Next week our director, Denise McGill, and producer, Sherard Duvall, are heading to the 2018 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington, DC! Our film, Gullah Gone: Preserving The Land, Water, and Culture of the Sea Islands is one of nine documentaries chosen to be a part of the Docs in Progess DX Pitch Program.
Gullah Gone was selected from over 50 works-in-progress documentaries presented around the country over the past year. The Peer Pitch program is a full day program giving documentary filmmakers an opportunity to make a verbal pitch, receive feedback, and learn about real opportunities for distribution on prestigious national platforms to some of the leading film distribution and funding organizations in the country. Previous participants in DX Pitch have gone on to be funded by prestigious organizations like the Sundance Documentary Fund and been accepted into other industry pitching opportunities.
The sponsor of the Peer Pitch program, Docs in Progress, in a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster a supportive community for documentaries and the people creating them. We are so excited for this opportunity and wish McGill and Duvall the best of luck during their time in D.C.!