MY JOURNEY AS A FILMMAKER

The best place to start is at the beginning. So first, let me define myself. Who am I? Romane Orlando Robb – filmmaker. More specifically: producer, director, and writer…. in that order. Why films? The bullshit cliché answer would be; because I love films! I also love food but I don’t want to be a certified chef. Do you get my point? Anyway, I chose filmmaking for two significant reasons. 1). I love to capture moments. It makes me believe in forever. 2). I’m a visual storyteller at heart. I’m the “let me show you” guy. And coincidentally, filmmaking satisfies both those reasons.

My journey in the film industry started when I was around 15-16 and bought a VHS camcorder off eBay for around $15.00. I would record everything in sight, with no care for editing, sound, and etc. It was fun. I was having fun. But as I got older, I wanted to make better projects, and use better equipment. This is where my t2i came into the picture. (No pun intended.) After I purchased my t2i, I thought it was going to be easy to get talented people to make great projects with. SUPER WRONG! I’ve joined and thoroughly searched numerous filmmaking forums, meetup groups, facebook groups, and etc, with little to no response. Either they’re out there and don’t want to collaborate with me, or they’re not serious about it. I mean, I would stay up until 6-7am (EVERYDAY!) sending emails, text messages, facebook messages, and etc to numerous people to little avail.

That’s when it hit me; WHEN NO ONE BELIEVES IN YOU, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF SOME MORE.

This is a collaborative industry, so I won’t stop “trying” to network. But I’m going to start being a bit more selective, instead of trying to network with everybody, which seems to be the norm.


P.S. If I’ve contacted you in the past in regards to networking and/or collaborating on a couple projects and you’ve never responded (or you gave some bullshit excuse), it would be a GREAT idea to not contact me now. I’m extremely paranoid, so naturally I saved all the names and messages of the people who never got back to me (or gave me bullshit excuses.)

SEE YOU AT THE TOP!!!!!

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