This Infographic Proves It's Never Too Late to Start Making Movies
You're never too old, it's never too late, to change your life, to start something new. How about becoming a feature film director? Or a screenwriter? Throughout the years we've always tried to provide some extra inspiration for our filmmaker/storyteller readers and this fine infographic is the perfect bit of inspiration to share. Nathalie at the site Mentorless has created an infographic titled It's Never Too Late To Make Your First Feature Film that takes a look at 26 filmmakers "with an international career that made their first feature film in their 30s or 40s, proving that it's never too late to start making films." Indeed. She breaks down each into 4 categories, including their age when they directed an "international breakthrough".
Here's the infographic with details included - click to Mentorless to view in full and read the story behind it:
Don't get confused - the number on the far right in each box is the number of films each has made (so far).
I love the selection of filmmakers she chose for this. Iñárritu, who just got the Oscar! And even Kurosawa. "One of the thing I was pleased to discover was the diversity of profiles that came out, making for an interesting selection," she writes on Mentorless. There are many details which can be argued over, including which film is their "breakthrough" and which is their breakthrough in terms of their actual career, and so on. "Of course, several filmmakers below were often circling around filmmaking, working in fields related to entertainment at large before making their first feature film." Still, it's interesting to see side-by-side like this and should be a good reminder that anyone can be a great filmmaker or talented storyteller, no matter their age, where they're from, or what they did before. Now go find a camera and get to it. Tell your story.