December 4, 2020

4 Lessons on Being a First-Time Director from a First-Time Director


I didn’t go to film school.


Written by writer/director Eric Schultz.



My path to directing my first feature film, a sci-fi mind-bender called Minor Premise about a neuroscientist who fractures his consciousness, came through my work as a producer. I started on the business side, moved to physical production, then to development. On each project, I soaked up everything I could. I learned from filmmakers like the Borderline Films trio, Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein, and many more. And each subsequent project became a stepping stone from one end of that business/creative spectrum to the other.



But I’d learned enough as a producer to know that my first time as director would be full of experiences I knew nothing about. Which leads to the first lesson I learned during Minor Premise

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Source: NoFilmSchool