The studios understand this on a very very large scale – for every nine flops there is one hit.
That’s always been the way. The blockbusters carry the rest. This is nothing new. The model has been around for years.
Not all movies work. Maybe the ratio is a better than that… and no one endeavours to make a movie that doesn’t work or doesn’t connect, but it happens. A lot.
But in the indie space, it’s more difficult. It’s more challenging to create a sustainable model that can carry you through from one project to the next. Or is it?
Is there a way for your to create a model that will allow you to make films on a consistent basis?
In this business, consistency matters. And one film will take you to the next film will take you to the next. Sure, easy to say. Harder to do.
But the fundamental problem with the business is that resilience is hard. It’s difficult to come back and do it again. Especially if the first time out didn’t work.
But maybe that’s the only way to think; like the studios. Resilience in film matters.