A new episode of the Writing Coach Podcast is up!
I want to introduce you to Christopher Clark, a freelance journalist and filmmaker. He’s reported from 13 African countries, and this year has made the move from longform articles to short documentaries.
This is an interesting strategy to get commissions for underrreported stories and stories that lend themselves to longform but that don’t find a home with the usual suspects in terms of outlets. As you listen I think you’ll agree that it’s a great example of transforming an obstacle into a strategy.
Chris shares his biggest learning takeaways from making his first film, how pitching documentaries differs from pitching written articles, shifting your emphasis in terms of subject matter, and the importance of upskilling your multimedia game.
“The Reluctant Vigilante” premieres on Al Jazeera on October 21. (If, like me, you no longer have a real TV, it’ll be online in another week.)
Link to the Writing Coach Podcast is in my bio, or else search “writing coach podcast” in your fave podcast app and look for the yellow pencil.