay I held onto for...

Perseverance and Other Items in an Indie Filmmaker’s Toolkit by Theresa Pickett

While wrapping up exams this week, a lady in my grad school program at Vanderbilt University Peabody College asked me a question that was...

Reel To Real: An Unfinished Symphony

  In 2004, when going through some old boxes in the family basement, I discovered that my great-grandfather had invented the Bolex camera. No one...

The Most Important Job On Set

The most important job on set is Wardrobe and Craft Services in my opinion. On the road while touring with your film it is the...

GWAPA (BEAUTIFUL): The Story Behind An Inspirational Documentary by Meg Pinsonneault

Gwapa (Beautiful) is a vibrant, real-life story about two unlucky Filipino families and their struggle for a healthy future. This is a stunning and...

Can Living Small Go Big? A (Short) Documentary Film

  If you’d asked either of us a year ago what we’d be spending our time on come November, we never in a million years...

You Already Have Everything You Need

  I have always been drawn to stories that are from another era. I grew up watching a lot of BBC costume dramas, science fiction...
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