Tuesday, 11 September 2018

To Film or not to Film?

I'm wondering if i should try to make some films next year. It's super hard to find new actors in Canada now days. It's also very hard to get any DVD sales or donations to raise the money to make films. The stress of both got so great I had to take a year off to get my blood pressure under control. So the question is should I just pack it in? Should I try to break into main stream Hollywood film making with investors and all of that? Should I just keep doing what I have been doing and just make films to help actors build their careers? Or should I just pack it in, say it's been great working with all the amazing people and go find something else to do? Please feel free to comment below.


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  2. I've asked myself this a couple times now.
    I've come to the conclusion that film-making is my passion. I can't simply walk away from it. Not right now. I have a bucket list of film-making and it would eat at me not to accomplish some of the things on that bucket list.
    There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about film-making, or contemplating ways to make better stories/films. Other films (mainstream AND indie) motivate me even more to make my own. It's in my blood now, in my DNA.
    I DO understand the need to balance a social life and my passion - I now understand I can't have either without the other. I'm unmarried, no kids, in my 40s... what else am I going to do with my life other than fulfilling my film-making dream/passion and finding the happiness where & with who I can. (And my happiness would only be enhanced by befriending the cast, crew & fellow filmmakers in my field.)
    No matter the odds, no matter how long it takes, I WILL accomplish my goals. I literally have no choice right now. 11 years of learning and experimenting with film WILL pay off, just obviously not in the time & manner i'd prefer, but it WILL happen.
    So I guess the question you must ask yourself is: what makes you HAPPY? What is it that you want to do? Is it possible, somehow someway, to do it regardless of the obstacles?