Question by Dan: How come many directors don’t have great C.V’s but get great films?
Hey, I am a film director who makes short and feature films entirely independently due to the craziness that is the lack of funding in the UK! But I am looking to others for inspiration and I am not pleased. For example, Christopher Nolan was a law student, who joined a film club made a short film with his friends and then 10 years later he made Memento followed by Batman! Another example for me would be John Moore, he makes OK films like Behind enemy lines, but he made a Pepsi advert someone in a studio said “Oh, that was good” and they throw $ 40 million dollars at him! It’s the same for Michael Bay he made the “Got milk?” campaign and someone said “Hey that was funny, let’s get him to make bad boys! There are many others who have no training and/or worse they can release bad films but still get studios coming back to them! So where is the thought process there? I know alot of people slaving away in the industry with alot of good ideas but no friends in high places and no funding. So what should we do?
I don’t mean to preach, but I know some people are thinking the same thing as me!
No, no, no I’m not saying that they aren’t good! What I’m saying is it is incredibly frustrating for me and people I work with when we read a former law student who made one short films ten years ago gets to work with a studio and make big films. Whilst we sit here writing and filming struggling for money. I’m sure people can appreciate that, I’m sure it’s the same in many other occupations!
Answer by Dania
It’s very interesting what you have said, but the thing you need to know is that you don’t need good grades, or a good job to be a film director. All you need is a good imagination and good thought about movies. Why are you getting so upset at what you see. All those movies you have menchaned are brilliant, especially batman, which is a very famous movie.
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