December 30, 2017
Want to start your filmmaking career on the right foot? Then take some advice from Sean Baker, the writer/director of “The Florida Project.”
After garnering critical acclaim for his last two films, Tangerine and The Florida Project, Sean Baker is now one of the biggest rising stars in the independent film scene. However, his success didn’t come overnight. In this BAFTA Guru interview, the writer/director discusses his journey as a filmmaker and shares some keen insight into what it takes to stay dedicated to and passionate about your cinematic projects.
Here are a handful of takeaways from the interview:
The middle can come later
When you sit down to write your screenplay, it’s okay to not have it all figured out. That would be ludicrous—or a miracle. Instead, focus your attention on the beginning and the ending of your story. Nailing those two important pieces down will allow you to give all of your attention to that fussy middle part that is going to be giving you the most trouble anyway.