"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen." -- Robert Bresson, French Film Director
Empowering you to tell your story is what we're all about here at Desktop Documentaries.
This site is dedicated to filmmaking enthusiasts of all levels looking for guidance, perspective and insight about documentary filmmaking.
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Faith Fuller is the founder and editor of this site. She's been in the filmmaking, video production, news and communications industry for 20+ years. She has produced 1500+ productions including news stories, documentaries, PSA's and educational videos. Her filmmaking travels have taken her to 40+ countries around the world including Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Honduras, Romania, Egypt and Malaysia.
Her work has been seen on CNN, The Discovery Health Channel and PBS and won numerous awards including Telly's, a CINE and regional EMMY.
Her first feature-length documentary, Briars in the Cotton Patch, was broadcast on PBS stations across the United States from 2005 - 2010.
Faith has a dynamic network of filmmaking colleagues who either contribute, consult or who are profiled on Desktop-Documentaries.com, hence the "we" you may see throughout this site.
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