#48: Collaboration, Power of Now & Going All In with Award Winning Filmmaker Nick Conedera
Today I’m talking with Nick Conedera about the making of his film, Sharp.
Nick is a filmmaker, artist, marketer, and entrepreneur. He started making short films at age 14 and has won numerous national awards for his work.
He went on to major in film production at Chapman University during which he spent a summer selling Cutco Cutlery. Inspired by his experience selling knives, Nick decided to write a movie script, for which he raised $222,000 from private investors and hired 100 artists and professionals during one of the worst recessions of this generation. His film, Sharp, was just released on iTunes.
During today’s interview, Nick shares how he raised over 200k to make the movie. We also chat about collaboration, creativity, being an observer of our thoughts, and so much more.
Here’s a quick breakdown of our chat…
- [11:14] How Nick went from an unfulfilled, self-employed videographer in downtown L.A., to firing his clients and pursuing his passion
- [18:01] Find out how Nick convinced investors to give him over 200k to make his film
- [22:16] What is the movie Sharp all about?
- [32:14] The challenge of filmmaking and the 3 keys to collaboration
- [39:44] Nick shares his mission to impact the world through film
- [48:04] The value of being in business for yourself
- [52:33] Why everyone should start learning about money
- [54:02] The importance of separating yourself from your thoughts
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