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, treatment 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 attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Raim is known for his documentaries about overlooked artists of Hollywood's Golden Age, including "The Man on Lincoln's Nose," nominated for the 2001 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject. Raim's 2015 doc "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story" premiered as an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for The Golden Eye (L'Œil d'or, le prix du documentaire - Cannes) and got distribution on Netflix. In addition to his theatrical films, Daniel has written, produced, and directed 28 original documentaries for the Criterion Collection about cinema masters, including John Cassavetes, Buster Keaton, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Kelly Reichardt. In 2019, Raim directed and produced ​the TCM feature documentary "Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers." In Spring of 2022, Daniel's brand new Jeff Goldblum-narrated documentary feature, "Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen," had its theatrical release through Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber and is now streaming on Paramount+. Follow Daniel's work at

(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).