In June 2015 Documentary Drive came to life! Over the last 7 months, I’ve had the opportunity to interview three extraordinarily talented filmmakers and review many wonderful and diverse films. As the year comes to a close, here is a collection of some of Documentary Drive’s best features of 2015.


  • Director J.D. O’Brien shares insight on the making of “Out in the Cold,” a feature length documentary in which he and friend John Koepke spend a week without stable housing trying to better understand the issues and hopes of those who are homeless in Minneapolis.

Interview: Out in the Cold Director J.D. O’Brien

  • Debut director Joshua Tebeau discusses the making of “Picking Up the Pieces,”  a short documentary on how Child Survivors of the Holocaust rebuild their lives after experiencing unimaginable atrocities.

Interview: Director Joshua Tebeau Talks Picking Up the Pieces

  • Director Ester Moon talks about the making of “A Woman’s Prime,” a film currently in production, which seeks to uplift women and challenge society’s long-held beliefs about women and aging.

Interview: Director Ester Moon on A Woman’s Prime



  • “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” 

Review: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

  • “Out in the Cold”

Review: Out in the Cold

  • “How to Dance in Ohio”

Review: How to Dance in Ohio

  • “Faces of Polish Emigration”

Film Highlight: Faces of Polish Emigration

  • “Dior and I”

Review: Dior and I

  • “Legs of Amsterdam” (“De Benen van Amsterdam”)

Doc of the Week: Legs of Amsterdam/De Benen van Amsterdam

  • “The Overnighters”

Review: The Overnighters

  • “Meru”

Review: Meru

Documentary Drive will continue to grow in 2016 with more reviews, interviews, and film news! As always, your feedback and suggestions are welcome. Feel free to get in touch any time with your comments or film recommendations.

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year, Doc Friends!