Kevin Smith is an inspiration to movie-lovers everywhere. From early indie success with Clerks to brand new body horror Tusk, Smith has always gone his own way.
Reddit were lucky enough to have Kevin Smith share some of his thoughts about film-making, haters, and doing your own damn thing 'til the end.
Some people will love, some will hate. But it'll make you feel something. And that, they tell me, is art. If that's failing, yes: I'm a big, fat failure. And I hope to fail lots more just like it in the near future.
Don't be afraid to do weird stuff, so long as you do it cheaply and cover everyone's bets. If I hadn't made TUSK? If I'd let it die as a podcast? I wouldn't have three other movies I'm now making within the span of a year.
Some folks will try to shame you for trying something outside the norm; the only shame is in not trying to accomplish your dreams.
Awesome. Good on you, Kevin for doing what you love.
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