Note to self (or things I’ve learned)

Be it making a short film, launching a Kickstarter campaign or just kicking through life.
Let’s hope I don’t forget this.

Try. Always try. Try hard and then try harder. You’ll never know how hard others are trying. But you will always try harder than you can.

Never go for average. Even if your result will seem average, you tried for better. Better is what pushes average a bit higher.

Always surround yourself with people better and smarter than you. They will make you be better. Listen to them, accept their critics and think it over. Use what’s useful. Not everything is always useful.

Never get stuck in the comorfatble zone. It’s nice and cozy but it doesn’t get you anywhere. When you’re in the comfort zone it means you’re ready for another step. Go for it.

Always rely mainly on yourself. You will meet a lot of people. A lot of people talk, few really help. If they do, it’s a plus. If the don’t, you weren’t relying on them in the first place.

Never give up. There will be moments when nothing will make sense and your goal will seem unreachable and sensless. Push it. Crawl, bite and fight yourself out. The tougher the mountain, the better the view.

Always respect other people’s time. Anyone who decided to share their time with you decided to give the only thing they’ve got – time. So give them yours. Without checking your phone while doing it.

Never forget people that helped you.

Always love. Love what you do, do what you love and love the ones close to you. And be sure to tell and show them that regulary.

Never stop learning. The day you stop learning is the day you die.

Stop writing and reading this kind of bullshit and get shit done.

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If you don’t read anything else about screenwriting just read this

While I’m on the journey to making my short film I’m trying to devour anything and everything I get on all aspects of filmmaking. There’s countless of advise out there; some of them useful, some of them self-propaganda and some of them that just want to rip you off. As much as I think Sorkin is a genius and as much as I love him I’m slowly starting to get cold shivers whenever he appears in every single browser tab I open. I know he has masterclasses, I checked the site and I’m pretty sure they kick ass. But can you please stop bombarding me. Continue reading “If you don’t read anything else about screenwriting just read this”