Des Doyle has worked in the Irish film industry for over 15 years, and he is a big fan of television. His interest in the Showrunner position has lead him to make a documentary that has been two years in the making. See the trailer for Showrunners: A Documentary Film and get the details on how you can help make it happen after the break.
The documentary takes you inside the mind and lives of the people who are the creative lead of a television show and how the showrunner name has become a brand. The list of names Doyle has been able to get it is extremely impressive, and it includes not only showrunners, but also actors.
Joss Whedon – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly
Damon Lindelof – LOST
Terence Winter – Boardwalk Empire
Bill Prady – The Big Bang Theory
Hart Hanson – Bones
Jane Espenson – Once Upon A Time
Steven S. DeKnight – Spartacus
J.J. Abrams – Felicity, Alias, Fringe, Revolution
Jonathan Nolan & Greg Plageman – Person of Interest
Janet Tamaro – Rizzoli & Isles
Matthew Carnahan – House of Lies
Mike Kelley – Revenge
Shawn Ryan – The Shield, The Unit
Andrew W. Marlowe – Castle
J.H. Wyman & Jeff Pinkner – Fringe
David Shore – House
Kurt Sutter – Sons of Anarchy
Mike Royce – Men of a Certain Age
Mark Schwahn – One Tree Hill
John Rogers, Chris Downey & Dean Devlin – Leverage
Ray Romano – Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Kristen Bell – Veronica Mars, House of Lies
Anthony LaPaglia – Without a Trace
Robert King & Michelle King – The Good Wife
Doyle is looking for $80,000 in funding through Kickstarter, where you can go to find more information on the project and what rewards you can get for pledging. With 18 days to go, they are almost a quarter of the way there. You can also learn more on the project’s official website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Take a look at the trailer below.