Fuck /tv/, I followed my dream to be a director. My parents mortgaged their house and a significant portion of their retirement to fund my dream. Costing $1 million in total. They all think Im gonna be famous. But the movie sucks ass. Everyone I show to says its horrible. Every festival rejects it. I don't have the courage to tell them that I wasted their retirement. What should I do? The film is beyond terrible. Why did my parents believe in me, why didn't they realize what a fuck up I am?
on the off-chance this isn't a troll, plenty of director's first movies are shit, and plenty of directors spent years trying to break in. it took david lynch five years to make eraserhead. just learn from the experience and reedit and reshoot, or make another movie.
It's not an easy thing to do well. If this isn't a troll (it is) was this your first film? Why did you spend 1 million dollars on a film? If it took you 1 million to make then I can say without hesitation that your screenplay was probably bad from the outset.
ahahahaha oh hahahahahahahaha you delusional cunt, I hope you made connections at least that way you might be able to get a bitch job in L.A. doing something like being a runner
OP, Christopher Nolan never went to film school. Im sure he felt the exact same way after he made his first film.
Believe in yourself, keep working at, dreams don't happen without persistence!!!!
>my parents mortgaged their home and retirement to fund it
Hollywood rule #1 never invest your own money
Hollywoodrule #2 never accept net points, "net points are monkey points" - Eddie Murphy
This is probably a fake story, anyway.
But if it's true:
Why the fuck would you spend 1.000.000 dollars on your first movie?
You could've done something great with less than a 100k.
Or even 20k.
Shit, you should've made a couple of shorts to get a grip on storytelling for a couple of hundreds to a few thousand dollars first.
>it is a comedy about stoners
>the crew took advantage of me
>over schedule by three months
>it is a comedy about stoners
That was your biggest mistake.
Nobody is ready to see a comedy about such a dark and serious social issue.
Maybe in 20 years people will look back and marvel how ahead of your time you were.
producers get funding from private investors and rarely use their own money to fund a film.
movies are expensive, even a modest 2 million budget will need like 5 million to promote.
The movie worked OP.
We're all laughing here
The film is pretty much like Kevin Smiths Clerks but it takes place in college and has a lot of relationship dramas and stuff, while the characters smoke and party all day. We all thought it was hilarious while filming it but no one else finds it funny at all.
Did you edit it yourself or hire a decent editor? If not get a decent editor. It might be salvageable. Woody Allen's early films were reputedly abysmally unfunny until they were edited well. Annie Hall even had a whole murder subplot and other bullshit tacked on.
>The film is pretty much like Kevin Smiths Clerks but it takes place in college
OP you should really try to get some more funding and double down on making a "making of" documentary of this travesty.
>The film is pretty much like Kevin Smiths Clerks but it takes place in college and has a lot of relationship dramas and stuff
show us some form of footage PLEASE
>hating the best digital camera out there right now
You don't start off spending shitloads of money on something out of the blue you shitlord.
What the fuck did you even try to make? Did you actually thoroughly research shit? did you even have any industry contacts?
El Mariachi was made for 5000 dollars. The Evil Dead would have cost about 500 000 modern dollars.
sell your movie dumbass just do the best you can
maybe you can find somebody to help you salvage it
your parents deserve to die penniless and unloved just for believing in you in the first place, forget about them
Did you have storyboards? Did you have sit down sessions with friends and relatives and ask for their honest opinions on shit? Did you discuss what was happening with anyone else involved in behind the scenes stuff? Did you honestly think anyone would care about another generic DUDE WEED LMAO comedy?
Even though this isn't true, hire a GOOD editor (I'm assuming you edited the film yourself or lorded over the other one like a controlling asshole) and cut out all the shit. Cut it down to a slim 85-90 mins and keep all the best shit.
>The reason it cost one mill is because it went over schedule by three months and the crew took advantage of me.
I guess you could say they
worked you over.
the one time the doge meme actually made me laugh...
it was an appropriate response to a generic stoner movie, imo
Blue Ruin was made for less than a 100k.
You fucked up, OP
Is this depressed director from /p/
/p/lease tell me it is