Film Courage: What were some of the biggest mistakes you made early on in your filmmaking career?
Zeke Zelker, Writer/Director/Producer of the transmedia project BILLBOARD: Rushing. Early on I would rush through scripts, rush into production, rush through post production so I could share it. That is probably my biggest problem.
For instance I had this project A.K.A.: It’s a Wiley World! And then I rushed into production because my Dad always wanted to be in a movie and he was dying of cancer.
I literally would wear my heart on my sleeve with a lot of things that I do and the reasons why I do certain things. But that was probably my biggest lesson learned.
Now I take my time. I believe in story R&D [research and development] where I like to make things or break things, test things in front of audiences and see what’s working or not working.
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