I tried following the rules. And the responses were usually, do this first, apply for that next, get a hold of this later. All that to the point of exhaustion where it's either the run around or it starts to feel like a wild goose chase to get projects off the ground. Then there's the other type of responses: not rich enough, not cool enough to be well connected, so I figure now fuck it. I'll put in my money and resources to make my own projects.
Each project I make behind the camera is it's own animal in terms of style and tone. And each project I manage to upgrade the equipment, able to put in more money. Each one a step up in quality. I just want to tell a story from my warped imagination. It's not about fortune and glory, it's about the passion. And I'd rather ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.
"I didn't go to film school, I went to films." - Tarantino
"Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that, you're just negotiating your budget and your fee." - Cameron