Directing your first movie is always a fantastically challenging experience. The process of getting your first movie onto the big screen can end in tears if you fall foul of the producer or the budget and schedule.
The most glamorous job in the film industry is that of a film director. Everyone wants to direct. There are seven deadly sins film directors make (even the experienced ones). Avoid these and you stand an excellent chance of launching your career.
So what makes now the best time to make a film? You’ve got all the equipment you need already! At the moment, it’s either sitting next to your laptop, or in your pocket, or you’re even reading this piece on it.
The benefits of making shorts and submitting to festivals are multiple. From a group of school leavers creating a short film with an iPhone, to an experienced commercials director demonstrating their skills at voicing a story in more than 30 seconds, the benefits are many.