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.

Write, Direct, Repeat: Get Set

Back in 2009, when I had just begun studying screenwriting, I went to a one-day workshop on the basics of filmmaking that was geared toward first-time directors. I wasn’t attending because I thought I could ever direct a film – that seemed like a mythical goal well out of my reach...

Write, Direct, Repeat: Grab Life by the Here and Nows

Not long ago, my mom went back to school to become a Medical Assistant. It wasn’t her first career, she worked in magazine marketing when I was growing up, but being part of the medical field had always been her dream. That dream solidified when she was just a teenager and...

Alain Aguilar and Kim Garland

Write, Direct, Repeat: Dare to Make a Scene

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! In August 2011 I stepped onto a film set for the first time as the director. I’d worked on film sets before, but never in this role, and in the first moments of that first day I started getting cold feet....