Author: Sheila Curran Bernard

Sheila Curran Bernard is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker whose credits include the PBS series Eyes on the Prize and I’ll Make Me a World. This article is adapted from her book, Documentary Storytelling for Film and Videomakers, published in October 2003 by Focal Press. For more information, see

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From Idea to Story

Suppose that you’re thinking of doing a documentary film about Elvis Presley, or a diner in your home town, or images of Islam in American popular culture. Something about the topic has caught your interest, and you think you want to take it to the next level. First, ask yourself what it is about the… Read more »