Earlier this year, NW Doc decided to expand the Artist in Residency program to include the “Indie Doc Incubator,” where we give up & coming documentary freelancers their own space at NW Doc. We checked in recently with one of our freelancers, Alex Thornburg, to find out what he’s been up to and how the program has been treating him.
My space at NW Doc gives me a place to work on my own projects, while being available to help out when needed around the office. I couldn’t ask for a better place to be, and I couldn’t ask for better people to be surrounded by. I’m currently finishing up a short doc for vimby.com that briefly profiles the inner city goat field on Belmont. I’m also shooting for a documentary about the rise and fall of Brooklyn Street Skate Spot, and hoping to begin editing soon.
I also direct/shoot/edit television commercials to keep a roof over my head, but it’s my documentary projects that keep me going as a filmmaker and give me an outlet for my passion. I can’t think of a better place to “incubate” that passion, than a place like NW Doc where I’m a stone’s throw away from others who share it. -Alex Thornburg