“Blood on their Hands” – A Documentary Film
by Michael J McNulty
Why a feature length documentary…
Why a goal of $398,500?
This is not a small story. It requires a large telling. In other words, it could not be told in thirty minutes. Because of its complexity this story will require an hour and three quarters, and it must be told fairly for all involved.
When Robert Di Niro introduced our first Documentary film, “Waco- The Rules of Engagement,” at the Oscars in 1997, he compared documentary film making to jumping out of an airplane with a parachute – sky diving. ‘You think you have a good idea of where you’re going with the story and then in the process you land somewhere else entirely!’
That is documentary film making.
There is another reason for a one and three quarter’s hour presentation. Theaters generally don’t run short documentaries. You have to “Four Wall” or rent the theater…’buy’ the room for a given number of showings. This type of presentation to the public is where “Buzz” about a story is created. And “Buzz” will be essential in promoting the telling of this story to a broad audience.
Why am I telling you all this?