Genevieve Clay is following her vision as a writer/director

Genevieve Clay, writer, director, and filmmaker, is dead-set on making her mark on the world. She is the recent winner of the tropfest film festival, and isn’t stopping there. She has some great advice for filmmakers, though I’d say it’s probably great advice for anybody:

You’re going to get criticised sometimes and some of your work isn’t going be great and you’ve got to be prepared for that. You’ve just got to push through anyway and say, ‘that film doesn’t define my talent’. Experiment with what you’re doing, don’t be boxed up.

You’re not going to make something great on your first go. You can’t think that you’re some freak genius even though you might be, you still need people to mentor you and talk to you and say ‘this is working and this isn’t’ and don’t be offended just take it on board.

And lastly, just suck it up. It’s cutthroat and disappointment is the biggest killer of dreams and the only person that’s going to stop you from getting where you want to go is yourself. If you can just suck it up and keep going no matter what the disappointment is, you’ll get somewhere.

2 Responses

  1. Jacob wrote on January 1st, 2010 at 1:56 pm:

    It’s great to hear all of that. Really helpful for a young filmmaker/videographer. Thank you!

  2. admin wrote on January 1st, 2010 at 4:32 pm:

    You’re welcome Jacob. I’m glad you found it helpful.

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