Documentary Consulting Package

Are you in need of some one-on-one help with your documentary?

Are you stuck or struggling with some aspect of the filmmaking process?

This is your chance to speak one-on-one with a seasoned Oscar-Nominated filmmaker about YOUR project.

Ask anything you like!

Topics for the call can include:

  • Documentary Idea Development
  • Trailer Review (Fundraising, WIP)
  • Rough Cut or Fine Cut Review
  • How to break into the filmmaking biz
  • Ideas for how to structure your documentary
  • Personal instruction through Daniel's Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting Course*
  • Feedback on your proposal or pitch
  • Distribution Ideas

**Students enrolled in Daniel's Documentary Scriptwriting and Storytelling Class get a 25% discount on consulting. (Check inside the class for your coupon)

How It Works

  • STEP 1

    Choose one of the consulting options below and click the red buy button to pre-pay for your consulting.

  • STEP 2

    You'll immediately receive access to Daniel's personal email and you can book your call whenever you're ready.

  • STEP 3

    Hop on the call at the appointed time and get all your questions answered!

About The Filmmaker

Documentary Writer-Director

Daniel Raim

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim has made a career directing documentaries dedicated to the art and craft of filmmaking. He has directed three award-winning and critically acclaimed feature documentaries and numerous documentary short subjects. Three of those films received impressive theatrical releases, including HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (2015, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival + Turner Classic Movies broadcast premiere + Netflix 2018 release). In 2019, his most recent documentary feature IMAGE MAKERS: THE ADVENTURES OF AMERICA'S PIONEER CINEMATOGRAPHERS premiered on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Through Daniel's films and his teaching, he has inspired future generations of storytellers and visual artists around the world.  How to hire Daniel

(ABOVE) Daniel Raim at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival world premiere of HAROLD AND LILLIAN 

"Thank you"

By: Jason Loftus/Director/Producer, Ask No Questions (2020), Slamdance Documentary Feature Competition Finalist

"Thank you for your feedback (twice!) on our film last year. You were able to pinpoint several key areas we needed to strengthen to help our film reach its potential. After considering your input and making edits, ASK NO QUESTIONS premiered at Slamdance and has been very well received since! I really enjoyed working with you, and I look forward to collaborating again on my next project."

"Extremely illuminating"

by Mark Till/Lifesong Legacy Videography

"My hour tele-conference (with Daniel) was extremely illuminating. I was seeking a top-level documentarian who could clearly communicate with me….and he did. I felt he was genuinely interested in me as a student and was authentically curious about my film. Being I am a 35 education veteran, I know good teaching…this was the real deal."

"Master film class"

by Tim Bartell/Doggie Dream Productions (Hollywood)

"Coming out of the craze of shooting and having tons of disorganized footage, I was overwhelmed. Bringing it to Dan was like coming out of a storm into a safe harbor. He got us organized and focused and soon we were off and editing. I already knew Dan was very intelligent about film. But until we started working together I had no idea exactly how high is cinematic IQ was. Working with him was like taking a master film class."

Choose Your Private Consulting Options:

SPECIAL NOTE: These sessions are for consulting services only. If you are in need of a producer/director/team member for your project, please contact Daniel directly (click email link in bio) to be considered on a case by case basis.

Rough Cut Review + 1-Hour Consult

If you have a short film (less than 30 minutes), please send an email to figure alternate pricing (click email link in bio section).