Interesting New York Times article – very timely as Roger and I released our first doc film Kickstarter campaign for Flying Paper last week.
“Documentary directing teams — whether fiancées, best friends, siblings, spouses, or even exes — are standard in an industry not known for its remunerative prospects. On a tight budget two people can do most of the labor on a film, which can take many years to complete. It’s a formula that has proven successful.”
“The work carries over to the apartment, and into bed, and over to the next morning at breakfast,” Mr. Redmon said. “It’s a triangular relationship.”
Sometimes it feels like Roger and I have been in the same boat, while sharing a room and working late nights in Cairo, Gaza or New York on this doc over the past 2 years.
Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/movies/documentarians-work-in-pairs-and-fight-about-it.html
– Nitin Sawhney