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Roberto S. Oregel
Mon 10 Nov 2014Link

Hello Everyone:

I'm currently working on a documentary that delves into the issues of obesity in the Latino and under-represented communities.

I'm looking for a great producer who can help me package the film and help find funding.
If you have grant writing experience and or know how to reach corporate funding that would
be awesome.

At the moment, I have a website and have shot some footage to show funders….
I'd like to find seed funding to get this project going!

If this is of interest, please see our website and contact me soon!
Thank you


ps…It would be great to find someone here in Los Angeles, but, I can work with anyone out state as well…...

Gregg Schwenk
Mon 10 Nov 2014Link


The NBFF Thanksgiving Special is almost over!

The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over 50 different countries, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and an industry seminar series whose past participants have included Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast), John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), and Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave).



Enter your film now for the chance to be part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival!

For more information, visit

Liz Cook
Wed 12 Nov 2014Link

Hi everyone! Liz from Kickstarter here.

We will be hosting a special screening of Rachel Beth Anderson's First to Fall followed by a panel discussion here at our offices Thursday, 11/13, and would like to extend the invite to anyone interested in joining us. Tickets are FREE but space is limited so be sure to RSVP to save your seat. Here are the detalis:

Rachel Beth Anderson's documentary, First to Fall, follows two friends who abandoned their peaceful lives in Canada to return to their home country of Libya to fight in the 2011 revolution. Following the screening, Andrew Glazer (senior producer at VICE News) will moderate a discussion about working in hostile environments and sharing stories outside of traditional media channels with:

Rachel Beth Anderson, Director of First to Fall

Tim Grucza, Co-Director of First to Fall; Cinematographer for Frontline

Ashley Gilbertson, National Magazine Award winner for Bedrooms of the Fallen

Glenna Gordon, Award winning photograher; WSJ coverage of the ebola outbreak.

We are proud to host these creators and hope you can join us for this special evening.

Screening will start at 7:15pm

You can rsvp HERE

See you tomorrow!


Kiley Kraskouskas
Wed 19 Nov 2014Link

Looking for documentary shooters for several cities, Friday, November 28th for an independent documentary.

In some cases it will be a full day and others a half day, we are still finalizing details.

Please email resume and work sample. Please only respond if you are definitely available the full day on the 28th.

Orlando, Florida
Los Angeles, California
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, Illinois
Denver, Colorado
Western Massachusetts
Washington, DC
Seattle, WA
Phoenix, AZ

Rate is $50 - $75/Hour


Brynmore Williams
Thu 20 Nov 2014Link

I'm available in Massachussets. 




Ellen Brodsky
Fri 21 Nov 2014Link

In reply to Kiley Kraskouskas's post on Wed 19 Nov 2014: Brynmore is incredible!  I've worked with him and seen his films!


Jason Paden
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

(This might be a slight departure from the typical classified postings, but it may be important to you, none-the-less.)

Hi.  I'm Jason Paden and I am very excited to be here pitching a concept to you brilliant documentary Producers and Directors, who might be wondering what project to do next.  I think you might want to read this, despite the horrific subject I'm about to type below:

Mental Illness.

Yes, that's right... dreaded mental illness.  It's the heavy, scary and, pardon the redundant expression - depressing topic that hardly anyone wants to think about, much less deal with. Maybe it's because it feels so dark.  Maybe it just seems like such a hopeless problem and topic. Or maybe it's due to it actually being so darned close to home for so many people who might not have even realized just how close it actually is.

What am I talking about?

Well, did you know that the government now states on their website,, that 1 in 5 Americans are estimated to deal with mental illness in their lifetime?  That's a lot of people!

You may be surprised or you many now be skeptical.  After all, it may seem an unbelievably high number when you're out in stores, shopping malls and most public places that are teeming with people.  You may look around and say, "That statistic can't be right.  Most of these people around me look 'normal'.  I see very few who look like they are dealing with mental illness."

All I can say is that before I was WELL, looking normal and blending in was top on my priority list too!  The last thing I wanted, when I was NOT WELL, was to feel more vulnerable.  I wanted no one to know the truth that was whirling inside my sick brain - that I had major aspects of both Bipolar AND Schizophrenia.

So, to protect myself, I devoted tons of exhaustive energy to hiding my inner torment, to "pass as normal" as best I possibly could in social situations, so that no one would know.  That way, no one would pick me out from the crowd.  No one would have the chance to make fun of me and my serious mental illness. No one would call me crazy.  (This would have devastated me deeper.)  So I hid my personal mind horrors from everyone and I put on a smile when I wasn't "feeling it", or I withdrew completely when it got too bad from the public eye.  

