It’s Director’s Day! 🎭🎬
Have you been giving all your focus to casting directors and agents?
Whoa! Slow that pony down..
Time to see who’s helming those projects you want to get yourself on, so today we’re gonna talk about just that.
Check out that image above: so who exactly ARE Nacho and Liam and Ben?!
I definitely have my favorite actors that I follow from cinema to DVD to Netflix. I’ll watch anything and everything that Michael Fassbender or Tom Hardy do. 🏆
So when I’m super interested in a show with them, I’ll seek out the creative team to see who created it.
And you know what I find: I’ve never heard of almost ANY of the directors that these amazing stars and celebrities work with.
Who are these people that are directing major Netflix productions, huge blockbusters and franchise sequels??
Especially franchise sequels… While Steven Spielberg may have made the first movie, he probably didn’t direct the third and fourth iterations of those films. [He’s a cool-cucumber producer on those, usually, taking the paycheck over the on-set control].
That’s the thing.
There are those god-like directors that everyone and their brother want to work with: Spielberg, Fincher, Marty…
But what about everyone else?!
What about Ben, Liam and Nacho… and Gary and Denise and Joseph?
They came from somewhere and they’re already working with stellar actors.
That can be you in the mix, just one or two films before…
So here’s your next acting career-building assignment: 🔑
Find the last 10-20 films that you really loved watching.
Put Google and IMDB to work and find out who their directors are.
1) Where did they come from?
2) What else have they made?
3) What was their progression as they started to make bigger budget productions?
Start to answer these questions and you can start tracking younger directors who are going to follow similar paths.
Get it?! Makes sense? Great.
My client Brionne worked with a director called Ciro Guerra on Embrace of the Serpent. That film went all the way to the Oscars, and Brionne went along with it.
However, the long-term value for Brionne is that amazing relationship with Ciro the director.
Ciro loved working with Brionne, and made of point of telling him that he would cast Brionne again in a heartbeat.
How’s that for follow up?!
Now, have you heard of Ciro? I hadn’t. Not many people had.
You have to start somewhere specific.
Find the ambitious fledgling directors, and partner with them for the long-term.
You have your assignment, so go to it! Connect to the entertainment leaders of the future.