Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.
In this episode, Braverman talks to filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, the team behind the acclaimed film The Truffle Hunters.
The film follows a group of older men, their families and their trusted dogs in Northern Italy as they take part in their annual hunt for the white Alba truffle, also known as the “world’s most expensive ingredient.” Embedding themselves within the culture of the community, Dweck and Kershaw capture a way of life that is increasingly rare in the tech-driven modern world — slow, framed by the natural world and the satisfaction of a job well done.
In the interview, Dweck and Kershaw discuss how they gained the trust of the subjects, none of whom had ever been in a movie theater, and the process of depicting their lifestyle on film.
To see this and other episodes of Westdoc Online, visit the official website here.