Farewell Greenlit Films

Posted On August 17, 2008

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Thesis films are over. And as far as film school films go, we’ve shot our last frame. Hopefully these won’t be the last films we make.

The realization that this was the end hit me when I was walking to the final location on my set. Perhaps that’s why things dragged on and we went into overtime.

Sure, there’s one semester left. But the frightening and exciting real world is very close. Film school provides such a safety net. Your films will always get made, you’re really close to everyone you work with, and it’s a lot of fun.

I’m in San Francisco right now, working on the Life Hacking Doc, after having just left Los Angeles. It’s weird to visit LA and know I’ll probably be back there soon, but this time to live and work.

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary producer. When not filming he likes to climb mountains and brew coffee.

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2 Comments

  1. Keonne

    You’re making your childhood dreams come true. I’m so happy for you.

    Don’t forget the little people…specifically me.

    ilu

  2. C47

    How could I forget you, the star of such greats as Channumasadan and Who Ever Loved?