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Thomas Torrey's vlog on the journey through filmmaking failure (and success).



August 11, 2018
FP024 - Eighth Grade
A reflection on Bo Burnham's feature film "Eighth Grade" and how powerfully it hit me.

August 2, 2018
FP023 - Small Screens
I love the theatrical experience for movies. But I'm not a purist. In fact, I had an experience with one particular movie that was made profound because I watched it in bed from my iPhone.

July 23, 2018
FP022 - Tennessee Hustle (featuring Aaron Stokes)
Hanging with my buddy Aaron Stokes, one of the best entrepreneur hustlers I know, who turned a broken down car into an auto mechanic empire, and now coaches others to grow their businesses.

July 16, 2018
FP021 - “Premise” Wrapped
Some reflections on the last six weeks of production for my current project "Premise". Who you cast around you is just as important as who you cast in front of the camera.

June 9, 2018
FP020 - Experience (“Premise” Part 3)
Get all the experience you can building a film (any film) from nothing. It's not common and it has real value.

May 31, 2018
FP019 - Writing the Script (“Premise” Part 2)
From writing the script to partnering with our production team, “Premise” has been six years in the making.

May 28, 2018
FP018 - Sam the Man (“Premise” Part 1)
The power of the relationship chain (and a good entertainment attorney).

May 26, 2018
FP017 - Storyteller
An introspection from a month or so back, considering why I've never identified as a "storyteller".

May 22, 2018
FP016 - Bad Distributors
Addressing my buddy Russ's comment on bad distributors who absorb all your film's profits via their endless "marketing costs".

May 13, 2018
FP015 - Selling Your First Film
You've made your first no-name indie film. Now what?

May 8, 2018
FP014 - The State of Indies
Reflecting on a recent article in The Hollywood Reporter, as well as an email from a film producer friend, about the current landscape of independent film. Spoiler: it's not great.

May 1, 2018
FP013 - Moving to LA
Some thoughts on whether you should or shouldn't move to a film-centric city.

April 25, 2018
FP012 - Katie’s Reset (featuring Katie Davis)
Some poignant reflections from my friend and colleague Katie Davis, who's about to walk away from the six-figure corporate leadership of multimillion dollar companies that's defined her adult life.

April 16, 2018
FP011 - The Netflix Buffet
A few thoughts on Netflix and independent cinema.

April 11, 2018
FP010 - Relational Capital
Spend our relational capital wisely.

April 6, 2018
FP009 - Little Wins
Celebrate the small wins. They're necessary for the big ones. 

April 3, 2018
FP008 - A Fulltime Job
Appreciating some emotional growth as I consider a potential full-time job.

March 28, 2018
FP007 - Calculate Less
The best two words of advised I've heard. 

March 26, 2018
FP006 - The Story of "Fare"
How we shot a feature film in three days for $4900, toured it, sold it and released it.

March 24, 2018
FP005 - The Silent No
Often a "no" is harder to get than a "yes". 

March 22, 2018
FP004 - Champions
Those that believe in you is the most powerful support you can find.

March 21, 2018
FP003 - Failure
Failure is your friend. And it's required for success.

March 21, 2018
FP002 - Typical Workday
A day in the laptop life of a freelancing filmmaker.

March 20, 2018
FP001 - Why?
I'm starting a vlog documenting my journey through filmmaking failure and success. But why?