235 - Drew Maynard - Pick The Right Project (Mistakes In The Making)

MAKE IT Podcast, Bonsai Creative, Drew Maynard, Filmmaker, Film

In this episode, Writer/Director Drew Maynard explains how a cultural disconnect with the subject of his film made him question if he was the right one to tell the story. This is an amazing reflection on the importance of cultural connection in documentary filmmaking and how having diversity in your team can make all the difference.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

About Drew Maynard

Drew Maynard is a filmmaker and photographer born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. One of his favorite things in the world is to work with friends on short films, music videos, docs, and photo shoots. He and his wife enjoy going on walks in their neighborhood and drinking cheap wine on school nights. It's very possible that their dog Bolo is a tornado in a puppy costume.


Drew Maynard The Watermelon Woman (film) Bolo Brothers Creatives Shine Service (documentary)


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