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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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Jem Moore

Hi All,

I jumped into making films in 2008 by editing together some footage for a small classical music festival in KC. I loved it so much I bought a camera and off I went. I have one feature doc that played some festivals, and a gaggle of short docs that are mostly character studies. I love all the aspects of film making, and I am looking forward to learning more here from all of you. This is my third career, and hopefully not my last. Cheers! 

Sharon Wood

Greetings all,

After lurking for years, I plan to be a more active member now that I'm starting to put together a trailer and rewrite my treatment for a feature doc about a 17th century Ottoman travel writer named Evliya Çelebi.  Curious, cosmopolitan, funny, a great storyteller, and devout Muslim, he saw the Europeans as the Other -- which didn't stop him from talking with them.  Take a little Cervantes, a pinch of Rebelais and Shakespeare's comedies, and you'll get a very general sense of how Evliya wrote -- though he's also remarkably unique in his ability to bring his world vividly to life.

I've been slowly edging toward the film for some time, and got a boost this past year by a Fulbright Fellowship in Turkey. Evliya traveled for 40 years and wrote a 10 volume manuscript, of which more than enough has been translated to English for filmmaking purposes.  Here's hoping I won't have to travel anywhere near as long as I'm getting started at a much older age than he did.  If you're interested in Evliya, there's some posts about him on my blog:

Down the road I'll be pursuing European co-producers but for the next few months, it's trailer and treatment time.  Glad to be an active D-Word member at last.  My pal Vivian Kleiman has always sung your praises and I look forward to doing so too.


Fausto Garcia

Hello Community,
I am a universitary professor, and participated as producer in fiction films, and discovered the educational power of documentary films in recent years. So I started studying and then working on educational films. I recently produced and co directed an internet episode of a documentary about Argentinean Youtubers ( I am also working on some small fiction and non fiction projects related with ethics and decision making for entrepreneurs. Hopefully these projects will be finished by august 2017.
I usually develop these films in spanish, but I wonder whether it could be a good idea to translate them to English.
I recently discovered D-word community and hope to be helpful. Just starting to understand how it works.
Thanks for reading and best regards!

Sergio Salgado

Hi D-Word! I'm an independent filmmaker based out of Chicago. I do commercial and documentary filmmaking under the name: Furnace FPS. I've done several personal documentary shorts and I DP'd my first feature doc in 2015. I hope to learn and contribute to the community. I joined D-Word a while back but I am always a bit slow to join in the conversation. Hi!

Bryce L Taylor

Hello, I'm new to the D-Word.  I am currently an educator and mostly make educational videos to show off cool projects that teach engineering and science.  I'm hoping to expand the kinds of projects I'm working on in the near future, including doing more documentary work.

Helena Diógenes

Hi, I'm a independente Photographer and filmmaker. I Live in Brazil and always travel for a lot of places. I like people and real life. Hi, I'm a independente Photographer and filmmaker. I Live in Brazil and always travel for a lot of places. I like people and real life. Now I 'm making a documentary about life in the street.

Subhash Todkar

I am 72 years old Indian journalist. I travel throughout India for historical study & search. I saw 280 miles from Mumbai (India ) on Allamprabhu mountain, one oil lamp burn continuously  from last 850 years. It is a wonder of world. Priests of Allamprabhu temple take care of this lamp by using groundnut oil. In 11 th century honorable Allamprabhu founded parliament, which is the first parliament in the world. This wonder is unpublished yet. Any producer is interested to make documentary on above subject please contact me along with details of documentary production experience.


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Julia Guest

In reply to Subhash Todkar's post on Sat 29 Apr 2017:

 It does sound intriguing.. and a quick google search on the temple suggests it has a significant place in Indian culture too, being a shrine where Muslims and Hindus prayed together and both still visit.  It sounds a great idea for someone to develop.  I think the Greek democratic forum predates this by a few hundred years though.  Channel 4 did a very good two part series on the history of democracy in Greece.  However I am deeply committed to another development.. good luck finding the right partner for this.


Marilia Angove

Hi, I have just become a member of D-Word. Portuguese by nationality although self-adopted Welsh, living in Cardiff, where I am an academic and a documentary producer amongst others things. I am looking to network and develop my producer skills. Currently on post-production phase of my second feature documentary.  

