Indie Movie Making Creates Endless Possibilities in Life
Indie movie making creates endless possibilities in life through the people you meet. Put aside the work and craft of making movies for a moment.
The part of it that really jumps out at me is creative energy shared between people from all walks of life. At the indie level there are less barriers to overcome engage in conversation with people.
Studio budget movie sets remind me of an ancient caste system from reading what petty bullshit happens on them. Indie movie sets are more equal footing.
When people feel relaxed to talk possibilities amazing things can happen that lead to more movie making ventures or exciting journeys outside of indie movie making.
I believe what every creative soul making indie movies learns along their travels can apply to other areas of business. This happened to me for whatever reason.
Personally I dabble in business ventures outside of making movies and do freelance gigs for hire as a writer. Reality is you will not get rich making indie movies despite what some books pitch.
Back to this happened to me for whatever reason. I am involved with fellow indie filmmakers with three different projects in post-production including a mental horror and bloody gore feature film.
Post-production reminds me of walking through the desert or being in a sweat lodge. It opens your mind up to things.
In reality a movie has a short shelf life unless it is classic that is watched over and over. I love making indie movies, but see how the business model works.
Rarely does an indie movie get watched over and over. Straightforward to those that continue to read this blog post once an indie movie is sold to a distributor or unit by unit is there any repeat cash flow.
It reminds of a one and done business deal. Indie movie makers and screenwriters are the best at packaging and marketing. No disrespect to public relations folks.
Most PR firms that come up with marketing campaigns always farm out the physical filming to media firms that have writers and directors.
Working with talented indie filmmakers and connecting with ones to talk shop got me thinking there is a great pool of creative talent and no need to hire an expensive PR firm for a product line that is not a one and done deal business model.
In indie movie making you will also meet exceptional graphic designers to create the visual pop you need.
Having made some shekels off a new business venture I felt another new venture was not out of the realm of possibility. I talked to a person that was cool to split the hard money risk with me and small circle of indie movie making creative souls to handle marketing.
We are launching a health and beauty line called Wonderful You! Organic Personal Care Bliss. There has been lots and lots of legal paperwork involved along with finding a quality firm that does private labels and custom formulation USDA ORGANIC CERT.
Finding a firm to produce and retail ready package our product line happened yesterday. Like with indie movie making this will take time. The bright side I see is without connecting with indie movie making souls I would not feel good about it.
The creative energy of the team from graphic label design to marketing plans that include work from indie filmmakers and writers that love what they do is going to connect with people.
Indie movie makers entertain people by getting their attention and keeping it. This team is taking all we have learned and applying it to the campaign for Wonderful You!
If you are in the indie movie making business smile that there are endless possibilities in life for you to take your learned skills to help launch another endeavor.
This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE OUT