Six filmmakers were invited to speak on the topic of “Developing the Doc” during a panel discussion at the Goshen Brewing Company on the final day of the 2019 River Bend Film Festival.
“It used to be that you needed film and technicians and thousands of dollars,” Melnechuk said of the industry. “Now that you don’t have that, what I think hopefully can change is how immediate the process of creating a film can be. Everyone is pulling out their cameras to take selfies, and I think that might change the way films look and feel if there’s less setup, the intention is more immediate and direct, etc.”
Pictured, from left, are Kyle Hufford, a film and video production teacher at Goshen College representing the film “Deep Dive”; Riley Mills, co-director of the short film “Honeysuckle Whiskey”; David Kendall, moderator; Elizabeth Derstine, co-director of “Honeysuckle Whiskey”; Nikhil Melnechuk, producer of the film “Don’t Be Nice”; Shawn Rhodes, producer of the film “This Is Love”; and Matt Litwiller, representing the short film “Liminal”.