There’s little known of the pathway for an independent producer. So much of the journey requires taking a leap of faith. In 2019, I began networking with writers and directors in hopes of discovering my first narrative feature. One afternoon, while cruising LinkedIn of all places, I came across a profile for a director I saw potential in. As fate would have it, that person was Joseph Marconi, the writer and director of the feature I will usher through as my first independent project, Wild Animal.
Years before, I entered producing through physical production, working my way up to line producer on commercial and documentary sets. Here I acquired a valuable and necessary foundation for producing films. However, it was not until Film Independent that I could bridge the gap between where I was and where I wanted to be.