October 20, 2014 at 10:22AM


can someone help me?

Hi guys, what will you do if your place don't have good place for film- making and one more thing i really want to make a film its was my dream but my hope suddenly gone after i saw my environment place there's no one really have a same dream with me. i do believe you want to make a film you need a partnership but after do a research and chat with someone knew about this thing, he said stop it , "I'ts depends where you belong our culture don't support this kind of thing im not exactly let you down but trust me, you're just waste your time on this thing at our place" it's really kinda disappointing me, but after i talk to my close friends they will agree to support me for acting part but we leak someone knew how to shoot at my place. should i travel where the culture support this kind of thing or what?

P/S : My english is really bad , hope you understand what exactly im talking about, Thank you and have a nice day :)


I say if its your dream to do something than try your best to do it! this is the 21st cent. you shouldn't let culture dictate who you are (not saying disregard it 100%) but times are changing, if you don't have the support you need where you're at than try to find a place you do. Good luck

October 20, 2014 at 2:32PM, Edited October 20, 2:32PM

Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer

Lara, where do you live ?

October 20, 2014 at 2:34PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

singapore. its a small country.

you can reference here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydANJ5qLHG4&list=UU-Q0CZ73ywaFl-P6pf0_ZHg, I'm not really like this girl attitude but what most her said exactly true and don't get me wrong im proud with my country.


October 20, 2014 at 3:15PM, Edited October 20, 3:15PM

Fight for your dreams. It's a hard way but it's possible. We are a big community and we can work toghether.

October 21, 2014 at 1:02AM, Edited October 21, 1:02AM

Rag├╝el Cremades
Film producer and director

Hi Lara
ur english is fine. I understand ur problems cause now I live in a country with similar problems.
ur main challenge is learning. if ur place doesn't have good filmmakers or a place to study filmmaking then u will have to either:
1. learn on ur own (which a lot of people all over the world do)
2. go to another country/place that has a big filmmaking community, so u can work with them and learn.
3. go to a school or university where they teach filmmaking

The important thing is never stop wanting to make films. and don't listen to the one who said "im not exactly let you down but trust me, you're just waste your time on this thing at our place"
He is 100% wrong. u can be the one who change that place, that culture. U can be the first one that opens the door. U can be the one who shows them that it can be done. in fact, most filmmakers all over the world hear similar stuff from people. Stuff like "It's too hard / you're dreaming / there's too much competition / it requiers too much money and u have none etc..." This is because most people don't understand filmmaking. Most people want to live a normal life, get a normal job, have a normal wife/husband and normal children. And this is not just in Singapore. Being a filmmaker is hard, very hard. But it's also very enjoyable and greatly satisfying, not to mention very important.
Good luck

October 21, 2014 at 12:24PM

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