Greetings from South Georgia! I've had an account here for a few years now, but I'm just getting around to introducing myself.
Over the past decade I've made several short films, and I'm now in the early stages of making my first feature. Like my shorts, the feature will be a no-budget affair made with a talented and dedicated group of friends. I am excited about the project, but it's just a first step toward the goal of building an independent career and breaking free from the day job.
I have other features I intend to develop after this one. For those films, I plan to raise a decent but modest budget and bring in professionals for many of the positions. But all of that comes later.
At this point, I need to start establishing some constructive professional relationships - and, I hope, some collaborative ones, as well. Living and working where I do (about three hours south of Atlanta), there's no established filmmaking community.
That's why I'm here. And, to be totally honest, I haven't posted before now because this kind of platform intimidates me. I'm no digital native - I'll turn 50 this summer - and I make my films in relative isolation, so networking of this sort is not it my comfort zone.
But, I'm here. And I looking forward to getting to know and, I hope, work with some of you in time.