The Calling

Often times this calling of ours (of making movies) requires... well, calling.

Calling people, calling organizations.

Following up on ignored correspondences.

It's not easy.

It's actually intimidating.

But this is the work which glues the movie process together.

This is the step which makes what you see on the screen interesting - getting that interview, getting the access, making the deal that lets the movie be visible in the first place.

This is what makes a movie valuable.

It's never going to happen on its own.

You have to make the first call.

And probably the second.

And the third.

Maybe even the seventh.

Times a million.

A friend of mine who's a successful cinematographer in Brooklyn has a joke, 

"There's two kinds of film people: those who make phone calls, and those who don't."

He's right.

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