Prince Rhy played by the best bearded drag queen in London- Miss Terri Box. Shes absolutely owning every inch of this fabulous palace we shot in.
Them: “But- *gasp* LGBTQPIA+ productions are not allowed to have this kind of budget!”
Us: “We didn’t have a budget though…”
Them: “But then how-“
Them: “But the-“
If any artist is feeling disheartened about being able to create “high budget” indie stuff- just know that You don’t need a large bank account to make high impact projects.
Time is money- so first of all don’t rush Yourself on something You love. Take Your time to really do it the way it deserves to be done. Then it’ll always be lux.
Secondly, let go of the narrative “But I’m nobody. No one wants to help me”. You’d be surprised how many people feel good when they give back- so when they get an opportunity to… they do! I highly recommend asking around. Worse comes to worse You get a “not this time” which is fine. You would’ve gotten nothing had You not asked before. However usually 1 out of 20 asks for locations/materials/assistance You will get a YES! Especially if You start the email with a quick outline of why You think what they hve to offer is inspirational, important or beautiful. When You see the possibility in someone- they often will see it in You too. It’s common reflection psychology.
Go out there and create! We love You so much!
(And if You like A Darker Shadenof Magic stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming film!)