Lago...So true! But it's not just about making a feature film.
Anyone can buy a camera, create some DIY Home Depot gear, then find a great
script. But will that film be a financial success? Will it sustain you, feed a
family, and allow you to make more films?I don't just want
someone to make a family-friendly film which is equally entertaining, thrilling,
etc. I want an industry of films like it. I want an entire library of these
films.ExcitingCompellingInterestingUniqueVarious Genres (comedy, sci-fi, action, comic/hero films, romantic-comedy,
sit-coms, etc)Not CheesyHD, well-madeIf films are being
made within that model, I want to know. I'd gladly pay for them! If
it's so easy, where are these films? Show me and my wallet comes out.
I remember when Disney films all had happy endings.
It's never been easier to produce a feature film. With digital technology,
filming, editing, and distributing technically proficient movies can be done by
about anyone, even with consumer grade equipment. The feature shot on a cell
phone and financed by maxed out credit cards is such a trope at Sundance it
almost doesn't bear mentioning anymore. So here's the challenge, if
you don't want to passively accept what the studios send to the multiplex,
go out and make your own.By the way, I know I'm swimming
against the tide, but is it too much to ask that "media" be constructed
as the plural noun it is? The style manuals are with me on this.
"Be willing to earn 15 percent instead of 20 percent by avoiding the dark.
"Dream on, not gonna happen - and you know why.I can
tell you from experience it is almost impossible to sell a unique and innovative
script to Hollywood.
If only Disney would listen, really listen!Maybe it would start a trend
away from amorality and back to morality!