Show me the money!!

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Jeez, it is hard to figure out how to get funding for your film. Just spent the last few hours researching grants and getting nowhere. And when I say researching grants, I am using that term lightly. What I mean is that it is difficult to do an internet search that leads you to any useful information. Many of the sites I found take you to some sort of organization that says they will give you access to grants, and grant history, and advice, and… (ad nauseam here)… but they will charge you a FEE. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of trying to find funding?

I decided to write this post to share my difficulty, just in case there are other filmmakers out there who are feeling similarly frustrated. I will update this with hopefully positive information as it unfolds.

But, to end on a happy note, I will say that I am so excited to be writing and producing my second film, working title, “Gratuitous Violence”. My writing partner and I finished our first complete draft last week, and I gotta say, it was thrilling. I’ve had a lot of runaround in my brain, trying to figure out if I’m “successful”, if I’m living the life I want, if I’m good enough. Well, in recent months, I feel like I’ve figured out what makes me happy – and in a nutshell, it’s being creative. So, if I’m not getting enough auditions, or enough bookings, or what-have-you, I can still feel successful simply by creating a product that fulfills ME. Now somebody fund THAT!!

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