Recap: Screening of “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites”
Posted on May 29, 2012 by respiritu
Last Wednesday The Los Angeles Film School had the honor of screening American Colony: Meet the Hutterites, a docu-series executive produced by alumni Trever James and Luke Rold. They were both present beforehand along with Josh Dinner, a close friend who was another executive producer, and Jeff Collins, the founder and CEO of Collins Productions who green lit the entire project, to explain the process of getting the film produced.
They explained to the audience the entire process from idea, to sizzle reel, to production, and Collins emphasized two core components of getting the docu-series produced: access and relationships. James had access to the colony, and they all had positive, working relationships with Collins.
The sizzle reel and the first episode of the season were screened in the main threatre, and it had the audience entertained from the beginning. The episode left people feeling some how connected to these people and interested in their lives, which is exactly what great storytelling should do.
Make sure you catch the premiere of the 10-part docu-series TONIGHT, May 29, at 10pm et/pt on the National Geographic Channel.