Starting A Video/Photo Company With Your Best Friend
In this podcast episode, CEO’s & Founders of Origin Films, Danny & Pouya discuss the intersection of their passion for filmmaking and their interest in entrepreneurship. They share their experiences starting a production company and balancing creative and business aspects on set.
The Importance of Passion and Entrepreneurship in Filmmaking
In the world of filmmaking, having a passion for the craft is crucial. However, it is also important to have an entrepreneurial spirit in order to succeed in the industry. In a recent episode of the Filmmakers Uncut podcast, the hosts discussed their experiences with starting a production company and the role that passion and entrepreneurship played in their decision-making process.
What Inspired the Founders of Origin Films to Start a Production Company
Pouya describes how a meditation retreat in Thailand helped him discover his passion for videography and ultimately led him to start a production company with his best Friend Danny. He also talks about how much he enjoys the business aspect of filmmaking in addition to the creative side.
The Importance of a Business Mindset in Filmmaking
Both filmmakers emphasize the importance of thinking about the business side of filmmaking/videography & Photography, whether it’s dealing with clients, managing budgets, or making sure everyone is happy on set. They discuss how having a good balance of creative and business skills has helped them succeed in the industry.
The Challenges and Rewards of Starting a Production Company
Starting a Video/Photo company can be a risky venture, but the founders of Origin Films were able to overcome their initial hesitation and take the leap. They discuss the challenges they faced, such as navigating budgets and staffing, and the rewards of being able to turn their passion into a successful business.
The Role of Filmmaking in Helping Clients Achieve Their Goals
In addition to the creative fulfillment they get from filmmaking, both founders talk about the satisfaction they get from helping clients achieve their goals through their work. They discuss the importance of understanding their clients’ needs and finding ways to bring their visions to life through video.
Origin Films INC. is a fresh, innovative and growing Video Production company based out of Toronto that focuses on Commercial, Corporate, Weddings, Real Estate, Events and Film & T.V. Productions. Since our start in late 2016, we’ve produced over 100+ projects and built an Instagram following of over 100 thousand followers. We’ve worked with companies such as Tourism Thailand, Remax Realestate Center and K-Swiss and have helped produce multiple short films.