Are My Films Successful? Yes, If I’m Happy With the Product I’m Making, Says Filmmaker (Video)
Film producer Jared Callahan measures success not by likes or clicks but by faithfulness to the work.
Success for films is tough because you can base it on views or you can base it on money or you can base it on likes or clicks that you get. And for us, I think it’s being happy with the products that we’re making.
In the end if we make something that we’re proud of then I have to have the faith and the confidence in the stories that we’re telling that it will resonate with other people. If I’m asking good questions and telling stories that challenge me, then that will resonate with other people.
For us I feel that about our slate so far. I feel that about our slate of upcoming films. And so the belief then is if we honor the work and the stories and show up and give our best effort to those things, then other people will value those and want to continually hear the stories that we’re telling whether through print or through song or through movies or videos.
So I’m excited to continue in the process in that way – to be faithful to the work that we’re making – and hoping that it edifies the people who watch it.
This video is a production of Nazarene Theological Seminary. Used by permission. Click here to learn more about Nazarene Theological Seminary.
This video serves as an illustration to the TOW Bible Commentary: Conclusions to Ecclesiastes.