There’s just one place available on the View from Here‘s documentary development day for filmmakers who want to see their film in a state that is fit to fund. And, in case it helps make your mind up about applying, the date has changed. It will now take place on Tuesday, December 8 in Newton Abbot.
We caught up with Mick Catmull, one of the filmmakers leading the workshop, to find out a little more about documentary in one of our quick-fire Q&A’s.
Is there often a conflict between informing and entertaining?
What three things make a good documentary?
Story, access and actuality
What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you during filming, with regards to the film?
Having to deal with a contributor who committed suicide during filming
In the last few years there’s been a rise in environmental, issue led documentaries. Are there fashions in terms of subject matter and style?
What’s the most satisfying feature of making documentaries?
Having to keep an open mind
Mick Catmull, many thanks
â€¢ If you’ve got any questions about developing your documentary idea to one that has funders reaching into their pockets, apply for the event – substantial discount for ‘local’ filmmakers, apparently.