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  • When Doc Makers Do Press.... 02/02/12

    The gang clowns around...
    The gang clowns around...
    The funny thing is, Jeremiah is actually burning DVDs of his film on the laptop, so that's real fear in his voice when Morgan reaches for it...
    David Leitner ("Newton Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste") has fun with a prop.

    Sundance and other such large and business-intensive film festivals can be about as surreal as surreal can be. Filmmakers are treated like kings for a while (which is nice) but they can also be put into rather odd situations. Like when the Focus Forward filmmakers (David Leitner, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremiah Zagar, Jessica Yu and Phil Cox) spent the day bouncing around from photo studio to photo studio getting shot, with a detour to the AP photo studio/gifting suite. 

    While this might be normal behavior for some filmmakers, doc makers are often a more restrained lot. The high life is not something to which they are often treated and photo shoots are not their milieu. They are usually the ones doing the shooting, which may explain the look of wry bemusement on David Leitner's face in this video and the general looks of "What are we doing here!?" in the stills...