Bud Simpson

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12 students. 2 films. 1 crazy idea.


Bud is the founder and co-director of Stories Found, a documentary film training initiative that offers hands-on, intensive, and high-value educational opportunities for emerging filmmakers worldwide.

We had this crazy idea — let’s invest in young filmmakers with transformative ideas; let’s give them the training and the tools they need to find and tell the stories from their own communities. So we did. And these are the stories they found.