Gareth Edwards, director of the recent Godzilla remake was interviewed for "Meet the Directors" where he gives some advice to aspiring filmmakers, notably to "never give up"
It was announced recently that Edwards is going to be taking over a standalone Star Wars spin off film, which is probably the majority of filmmaker's dreams to be included in the Star Wars world.
Edward's previous experience was as a special effects artist, much like Neil Blomkamp, another filmmaker who's had a dream career unfold before him.
Previously Edwards directed a film called "Monsters", which he shot on consumer grade camcorders with a skeleton crew. Afterwards utilizing his special effects skills to add value to the finished product.
I actually really loved the movie, as it took a different approach to the sci-fi aliens premise and made, well human.
There seems to be a batch of filmmakers coming up who have taken the "Do it yourself" approach, being Edwards, Blomkamp and also Gareth Evans, director of the popular Raid movies.
So it goes to show that in this day and age, with access to fairly cheap cameras, software and computers, as well as an endless library of tutorials on the internet anyone can take the initiative and start putting out films themselves.
Of course it helps to have talent to begin with but it's easier more than ever to make a film that you would want to see, and perhaps other people may want to see it as well.
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