The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast

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Simon Chinn | Producer of Whitney, Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man

Season 1, Ep. 6

Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 


This week, June Jennings is joined by Simon Chinn, the Oscar-winning producer behind some of the most successful documentaries of the past decade including Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man, The Imposter, My Scientology Movie, LA 92 and Whitney. Through the lens of three music documentaries that have stayed with Simon throughout his career he discusses perspective, access and legendary subjects. 


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SHOW NOTES


Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008, Sacha Gervasi) // Rent via Prime Video in the US


Don't Look Back (1967, D.A. Pennebaker) // Watch on HBO Max and The Criterion Channel in the US 


When We Were Kings (1996, Leon Gast) // Watch on BBC Storyville in the UK & Rent via HBO Max in the US


Searching for Sugar Man (2012, Malik Bendjelloul) // Watch on Prime Video in the UK & Rent on Prime Video, Google Play & iTunes in the US


Whitney (2018, Kevin Macdonald) // Watch on Prime Video in the UK & Rent on Prime Video in the US


Man on Wire (2008, James Marsh) Rent on Prime Video, iTunes &

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1/14/2021

Catherine Bray | Writer, director, producer & commissioner

Season 1, Ep. 8
On this episode of The Doc Exchange, June Jennings is joined by Catherine Bray, a commissioner, producer and writer-director, whose most recent credits include two hour-long essays films for BBC Arts: Meet the Family and Guilt-Free Pleasures. Together they interrogate the theme of performance, constructed reality and fabrication and how this can alter our sense of what ‘counts’ as documentary.Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. ***SHOW NOTESFraud (2016, Dean Fleischer-Camp) // Watch on Kanopy in the US Under the Sun (2016, Vitaly Mansky) // Watch on Ovid in the USCasting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green) // Watch on Netflix How To with John Wilson (2020, John Wilson) // Watch on HBO Max Guilt-Free Pleasures (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UKMeet the Family (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UKFish Story (2017, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on VimeoLasting Marks (2018, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on VimeoBeyond Clueless (2014, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo***The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.Hosted by June JenningsProduced by Nicole Davis and Annie HughesExecutive produced by Paul WoolfMusic by Dusty DecksEdited by Content is QueenArtwork by Nash Kasic