Filmmaking / Directing : Do you know of any director who started off with a feature by Nkanya Nkwai

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Nkanya Nkwai

Do you know of any director who started off with a feature

Hello family, So I'm doing a little research, please do you know of any successful director who started off his directing career with a feature? Name and movie title please.

Jane Sanger

No, because unless you are self funded no one will back you unless they can see what your work is like, do shorts first.

Dan MaxXx

how abour John Singleton? He wrote Boyz in the Hood at USC, youngest Filmmaker to receive an Oscar nominee

Nkanya Nkwai

Thank you Dan MaxXX

Alex Hunt

I met a director once called Neil Rolland. He told me that if you can do a feature, do a feature (he made his first for £2000), don't waste your time on shorts, a feature will get you recognised.

Alex Hunt

Not sure if that would work for everyone but he had made shorts beforehand and said that doing a feature is what actually got him meetings.

Nkanya Nkwai

Thanks Alex

Rachel Rath

None come to mind but may I recommend this best book ever on the subject of directors and their first film! https://www.amazon.com/My-First-Movie-Celebrated-Directors/dp/0142002208 I think you will love it. Its main thorough-line is panic!

Nkanya Nkwai

Oh' that too is welcome though it would be for a different purpose. Thank you Rachel

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