Why You Should Let People Hate Your Films

“What makes something great may also be one of its weaknesses.” -Bruce Springsteen

No filmmaker wakes up one day and says, “I’m going to make a terrible movie!” We all work so hard to bring our little cinematic babies into the world and have high hopes and big dreams for their future success, but sometimes most of the time every time we release them out into the gauntlet of public viewing, we’re met with the harsh reality that other people do not find our precious child as adorable as we do.

And that criticism is brutal. The anonymity of the internet allows armchair film experts to spread their judgments like wildfires, rendering the product of your creative toil to a heap of burning garbage with a stench so hot it singes your nose hairs.

But this is why you should let the haters hate and keep making your films.

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