Independent Filmmaking – I Wanna Direct!

by Peter D. Marshall

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros.

So what is the big deal about directing?

When you are the director good or bad, it’s your name on the poster, and although the writers name is in there too, its your name that will be remembered, along with the title of the film.

It’s your movie, short or long, your creation, your interpretation of the writers work, your vision. Film is a Directors medium.

So how do you do it?

A good question, but the better one would be…

So how do you do it right?

Aaahhh, lets ask a few heroes shall we?

The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it. – John Huston

One of the great things about being a director as a life choice is that it can never be mastered. Every story is its own kind of expedition, with its own set of challenges. – Ron Howard

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard. – Billy Wilder


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