D for DOCs

Professor Marty is a documentary film teacher who thinks he has the worst class ever. Now he has to explain himself to the department chair who's come to watch his student's final projects. Will it be the last class of his career?

  • Joe Sikoryak
    Director
    "As Seen On TV!", The Cartoon Adventures of Major Mars
  • Joe Sikoryak
    Writer
    "As Seen On TV!", The Cartoon Adventures of Major Mars
  • Joe Sikoryak
    Producer
    "As Seen On TV!", The Cartoon Adventures of Major Mars
  • Terry VerHaar
    Producer
    Pressure, Stalled
  • John Parsons
    Key Cast
    Diary of a Teenage Girl, Waiting Room
  • Marisa Darabi
    Key Cast
    D for DOCs
  • JD Scalzo
    Key Cast
    What the Water Gave Him
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Joe Sikoryak
  • Scary Cow Film Festival - Round 32
    San Francisco
    United States
    July 8, 2017
    World Premiere
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  • Joe Sikoryak
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Joe Sikoryak

Joe Sikoryak is an award-winning director of short narrative and commercial films. A graduate of the film program at San Francisco State University, he combines the influences of theater, journalism and design to tell stories that are visually rich and emotionally compelling.

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Director Statement

"D for DOCs" is based on my experience as a teacher and mentor. It would have been easy to have fun at the expense of beginning filmmakers and their first attempts at storytelling. Better, I thought, to tell the story of characters struggling to express themselves, with a mix of emotional truth and cinematic spectacle (at least, the sort of spectacle that can be credibly achieved on a community college budget!) The result is a film that's relatable to anyone with an interest in filmmaking.