Zacuto

bts: a web series


Four filmmakers, two films, one location

Zacuto Films presents bts, an Emmy nominated web series that goes behind-the-scenes to document the making of a film. In this Documentary About Making Documentaries, the Zacuto Films production team travels to Rwanda to follow Director T.C. Johnstone, Producer Greg Kwedar and their entire film crew during the last 18-days of filming Rising From Ashes: a film about Rwandan’s first national cycling team.

In this three part web series, Zacuto bts crew captures what it takes to make a documentary film. Fighting torrential rains, oncoming traffic, mass crowds of children and lack of sleep, Director T.C. Johnstone and Producer Greg Kwedar brave the elements just to get the perfect shot. “You don’t know what’s going to happen,” says Johnstone. “This is Africa and you’re walking into a risky situation to shoot these types of films.” Watch to see what kind of problems they run into.




bts: a web series
NOMINATIONS:
Outstanding  Achievement For Documentary Programming –
Topical: bts, a web series, Episode 2: “Chasing The Light” –
Producers Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Daniel Skubal, Greg Kwedar
Outstanding Crafts Achievement: Director of Post-Production –
Steve Weiss – bts, a web series, Episode 2: “Chasing The Light”
Outstanding Crafts Achievement: Editor – Daniel Skubal –
bts, a web series, Episode 2: “Chasing The Light”
CREDITS:
A Zacuto Films Production.
Produced by Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Greg Kwedar and Daniel Skubal.
Director of Photography Jens Bogehegn;
Cinematography by Jeff Waldron;
Lead Editor Daniel Skubal,
Assistant Editor Chris Voelz;
Graphic Design by Daniel Skubal and Chris Voelz;
Sound Recordist Sean McCormick;
Location Director Jake Hamilton;
Directed by Steve Weiss.