On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes producer Will Thorne and director Yemi Bamiro to talk about the journey of their latest documentary, One Man and His Shoes (2020).
Will and Yemi dive deep into the making of their indie documentary. How it all started with a little short, how they financed the movie themselves in the beginning, and how they managed to bring on more and more people. They discuss what it was like to do all the paperwork for their first feature project, why hiring a lawyer is important, and what it takes to do a successful Crowdfunder.
They also talk about how they put all the footage together, where they got their archive footage from, and share all of the various worries that they had while working on this documentary for 8 years.
This is a true masterclass in making an indie documentary. And it was an absolute joy to chat with Will and Yemi. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Will Thorne and Yemi Bamiro.
ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES is out NOW!
It tells the story of the phenomenon of Air Jordan sneakers showing their social, cultural and racial significance and how ground-breaking marketing strategies created a multi-billion-dollar business.
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