It’s hard enough to get a script done, rather to get a good “concept” done. Now that you have a script all completed, what’s next? Pre-production to make the film? Say you got the money to make the film. What will you do after that? Are you going to sell it? Submit to film festivals and hope they play it? And then once they play it? What’s next?
My point is that just like life, you need to plan your projects. Buying expensive equipment without knowing what you’re going to do with it besides the understanding that you are going to “try” to make a movie is not logical thinking at all. It just means you dream to become one without the hard work involved. Many filmmakers are like that, more so just overall entertainers, and at the end of the day lose out on time and money.
Having a successful project is a simple concept. Make the film, sell the film, make lots of money, and win awards. How to get to that point is the challenge!
I’ve been in entertainment for over 10 years and I’ve met very very successful people. They all have similar stories of how they made their dreams come true. They worked hard and were extremely strategic with their plans. They all say to me and this is what I’ve always known since I was a kid….”if you have something valuable that others want, then you will have a successful project.”
Interpret it however you like, but if you as a person holds no value in a particular profession, nobody will want to hire you. So with film, if you don’t have a valuable product, nobody will want to buy it. So plan carefully and ensure that your projects hold value and you know how to sell it once it’s completed.