Stop Making Excuses And Make Your Movie!

It’s time to make your movie. You can do it. You just have to believe in yourself. Here is one of my favorite quotes of all time:

“Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford.

I remember the times in the past when I was relying on something to happen or a Producer to return my emails or phone calls. I was just an actor and a write, and I needed them to help me.

make your movie

Make Your Movie

Then I made a decision to change my beliefs. I was on a plane and I was lost in thought, and it hit me: “I think I can make this film myself.”

I knew it right then. It was like I had convinced myself I could make my own film. I had set my belief straight! I was going to raise the money, hire the director, help cast the movie, and then help sell it.

And that’s what I did. Now, 16 films later, it’s what I do.

Here’s a fun experiment for you. Ask yourself this: “Given the resources that I have right now, what is the movie that I can make this year?”

Can you make a feature? Maybe that’s too much right now. But then you can still make a short film. Most of all, when you make your movie, you cannot be afraid to suck.

Here’s a video about motivation… maybe that’s all you need!

The key here is to step back, right now, and close your eyes. Visualize yourself making that movie you have dreamed about. Get excited. Convince yourself you can do it.

Then start to write down all the aspects you can bring to the table. Brainstorm. Figure out solutions, it’s what the best Producers do. And then you need to take action and make your film.

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Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. Over the course of his career, he has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce, and distribute multiple feature films. If you're ready to "level up" your film producing, make sure to check out Movie Plan Pro. The video training and downloadable film business plan template will provide you with the same tools Malloy uses when approaching prospective film investors.