The Brian and Danielle Show


Episode 13: The Doug Blush and Lisa Klein Sessions

September 23, 2013


They're the documentarians behind the groundbreaking film Of Two Minds, which shines a light on people living, struggling and succeeding with bipolar disorder. In this episode of our podcast, you'll meet daring filmmakers Lisa Klein and Doug Blush, who share their passion for this eye-opening genre of moviemaking. They discuss how "behind-the-scenes" features helped popularize modern documentary filmmaking; why documentaries are an important tool for social change, and how reality TV can be a great proving ground for new documentarians. 

Doug, an acclaimed film editor, also shares insight from his latest movies: Twenty Feet From Stardom and The Invisible War—including what it's like in the editing room when he's seeing powerful and heart-wrenching footage for the very first time. Doug and Lisa talk marriage and parenting and where they get their film ideas. (Future filmmakers take note: You should definitely read The New York Times.) Sit back and join us for this insightful chitchat with Lisa and Doug—two filmmakers really making a difference in the world. 

Danielle, Lisa, Doug & Brian
with our Of Two Minds poster!

Special congratulations to Doug & Lisa, who will be honored with a 2013 Voice Award on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Paramount Studios, for their work on Of Two Minds. The documentary is among the honorees (including the TV show Homeland and the movie Silver Linings Playbook) for excellence in educating film and television audiences about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems. For more information, or to watch the award webcast live on Sept. 25, 2013 beginning at 7 p.m. PDT, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) website.

Of Two Minds trailer:

Twenty Feet from Stardom trailer:

The Invisible War trailer: