The world has changed. If you are looking to become a filmmaking success, this article is for you. We share 5 ways you can succeed as a modern filmmaker.
Serious indie filmmakers stop at noting until the movie is actually in the can – or these days – in your hard drive. Still if you’ve been working to make movies for any length of time, you know there are days when you hit obstacles, sometimes so seemingly insurmountable that you just want to give up on your project. Don’t do it!
Regardless of whether or not you’re making your first feature or your fifth, your biggest problem is figuring out how to make your movie rise above noise.
One way I mitigate this “all eggs in one basket” approach to filmmaking (and business) is to always have projects in various stages of development. This allows you to check one rejection off the list and put your focus into the next. And just because one prospective investor rejects one opportunity, there is nothing stopping you from shopping around…
By now you’ve heard of crowdfunding. But the little secret that nobody is talking about is this – Not all movie projects will get fully funded by the crowd. BUT. . .
The other night a friend of a friend of a friend kept telling me how upset he was that someone stole his movie idea. The story had something to do with space and time travel and a villain… I don’t remember. I asked him if he actually wrote a script, or if it was just an idea. He told me it was just an idea. Said he thinks someone overheard him at the local coffee shop.