Filmmakers Attribute Growing Demand for Documentaries to Streaming Sites
Documentary and docuseries creators have found themselves amidst a rapidly expanding market for their work.During the FYC Fest documentary roundtable, Variety‘s Matt Donnelley discussed the state of documentary filmmaking with panelists including “Time” director Garrett Bradley, “Boys State” director Amanda McBaine, “Rebuilding Paradise” director Ron Howard, “The Dissident” director Bryan Fogle, “Welcome to Chechnya” director David France and “Crip Camp” director Nicole Newnham.“So much of filmmaking, regardless of the genre, is about us understanding ourselves as human beings and as a culture,” Bradley said.
“Filmmaking and the camera is an investigation of what happens when that occurs.
And so it feels like a natural inclination that documentary filmmaking is doing the same thing, but in a more direct way.”This storytelling aspect of documentary filmmaking, much like in any other medium, allows viewers to invest in the information being relayed to them.
And though many successful documentaries
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