HUSTLE. Not the hustle to make ends meet, we all know about that. I’m talking about the hustle to make your movie. The days when you’d rather pray for death than think about the eighty million things that need to go right in order for you to get that one important shot, the moments when […]
LIMITS. Know your own. Know others’. And don’t ever let someone try to make you go beyond yours if it’ll hurt you. Oh, and learn from my mistakes, y’all. I didn’t set limits for something, and I pay for it every day. Yeesh.
GRATITUDE. Guys, I am so happy right now. It’s weird, isn’t it – you work your whole life trying to get to a spot where you get paid to do something you love, and then when you get there, you look around and almost don’t know what to do with all the awesome. So take […]
ACTUAL LADIES WHO ARE ACTUALLY FILMING. A very special, totally unedited, completely insane, entirely uncensored gabfest with two budding filmmakers who are taking a huge first step – they are making their first real short film, with real cast, and are REALLY passionate about their art. It’s so exciting to see these two smart young […]
FREELANCE. 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. […]
WORK AS THERAPY. Here’s the thing: this year has started out pretty rough for some us, personally as well as socially and professionally. I get it. It’s been hard. But the world keeps spinning and for some reason, other people expect you to keep going, too. So when you find yourself feeling like the […]
EGO. Sometimes the biggest issue in a project is the size of someone’s ego. It can get in the way of forward motion, which can cause a project to fail. So maybe let’s put our egos aside and work toward the good of our projects instead of allowing our own feelings to hinder progress. ps […]
LESSONS LEARNED. As 2015 comes to a close, let’s think about the things that happened and learn what we can from the successes and the failures. Happy New Year, my lovelies. You and I are going to make 2016 magical!
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. I know, I sound all jaded and angsty when I say that you shouldn’t just run into a situation with your entire self fully invested and your whole soul poured into it. Here’s the thing, though: things fall apart all the time, sometimes before they get started, sometimes in the middle of things, sometimes […]
ART! It is becoming exceedingly difficult to make money as an independent filmmaker and content creator. Major studios make movies with nine-digit budgets. I make movies with a minor fraction of that amount. But I can tell you this: aside from nerd favorites like things from the MCU and certain Star things, there aren’t a whole […]