I kinda get heated a bit here. I’m trying to keep my cool, but nothing makes me more frustrated than when I see a bio from a filmmaker that makes that person sound like they’re running for the Nobel Prize and that they can shoot rainbows out of their ass. It’s even more frustrating to have seen so many just like this (I mean a ton).
I don’t know if there is some school teaching this puffery, but as someone who hires a lot of directors, writer, producers, DPs, etc., I see my fair share of bios and the majority have many of the same things in common that make it virtually impossible to hire that person. That’s why I had to make this video. Seriously, after I read this particular filmmaker’s bio, I got so aggravated I just had to sit down and vent.
In this video I cover the down-and-dirty do’s and don’ts of writing a bio and show you how to write one that gets the attention of distributor, execs and producers. By the end, you’ll be able to write a bio for your portfolio site or cover letter that puts you in a position to be taken seriously by the people who can have real impact on your career… the ones known as “decision makers”.
So, watch the video and I’d love to hear whether you think your bio is effective or needs some love. Leave a comment. I’d love to hear what your experience has been.