With an explosive doc catalog that includes titles like Cocaine Cowboys, Raw Deal and Screwball, Alfred Spellman is no stranger to high stakes filmmaking.
"The Russian Woodpecker" (2015) would become a global cautionary tale of what happens when people lose trust in their government.
When does a Copyright enter the Public Domain? We get this question all the time. We'd love to say, If published after this date add XX number of years, and then its OK to use. But—Heavy Sigh—we're talking legal stuff and legal stuff is never so easy.
As an indie doc filmmaker, getting to the final stages of completing your film can be grueling. Ordinarily, you've spent months or years on a project. In fact, you know the characters in your film better than your own family. Then comes the financial strain as you...
Much of documentary storytelling is about capturing footage of unfolding actuality — unscripted situations, events and natural interactions.
What's the difference between a documentary and a film that's based on a true story? Where is the line between documentary reenactment and dramatization? Which approach reveals more truth? Let's compare "Grey Gardens" the documentary and "Grey Gardens" the movie to try work through these questions.
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In our information-crammed lives, how many of us have been made to sit through coma-inducing fact-films or interminably tedious educational documentaries?Whether in school, at...