Tales from the Indie Film Trenches - video

In this interview, Pen Densham—professor, writer, producer, and director—talks about his experiences getting started in the indie film industry. His inspiring story also applies to the indie book publishing movement and will motivate you to work hard and follow your dreams. He realized early on that making it as an indie film maker was going to be tough. But if you wanted it enough and could figure out how to survive, there was a chance for you to create your own movies. Technology has made it possible to do so many new things. Densham believes that we’re in the beginnings of a giant renaissance. No one quite knows where it’s all going, but there’s a future in it for you as long as you believe in what you’re doing and are willing to work at it and—above all—can find some friends who are willing to work at it with you.
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  • "Do need friends"...
  • Wow ! I,thought it was all me. Professors in college telling me that I had no chance in making it in photography because of the line of photography that interested me. That was transitional photography. I, was told that I,would go broke trying to get into that kind of photography.They were right,three times over. But I, never gave up ! Now 29 plus years later & the cost of over 40 grand. I,am getting my work published at my expence in a way that I did not want to go. But that way is a book,title-Transitional Photographs of One Blue Square,Olean,N.Y.400 west of New York City.At least I,will have a book to get buried with 794 Transitional Photographs that tell a story with or .without the captions. A three year old could look at the photographs & tell what the book is about. I,am bad at spelling. But love to write & putting my bucket list in print is the most important job completed in my lifetime so far. " Never give up " yes I,am a gambler too with my life. Who knows what is behind the next door in this huge chapter of my life ?
  • Very important advice. We all need friends who will support each other. Thanks for your information. God bless.
  • Dear Pen Densham My is Addie M. Henderson, and I would like for you to look at my book because it is a true story of my life, about the bad, good, magic and miracle that happen to me, and I know a lot of peoples would love to watch a true story like this. And that why i would love for you to look at my book for me because I would love for you to turn my true Stories into a Movies for me, and the name of my book is (Unbelievable Magic & Miracle Of My Life) and every Story in my book is a true Story, and my e-mail is (hend536@hotmail.com) and my phone is, (901-207-5846) so will you help me please. Sincerely, Addie M. Henderson
  • This material implies that 'there are no shortcuts to success!' (Now, where did I hear that from?)