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

  • Personal instruction through Jilann's Documentary Budgeting Masterclass

  • Feedback on your trailer or pitch

  • Distribution Strategy

About The Filmmaker

Documentary Producer-Director Jilann Spitzmiller

Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on the BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Aljazeera, PBS, Canal+ and many other channels worldwide.

Spitzmiller is a 3-time recipient of ITVS funding and has twice received Sundance Institute funding. She has been a Sundance Institute fellow and a mentor at NALIP's Producer's Lab, as well as a guest panelist and teacher at many festivals and workshops. Her work has won more than 20 awards and has been shown around the globe.

She is co-founder of DocuMentors and is deeply committed to helping filmmakers world-wide have the most impact that they can by telling their best story possible.

Jilann Spitzmiller (center) at the Sundance Film Festival 
for her documentary SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS


  • 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 Jilann'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!


by CRISTINA MCCANDLESS, “FROM ZIMBABWE TO SANTA FE” (Winner of 5 film festival awards)

"Jilann's many talents, filmmaking expertise and loving support was indispensable during pre-production, production and post-production of our award-winning documentary. From creating a film treatment through the final edit, Jilann's brilliant spirit encouraged us as well as showed us how to proceed when we felt discouraged and overwhelmed by the capricious nature of filmmaking. "

"Hit just the right chord"

by RICHARD WILHELM & SUE ARBUTHNOT, "DRYLAND" (World premiere Big Sky Documentary Film Fest, winner Best Documentary NW Filmmaker, Eugene International Film Festival)

"After we had the benefit of your great consultation session, we recut the film to a new version that we really feel tells the story we wanted to tell. We returned many times to your notes, which so often hit just the right chord."

Choose Your Private Consulting Option:

PLEASE NOTE: These options are for private consulting services only. If you are in need of a producer/director/team member for your project, please contact Jilann 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).

Courses created by Jilann Spitzmiller