Directing: Expectations vs Reality

Can anyone else relate to this? I’m not complaining, just finding it humorous.


“I’ve got a great script and an amazing team. We’re gonna bring my vision to life and share this movie with the world. It’s gonna take audiences on an emotional journey, say something meaningful, maybe even cause real positive social change!”


“We’re behind schedule, what can I drop from the shot list? It was totally quiet outside a minute ago, why is it suddenly so busy and noisy now that we’re ready to roll? Why hasn’t that actor learned their lines yet? Oh gosh, is there any way we can avoid needing to fix that in post? This film isn’t coming out at all like my vision…”


Ah, the joys of filmmaking.

What are some of your favorites? Perhaps as a different role?

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