DOC10: Jenifer Westphal and Joe Plummer of Wavelength Productions on Telling Great F**king Stories

Jenifer Westphal Joe Plummer Wavelength Productions

Welcome back to More of a Comment, Really…, a weekly interview podcast hosted by Clint Worthington! Every episode will feature interviews with actors, filmmakers, producers, and more, giving you the skinny on the latest films and TV.

Last week, we at The Spool covered Chicago’s small-but-mighty documentary film festival Doc10, a weekend-long paean to the joys of independent documentary filmmaking at the Davis Theater in my neighborhood of Lincoln Square. (Check out our other coverage – including dispatches on nearly every film that played at the fest – here.)

Two of the documentaries showing at the fest – immigration doc The Infiltrators and AOC-led political profile Knock Down the House – come courtesy of Wavelength Productions, an independent outfit just a few years old focused on telling “great f***king stories.”

During the festival, Wavelength president/executive producer Jenifer Westphal and producer Joe Plummer stopped by the studio to talk about their precipitous rise with last year’s doc darling Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the docs playing at the fest, and what they look for in a great f**king story.

(Stay tuned after the outro for an outtake from the interview, including a special appearance from The Spool’s most valuable – and furry – staff member, Bobbie.)

(More of a Comment, Really… is a proud member of the Chicago Podcast Coop. Thanks to Cards Against Humanity for sponsoring this episode!)

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Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Spool, as well as one of the founders of the website/podcast Alcohollywood in 2011. He is also a Senior Writer at Consequence of Sound, as well as the co-host/producer of Travolta/Cage. You can also find his freelance work at IndieWire, UPROXX, Syfy Wire, The Takeout, and Crooked Marquee.

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