The answers about how to raise money and create your project are all around you. Tune in and trust your gut.
by Carole Dean
Have you ever thought about film funding by using your intuition? It’s one of your greatest attributes and rarely used to its potential. Dean Raiden, in his book The Conscious Universe, concludes after the 300 pages where he explained the rigorous technical methods he used in his parapsychology experiments, that everyone is psychic. “Get over it, just enjoy it,” he said.
Realizing How Powerful You Are
Because filmmaking is so complicated, being both a startup business with every production as well as an art form, there are many things you need to learn.
- I think you must be a paralegal to handle the legal aspects.
- You need to be able to write.
- You must learn to pitch your film, that’s acting.
- You want to memorize the pitch.
- You need to be a good salesperson to bring in the money.
- You must be a good writer to win grants.
- And you have to be a good manager and producer to create the film.
These are a lot of skills for one person, but that is what is required of filmmakers.
So, I am suggesting that you realize that you are connected in some way to a higher source.
Dean Raiden would say that you have extra sensory perceptions that came with you at birth. And by using this gift, you can enhance your life and create your film faster and better. Because the more you use this ESP, the stronger it becomes.
I know that most of you recognize that you have this inner knowledge. It is now just a matter of trusting it. Go along with it, no matter how silly it sounds. Once you do, you will find that it has a purpose, that it is valid, and the next time that you get the little message you will see how helpful it can be.
We Are All Psychic! Your ESP is Shared with All of Us
Dr. Deepak Chopra says that guidance and information comes to us through the gap between other thoughts. That is how it happens to me. I recently got a brilliant idea while writing the grocery list. It just popped in between the bananas and the celery.
Sometimes you hear the little voice when you are driving. That’s great because when you’re driving is a wonderful time to relax and that’s when you get some really good ideas, and you also get good ESP.
There are so many decisions that you need to make daily that have to do with you making and funding your film. When you begin using this inner knowing, this ESP, it can help you make more reliable decisions. And you will get “short cuts.” Yes, you may quickly see how to go from A to Z much faster than you had planned.
We are all psychic. Once you take this into your consciousness and say OK, I am psychic, you can use your instincts to improve your life and create your film.
Ask and You Shall Receive
Start asking questions of yourself and of the universe. Give yourself time to listen for those answers. They sometimes come in very strange ways.
I’ve seen the answer to my question on a billboard. I know that sometimes people start talking to you on another subject, but they answer what you needed to know! That’s always amazing to me.
Don’t be surprised if the answer to your questions comes in unusual ways. Normally, your answers come within a reasonable amount of time.
Here’s one funny example.
I decided to give up coffee so I was considering if I should drink hot tea to get off my coffee addiction.
I asked the universe; can I replace coffee with tea?
That very night I went to watch a TV show and within the first 5 minutes this woman had a shock and the detective said to her, “what you need is a nice cup of hot sweet tea! That’s exactly what I needed to hear. Believe me, this works, the universe is listening.
The Answers to Your Questions are All Around You
That’s what we’ve heard from Doctor Joe Dispenza. He writes that the quantum field, the energy that’s all around us, is a recorder and that it has recorded all the information from the beginning of time.
That means the answers to your questions are all around you. It’s simply tuning into it. Trust your gut feelings, trust your inner voice.
That’s what I want you to please do to enhance your life and put your film on the fast track.
Carole Dean is president and founder of From the Heart Productions; a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers the Roy W. Dean Film Grants and fiscal sponsorship for independent filmmakers. She hosts the weekly podcast, The Art of Film Funding, interviewing those involved in all aspects of indie film production. She is also the author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts. See IMDB for producing credits