Very independent filmmaking – what not to do!

by Peter D. Marshall

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros.


Sometimes the easiest way to advise a person embarking on their dream is not to tell them what to do and how to do it, but what not to do and how to avoid doing that over and over again.

As there is really no clearly defined path to success in this business anymore, learning, even a little bit, from someone else’s, or more accurately in this case, ‘my’ mistakes, can be extremely valuable, and it will hopefully help you avoid a lot of the more obvious pitfalls and arrive at your destination, namely – a completed film, relatively unscathed and even a bit triumphant.

So here is a little of what not do do, based upon my encyclopaedic like experience in doing things wrong.

Don’t believe anyone other than yourself.

Read the rest of this article from Noho Arts District.

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