ironpony Posted December 22, 2017 Share Posted December 22, 2017 I've been wanting to become a movie director or have some kind of career in filmmaking for a few years now, but find it hard to break into the business. Basically I feel it's best to break in by making a feature film and trying to either sell it, or get noticed that way. However, it seems that almost everyone is not supporting me at all in this and I keep being told that I am nowhere near ready and that I don't have "it". I am pouring all my fortune and savings into it and everyone thinks I am crazy. However, if you read what other movie directors had to do go get there, they all had to do the same thing, and put their life savings on the line. So I feel I am not doing anything different than almost every successful movie director had to do to get there. But I find people's warnings incredibly discouraging and can't help but feel that I might very likely be making a mistake. I talked to a movie director about it, and he said that it's true what directors say that they had to throw everything into the pot, and not listen to anyone, and that the only beliefs that matter are one's own. It's just that the think directing is a mistake though. They say I have too much desperation and anxiety, and I'm just trying to make up for the past. I talked about it before on here in a previous thread: https://www.enotalone.com/forum/showthread.php?t=526498 I got some positive advice on that thread, but now I feel like the rest of the advice has all been negative and too cautionary, to the point where I feel trapped and not sure what to do, especially since I was told by one person that I have delusions of grandeur. But what do you think? How do other people in this kind of position do it, where they have to convince themselves that they are the one right person and that everyone else's opinions don't matter? Link to comment
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