Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Meeting Academy Award Winning Filmmakers

Barbara Trent speaks at the Documentary Summit: Raleigh,
with her Academy Award sitting on the table in front of her.
On Sunday I met two Academy Award winning filmmakers, Barbara Trent and David Kasper. They were at the Documentary Summit in Raleigh. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both of them, and learn about their filmmaking experiences. I bought The Panama Deception and can't wait to watch it. I also asked a few questions related to Abandoned Allies.

If you want to read more about my experience meeting them, read it here. I'm still processing the weekend and all that happened. Stay tuned and I'll share more as soon as I can!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Documentary Summit

This weekend I'm attending the Documentary Summit, a two-day event where filmmakers talk about filmmaking. Day one was really enjoyable, and I'm looking forward to today.

Yesterday I got to hang with some fun folks and hear about the work their doing, including Angela Alford who created Granny's Got Game. I'd seen her work online and it's been such a pleasure to talk to her about it in real life. I can't wait to see her documentary about ladies in their 70s who play basketball.

We heard from film folks based locally like Joanne Hershfield, Cynthia Hill, Rebecca Cerese, Eric Johnson, Jeffrey Scott Pearson, Steve Milligan, and Elisabeth Haviland James. I hope today will be just as enjoyable, and I'm sure it will.

If you want to see the full schedule for the Documentary Summit Raleigh, visit www.documentarysummit.com.