Where’s your destination?
That’s the little tag-line on our website right now. I labored for ages over it, employed clever friends to write their own take, and did loads of research on the subject of marketing and wordsmithing. For the longest time, no tag-line seemed to fit; we were still searching for what Macedonia Films was.
I theoretically started Macedonia Films in the later months of 2009. Back then, the label was Dan Baker Films. I thought I’d try to achieve the notoriety of Jerry Brockheimer, i.e., become a household name and all that jazz.
What I was missing was a destination. That caused me untold frustration. I had no direction, no rudder to guide me. I was lost at sea; searching for God-knows-what. I knew I was destined, or called (or whatever verb you want to use) to make films, but why? To what end?
It was at this point a friend challenged me. I could respond to that ‘calling’ like the Biblical figure Jonah, by reacting fearfully and with disdain towards the people of Ninevah. Or, I could respond joyfully like the Apostle Paul when God called him to Macedonia. Very different reactions considering neither knew what they were in for.
I ask ‘where’s your destination’ because I’m still looking for mine, and maybe you are too. If so, welcome aboard.
We’re not alone, though! Along for the ride are my good friends and collaborators:
Katie, my fiancé, who not being a filmmaker has no idea what she’s gotten herself into.
Rachel M Taylor, writer and director of Avarice, who will no doubt be sharing her practical filmmaking wisdom.
And Sarah Hascher, Production Designer extraordinaire. She’s eager to share her experiences and artistic outlook with anyone wanting to grow in their craft.
Together we’ll be here, at Macedonia Films, blogging every day. Join us on this journey. I don’t know where we’re going, but it’s going to be great!