Taking the First Steps to Kickstarting Your Filmmaking Career 

In a report by the Become Team, it was stated that the global film industry serves as an economic powerhouse – generating more than $88 billion in revenue in just 2015 alone. And yet there’s still a high demand for the arts that continues to grow over time. 

Moreover, COVID-19 has played a significant role in reducing film production worldwide, and it is only now that people are people to recover from that. On a good note, this is the perfect time for you to start your filmmaking career and showcase your talent to the world. Here are a few pointers to start you moving in the right direction.

Keep on Writing 

One of the essential things you need to remember is that to produce a fantastic screenplay, you should make good use of your time. The more you write, the more creativity spills out of you – and that way, having a massive amount of written work at your disposal gives you the option to choose the best ones and combine them into one phenomenal piece.  


Most people would underestimate this, but this is a crucial factor to consider. You cannot go far in any business if you do not have the right business people at your disposal. Consider approaching them if there is a specific filmmaking studio you like or other filmmakers you want. 

Fortunately, we can interact with everyone today thanks to the internet – making it easier for us to reach out to as many people as possible in the filmmaking industry. You can show them your work or even ask them for insights on how you can enter the industry. 

And the first person you need to reach out to is someone who can bring immense value to your work – which in this case would be none other than Michael Lovan, who is known as a unique outlier in the filmmaking and gaming industries for his unconventional approaches to video creation. 

Many of you might know him for his fantastic debut feature film Murder Bury Win, which debuted to overwhelmingly positive reviews and sits fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Lovan has also created various spectacular pieces over the years. In 2012, he co-directed the documentary “Japan in a Day” for Scot Free Productions and co-wrote and starred in the 2014 romantic comedy “A Reunion” for Ariztical Entertainment. He was also the creator, director, and host for the famous North American World of Tanks-branded web show “World of Tanks Weekly,” otherwise known as “WoT Weekly.” He also has been creating new video series for the open-world MMO game New World.

Furthermore, Lovan has also assisted his wife, artist Amy Everson, in the art direction for many music videos, such as Modest Mouse’s “Lampshades on Fire” and “The Ground Walks With Time in a Box.” In the pandemic, Lovan and Everson began releasing monthly film-themed family portraits, several of which have gone viral, including their Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Saw family portraits.

Michael’s works have led him to receive several awards, including Best Original Screenplay at the Florence Film Awards, and he is the winner of Best Director at the Hollywood Gold Awards. Murder Bury Win was the winner of Best Feature Film at Phoenix FearCon, Best Comedy at Another Hole in the Head, Best Feature at Seattle Film Summit, and Best Feature at the Independent Horror Movie Awards.

If you are lucky, then people like Lovan can make generous contributions to your filmmaking career – leading you to take the first step into the film industry.

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