Andy Stauffer and cinematographer Mark Chamberlin in the Dominican Republic during shooting for an Episcopal Church fundraising video.



Documentaries draw their stories from the vérité of the situations the camera finds itself in. There are no painted sets, no scripted dialogue (except narration, if such must be used), no stunt women in cat suits.


Nevertheless, the best documentaries tell a story with the dramatic skill of a screenplay. They have well-developed fascinating characters, a story arc, and great cinematography.


Some documentaries I've worked on:


Under the Radar


Independent documentary profile of an artist


Outpourings of Love


Documentary-style fund-raising video (Emmy nominated)


Extending the Arms of Christ


Profile of work of the Episcopal Relief Fund around the world


Doers of the Word


Lives helped by investment in jobs