As a filmmaker, independent film financing a major mystery. When I was starting out, I met with quite a few producers who refused to share their money secrets with me… I don’t know why they were so secretive. But it really annoyed me.
I know you’re tired. I know you are working a day job that drains all of your energy. But if you don’t finish your screenplay, make your short, or plan your feature this year, who will…
In some place in the back of your mind, when you reach for your credit card, you find yourself thinking: “I can afford this. Someday I’ll make my movie and sell it for a gazillion dollars. And then I’ll pay off my bills…”
In this filmmaking article, producer Jason Brubaker talks about the importance of screenwriting and having a good screenplay.
Don’t try filmmaking alone. It is too challenging. You can’t know everything. To speed up the process, find people who complement your skill set.
Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.