There is nothing quite like knowing that you can choose to work only on the projects you believe in, or want to work on, or care about. That kind of freedom is invaluable.
But with that freedom comes the harsh reality that there will be many, many months full of work but zero pay. So be careful, kids. Producing is the greatest rush I’ve ever had, and filmmaking is my one true love, but it is also THE WORST THING EVER.