Disaster Artist

Late last night I went to see a film downtown with a friend of mine. 

I hadn't known her prior to seeing the movie, we met one day at school.

That's besides the point, of course. 

I had kept hearing nothing but great reviews on The Disaster Artist but I had no clue what it was about. Zero clue. Never saw the trailer, didn't know the cast, merely senseless of the plot, but knew it was a must-see.

I'm rather into films. I really want to make a full film production one day. Same with the book. The book could always be the premise for the film, which kind of follows the plot of the movie. 

If you haven't seen The Disaster Artist, I highly suggest you see it. 

A beautiful film taking place in the late 90's in San Francisco about two guys who meet and move to LA to pursue a dream in acting, which then turns into a dream of filmmaking. 

The underlying focus of the movie was the fact that this guy Tommy Wiseau spent 6 million dollars on making a movie which, in term, was an autobiographical representation of his own life.

The movie - if you don't already know - flopped. Made $1800 the first weekend. 

But this guy Tommy paid to keep it in theaters for two full weeks, solely because in order to be eligible for a Grammy award, a film must air in theaters for fourteen whole days. 

The whole movie is based perfectly on a true story and throughout the movie Tommy kept telling everyone "money no problem, we just want to make the film". 

And all in all, it was a major disaster. The project was a hollywood flop and there was, of course, no return on investment on the $6,000,000 budget. 

But that's the most important part. 

The money had nothing to do with it. They wanted something, and they went out and did everything in their power to do it. They brought their idea so to life that it now is a cult-classic movie. I'm not here to do a IMDB movie review but you can read more up on it, or watch it of course.

The whole point of this, in the end, is that the story of Tommy Wiseau is inspiring. 

The idea of being A Disaster Artist is inspiring. 

They made a full movie. They had a movie premiere. They spend a year making a film that no one watched. But they did it. 

And a lot of times with social media and everything going on around the internet realm, people think that if they don't get enough likes on something or if their idols and peers don't love a project, it's worthless.

Most times when I see people fail or get knocked down a time or two, they never come back from it. They kind of put it behind them. There's a million things you can do and a million different people you can be in today's times, and people just drop what they love after messing up once or twice. 

But the whole time they were going through with making the movie, they never cared about that stuff. They didn't worry about everyone else's approval. They just went with it and made the movie. When it didn't do good - it wasn't the end of the world. 

It's cool to be your own Disaster Artist. 

You really should put your heart and soul into something and if it fails it fails. But if you learn from it and you develop as a creative, then you gained more than any approval from your peers could give you. The intrinsic reward of completion goes infinitely further than the short term feeling of getting, like, in the moment clout. 

Like it doesn't always matter what everyone else thinks. It's how it makes you feel. 

You know what I'm saying? 

In the long run it's all for you.

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