Hot Docs in Toronto always has a great place for me as they are very serious about their documentary films. When a certain lobbyist group tried everything they could to stop one of my films
Many people don’t want to think about the possibility of going blind, but image if you were an aware winning director and journalist who learns that they are going blind? Peabody Award winning journalist Joe Lovett has this happen to him, and rather than give up, he did what he does best. He made a documentary (Going Blind) about his journey to better understand what was happening
Last Christmas had the dark Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and this year, you can do a double header of heavy films with Hugh Jackman’s Les Miserables and Peter Jackson’s documentary about the West Memphis Three entitled West Of Memphis about Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has gotten quite a bit of press, but when anyone of her stature does a movie about Osama bin Laden’s hunt, capture and death, there’s going to be a lot of curiosity and interest. The first teaser trailer has hit with some interesting images.
Those Astron-6 guys are back to give us a better look at what went on behind the scenes of their controversial ‘Father’s Day’ movie in ‘No Sleep No Surrender: The Making Of Father’s Day’, and it looks like a cool indie filmmaker guide on how to do it cheap while torturing your cast.
Even if you’ve seen every ‘Paradise Lost’ documentary about the ‘West Memphis Three’, ‘West Of Memphis’ is still a must see as it presents even more insights into the crazy controversial case that has gripped millions of people.
Peter Jackson collaboration with ‘West Memphis Three’ Damien Echols unveiled their powerful poster and trailer for ‘West Of Memphis’ right on the heels of HBO’s premiere of Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky’s ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’.
With their ‘Paradise Lost Trilogy’ Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have shown the power of true documentary filmmaking. ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’ ends with on a happy yet frustrating note for the real ‘West Memphis Three’.
HBO will be airing the Bruce Sinofsky/Joe Berlinger final installment of their ‘Paradise Lost’ trilogy with ‘Purgatory’ next month, but Peter Jackson will be hitting the film circuit next year with his own documentary of the controversial high profile case.
The 85th Academy Awards documentary category has been whittled down to 15 nominated docs including the powerful ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’ and ‘If A Tree Falls’.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced its nominations for the 2011 IDA Documentary Awards this week and one of my favorites ‘How To Die In Oregon’ made the featured category.