Your Success Doesn’t need to Wait For the Right Tools

I think we would all agree that it’s hard to make a dream become a reality. Firstly, based on the obvious fact that if it was that easy we would all be doing it. Secondly due to the ever increasing multitude of motivational books available in bookshops and also. Thirdly (and most definitely most important) – LifeStyle Architect wouldn’t exist!

Top 5 reasons we are not successful:

  1. Mindset
  2. Psychology
  3. Situation
  4. Lack of Time
  5. Tools

When we interviewed Director and Producer Dave Bundtzen one thing about his success became instantly clear – he wasn’t hung up on the tools he needed.

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Dave has been producing films since he was 10 years old. He shot his first movie on a silly cam with is dad after watching Jaws in a drive-in movie from the back seat of the car. The next day armed with a toy shark he created Jaws Jr. Albeit not exactly Hollywood standard, this is a great example of how Dave approaches his passion – just getting out there and do it.

By following his passion Dave has made a career creating Commercials and a few years ago decided to put all his focus behind directing and producing Short Horror Movies, which have been received with great success.

Screen Shot 2019-06-25 at 09.20.07Creating movies is arguably one of the most tool intensive goals, but it never phased Dave. As he says, some of the best Horror movies of all time have been shot within minimal budgets – just look at the success of The Blair Witch Project. Shot on a budget of $60k it grossed nearly $250 Million worldwide making it one of the most successful independent films of all time.

When we asked Dave how other budding directors and producers could start his advice is clear:

“You got to just go out and shoot content”

Now-a-days just grabbing an iPhone means you can shoot with 4k, you don’t need to go out with a big crew or shoot with red, you will figure out a way to do it.

Perhaps the most valuable advice Dave offered about establishing a successful career as a film maker was to be true to yourself and find a genre you love.

Use your creativity to find ways around a lack of tools, but don’t let that be a barrier towards your goals. If you have a passion and are true to yourself then you are already far closer to success than you may think.

To Watch Dave’s interview in full click here.


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