The most frustrating thing about being a filmmaker is the fact that I rarely make films.
If I was a music composer, I could easily sit at my piano and mess around all day, developing melodies, arrangements, and sounds. It wouldn’t cost me anything but time. Narrative filmmaking, on the other hand, often demands a ton of resources, so you can’t tinker around all day. As a result, filmmakers like myself rarely develop their craft and find themselves frustrated.
This is why I decided to turn up the heat: beginning this Thursday, July 7, I will make one film per week for seven consecutive weeks, with a screening of each film on FollowMyFilm.com at the end of its week.
You may be thinking, seven films in seven weeks? Come on! Well, the key lies in my production approach, which will be kept incredibly simple; most films will take place at one location with 1-2 actors. My goal is not to wow the world with fancy production elements, rather I simply want to cultivate my craft and voice as a filmmaker.
I’m eager to start the project this Thursday and share the first film with you the following Wednesday, July 13!