Each year my firm handles the PR for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC. This is an incredible four day event with filmmakers and journalists attending from all over the country and around the world. We manage the PR and staff the press room for all four days of the Festival. For me, this is a great diversion from business as usual.
Each year something memorable happens for me at the Festival. A couple years ago I got to meet Wavy Gravy, the legend from the 60s. I always have my Flip camera ready just in case!
This year’s highlight was meeting Elmo! You know, the little red star from Sesame Street. A documentary titled “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” was screening at the Festival. It told the story of Kevin Clash, Elmo’s puppeteer and voice, and how Kevin transformed Elmo into a star. The film was directed by Constance Marks with Philip Shane.
I managed to film Kevin Clash, Elmo and Constance with my Flip camera as they conducted an interview with the press. There are some fun moments in this little three minute video. Enjoy!
Post by Dan Dunlop, The Healthcare Marketer