How To Create An Award-Winning Netflix Documentary w/ Matt D'Avella

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By Rinaldo Ugrina, Alex Berman, and Chairman of Experiment 27. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Matt D'Avella is the director of the award-winning Netflix documentary Minimalism. His first feature-length documentary Minimalism was trending on Netflix and broke the top 10 documentaries on iTunes. Matt is also a host of The Ground Up Show. This show is sponsored by Experiment 27. Get the discovery call script & questions template HERE. In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:00] How did Matt create Minimalism
  • [02:37] How to generate an initial sales bump in iTunes
  • [05:02] About creating a watchable film
  • [05:40] What to look for in the first cut
  • [08:00] How not to lose your story in the process
  • [11:05] How did Matt fund the making of Minimalism
  • [12:50] Music is an important part of the film
  • [14:25] Mistakes don't take too much away from viewers
  • [17:25] You're more timid in the early shoots
  • [19:06] Release strategy for Minimalism
  • [23:07] How did Matt get an intro to Netflix
  • [24:30] What are Matt's plans for the future
  • [27:10] Why Matt started focusing on his podcast
  • [29:05] How minimalism opens you up to freedom
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