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Becoming a "High Agency" Filmmaker

There’s a psychological trait that will determine whether or not you “make it” as an entrepreneurial filmmaker. In the coming years, those who have this trait will thrive, while those who don’t will find fewer and fewer opportunities. And the best part is, you get to choose whether you develop it.

Becoming a "High Agency" Filmmaker

How to Build a Profitable Audience for Your Films

An audience puts you in charge of your own future. Instead of hoping and praying for industry gatekeepers to put you on the map, once you go through this process, you’ll be calling your own shots.

How to Build a Profitable Audience for Your Films

Filmmaking Doesn't Have to Be a Business

There’s a universally-held belief in the world of filmmaking. It’s that film has to be treated as a business, and to treat it as anything else would be foolish. Well in this post, I’m going to call bullshit, and give everyone a new way to think about filmmaking in 2016 and beyond.

Filmmaking Doesn't Have to Be a Business

One Simple Mindset to Ensure You Never Fail as a Filmmaker

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s a bold headline, Mr. Hardy. You’d better not be pulling my leg with some clickbait nonsense." I can assure you that I’m not. In fact, I’m going to start off this post with a neat little story, one that hammers home the singular, but extremely powerful idea at the center of this post.

One Simple Mindset to Ensure You Never Fail as a Filmmaker

How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn. This is Ernest Hemingway's infamous six-word short story, supposedly written after a bar room bet with a group of his contemporaries. It’s also one of the finest examples ever conceived of what I like to call “iceberg storytelling,” where the writer gives the audience a sparse, stripped-down story with just enough information to fill in the details with their imagination.

How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"