Fresh off his success at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, the director of the award-winning documentary The Woodmans (not to be confused with the 2004 Kevin Bacon film The Woodsman) shared his experience with Collider to help aspiring filmmakers. C. Scott Willis took home the festival’s Best New York Documentary along with a fair share of critical and audience buzz. He’s an Emmy-Award winning producer with an extensive news background (CNN, ABC News’ Nightline & PBS’ Frontline), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The Woodmans tracks the life of Francesca Woodman, whose inventive photography became celebrated, only after her tragic death in 1981. She came from a family of artists (parents Betty & George Woodman & brother Charlie) & they tell most of her story in the film.
Hit the jump for the full audio and transcription. He has advice on every phase of filmmaking that ranges from ethical questions to the festival submission process.