Ep 465: Debra Zimmerman • Paul Brill


[3 mins. 52 secs.] In the first segment, Debra Zimmerman of Women Make Movies joins me for a nuanced conversation about the organization which has been around for 40 years. Zimmerman has been the Executive Director of the non-profit NY based social enterprising organization that supports women filmmakers since 1983. During her tenure it has grown into the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. WMM’s internationally recognized Production Assistance Program has helped thousands of women get their films made. Films and filmmakers WMM has supported have been nominated for or won Oscars in 12 of the past 13 years. If you’re a female documentary filmmaker looking for support, check out their website for more details.

[44 mins.] Then I’m joined by musical and documentary film composer, Paul Brill. Paul Brill’s compositions for numerous award-winning films, TV series and commercials, NPR program themes, and several acclaimed CDs of original and innovative songwriting show that youthful adventures as an herbal smokes salesman, street performer, valet, corporate errand boy, and a marine biology instructor can serve the creative spirit well. Paul has received 3 EMMY AWARD nominations for his scores for the films, Full Battle Rattle (National Geographic), The Devil Came on Horseback (Break Thru Films), and The Trials of Darryl Hunt (HBO), which was hailed by Variety as “memorably chilling, sounding notes of purest dread.” Young American Recordings recently released the Hunt soundtrack, curated by Brill, featuring selections from his score and contributions by Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Califone, and Mark Kozelek among many others. Paul recently won the 2011 Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association for his score for the film, Better this World.

The interstitial music on this episode was composed and performed by Paul Brill.

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