The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #12 (Guest: Michael Webber, Director of Elephant In the Living Room)

In Episode 13 of the podcast, host Joshua Ligairi is joined by special guest-host Malcolm Ingram. The Bear Nation director talks about the Kickstarter campaign for his new film, Continental, and together the two bears (one gay, one straight) interview Michael Webber about his new film, The Elephant in the Living Room, which features actual bears (along with lions and tigers) wreaking havoc in America’s suburbs. Michael reveals a lot of scary facts about wild animals living in domestic settings, which eventually leads Josh to admit his deep-seated fear of baboons. This episode also includes some recommendations of documentaries new to DVD and is jam-packed with discussion about documentary distribution, the current state of the independent film industry, and what Malcolm calls a “cruel cinematic Darwinism.” Enjoy!

00:00 INTRO

Beauty Day at HotDocs

03:18 How was your weekend?

(features lots of conversation about indie film distribution)

The Elephant In the Living Room distribution
Continental Kickstarter campaign
The Cockettes

21:21 Recommendations

Cool It
If God is Willing and Da Creek Dont Rise

27:35 Elephant in the Living Room interview

1:01:28 OUTRO

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Links and clips after the jump

-Intro Music “Winter’s Love” – Animal Collective [i-Tunes link]
-Outro Music “Animal” – Neon Trees [i-Tunes link]

Elephant in the Living Room Website

Elephant In the Living Room Facebook

Continental Kickstarter Campaign (still accepting donations!!!)

Bear Nation Website

Malcolm’s Twitter

Cleanflix Website

Josh’s Twitter

Beauty Day Website
The Documentary Blog Twitter
The Documentary Blog Facebook


Elephant In the Living Room Trailer

Howard Stern on Elephant in the Living Room

Malcolm’s 2nd Continental Pitch Video

Bear Nation Trailer

Beauty Day Q&A

Cleanflix Teaser

Neon Trees Animal Music Video