Write, Direct, Repeat by Kim Garland

Write, Direct, Repeat is a filmmaking column geared to screenwriters who want to learn about directing and/or producing their own work. Written by writer/director Kim Garland, the column chronicles the early stages of her career while she shares the lessons she is learning about breaking into the world of independent film. Articles focus on a range of topics including writing and directing short films, self-producing your own script, working in your local filmmaking community, the film festival circuit, and strategies for overcoming obstacles, keeping the joy in your work, and finding your true filmmaker’s voice along the way.

The time has come to plot the final point on this map and complete my trilogy.

Write, Direct, Repeat: Time to Make a Film!

There’s only so long you can talk before you need to get off your ass and do. And that’s where I find myself today, getting back on my filmmaking horse and heading out to make another film. When I made my first two short films, I made them back-to-back, just about as quickly as...

A girl and her film poster.

Write, Direct, Repeat: Marketing Your Short Film, Part 2

In the current independent film scene, filmmakers are expected to do much of the marketing of their own films. Since the goals for a short film are often different than for a feature — with learning the craft and gaining exposure often trumping making a profit and securing your next project — short filmmaking...

Actor Christina Brucato and camera crew in a behind-the-scenes still from "Vivienne Again"

Write, Direct, Repeat: Marketing Your Short Film, Part 1

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! For many beginner writer-directors, short films are an ideal way to dive into the art and craft of directing. The stakes are much lower than with a feature film, allowing you to experiment and learn from your mistakes, without risking too much capital or...

"Vivienne Again" lookbook on Pinterest.

Write, Direct, Repeat: Lookbooks for Films and Scripts

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! In my own pursuit of Write, Direct, Repeat, I’m currently deep in the writing phase. I’m working on a couple of short film scripts and a couple of feature scripts, and ever since I began directing, I can’t resist writing everything with an eye...