Trust30 prompts: One Thing by Colin Wright

Do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a moment, step back from your concerns, and focus on one thing: You have one life to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted. Sounds simple, but when you really focus on it, let it seep into your consciousness, you realize you only have about 100 years to get every single thing you’ve ever wanted to do. No second chances. This is your only shot. Suddenly, this means you should have started yesterday. No more waiting for permission or resources to start. Today is the day you make the rest of your life happen. Write down one thing you’ve always wanted to do and how you will achieve that goal. Don’t be afraid to be very specific in how you’ll achieve it: once you start achieving, your goals will get bigger and your capability to meet them will grow.

One thing I’ve always wanted to do:

I’ve always wanted to direct a film.

I have a script (although it could probably do with a polish – anyone want to beta for me?).

I know what I want with locations, and I’ve worked out a reasonably cheap way to get at what I want – there will be some extras (location shooting, mostly) but I know what I want to do with those too.

So I need some actors, a camera, an editing suite and that’s about it.


It sounds so easy when I put it like that.

So let’s see.
* storyboarding
* scouting and securing locations
* recruit actors and crew
* rehearse
* film
* edit
* release (however that winds up happening)

Oh yeah, and look into grants and such for funding.

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