Once upon a time, I was a 3D artist and animator working for animation studios and doing freelance work. I loved doing it, but I wanted to make a “real” film. Be a director. Instead of “only” making commercials for advertising agencies and VFX work for film production companies.
I had always loved film. I started film studies because I was obsessed with making skateboard films of my friends. In film school, I made my first animated films. I was confident enough to think I was pretty good at it.
So the only thing I needed to do was to write a story, and I’d be making my film the next day, right?