January 19, 2017 at 7:18AM, Edited January 19, 8:13AM
Stop wasting time & First feature film
Hello all, i'm a French filmmaker from Paris and i've recently won a VOTD Award for the Chapter 0 of my short film : "God wears hoodies".
I am the "Writer - Director - Cinematographer - Editor - Colorist - Producer" of it.
Here is my website where you can find my 35mm stills work:
And here is the film:
It's a 4mn moody piece that introduces the lead male character of my upcoming short, BUT..
My plan was :
-To make that first piece and get noticed (which is kind of the case)
-being signed by a production company like Somesuch, Iconoclast or Caviar and make money by directing music videos and commercials
-Inject the money into the production of my short film
-Convince producers with that short film and shoot my feature with a decent budget.
I'm stuck in the second stage, i have received the congratulations
of big league companies From the US and UK (no French companies answered me), but i still have no job.
So instead of wasting my time following a fancy plan i've decided to directly shoot my feature film (it has to be shot on Super 16mm), my question is:
Should i go wild in the scenario process and write the film i truly want? It will requires money and i'll have to hustle for financiers and producers..
Or should i restrain myself and write a humble piece that i can self produce ? Which will be really frustrating and unhealthy, as a street-workout athlete and someone who strives for greatness and balance it's not acceptable, my ambitions are destructive enough.
I'm losing my mind guys, any word would be greatly appreciated..