Fundraising and Professional Writing for Documentary Films
Effective writing for all your documentary fundraising and pitching needs

Documentary Film Writing for Funding

Since 2004 I’ve written successful proposals for: California Humanities Documentary Fund; NEH; ITVS; Catapult Film Fund; Sundance Documentary Fund; Creative Capital; Just Films; IDA Enterprise Film Fund; Pare Lorentz Film Fund; Vision Maker Media; LEF Moving Image Fund; Creative Capital and many more. I’ve also written many (often successful) applications to: Sundance Catalyst, Edit and Producer Labs; IFP/The Gotham; Big Sky Pitch; Points North; True/False Rough Cut Retreat; the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film; Guggenheim; and many more. Look me up on the documentary listserve “The D Word” and you will see rave reviews of my work. I am also highly recommended by members of Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Check out my LinkedIn Page for more information.

I specialize in writing proposals conforming to the format of the International Documentary Association’s The Non-Fiction Core Application, a collaborative effort by grantors who regularly fund documentary projects to standardize application requirements. I also have solid, successful experience writing NEH Media Project Development and Production proposal writing. I almost always have additional ideas and input on any proposal. I understand budgets and can help you apply strategically. I can help you develop your ideas and story arcs, and I can give you feedback on your visual samples and help make them sharper. I tailor every proposal carefully for maximum success. Writing the best possible documentary film proposal is my niche and I’m well known in the field for the quality of my work.

I’m here to make you and your film look and sound great!