You can imagine how hard school must have been - which was why I was the quiet, lonely kid who often stayed home sick and graduated early in my Junior year of high school.  I bet you realize that college was tough too, which was why it took almost 5 years to get my Associates Degree. You can imagine that work wasn't much easier and that would explain why I was unemployed and on Social Security Disability for almost 10 years.  I'm sure you can imagine that terrifying symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, phobias and paranoia - amongst many others features - were a part of my young adult life.  And if you guessed that eventually diagnoses, pills, therapies, doctors and a hospital stay in the psychiatric ward were a part of my story... then you'd be correct, too.

You probably know now that my life is pretty horrible, despicable and depressing today... BUT that's where I have to stop you.  In fact... that couldn't be further from the truth.

Yes, perhaps the past was a horrific experience for me and my childhood, but like all good adventure stories, it has a happy second part!  There is a far more important, larger, more extravagant, much more exciting "pay off" in the tale here.  It's huge in scope.  Yes, awful darkness and danger are in it, but now, triumphant, climactic joy is my theme.  Against the odds, I've found peace and health and this will undoubtedly relay to an audience who is thirsting for hope around mental illness and may be following this amazing journey on screen.  

By the way, this story is still unfolding and is far from done.  It could be just the beginning of this powerful adventure that I've found myself on.  The next chapter, is getting my message out.

So I am writing you filmmakers, today, to let you know, not just about my life long illness (no, that is sadly the common part)... but to show you the miraculous and "temporarily" rare second half of my story that I need help covering.  This journey has taken me from the dark of mental illness through the hope of mental health and, now, beyond!

I am Jason Paden, a new motivational speaker and developer of a new kind of project centered on Hope and Healing for us humans (It's in its infancy, but begging to be documented.)

I would like to show YOU - not only mental health... but the next potential chapter of the human brain - Mental Healthy, an exceptionally bright, happy, healed state of mind and being that I believe is possible for, perhaps, anyone.  I may be a bit of a pioneer here, but I don't own this state of mind.  I may have found a way to get here, but I personally believe it's possible for everyone, even the most seriously ill of the "1 in 5" who are in desperate need of mental health improvement today.  

My story, I'm trying to intrique you with, is simply far larger than anything I can now write in this classified.  You have to meet me to really know what I'm talking about.

So let's start a dialoque.  

See, I don't need much assistance in feeling well anymore.  No, now I need help of a different kind.  I think I need yours.  Help me create a beautifully packaged, cinematically documented message to put out there.  Help me help others to know that not only is mental health Recovery possible, but there is a much bigger, healthier, happier experience waiting on the other side for us as people.  

Mental Healthy, a new phrase and state of mind I've worked so hard to find, all these years... is real.  I'll show you.

Then, together, let's show the world.

Are you curious?  Do you want to know more about this and what's happening to me?  Are you ready to make a Documentary that could change lives... maybe even yours?  I am.  100%

Let's get this ball rolling.  Let's talk.  It's your turn now.  I'd love to hear from YOU!   :)


Email - Jase73(at)ymail(dot)com

Website -


And by the way, I live in Schoharie, which is in Upstate New York.

The photo I attached was taken while being interviewed by a local news broadcaster at one of my presentations, earlier this year.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Hi there, Jesse here from CARBIDE.TV. Just wanted to share my so far 6 part docu-series with you guys. Looking for some activity and feedback. It seems that we have touched a topic that doesn't seem to get too much attention but is impacting our lives every day. 

Part 1 takes a look at the history and impact on society of manufacturing and factories; the wealth and opportunity, and an experts insighton the effects of globalization.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Jesse again from CARBIDE.TV and Why Factories Shutdown.

Here is Part 2. In this part we discuss whether our factories where given away or taken away, and theories as to why they are vanishing' who is responsible? Labour regulations, stakeholders, short term profit, and corporate greed.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factotries Shutdown Part 3 looks at the top 10 reasons as to why factories are shutting down. Part 3 also discusses the factors of success/failure for a nation of manufacturing. And first time ever told "The Bite Maneuver"

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown Part 4 looks at the impact of not having factories and manufacturing. Most importantly, Part 4 takes an in depth look at the role of governemnt and taxes and thier impact it has on manufacturing. 

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown Part 5 is about debt load, where the world is investing/transfer of wealth, WW2 and capitalism.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown part 6 talks about the hiddden side of defense, ethics, the artificial arms race and where underdeveloped/developing nations get their money from and why weapons sales are increasing.

