Shaping the future of film is up to you, me and everyone we know.
- As an audience member, it is up to you to actively seek out, support and watch the kind of movies you want to see.
- As independent filmmakers, it is up to us to not only create and capture stories that resonate with people other than our parents; we must also make our movies accessible to audiences, which include doing our due diligence in letting people know that these motion pictures even exist in a crowded world.
- As citizens living in an ever-changing 21st century world, we must be open to exploring new ways of how we consume media; we must embrace both the old-world traditions and innovations of live entertainment as well as home entertainment that work for us, while refraining from devoting our time, money and attention to that which hinders the possibility of having a grand user experience.
When all is said and done, it’s one thing to understand this. It’s another thing to put it into practice.
Of course, I am merely one person who cannot make anyone do anything or convince grown folks to move in one direction or another. My only hope is that more people than none will at least have an understanding of how the power is in all of our hands to decide what the state of the film industry – specifically that of independent films – will be from this day forward.
By the way, if you missed yesterday's post The Truth is, We're Shooting for that Theatrical Experience, read it will ya?!