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Episode 61 – Remember That Guy Who Gave Up?

Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anybody else.

This week we talk about why no one should give up. Also, we dig into Ben Hur, Timothy’s next project and The Underground Filmmaker’s Club.

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The Daily Struggle

Timothy fills us in on the latest commercial he produced for Xfinity.

Alrik talks about the classic film Ben Hur and why it’s so good

Why You Should Consider Quitting

In the latest ScriptShadow newsletter there was a great writeup on why you should never quit. Read it here: ScriptShadow Newsletter

Do you think about quitting? Why?

Why you should never quit?

Is there any reason someone should quit?

Finding the Next Project

Now that the Spirit Machine is almost complete, Timothy is faced with the decision of what to do next.

  • What’s wrong with Haunted Toyhouse?
  • What about the Marc Madrigal project “Artifice”
  • What kind of story are you looking for?
  • What are the challenges of finding a new project?
  • What are the challenges of Haunted Toyhouse and Artifice?
  • Alrik gives Timothy a list of movies to check out

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  • I can’t believe no one has anything to say about quitting, have you ever wanted to quit? What stopped you, what made you keep going?

    • Thanks for the recommends on Open Window and Time Lapse. I watched both. Liked neither, but like you said, it was good to see what else was out there.

  • I’ve often thought about quitting. I have this dream that my life would be so much easier without filmmaking. Which might be true, but I think I would also be a lot less happy.