Anyone familiar with the film industry? I want to act, write, edit, or direct movies. I understand that the film industry is a gamble and is basically luck based; but is there anything I should do this early in my life that would give me a chance?
Move to Vancouver. Go to one of the 80 film schools here. Hang out where they film CW shows until they ask you to carry something. Then you're in forever.
Source: I have 5 friends who work in the film/television industry in Vancouver (2 writers, 1 actor, 1 prop maker, 1 cameraman).
You go to a film school and cronie someone big.
Look at all the no names who've directed ancillary capeshit movies. They did the film school route.
The alternative is to go organic. Get a gun, a girl and a camera and make cool home movies and share them around. You may never get famous, but you may find you enjoy it.
Go to film school.
Do A TON of work. Your projects, someone else's, be willing to work for free for years. Know when to start asking for money. Get contacts. Get more contacts. Go to parties, know people. Be interesting and always push yourself to having new ideas. Do shitty shorts with your shitty friends just because thats how you get into the world.
Then you might start knowing people who are better at it.
Pls dont be elitist like 95% of the indistry.