Bill Suchy

Hello Everyone, I've been writing, producing & directing documentaries for over 30 years, mostly for or in partnership with various PBS channels. Most of these docs are owned by PBS.  I am now making docs independently so I retain full copyright and am looking forward to working with distributors to sell my docs and other projects to the national and international markets.  I hope to expand my knowledge and network by participating in some of the conversations on D-Word.    

Marcus Thorne Bagala

Hey folks! 

I'm an NYC based composer and sound designer. I'm a contributing music composer for NPR's This American Life and for NYTimes The Daily, I've also composed music that was featured in NFL Networks show The Timeline. 

I got my start in narrative films and tv as a additional music composer for shows like The Affair and Ray Donovan. Since then I've scored numerous narrative shorts and a feature but recently I've been trying to shift my focus towards more documentary work and am hoping to hang around this board and learn more about the doc scene in NYC and in general! 

If anyones looking for music for their film and wants to give a newbie doc composer a shot, I would be happy to cut you a great deal! 

If you want to learn more about me or hear some work examples, you can check out my website here:



Nilosree Biswas

Hi Fellow Fraternity, Greetings from Bombay. I am a documentary filmmaker/ author. I am passionate about telling stories that many wont connect with India. After a hiatus of few years I am just starting to plan a documentary in the backdrop of Kashmir conflict for which I am looking at co-producers and building a team comprising of members who have a knack for stories from conflict strife societies. My last independent work was "Broken Memory Shining Dust". All the best to all.

Kelsey Marsh

Hello Y'all!  I'm Kelsey, an emerging filmmaker in Washington, DC. Currently freelancing at Discovery, and am completing production on my second independent doc ROLLING OUT. Eager to learn and collaborate, and look forward to being an active member of the D-Word community. 

Faustin Niyigena

Hi everyone here.

It's nice to join this platform of professionals.

What do I bring? Nothing really big coz I am a very young filmmaker. I've gone through to many of your introduction messages and I salute you all guys. I will learn from you. I hope I will be able to volunteer on some of your projects as well as asking you to do the same for me whenever possible. Nice to meet you all!

Here is my first pro short documentary that I filmed, edited, produced, directed....It has gotten so far one award and different nominations. It is called Fastest Woman in Africa - Rwanda's First Female Cyclist;

Francesco Da Vinci

This is photojournalist and first-time documentary filmmaker Francesco Da Vinci.  Currently I'm looking for an established Producer for my documentary film that tells the story of my conscientious objection to the Vietnam War.  The film also pays tribute to conscientious objectors throughout American history.  So far there are about 20 celebrities in my film who have given on-camera interviews.  Any interested Producers should contact me at the following email: 

I'm based in West LA.  Among those in my film now: Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker, Muhammad Ali, and the Dalai Lama.  My film promotes

diversity and global nonviolence.  

Looking forward to hearing from you!  




Tiffany Jackson

Howdy folks!  I'm Tiffany, and I'm on the verge of completing my first feature length doc entitled THE GOOD DEATH (it's not as morbid as it sounds!).  It looks at how Afro-Brazilian religions were persecuted for centuries in Brazil, then turned into culture or "roots" tourism packages targeting Black Americans in the 1980's.  Glad I finally joined, I've been hearing about the D-word through so many avenues for some time now.  Looking forward to figuring this platform out and chatting with you all!

Lisa Harewood

Hey everyone, I'm Lisa, originally from Barbados and currently studying in Bristol, UK. I've been in video production (mostly corporate and development agency video) for nearly 15 years. About 7 years ago I finally pursued my youthful ambition of being involved in filmmaking and since then I've produced one feature and written and directed one short. Those experiences were great and brought me some success but I recognised that I preferred non-fiction storytelling so I am in a postgraduate program in documentary and interactive factual storytelling, which is another keen interest of mine. I'm currently making my final MA film, which is short character study of an LGBT performer in Barbados that I hope to expand to a longer form after graduation. 

I'm looking forward to exchanging with everyone here. Being from a small island with no filmmaking infrastructure, community becomes really important to keep me going. Hopefully I can also share with you the things I've picked up from having to be a jack-of-all-trades-microbudget filmmaker :-)

Doug Block

Francesco, Tiffany and Lisa, a very warm welcome to The D-Word to you all!

twinner tiger

hello D-word i am new to the community but i do photography for more than 4 years now and am really interested on doc films