THE FILM COLLABORATIVE recommends contacting the following experts for films that are in pre-production or still in production.
Between my ongoing duties as a US Documentary Programming Associate at the Sundance Film Festival and guest curating other festivals and series, I watch hundreds of documentaries each year and witness the many pitfalls that filmmakers fail to avoid, which I frequently write about in my "Dear Documentary Filmmakers" series on Twitter (@1basil1) and as a frequent guest contributor to indieWIRE. In my consultations, I draw on this background and expertise to help you make your film better and to improve your chances of showcasing your project to wider audiences.
Every film can benefit from a fresh perspective. Let me bring my 15 years of experience in the film industry as a seasoned festival director/programmer to your current project to work with you to realize your vision and goals.
In this economic climate, I'm happy to offer flexible short-term and long-term consulting services, including film review and detailed feedback for completed films or works in progress, treatment review, film festival strategy, outreach/marketing strategy, and review of funding proposals/materials.★
Stephanie Hubbard is an award winning documentary editor, writer and producer. She created the Documentary Insider Blog and Workshops when she got angry at seeing filmmakers exhausted and broke after production - without what they needed to make the film they wanted. Once she started the workshop, she quickly recognized the value to filmmakers of having someone who knew the process from the point of view of an editor, but could communicate as an advisor rather than an employee.
Since she has started the workshops she has saved her Documentary Insider Workshop participants thousands of dollars on false starts, wasted shoots and weeks of editing looking to “discover” the story. They have moved with confidence into their artistic process—capturing and creating the documentary they have dreamed about.