The Joys and Pains of Creation

I feel so blessed to have the freedom to create.

We are in the midst of an exciting time where technology has bust open traditional modes of filmmaking, distribution, fundraising, and promotion.  How lucky are we to have direct access to an audience?  To be able to record a story on an iphone?  To connect with people thousands of miles away who have common interests?

Though the possibilities are endless, the road to success is still filled with many roadblocks.  With so much content appearing online each second, how are we artists able to make our voices heard?  How can we connect to those people thousands of miles away?  Do we have to continue giving away our work for free?

I do not pretend to have the answers.  If I did, I would not feel this struggle to make a name for myself nor would I be worrying about whether or not I can support myself doing what I most love.  Luckily, I'm not in this struggle alone.  I am joined by MANY outstanding creators each plugging away on a similar path.  Additionally, I know that I'm supported by brilliant minds who are fighting on my behalf to bring awareness to my/our work.

Thank you, Film Armada, for diving into the sea.  I'm happy to be on board and look forward to braving the journey with you.