Jesse Prasad
Mon 24 Nov 2014Link

Why Factories Shutdown has guest apperances from:

Roland - Former CGE Carboloy Division Employee

Professor Parveen Gill - PhD, CHRP, Business Management

Professor Graeme Simpson - BA, MA, CHRP, Human Resources

Dr. Bryan Poulin - Associate Professor

Dr. Peter Warrian - Former Cheif Economist of Ontario

Laura Moire Paglin
Tue 25 Nov 2014Link

Er - isn't this section for posting want ads? Or for selling stuff? I guess I'll let the topic cops weigh in.

John Burgan
Tue 25 Nov 2014Link

Yes - well as Jesse is a brand new member we can forgive his zeal (!) - it certainly clears up what he is working on!

Jesse, as you're now a Pro member you'll see that there are many more topics available to you. Have a browse around and get a feel of the place.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link

In 2015, Docs In Progress will be hosting its first ever Filmmaker-in-Residence. We are looking for an experienced documentary filmmaker who will be selected from a competitive application process.

The Filmmaker-in-Residence will take residency at the Docs In Progress “Documentary House” in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland between April 6-June 26, 2015 for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days.


  • Office space at Docs In Progress for the duration of the residency. This will include a desk, I-Mac equipped with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut 7 (or you may bring your own computer or laptop), meeting space shared with Docs In Progress staff, and a parking space, if needed. We are also walking distance to Metro.
  • Convenience to other resources in and around Washington DC. Docs In Progress is based in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland in the heart of an Arts & Entertainment District which includes the American Film Institute, Discovery Networks, and many arts organizations. It is also only 20 minutes from Washington DC by Metro or 20 minutes by car from the National Archives College Park facility.
  • Honoraria: The Filmmaker-in-Residence will receive an honoraria of $1,000 for a 30-45 day residency, $2,000 for a 46-60 day residency, or $2,500 for a 61-90 day residency.\
    Focus Group Screening (optional): Docs In Progress will organize a private Focus Group for the Filmmaker-in-Residence to get feedback on a rough cut of their latest documentary.
  • Attendance at many other Docs In Progress programs of interest taking place during the residency, including workshops and our Peer Pitch program.


  • Teaching a workshop of your own devising during the residency. This workshop must be a minimum of three hours and take place on an evening or weekend.
  • Serve as a mentor to Docs In Progress Fellows: The Filmmaker-in-Residence will be a special guest for one of the Fellowship Cohort meetings during the residency and will also commit to two small-group meetings with Fellows who want more specific feedback on their works-in-progress.
  • Screen and discuss a finished film in a private fundraising event for Docs In Progress.
  • Contribute a blog entry on a topic of mutual agreement.

Both DC-area and visiting documentary filmmakers are encouraged to apply.
Note to Filmmakers From Outside of the Washington DC area: Travel and housing costs are your own expense and responsibility for organizing.
Note to Filmmakers From Outside of the United States: Docs In Progress CANNOT  sponsor any visa applications. Please only apply if you can already work legally in the United States and indicate this in your application narrative. 


The deadline to apply for the Filmmaker Residency is January 5, 2015. All applicants will be notified by January 15.

A panel comprised of Docs In Progress staff, board, and regional film professionals will review applications using the following criteria:

  • Quality and feasibility of the proposal
  • Demonstrated need for our facilities
  • Quality of work sample
  • Commitment to the ideals of Docs In Progress
  • Clear articulation of how this opportunity will be valuable to their filmmaking career

Find out more about the Residency and Docs In Progress at Please review and prepare materials for the application prior to applying online.

Gregg Schwenk
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link


Enter your film today to be a part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! The Newport Beach Film Festival regular deadline is DECEMBER 19th.

During the week of the festival, Newport Beach Festival hosts over fifteen special events and mixers, including our intimate Sunset Series receptions for filmmakers, that offer the opportunity to meet fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.



The Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2015.

For more information, visit


Michael Collins
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link

Hi everyone. Looking for a shooter in DC for 3 day gig at the World Bank starting this wednesday. Would be 3 full days. Need someone with own equipment. Would be covering a dynamic leadership workshop and shooting some short interviews.

Job can include editing a short 3-5 piece from the footage.

Sorry it's so last minute. If you know anyone or are interested to discuss, please email me at michael(at)thoughtfulrobot(dot)com 



Michael Collins
Mon 1 Dec 2014Link

In reply to Michael Collins's post on Mon 1 Dec 2014: we got someone. thank you. 

