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Desktop Documentaries is ALL THINGS documentary. We love everything about making documentaries! ❤️

Whether it's a 2-minute mini-documentary, a doc series for Netflix or a 90-minute feature film, we've got you covered.

Get started with our free documentary starter mini-course.


"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen." 

- Robert Bresson, French Film Director



Meet Our Team: How Can We Help You?


Faith Fuller

Faith Fuller is the founder and publisher of Desktop Documentaries. She's been in the filmmaking and communications industry for 30+ years, producing 1500+ news stories, documentaries, short films, PSA's and educational programs. Her feature documentary 'Briars in the Cotton Patch' premiered on PBS, got distribution on Netflix and is currently offered for educational streaming on Kanopy. 

Instructor: 7-Day Documentary Crash Course



Daniel Raim

Academy Award®-Nominated Daniel Raim has written, produced and directed 28 original documentaries for the Criterion Collection. In addition, he's directed three award-winning and critically acclaimed feature documentaries which have gotten distribution on Netflix, Paramount+, TCM and others.

Instructor: Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting 101 Essentials



Peter Hamilton instructor RD

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton is a former CBS executive and renowned media strategist who has directed his New York-based international consulting firm for 30+ years.

His clients have included NBC, Discovery, A+E Networks, National Geographic Channels, Global Canal+ and BBC; the Rockefeller Foundation.

Instructor: Netflix 2023: Selling Your Documentary To Netflix and The Streamers!



Jilann Spitzmiller

Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning Documentary Filmmaker whose work has appeared on the BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, PBS and many more. 

She has successfully raised over $1-million for documentary projects (including 3 ITVS funding awards and two Sundance Documentary Fund grants). 

Instructor: Documentary Budgeting Masterclass / Templates



Hank Rogerson

Hank Rogerson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with credits including SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, picked up 11 awards on the festival circuit, and was broadcast worldwide. He produced and directed HOMELAND and CIRCLE OF STORIES for National PBS.

Instructor: Documentary Proposal & Grant Writing Masterclass / Template Pack



Anna Darrah

Anna Darrah is an experienced film buyer, negotiating with and licensing 800+ films in her 15+ years working for Gaiam and Spiritual Cinema Circle. She is currently Head of Development for Film Nest Studios.

Anna has been an active player on the festival circuit and currently advises filmmakers on custom distribution strategies. 

Co-Instructor: "Selling Your Documentary For Maximum Profit and Impact"



Gordon Firemark

Gordan Firemark is an entertainment attorney based in California and also teaches Entertainment Law in Columbia College Hollywood's film program.

He's the producer and host of Entertainment Law Update, a podcast for artists and professionals in the entertainment industries and the author of The Podcast, Blog and New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide. 

Instructor: Documentary Legal & Business Essentials Tool Kit



Tom Jennings instructor RD

Tom Jennings

Tom Jennings, a Peabody Award-Winning Producer, has delivered 500+ films to streamers & channels including Netflix, Nat Geo, Disney+, PBS and many more!

Instructor: "Find, Develop & Pitch Documentary Ideas That Sell"



Caitlin Cooper

Caitlin Cooper is a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist. She is the co-founder of the production company Cine Vita, whose work has been screened and workshopped all over the world. She is currently serving as Digital Content Manager for Desktop Documentaries.

Got Story Ideas? Send them to Caitlin through our Contact Form.



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"Thank you! You really make this learning experience so easy. It probably would have taken me years to find all of this out on my own!" - Josue Oropeza, Hemet, CA


"I love your site, and I appreciate the way you turn complicated concepts into clear, concise, easy to digest information. I am working on my first documentary, and you are someone I turn to." -Pamela Enzweiler Pulice, Reel Stories Productions


"I found your site by chance... Congratulations, as someone who's made a living out of documentaries for 30 years, this is one of the most comprehensive summaries of what it takes to do it that I've ever seen."  ~ Leo Eaton


"Thank you for being such a valuable resource for everything Documentary... I've scoured the internet looking for a resourceful website and have not found anything close to DD. Once again thank you and I look forward to all of your advice, courses, tips, and weekly emails." - David Garza





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