I work at a successful company with great benefits and I'm trying to persuade a good friend to give up on film and come work with me at my company. I just want the best for him and don’t want him to go through what I went through. Don't people realize that the odds of making it big in the film industry are slim to none? Why do they continue to chase a fairy tell that most likely won't come true? Are they ignorant or just foolish?
There are many people I went to school with who have to work several jobs while living in California only to get work on some indie film that will never see the light of day. I personally am glad that I came to my senses and got over that childish dream. Just wish I could convince my friend to do the same. I just don't want him to end up as some loser living in mom and dads basement while he tries to convince everyone that he will get his big break by doing freelance (like most of the people I know).