“If you’re going to make a point of being on this earth for any reason, by all means be an auteur,” says celebrated comic artist and writer Ty Templeton — a statement that would most certainly make Jean-Luc Godard proud, but inevitably make you poor. Very very poor.
This is the much bantered about crux of filmmaking. Do you fight to create a vision for your films that is unique to you and perhaps unconventional, or do you succumb to status quo, market trends and your love of food and housing?
Above you can watch the Episode 1 bonus feature of Raindance Step & Repeat, a video series for independent filmmakers who want to make a living telling stories. In this episode, Templeton discusses when it’s the right and wrong time to be the auteur of your own destiny.