How I Make an Independent Film, Start to Finish: Part One

I was standing up in front of the audience for Q&A at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. 1426 Chelsea Street had just screened among four other short films. A viewer raised her hand and asked us filmmakers collectively, what was the biggest challenge we faced along the way? The microphone came to me. So I…Read more How I Make an Independent Film, Start to Finish: Part One

Directing an Independent Film: Too Many Balls

There are so many balls (meaning tasks) on a film project, from pre- to post-production. Seriously, balls galore. Balls that the common movie-goer doesn’t even think about or imagine because it all appears so seamlessly put together in the end. My biggest mistake with any endeavor is trying to juggle too many balls at once.…Read more Directing an Independent Film: Too Many Balls

Making an Independent Film: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

To expand on my Lessons Learned from last week, I’ll take you through some of those things on my list and why they’re so important. Starting with a broad perspective, the task of writing and directing a film is overwhelming enough. Especially if you’re pouring your own money into it. There’s a lot of self-doubt…Read more Making an Independent Film: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly