Observational Documentary – Probing The Public, Unlocking The Private

Ob-docs are becoming a lost art, and the special challenges they present are not fully understood or appreciated. OzDox called out for ob-doc projects in production, and the selected filmmakers had the opportunity to pitch to a panel of experienced practitioners made up of Tom Zubrycki, Bob Connolly and Pat Fiske, who interrogated their ideas and methods, and answered questions.

The panelists started by taking the audience through one each of their well known ob-doc projects: Facing the Music (Connolly), Love and Marriage in Kabul (Fiske) and Molly & Mobarak (Zubrycki).

The film makers chosen to pitch their projects were:
Kim Beamish‘Oyster’http://www.oysterfilm.com
Eleanor Gilbert‘Treaty Time (working title) – https://vimeo.com/user1605040/videos’
Claire Evans & Jack Yabsley‘Kings of Baxter’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYVBj…
Margaret McHugh pitched her film ‘I hate you for other reasons’ but approval to screen the clip on Youtube was not obtained, so she does not feature in this video.

Event produced by Rowena Potts and Tom Zubrycki.