Film Reverie – Take 31

NicBaisleyHello Film Reverie Listeners! In this week’s episode, we spoke with Nic Baisley of Film Snobbery and discussed everything from entrepreneurship to film criticism, as well as balancing what you want with what you have. Nic is a really smart guy and has a laser sharp wit. We had a lot of fun talking with him about what he’s seen and learned and a little bit about the future of Film Snobbery.

Who Is “The Film Snob” Nic Baisley?

Nic Baisley is the owner of FilmSnobbery Productions, LLC and is an advocate and passionate speaker for indie film, a film reviewer, and the host of the web broadcast series FilmSnobbery Live! Nic also offers his services as an independent film consultant whose passion is giving a voice to independent content creators.

What Is FilmSnobbery Live!?

NicBaisley3FilmSnobbery Live! is a web broadcast live interview show that takes an in depth look at the rapidly changing world of indie film. Host and film critic Nic Baisley gets up close and personal with the people at the leading edge of indie film to uncover the stories behind the making of their movies.

FilmSnobbery Productions, LLC Mission Statement

FilmSnobbery, LLC helps filmmakers promote their work and find their audience. We achieve this through project consultation, screening events, film reviews and criticism, live interviews and event coverage, project exposure and integration with ancillary supporting businesses.

We believe that independent filmmakers should be provided with the tools and means necessary to achieve their financial or career goals regardless of their project’s budgets or other limitations.

TIME FOR A CHANGE – by Nic Baisley

NicStudioRelaxingAs some of you know, I used to be the Editor-In-Chief, Owner, and overall Grand Poobah of FilmSnobbery.com. We had a good run for about 7 years and recently just announced that we were shutting down. There were several personal and professional reasons I had for making this change. Some of them I’ll outline below, but really what it comes down to is, I just wasn’t able to do what I wanted, even within my own company.

One of the things that I came to learn is that, when you are a creative person running your own company, it doesn’t take long before almost all of the creativity is sucked out of the endeavor and you’re just left with the rigors of business. I became the thing that I despised the most. Management!

It’s not that I didn’t love the mission of the site. We certainly accomplished what we were trying to do by becoming “The Voice For Indie Film”. But unfortunately I picked a vocation that was in decline, and an audience who had even less to spend on my venture than I did. There were good times to be had at film festivals and other screenings. We put on an awesome live broadcast web show. We were even written about and interviewed at some of the publications I revered before I entered the industry.

A lot of people have asked me this week “what’s next?”. I’m here to say…I honestly have no frickin’ idea. Right now I just know that I’m doing a lot of writing, working in and around Los Angeles, and have started to explore the world of stand-up comedy via my roommate and the occasional open mic. I’m hoping that I can use this site to vent and maybe even organize my thoughts, keep those of you that are still interested apprised of my current and future projects, and let my parents know that I’m still alive.

 

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