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MAKING (AND BY THAT I MEAN SURVIVING) YOUR FIRST FILM -sonam nair

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सोनम नायर का यह आत्‍मकथात्‍मक लेख उनके ब्‍लॉग चिकनी चमेली से संरक्षित किया गया है। सभी नए फिल्‍मकार इसे एक बार अवश्‍य पढ़ लें। काफी मदद मिलेगी...बेशक। My travels though filmy galis I got ants in my pants and I need to dance!
Oh, and my name is Sonam Nair and I directed the film ‘Gippi’ and am currently writing screenplays and figuring out my next film. Follow me on Twitter, I’m mildly entertaining – https://twitter.com/chink_ster
My travels though filmy galis There are things people tell you, and things people just let you find out on your own. When I decided that I would like to direct films for a living, I was 13 and had no idea what a director actually does. Now, after having directed a film, I feel like I know only about a 10% of what it means to be a director. I guess it’s better than zero!
So, I thought, maybe I should do something no one did for me- write about what you might think making a film is like vs what actually happens.
The Idea
If you start off thinking you’ll…