“‘There will be no house for you. There's no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing,'” the director remembered thinking at the time.
“Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer did not steal the idea for their hit Netflix series, acccording to emails and documents obtained by TMZ.
What I started to realise as I watched, was the sheer effort and commitment needed by the queens, not to mention the financial investment. It is a true art form, requiring art skills, design, dance, acting, sewing and writing.
My compulsion to write this blog post is with the hope that "London Right Now" may restore your faith in the resilience, determination and strength of the human spirit. Our ability to communicate is the source of our humanity, and this raw tribute to survivors and victims of abhorrent inequality is vital. Right now.
Acquiring theatrical distribution isn't easy. This is a difficult truth that every filmmaker will have to face at some point during their career (usually the beginning). Of course, distribution can be a game-changer, turning an otherwise costly venture into a revenue-generating machine, but failing to acquire it is not a be-all and end-all.
It is good content that will be lapped up by mainstream audiences. But for the young filmmaker looking to make waves in the industry, it looks as though there is little space to cut through. After all, why should a successful commissioner take a risk on an unknown artist?
“Film hubs in US, India, Asia and the UK are flourishing because they create quality content and provide their own filmmakers with platforms to be able to distribute their content to relatable audiences,”
The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's
As I've commented elsewhere, even though our stats are positive the research really does highlight a dire situation across the film industry. It has simply failed to support talented, creative women. It's time for industry to transform the talk and knowledge of shortfalls into action, and plan some proactive practical steps in order to actually make an impact.
If I've learnt anything from this project it's to embrace each challenge as an opportunity. If you really want to make your film, nothing should stop you. In our experience, often that 'fatal' wound contains the silver bullet you were looking for.