I couldn’t help thinking all day the previous day about perspectives, the word, paradigm shift, world view and POV. I figure it could be interesting how one thing could mean different things to two people. I love movies/films. I love writing it initially and I was satisfied with just writing it but my longing to produce one of my own now is intense. And someday…not too far from today it will happen but before it does happen, I have deep appreciation for film makers anywhere in the world. Some are in it just for the money, some in it for the love of it and others are in it for both.
For that ambitious film maker who has been daydreaming of one day becoming a Steven Spielberg or a Kunle Afolayan or a Chris Roland, when he finally gets that first chance to turn that age-long script into a motion picture, it’s a dream come true. He has fantasized about the posters, the box office reviews and cinema audience.
Now for someone to reduce that whole process to ‘money matters’ is to stifle the joy and satisfaction the act of creation brings. No sir, it is not money matters, it is one man’s aspiration to make his dream come true even if his script is not so high up there but somebody loved it enough to be willing to sponsor it.
It hurts for someone to tag another man’s dream as mere ‘money matters’, no. That is not what it is. Money may come as a result of it but for that young man; it’s a dream come true. That is what it is.