Patrick Richmond
Tue 2 Dec 2014Link

Hello!  We are looking for an editor for our feature doc, for approx 9 months.  We have funding and Oscar nominated producers.  We can't divulge the subject matter, but will of course discuss it with candidates.


Please send inquiries, resumes, and other responses to:



Thank you very much!

Michal Goldman
Wed 3 Dec 2014Link

Hi -

I'm looking for an AP in the Boston area who can help me prepare for some upcoming shoots in the US and Egypt for my film about Gamal Abdel Nasser, and also a bit later on searching for/ordering archival masters. A fluent Arabic speaker would be a huge plus (Niam Itani has been helping me in this search) as would some knowledge of quickbooks. Most important though is experience working on overseas productions, common sense, great organization, follow-through and reliability, and good people-skills. Salary negotiable. Suggestions eagerly awaited. Please write to me: michal(at)filmmakerscollab(dot)org

Nelson Kao
2 days agoLink

Hi everyone, 

I would like to share a documentary festival in Taiwan

Viewpoint from Danish director:

Pursuing an urban space with more humanized

Unique Feature: The Charm of Taoyuan


It is a first attempt in Taiwan to choose “Urban Disintegration” as the topic of International Taoyaun Documentary Festival. On the first of November, Danish director Andreas Dalsgaard was invited to join in "face to face session" to share his ideas of the documentary he filmed- The Human Scale. Besides, he gave some suggestions for Taoyuan government about what he observed of the development of modern city.

Give urban space back to citizens

THE HUMAN SCALE shows the case to find a new design of modern cities and the masterpiece of theory visualized which presented by Danish architecture Jan Gehl. From the case studies of Beijing, Chongqing, Dhaka, New York and Copenhagen, this documentary discusses how to retrospect and reconstruct humanized urban and to fulfill the needs of social comfort and warmth.

In this film, these developing cities constantly built elevated roads and encouraged the citizens to buy vehicles in order to impetrate economic development. The high rate of urban spread caused the pressure to people’s living spaces and ended up bringing congestion and unhappiness; the profit of small businesses decrease and the crime rate increases in the dark lanes. Such modern cities destroyed the interaction between people and city.

However, the government of Copenhagen came to the reverse consideration of 40 years planning strategy. They reduced 2%-3% parking lots annually and increased public transportation and public bikes to enforce car-free area once a month, once a week. These small and constant changes help the citizens get used to a lifestyle without traffic and bring crowds to the city.

 “Increasing traffic is not necessarily helpful in solving residents’ problems!” said by Hsiao-Wei Lin, the assistant professor of Department of Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University. Through design to remove vehicles from city center, it will keep the people staying longer in the city and lead to the boom in urban economy. On the basis of it, it’s helpful for us to draw lessons to find the best way between people and the city.


The possibility to develop urban agriculture.

Dalsgaard also gave some advice from the viewpoint of director to the future development of Taoyuan: “Only the people who live in the city know the urban space. What kind of activities do they like and how do they get along with the place they live? This is the most important factor to build an urban space.”

He found that there are more green spaces and vacant land in Taoyuan. By using the farm pond of Taoyuan and combining with green land and farmland might make Taoyuan a more unique and potential city.

 “City forms the people and the people forms the city they lived in which inspire us to treat our city with good will.” Benjamin Tchang, Director-General of Taoyuan County’s Cultural Affairs Bureau, said that the documentary festival described the great city transformation and pointed out some prospects of the future city. “We really gain invaluable experience from the outstanding documentaries to find a proper way for urban development. “


Organized by Taoyuan County Government and Taoyuan County Council

Implemented by Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government

For more Information, please visit our official website

Carlos Gomez
2 days agoLink

Good to know about this festival Nelson! Do keep us updated for next year's edition.

Seftel Productions
about 8 hours agoLink

Office Space – Edit Suites
Editorial Suites & Production Office Space Rental

Seftel Productions Inc. is a boutique Documentary Film/TV company located in the heart of DUMBO. We have three edit suites available for short or long-term rental. Features include:
• Newly Built Edit Suites
• Fully furnished suites with Avid, FCP7 and Adobe available upon request
• Cat 6 wiring for high speed internet access
• 24/7 keycard access to building
• Utilities and cleaning services included
• In-House Technical Support
• Assistant Editor Support available for a fee
• Access to DUMBOs Food Truck Lot (link to schedule)
• Kitchenette stocked with essentials and Refrigerator for storage
• Network printing
• Shared Conference Room Access
• Reception area to receive packages and greet clients

Please contact for all inquiries and further detail.

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