How To Get Started As A Filmmaker If You Have No Connections — Jason Satterlund

Film Courage: Growing up in Oregon, was the plan to get into film?

Jason Satterlund, Writer/Director: When I grew up I fell in love with film at a very early age. But every filmmaker you know had the story Oh my dad gave me a camera when I was a fetus and I was told to film my own birth.Whatever .

That was not me. My mother was very religious and movies were considered evil and tools of the devil. I was (and am still told) that Hollywood is the Lion’s Den and this is where I will lose my soul…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).




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