In the past six years I’ve seen over 500 film projects, who presented their idea to the crowd through the platform I started: CineCrowd. These projects ranged from short films and documentaries, to webseries, experimental films and features. What all these filmmakers had in common, is that they were not afraid to share their dreams and stories with the audience, sometimes even before they knew exactly how everything would look on the silver screen. More than 40.000 people and companies took the chance with the stories these filmmakers where sharing and made them possible.
I don’t remember all 500 films, but I do have some who stayed with me. Because they were bravely presented or where heartbraking or very funny. But the ones that will make a change in our industry and in the heads of the audience members, are the ones that were made uncompromisingly. The raw urgency which sometimes screams through a movie or through a filmmaker is what makes the difference. Of course, you can learn how to make films, you can arrange enough budget to actually make your dreams come to life and to give them production value. But you have decide to have the balls to make your film.