NBF 033: Artistic or Money Maker? What Kind of Film for Your First Feature

As filmmakers, we all probably got into this industry to make art, but when you boil it down, the film industry is still a business and most movies need to make money. When planning your first feature, what should you focus on, an artistic film that shows of your skills, or one more likely to make money? Alex and Trevor break down the pros and cons of each, plus are back to drinking during podcasts! Horray!


In this episode, we discuss:

    Making your first feature
    Establishing a style
    Artistic Freedom vs Commercial Success
    Building up a business track record
    How festivals fit into the situation



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