STORYTIME! Use this pic as motivation for your own life. This picture reminds me of a time where someone promised me a director job but then gave it to some man and justified it by saying the man showed his films not at a festival, but at a real local movie theater. The only thing you need to show your film at a movie theater is money to rent the theater. Anyone can show their film at a theater if they have 'rent a theater' money. There were many other things that were said that made me feel like I wasnt good enough. I said no to being lied to constantly and being underestimated constantly, and I walked away from the situation. Less than a year later, I find out I'm showing one of my films at the Apollo Theater.
If they tell you you can't drive the Ferrari, go out and make a Lamborghini. It's that simple.
#filmmaker #womeninfilm #indiefilm #indepedentfilm #apollotheater #newenglandfilm #newyorkfilm #newyorkcity #director #writer #realtoreel