April 23, 2018

Why Now is the Time to Make Your Short Doc

Death Metal Grandma
Three SXSW filmmakers discuss why this may be the golden age for documentary shorts, and how theirs got made.

This episode of the No Film School podcast welcomes a great roundtable of three filmmakers who had short docs screening at SXSW last month, including Charlie Tyrell, who won the festival’s Jury Award for My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes, plus Mohammad Gorjestani (Sister Hearts) and Leah Galant (Death Metal Grandma). I think you’ll enjoy our conversation about the burgeoning doc shorts landscape, how they each got their projects made, and how shorts can fit into your filmmaking career’s bigger picture even if you’ve already worked on commercials or features.

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Featured image from Leah Galant's 'Death Metal Grandma.' This episode was edited by Jon Fusco.

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