Leave the paper! Let´s pilot…
The pilomaking, a new approach to the dramaturgy and presentation of the documentary projects makes part of a huge recent success of the Danish films…
Paperwork supposed to be the tax for the financing for a film: write a treatment, add a script, describe director´s motivation statement…but a documentary cannot really be programmed by the desk! All that words anyway can´t ever express precisly what is the film about. Why not to dedicate your time to the film – instead of paperwork? Successful Danish documentary producers found the way out of it: their films have no treatment, no script; they are shot and edited from the very beginning. Pilots are not trailers, they don´t sell a finish film, but express the essence of a film (in development), help the director to understand better the topic, main characters, his own approach: directors clear the idea, producers understand better and the funds accept them instead of tons of paper!
Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/
Producer – Danish Documentary
Sigrid Dyekjær is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark both in national documentary films, but also international financing, producing and distribution. She was the producer of ”The Monastery”, winner of the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA in 2006, nominated for a European Film Award and many other Awards.