I'm an aspiring film director, screenwriter & producer. I wanted to know from other seasoned producers the best route they would recommend for someone like me to get their foot in the industry. I also live in the UK so would that be a problem? Would I need to move to NY or LA?
I tried to make a feature film last year but that failed because of a number of reasons so this year I plan to make a short film a month on YouTube to grow my already decent following of 4000 subscribers and build on the success of my previous short films which have garnered over 1.2 million views.
Just released my first film for January which you can watch on my channel: www.youtube.com/nawaz101
From there I was hoping I will have gained enough experience to successfully make my first micro budget feature film. After that I have no idea what to do other than take my film to festivals. I'd imagine if all goes well my feature film will make some noise and I'd have a script ready for my next feature film that would need a budget of somewhere in the $5-15 million budget range. But from there I have no idea what to do or who to contact, how to finance it etc. If somebody already in the industry could give me some advice that would be greatly appreciated.