Throughout the week, I have seen many film makers, and I have talked to many of them as well. They are incredible people, dedicating time, money, and countless hours to what they love. These films are more than a hobby or job, it’s a way of life, and it shows. After every movie, the discussion panel reveals how much they all care. They eagerly answer every question and everyone stays to listen.
These people truly love what they do and they are all unbelievably skilled. When I don’t enjoy a film, it’s probably because the story doesn’t resonate with me. Every film I have seen has been skillfully executed. These directors really know what they are doing and it is wonderfully humbling.
But that’s normal. This is the greatest film festival in America, of course the films are good. The fact that these films are skillfully made does not surprise me. I expected to be humbled. What surprises me is that I could see many of my friends making films just as good.
I am not really that great of a movie maker, but I have seen the ability of the guys I am with and then I see the short films that Sundance accepted… the only difference seems to be the budget available, and that is exciting news.