Recently I noticed that one of my friend was still pursuing his passion of trying to make a full length feature film. As you all may know, this isnâ€™t exactly an inexpensive thing to do in a traditional sense. He was mentioning that his family was also willing to give him as much money as possible to pursue that dream. He is trying to find as much funding as possible continuously too.
These are those types of things where I find while itâ€™s great to have a lot of funds, I personally think one can tend to focus too much on initial capital to get something going as if that is the answer to success. I personally believe that in most cases the money should be more about survival than the necessity to succeed.
Example, like in this situation I would probably explore other methods of distribution such as using online media platforms. If you think about it, if you can survive on your own two feet alone while still making something great then any funds that you do get will be to simply make things better.
At the same time, for most people I think the only time you should really say pour everything in to pursue a dream is if you know possibly losing that investment wonâ€™t affect your personal life in a drastic way. I know a lot of people would have the go big or go home mentality which I would agree with in certain cases, but I usually try to remember many times that itâ€™s more about the journey that is rewarding/fruitful in a venture.
Therefore, just saying you need a ton of money is basically trying to copy a traditional path in a sense as oppose to fully exploring what works for you and trying to find better ways of doing things. Isnâ€™t that the fun part?