Film Courage: Jeremy, you say making it in Hollywood is 25% talent and 75% who you know?
Jeremy Foley, Filmmaker/Actor/Screenwriter: Hmm, I would say making it in Hollywood…I would say it’s probably more who you know than talent? I would put it close to like 85% who you know, 15[%] talent.
I think a lot of people have talent…and actually there is one thing that I would throw into the mix on that and I would say it’s perseverance. I would really say perseverance. Speaking for me and speaking for a lot of people I know, it’s really a long game. I can really be years. I know there’s a lot of people who come and say I’m going to try this for a year and see what happens and unfortunately I just don’t think that’s realistic…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Jeremy Foley is an actor and director, known for The Faceless Man (2018), Fated (2015) and Dante’s Peak (1997). He is also the co-producer of Hell, California, a hardboiled crime fiction podcast anthology series (produced and developed by Christian Elder). It takes place in a mysterious, mythical California border town called Hell. Each episode is an original standalone noir story, often about greed, lust and murder. In March 2020, Elder, Foley and a team of six writers formed an online TV writers’ room during the pandemic, resulting in this series.
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