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Documentary First is your all-access guide to the world of documentary filmmaking. With her own “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” film well underway, Director Christian Taylor sits down with Josh and Jason to explore the highs and lows of film creation.

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Documentary First is your all-access guide to the world of documentary filmmaking. With her own “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” film well underway, Director Christian Taylor sits down with Josh and Jason to explore the highs and lows of film creation.

    Episode 172 | Notes From the Writer's Desk

    Episode 172 | Notes From the Writer's Desk

    Zach Callaghan refreshes us on how he joined the team as a staff writer. Initially hired to help with documentary guideline work, he also shares how he become an impromptu production crew member in France.

    • 53 min
    Episode 171 | The Band is Back Together! (sort of)

    Episode 171 | The Band is Back Together! (sort of)

    At the tail-end of her journey in France this Summer, Christian talks with Josh Lindsay about the thick of what was a packed schedule. Screenings, filming a sizzle reel, and honoring veterans were just a few of the things on the list. Listen to hear the rest!
    DocuView Déjà Vu:
    American Movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/
    Somebody Feed Phil: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7752034

    • 54 min
    Episode 170 | And We're Back!

    Episode 170 | And We're Back!

    Carentan sizzle reel shoot is done! Christian and Co-Producer, Michelle Coupey review the past few weeks with TGWWF and give a quick peek into the most recent shoot in Normandy.

    • 41 min
    Episode 169 | Back to Normandy!

    Episode 169 | Back to Normandy!

    By the time you're reading this, Christian will have already left Georgia for France. This is a fresh recollection of the whirlwind of events that's happened on the US side with companies like Delta, Michelin, and the Best Defense Foundation. But now we're off to Normandy to film our next project, and how things like hiring a French crew on site and bringing over the Documentary First team is discussed.

    • 8 min
    Episode 168 | Corporate Sponsors

    Episode 168 | Corporate Sponsors

    Christian and Jason dive into Christian’s last week of travels for the film, then we dive into corporate sponsorships and what they mean for filmmakers.
    Christian walks us through her visit to New York City, the players club, site seeing, and visiting Staten Island.
    After that we dive into corporate sponsorships, what they mean for a filmmaker, a film, and the company sponsoring.
    XUMO.TV
    DocuView Déjà Vu:
    Lost in La Mancha: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308514/

    • 55 min
    Episode 167 | Reims Recap

    Episode 167 | Reims Recap

    Today we’re joined by just Christian and Jason, Christian’s back from Reims, France. We discuss Josh’s middle initial, Christian’s visit to the Red Movie Awards, and her wins! Christian gives us the rundown of the film festival. We detour into best networking practices, bringing something to offer. Then Christian gives us an update about her new distribution agreement.
    DocuView Déjà Vu:
    Class Action Park: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11015214/
    Before the Flood: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5929776/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Jj8282l ,

Sneak peek into the Rustle n' Bustle

Far from a sanitized/glamorous version of BTS filmmaking, I appreciate that the director, Christian Taylor gives an honest view of her difficult journey to making an award-winning movie.

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Insightful

Listening to this has genuinely gotten me more interested in supporting this project and seeing the film when it’s ready.

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Love it!

Thanks for sharing your heart here! It’s so encouraging to hear what you’ve learned & how your faith has informed this journey.

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