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66 – Making Your Splash as a Documentary Filmmaker with Kelly Richmond Pope
Episode 6623rd March 2018 • The Documentary Life • The Documentary Life
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We welcome CPA, Professor of Accountancy, fraud expert, and documentary filmmaker, Kelly Richmond Pope to the programme. Kelly comes highly recommended by other Kartemquin alum, and once you’ve heard this frank and open conversation about how she lives her doc life, you will surely understand why!


Topics Discussed

  • how a separate profession can lend itself very directly to your documentary life and films
  • importance of creating your own splash when it comes to festivals and distribution
  • how it’s actually more important to overestimate in your film budget proposals
  • definition of success is not what you thought it was as a doc filmmaker
  • using your film topic to align yourself with sponsors who will pay for your community screenings


Related Resources

In our episode, Kelly Richmond Pope talks about how she teaches accounting through the lens of film and fraud. Below you can watch a recent TedX where Kelly discusses why we hate the whistleblower.


° Watch a trailer for Kelly Richmond Pope’s All the Queen’s Horses:


Nothing But The Truth

Check out Kelly’s brand new podcast, Nothing But the Truth:

Nothing But The Truth is a podcast that investigates fraud from the inside out. Taking us on a journey through fascinating stories of corruption and whistle-blowing told straight from the source, co-hosts forensic accounting professor Kelly Pope and conscious millennial sound editor Tim Edson challenge us to rethink what we “know” about victims and perps. In each episode, listeners grapple with the question: could you commit this crime, or tell on someone who does?


The Young Filmmaker

In the episode I talked about receiving an email from a 16 year old Luther Clayton who has been inspired by TDL to go out and create his own adventure doc series, The Adventure Diaries. Watch his mission video:


Sponsors & Thank You’s

Free Music ArchiveSpecial Thank You to recording artist, Dlay who supplied music for this week’s episode of TDL. You too can download his music or other artist’s music by going to Free Music Archive today!



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