Friday, November 28, 2014

Giving Thanks to Yourself (and Others)

I'd like to thank my readers for continuing to follow my journey in filmmaking and so much more. I started this blog in order to organize my thoughts about my experiences in filmmaking. I had no idea my journey would appeal to anyone else but me. So thanks for checking in and I hope my journey has helped yours.

Looking back, I'm shocked that I've been a full-time film producer since 2005. It's a daily struggle that I find both exhilarating and exhausting. I know I couldn't keep going without knowing you're out there rooting for indie film to stay alive. I'll do my best to continue to breathe life into our industry.

I think the most positive and exciting progression for me as a storyteller has been investing time in developing my own creative voice. For so long, I put my entire heart and soul into the creative development of others. And while I love working with other creators and will definitely continue to do so, I am also spending time on myself and what a gift it has been for my own growth as an artist and a person. I think it has made me an even better collaborator with my creative partners.

So while we take time to reflect on our work for others this year, let's also taking time to reflect and work on ourselves. Take the time to listen to your inner voice and express it. You may not think you can be a writer or director when in reality, all you need to do is try. Investing in yourself is probably the single most important thing you can do in your career because if you're better then so is everything else around you. Good luck! I'll be rooting for you!

1 comment:

Phantom of Pulp said...

Great post about the inner voice.

It takes some time to find that voice, and then make sure there a clear line between the brain, the heart, the voice, and the page.