20 directors
Director Stories

20 Directors and How They Made It

I wanted to investigate how various directors broke into film, how they “made it.” I tried to select filmmakers from a wide breadth of backgrounds, nationalities and experiences. Obviously, this won’t be a comprehensive list of everything that’s possible, but these examples cover many of…

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Travel

The Importance Of Travel

I really want to emphasise the importance of travel. Besides its obvious and much talked about benefits, travel is incredibly important when it comes to filmmaking. I’ve travelled a lot myself, and I feel it’s one of the best ways to boost your confidence in…

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books ive reading
Filmmaking

Books I’ve been reading!

Just recently, I mentioned a great book with many filmmaking applications: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. I wanted to mention a few others here that I’ve been reading that you should check out! And, yes, I realize that I wrote another recent…

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Mindset

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a great example of someone going from a zero to a hero (in their terms). I see a lot of the symbols as metaphors contained within the film for a journey into personal change in filmmaking. It’s an incredible…

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48 laws of power
Mindset

The 48 Laws of Power

I see The 48 Laws of Power and it’s various laws being parroted a lot in filmmaking circles. Although I was skeptical at first, I have almost finished this book now and have found it an incredibly useful tome. Definately the most amoral self-help book…

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Filmmaking

Making This a Lifestyle

Been reading Timothy Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Work Week recently. There’s an interesting bit in there where he runs contrary to the majority of self-help rhetoric and theories that we often see as self-evident in filmmaking.

He says that you should “Emphasize strengths, don’t fix weaknesses.” Very different to what’s taught in filmmaking circles, but it

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Business

The Art of Simplicity

So, on this crazy journey, I’m seeing more and more the importance of SIMPLICITY. Having ONE gameplan that you can reflect on before working – be it on screenplay, film, your distribution plans, etc.

Your structure – be it habits, or frames or states of mind that you want to be in. This is a simplified

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