Yes, it’s real.
Hi Jason, This looks well shot and edited. I can tell you really care for the people and their stories; it comes through in the way they address the camera. My only suggestion is that you might want to ease up on the dramatic piano and slow-motion. The tone you seem to be cultivating is pretty similar to "King of Kong"--which is great; that was one of my favorite films from last year. But the thing about "King of Kong" is that the director just let the people tell their own stories, and never tried to wring any emotion out of their expressions or words that wasn't truly there in that moment. In my opinion, that's the role of a documentarian: to make the feelings of the subjects in each moment as clear as possible--nothing more, nothing less. Keep the genuine interaction (and add music where it's appropriate, of course), but ditch the theatrics; that's my two cents. I do understand, however, that this was a trailer, not the finished film, and my overall impression is immensely positive. I can't wait to see the final cut. I've been interested in this project since I first read of it, and it's a thrill to finally see it coming together.
Keep them coming!
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