PH- There are probably about as many types of documentaries as there are TV shows or movies. I’ve got a strong history bent so a lot of what I make is more fact-driven than the current fare of “non-fiction television” or “reality shows.”
ED- Unlike most film production you deal with true history. What impact does your work have on the world today?
PH- I don’t know the impact as much as I know the intent, which is to try to illuminate something from the past and – hopefully – show how it resonates today. I do my best to stay true to the facts and if I can get one kid to open a history book or ask “why” then I feel like I’m ahead in the world. History is made up of two things: troublemakers and real estate. And that never seems to change. (more…)