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A Great Way to Save Time and Energy!

27 Jan

As you go about your art, your venture, your enterprise, it’s best to assess people in one of two ways:

Believers or Boosters

Believers see your vision early and have faith in you. Boosters contribute to your success as it builds.

Neither is better than the other. In fact, both will contribute greatly to your work! 

What’s crucial is your ability to identify one from the other early in your process.

A booster will not help you before you have some form of success. And if you continually reach out to boosters, before you have something meaty for them, you will be wasting your time and energy. Believers, on the other hand, will jump on board before you even start cooking, or very soon thereafter.

This principle has proven true as I develop Heart of Indiana, my next feature film. Once I have some awesome actors attached and financing in place, I’ll reach out to boosters. But, before then, I’m going to spend my time and energy on believers.

More importantly, making this distinction and reaching out accordingly saves you from excess emotional fatigue. Waiting around, hoping boosters will return your email, your phone call, is immensely difficult and taxing on one’s heart. It zaps our passion and creativity.

Be wise: determine whether one is a believer or a booster early in your journey. Don’t be asking boosters to boost you when there isn’t much to boost!

Blessings and Godspeed!!!!

Girlfriend 19 on Amazon.com

20 Jan

My first feature film, Girlfriend 19, is now on Amazon.com!

It truly would mean a lot if you gave Girlfriend 19 a viewing and a rating/review.

It’s free to view for Amazon Prime members and only $1.99 for a 7-day rental for all others.

Friends, family, and colleagues will always be the foundation of my filmmaking career. Thank you for your support!!!

 

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“Mariachi Band” by Claire Holley

27 Aug

Take a break & enjoy this beautiful song performed by Claire Holley, produced by Tom Provost, and filmed by me…

Life Has Been Tough

20 Jul

Not entirely tough – everyday I remind myself how lucky I am in many ways, especially regarding my family.

It’s been quite some time since my last post because I went to Indiana for 3 weeks to work on my current feature film project. It was both good and bad…

I’ve also been working on my photography with plans of working for-hire in the near future.

I’ll post more about my IN trip in the coming weeks, but, in the meantime, check out these finished photos of my grandmother, Josephine, which I captured yesterday and developed today.

Peace…

Economy of Asking

23 May

As I continue to produce my feature film, I’ve been asking for advice, help, and insight from many people, mostly via email and Facebook.

It’s generally easy to ask for help on the internet – it’s impersonal and unobtrusive. This makes me wonder: has the “economy of asking” changed due to the internet? In other words, because it’s easier to ask online, are more people asking? And if more people are asking, are more people living audaciously?

On the flip side, during the telephone days and face-to-face days before that, was there less audacity? More audacity? Because it takes more courage to make an ask over the phone or in person, were fewer people boldly going forth?

Not sure if the devalued economy of asking is a good thing or not. Maybe the higher need for courage to ask over the phone or in person weeded out hacks and wannabes.

What do you think?

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