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John Gomez, Speech-language pathologist and LA documentary award winning filmmaker shares his journey to self-producing his award-winning documentary, “When I Sutter”.
He details the steps required to create the film, which includes educating himself more about stuttering and fluency directly from experts like Barry Guitar. He also discusses doubts, editing issues, and the responsibility of telling people’s stories through a documentary.
John also discusses his road to funding, including success with Kickstarter. He shares how you make money with a documentary, distribution issues, legal representation, self-distribution, building a community and the importance of grassroots support.
- Self-funding and Kickstarter campaign
- School district support
- Legal issues
- Film Screenings
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John mentioned he is focusing his next documentary here.
LA Unified School District
John is grateful for their support and ability to take time off from work for travel to do screenings and share the film, jugging weekends and holiday times.
Special thanks to John Gomez for joining us!
Music Credit: Scott Holmes Music Corporate-Business
Podcast Production: Danielle Reed