Category Archive: Collaborative production

Hollow : Lessons Learned

Yesterday, Elaine McMillion and the team behind Hollow held a Google hangout to address some of the many questions that they are getting from interested producers about their tremendous project. I interviewed McMillion… Continue reading

Searching for Happiness

Today I’m writing about my own production – Searching for Happiness. The project soft launched in May. Since then we’ve been doing some additional development work to create a version that’s accessible on more… Continue reading

Storytelling in the New Landscape

Recently posted – video of a session that I took part in back in May at Between the Lines – a festival organised by DocHouse and the Frontline Club in London exploring, “the challenges… Continue reading

American Futures – Hollow & Question Bridge

June 20th saw the launch of Hollow – Elaine McMillion’s ambitious interactive documentary about post-industrial life and hope in McDowell County, West Virginia. Dealing with one community but telling a common story of rural America,… Continue reading

The Awra Amba Experience

Awra Amba is a village in the Amhara region of Northern Ethiopia founded by Zumra Nuru (above) where remarkable improvements have been made in the standard of living, education, gender equality, and health through… Continue reading

Wikipedians

12 Tweets from 2012 – expanded

1. “Bear 71 – haunting, terrific interactive doc” The new year saw the launch of one of the best interactive documentaries I’ve experienced  – a bear’s memoir of life and death in Canada’s… Continue reading

Now the Field is Open

Here’s a recent talk I gave in a session on Future Documentary at a BBC Academy event. My focus was on crowd-funding, collaboration, and “connected documentary”.

Cloud Filmmaking

In a recent blog post –  Stop Making Docs –  Brian Newman argued that the era of the short doc has arrived. With the web, shareable media, mobile exhibition, he argues, the longer and… Continue reading

Girl Walk // All Day

On tour in the US and on the bill at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, Girl Walk//All Day is a feature length music video which has evolved from an initial idea in Autumn 2010… Continue reading