It’s easy to get lost in a story. To meander through the creative process and tinker and tinker until you’ve come up with something that you think is great.
But are you setting aside the time to do you creative networking.
This is a business of relationships. Period.
It’s important to understand that for most, no one film will “break” you. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big, but the odds are not in breaking through. The odds, if you were a betting person, are in being resilient.
To show up. And to network.
Film festivals are a great way to get face time. Markets like AFM, Berlin, Cannes, TIFF and others are where buyers and other producers hang out. Find a way to get there.
People are also open to taking meetings. Think about networking as planting as many seeds as possible.
Then, after you’ve shown that you can put together a first film, you’ll have a crop of relationships that you can cultivate for your next film.