Filmmakers actually have a lot in common with their audiences, mainly because they’re both expecting to have a good experience; the filmmaker who made the movie you watched really wants you to have a good time. After all, no one wants to be a “disappointing filmmaker” and no legitimate filmmaker ever wants to make a bad movie. So as a filmmaker, much like the audience member entering the theater for the first time, you also find yourself surprised by how well (or how poorly) your movie is being received.
If the audience loves it, you’re happy and if they hate it, you’re not and if they forget about it, you move on. Most filmmakers want to entertain people, to make them laugh, cry, applaud, and engage with their story – that is why they became filmmakers to begin with: to evoke emotion, to get people thinking, to get them talking. You’ve decided to become a part of a group of people who tell stories for a living, and your goal is, in most likelihood, to create memorable films that go on to make money, gain recognition, and be seen by audiences around the world.
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