The Next Step March 6, 2023/ Posted By : Maris Lidaka/ 0 comments / Under : Filmmaking Every year I think about what I want to accomplish. For the longest time, I’ve written one thing at the top of the list: Make a feature film. I’ve made a lot of short form content – narrative shorts and documentaries. But the creation of something long form has always eluded me. Some of that comes from my own fear. Some of it from trying to go too big – like a film that needs 1 million to “do it right”. But this year, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is. I tell people often to start where they’re at and then scale up. So I’m going to take my own medicine. I have some equipment and the whole city of Los Angeles to build a narrative around. I’m working on the script right now which should be done by the end of February. But by the end of the year, I will have a feature film made. No excuses this time. Is it frightening to do? Yes. But part of bravery is knowing that you’re afraid – and doing it anyway. What’s the worse that could happen – it sucks and I make another one that’s better?