One of the highlights of deciding last year to write and direct a microbudget feature (my first narrative feature film), option a novel, write the adaptation, meet with the crew, turn in drafts to the cast and crew and hop into pre-production this month has been doing all of that in a public forum. I started a very open journal on Medium @Nicoleedits to hold me accountable for this endeavor I've called TITLE VII. And, I invite other creatives, students and veterans of the craft to comment, critique or just give a thumbs up whenever possible. One detail filmmakers are never told is that during the development stage you are never more alone. Sure you have a crew of at least 35 people (usually) waiting on your vision, your explanation and blueprint of your vision, your direction of their role in your vision and the release of your vision to a world saturated with what seems to be a new release every minute. Trust me, it crosses our minds at times that when putting yourself out there you could either sink or swim or--how I usually envision it--suck or soar. But through my posts to all of you, I can admit the journal keeps me focused, responsible, and always pushing to improve upon my best. You're never alone when that is the goal. Join me on Medium by clicking here. I'll be adding to this blog log quite frequently as we count down the months to an exciting June production.
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