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Sea to Sky Stream | Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

Indie Docs: Trending Now

Sea to Sky | Totally Indie Day

Indie Docs: Trending Now

SAT, Sept. 29 9:00AM – 10:15AM

If you’re a fan of the documentary genre, get ready to be inspired by this session, which shines a spotlight on pop-culture documentaries and the "hidden world" of industrial music docs. As the demand and interest in the documentary form continues to grow, audiences for documentary content have become more specialized and fragmented. Our panel will focus on how documentary production occurs in terms of financing and budgeting while exploring the opportunities and challenges of reaching a niche audience. Dava Whisenant is a filmmaker and the director of Bathtubs Over Broadway (winner, Best New Documentary Director prize at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival). Her other music docs, as producer and/or editor, include the Grammy-nominated film Two Trains Runnin’, and Under the Electric Sky and An American Masters. Brent Hodge, Director, Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is a Leo award-winning filmmaker whose credits include A Brony Tale, The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions and Pistol Shrimps, to name a few.

Guest Speakers

Brent Hodge, Director, Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

Dava Whisenant, Director/Producer/Co-Writer, Bathtubs Over Broadway


Kevin Eastwood, Writer/Director, Producer, After the Sirens

Presented by STORYHIVE

Running Time: 75 mins
Session Participants
Kevin Eastwood Director/Writer/Producer, After The Sirens
Optic Nerve Films
Brent Hodge Director, Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
Dava Whisenant Director


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