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 documentary filmmaker about YOUR project.

Ask anything you like!

Topics for the call can include:

  • Documentary Idea Development

  • Funding, Proposals and Budgeting

  • Rough Cut / Fine Cut Review

  • How to break into the filmmaking biz

  • Ideas for how to structure your documentary

  • Feedback on your trailer or pitch

  • Distribution Strategy

About The Filmmaker

Documentary Director - Producer

Hank Rogerson is a documentary filmmaker and educator whose work has premiered at Sundance, SXSW and DOCNYC, and has been broadcast around the world on outlets such as BBC, PBS, Aljazeera, Sundance Channel, Canal +, and Discovery Networks.

Hank directed SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS which had a theatrical run of over 25 U.S. cities and won 11 awards on the festival circuit.

His latest award-winning film made with Jilann Spitzmiller, STILL DREAMING, premiered on PBS in April 2018 and is an inspiring film about aging and the creative process.

Hank also co-produced, directed and edited HOMELAND, a film about four families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as well as CIRCLE OF STORIES, a cutting edge multi-media project that brings to life the vibrant art of Native American storytelling, both for PBS.

Hank has twice been a Sundance Institute Fellow, and also was a writer for two seasons of the popular Discovery documentary series, MEDICAL DIARY.

He has won ITVS funding three times and also has been awarded grants from many other prestigious sources including the Sundance Documentary Fund and the Soros Open Society Institute.

He was a professor of film production for over 14 years at schools including USC, College of Santa Fe and Santa Fe University of Art and Design. He is currently teaching the Documentary Grant Writing Masterclass here at Desktop Documentaries (part of the Documentary Proposal Template Pack).

He is a master storyteller who enjoys the unique challenges of documentary and has been mentoring filmmakers for more than 15 years.

"Gifted Storyteller"

by Jason Natzke

"Hank is a gifted storyteller and leader, with an innate understanding of visual narrative and its many forms. His ability to uncover the emotional truths at the heart of any story make his creative voice one that inspires and motivates."

"Simply Amazing"

by Jason Reid

"Hank Rogerson is simply amazing. I am a brand new film maker who is working on a documentary film called, Tell My Story. It is about epidemic of teen suicide in the world today. I am doing this film as a tribute to my son who killed himself in March of 2018. As you can imagine this is a very emotional subject for me. Hank has been fantastic about helping me to flush out what the point of the movie should be and my role in it. I look forward to his continued support and advice as we move forward."



  • 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 Hank'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!

5-Hour Consulting Package


Courses by Hank Rogerson