My Top 10 Filmmaking Lessons

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

So today is an exciting day for me because my Top 10 Filmmaking Lessons article is featured on one of the most popular documentary film resource sites out there, Desktop Documentaries.

In the pre-production phase of Mr. Gele, I came across Desktop Documentaries when I asked Google for the "best resource website for documentary filmmakers". was the first website to pop up. At the time, I was looking for a reliable site that could provide access to contract templates that pertained to documentaries. Upon further research of the site, I came across the Documentary Legal Forms Starter Pack. I purchased the package that instant without hesitation. It was exactly what I was looking for. These set of forms were a giant help to me and once I was able to customize them to suit my project, I was well on my way. And I can't thank Faith Fuller enough for all her efforts in creating this site. Faith is the founder and publisher of Desktop Documentaries and this website is full of essential tools and resources that cover topics on budgeting, fundraising, storytelling, surviving film festivals, distribution, grants, gear, filmmaker forums, you name it, she has it.  For documentary filmmakers like myself, this site is a gold mine! It definitely helped me in my journey with completing, Mr. Gele. 

So you can imagine my delight when she asked me to contribute an article to share lessons that I have learned from making Mr. Gele! Of course, I said yes and now I am excited to share my top 10 filmmaking lessons with you. 

 Top 10 Lessons Learning Making Documentary Short "Mr. Gele"

Thanks Faith for giving me this platform to share these lessons and for all that you do for documentary filmmakers out there! Your site truly ROCKS!!!

In addition to providing resourceful documentary content on Desktop Documentaries, Faith Fuller is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on CNN, Netflix and PBS, just to mention a few. Her first feature length documentary, Briars in the Cotton Patch is available on Amazon and streaming on Kanopy.