I love this advice from filmmaker Ava DuVernay at the 2013 Film Independent Forum. The last question put to her was: “Should we keep making 50K films, even if they don’t launch us to Sundance?” To which Ava replies, “the question is, what do you want?”
Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why do you make films? What does success in filmmaking look like to you?
To watch only the last 2 minutes of this 42min talk on youtube go here: http://youtu.be/-pFoBks5ly0?t=39m30s