If you breathe visual storytelling and are obsessed with film like I am then maybe you should give this some thought.
1. Why Not?
Hi, my name is Katie Mack and I am a perfectionist. Until recently I always thought things have to be a certain way before I do them. I realized that if I wait for everything to be "perfect" nothing will ever get done. If you want to try your hand at filmmaking - pick up a camera and shoot something. If you have an idea for a script - write it. Have a friend that's in the industry, talk to them - get your basic info - and go create some shit. The problem is that people THINK too much. Don't think. Just do. Grab some friends and make something. It can very well be mediocre - or it can very well be genius. You will never know until you try.
2. Art Makes the World Go 'Round
Art heals. We need more art around the globe. I often wonder what the world would be like if there was as much art as there is crime. Could you imagine? That story that's been in your mind for months? Put it out there. If it's just to your friends and family or if you want to post it online - you never know who will be touched or changed by your work. You have a voice. Use it.
3. You Hate Waiting On People
I really abhor having to depend on people for anything. It's just the way I'm set up. the time spent trying to organize a team and secure this and that is time that you could've taken scouting your own locations, shooting your own b-roll, or taking a class on how to edit.
4. Lack Of Originality in Mainstream Movie Theaters
Indie film is the way to experiment and be bold. You don't see too many original films at the movie theaters these days, it's remake after remake after remake (there are reasons for this by the way). If you've ever wondered why you've never seen a film about a particular subject, person, scenario or situation - that means you need to make it. Period.
5. Be the Change You Seek
One of the reasons I make my own films is because I want to show different (and hopefully enlightening) perspectives on a variety of things. There are some people who complain about things and do nothing about it. Then there are people like me and hopefully you - that will.