As many of you may or may not know, things are looking a little…bleak in terms of finance available for independent films. With few distribution deals being negotiated at top festivals, Indie production companies scaling back, timid and cautious investors, and a host of other factors, many filmmakers may be feeling a bit worried if they are seeking finance for their feature film.

But are things ever going to be perfect? I believe that the economy moves along a current that flows up and down. It’s about peaks and valleys. And right now, I’d say we’re in a valley.

Sure, we could wait to reach the peak again but why not just keep climbing? I’m not suggesting one should ignore reality, but rather take that reality and mold it themselves, instead of waiting for it to be molded by others.

In the encouraging words of an old proverb:

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

(but let us not forget to do so without causing harm to others or to ourself.)


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