Spike Lee is a real one

Hey folks, I haven’t posted in a while and I’d like to say I have a good reason but it really doesn’t matter. I set up this blog to share what’s going on with my film 2 AM. Well, we’re going to launch our crowdfunding campaign on Monday and it’s been a bit stressful. Trying to let people know about the campaign and getting the team ready to share is like picking up water with a fork. I’m juggling script re-writes and social media marketing. It helps that I have a team helping because there’s no way I could do this by myself. On my social media pages, I have a countdown until we launch. Here’s a link to the crowdfunding page.

This is the part of indie filmmaking I don’t particularly like but what I’ve learned from the book Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is to not worry about the past or future just focus on the present and you will be at peace. I know I have to raise $12K but I can’t focus on that while working on the social media strategy, it’s hard to not check all the social media accounts to see if every post is getting traction. Yet without enough followers I can’t get the message out there to the people that want it.

Spike Lee is a big inspiration for me, he did an interview with Bill Simmons‘ Ringer podcast that was great. He explained how he got the money for Malcolm X when the studios refused to give him the proper budget. He quoted Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Ricky “luck is the residue of design” it’s that simple. The design is your work, your preparation for your goal. To paraphrase Spike, you can’t just sit around and think you can get lucky, you have to be working towards that goal. That’s what I’m doing and I hope you do the same.

Later.

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