Finding the right talent for the work is a hard task. I have a hard time trusting people. You give people too much rope and they will invariably pull you down or lynch you. Either way you have to consider the odds of what it takes to be a successful film director. And while the writer/producer job title was already chosen for me, it would betray all that is good in the name of creativity if I didn’t at least try to shoot a few shorts and hopefully land a feature directing gig. I have a feeling that Doug Jackson was right, that I need not to be so controlling and let the artists do their jobs, discover new talent, not toil in their misery.
Andrew Niccol, David Fincher, and Francis Lawrence have all started out directing television commercials and music videos. The motion picture industry uses it as a filter of sorts, weeding out those who can’t hack it, or those who don’t have their own ideas. Either way, talent is not the only key in making in the mainstream media. Polity seems to prove effective, and yet it poisons our very nature of the industry, personal relationships have corrupted business models; but who am I to say anything?
My time is now. I must execute this correctly. I seek to inspire the new generation, as our forefathers have done for us.