Jan 8, 2020
The son of a musician and
songwriter, A.J. Eaton grew up in rural Idaho but has worked as a
television and film director in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.
His 2019 documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name
(produced by Cameron
Crowe, Greg Mariotti, and Michele Farinola). From its premiere at
Sundance and subsequent theatrical release, the film garnered
positive reviews with a 98% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten
Tomatoes, and won multiple awards, including Best Music Documentary
at the Boulder International Film Festival, as well as a Grammy
Nomination for Best Music Film.
What you will learn:
- How growing up in a musical
family influenced him creatively.
- How he learned about filmmaking in a state that has no film
- Why he was appointed by the Governor of Idaho to help encourage
filmmakers to shoot movies in that state.
- How jobs he took as an aspiring filmmaker helped him hone his
skills as an editor, producer, and director.
- How he turned his idea to interview David Crosby on film, with
no funding and no backing from a studio, into a fully-realized
documentary, produced by world-renowned, iconic filmmaker Cameron
- What it was like to attend the Sundance Film Festival with
- What it was like to work with Cameron Crowe and how Cameron’s
unique interview techniques resulted in profoundly touching
disclosures and revelations by Crosby.
- The unique challenges presented by the documentary filmmaking