A Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking

A free introduction course that teaches you the basics of documentary filmmaking

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A free introduction course that teaches you the basics of documentary filmmaking. Do you want to make a documentary?

This is a shorter FREE version of my Documentary Filmmaking Masterclass.

Why take this course?

You won’t need a big team, budget, or a fancy diploma for my course. All you need is a story, and I’ll help you turn it into a documentary. This course a introduction to documentary filmmaking and how I make my documentaries.

It takes you through the exact steps I took, when I made my award-winning film The Pearl of Africa.


  • You have basic or more experience in working with film/video.
  • You want to learn how to make a ground breaking documentary.
  • The course is more useful if you have an idea and know what you want to make. Even if you haven't started yet.

Who am I to teach you?

Investing in yourself is the most important thing if you want to make a living working with a profession like this. During my 15 years as a professional filmmaker, I've invested in online courses, books, talks and workshops. There's been good ones, but also a lot of bad ones. But the education has really helped me get to where I am today.

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See you on the other side!

Your Instructor

Jonny Von Wallström
Jonny Von Wallström

Jonny Von Wallström is a award-winning director who has directed and produced films for channels such as Netflix, Al Jazeera, SVT, UR, MTV and more. His latest film The Pearl Of Africa premiered in Toronto 2016 and was later sold independently to Netflix. A film he shot, edited, composed, graded and soundmixed himself. In 2016, he was awarded the PPFA Maggie Award for media excellence in global journalism. He has also won advertising awards such as Cannes Lion and Guldagget.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.