PODCAST: The One Quality Every Filmmaker & Creative Entrepreneur Must Master To Succeed

Succeeding in film takes far more than a basic understanding of the craft. While technical skills are undeniably important for any filmmaker to master, they alone will not equate to any type of artistic or commercial success. The degree to which any filmmaker succeeds has far more to do with their psychology and tenacity than it does their skill…

For instance – Many of us understand the importance of goal setting and strategizing for our film careers, but few of us are able to actually follow through and deliver. This is usually a result of poor motivation, or self-limiting beliefs, which result in a lack of true effort and persistence when the going gets tough. I would argue that these issues – not skill – are responsible for the thousands of film ideas every year that never get off the ground.

In this episode, I address this issue head on, discussing specific methods for setting and achieving your filmmaking goals, and using the concept of “obsession” to stay motivated even under the most difficult circumstances. The principles outlined are not only applicable to filmmaking, but also to business, creative entrepreneurship, and even achieving personal aspirations.

Below is Episode 59: The One Quality Every Filmmaker & Creative Entrepreneur Must Master To Succeed

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About Author

Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!


  • Gabe

    Just listened while jogging the treadmill. Loved this topic as a way to start off the year. Obsession IS a key to filmmaking success. I do that, but I’ve never verbalized that commitment with the word obsession, its spot on.


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