With all of 2020’s surprises and roadblocks (COVID-19 included), I have stayed the course. I went back to the drawing board and reworked how I could move forward with production safely, both for me and the local creators I am going to work with. If this last year has proven anything to me it is that nothing will stop me; I overcame many setbacks and my resolve to see my project through to its ultimate potential is still so vivid.
Having already completed 8 documentaries, I’ve discovered that one of my greatest obstacles moving forward will be limited financial resources to complete high quality documentaries and pay filmmakers and editors for their work.
My deepest gratitude goes out to those who have volunteered to help me with some of the tasks till now but it’s hard to rely on voluntary contributions of people. It would really help me if I could pay and even hire my team members. Especially the local creators who haven’t been able to work for a long time due to the pandemic deserve a chance to become part of this project too.
On top of that to make sure I reach as many people as possible to bring this project to the masses, I will have to beat algorithms and SEO formulae and put a lot of time and money into promotion and marketing tools.