Top 19 Young Filmmakers Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Young Filmmakers Quotes from famous people such as Justin Lin, Alan Rickman, Hiro Murai, Donnie Wahlberg, George A. Romero, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but feel incred

I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but feel incredibly lucky to be in the position I am now and to be able to play a small part in trying to support talented, aspiring young filmmakers out there through a program like ‘Interpretations’ who, like me, had the desire and passion, but no connections to the industry.
Justin Lin
I think the thing about film is, as it gets proved by a lot of young filmmakers now, that the medium will just go on reinventing itself, and so you just hope to be a part of that and not a part of some kind of endless regurgitation or ‘Here I am doing what you know I do’ kind of thing.
Alan Rickman
The most difficult thing about music videos is that a lot of young filmmakers come into the medium, and they have so many different ideas, but they need to understand what the musician wants.
Hiro Murai
For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film. It doesn’t cost the GNP of almost every country of the world.
Donnie Wahlberg
I’ve seen so many young filmmakers – even professional filmmakers who get a Hollywood deal – they don’t quite know where to begin, where to end, and they’ll waste a lot of time making this perfect shot, an establishing shot, and then there’s no time left to shoot the dialogue.
George A. Romero
Showtime has given new, young filmmakers – black, white, across the board – an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
Morris Chestnut
‘Beyond the Lights’ was my fourth film. I gained a lot of knowledge, and I’m excited to share that with young filmmakers because I know how lost I was coming out of film school with that question of ‘What’s next?’
Gina Prince-Bythewood
I go to conventions and universities and talk to young filmmakers and everybody’s making a zombie movie! It’s because it’s easy to get the neighbors to come out, put some ketchup on them.
George A. Romero
It is an entirely selfish decision to turn producer because I want my kind of cinema to last and flourish, and helping young filmmakers make those kind of films is the best way to do it.
Anurag Kashyap
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s made some really good choices. She’s had some bad breaks. She goes with the independent, interesting young filmmakers and then they get slammed, like ‘Southland Tales.’ I’m proud of what she’s trying to do. It’s hard.
Joss Whedon
I think it’s a mistake for young filmmakers to just buy digital equipment and shoot a feature. Make short films first, make your mistakes and learn from them.
Jason Reitman
Whenever I can make it work out, and schedule permitting, I like to help young filmmakers.
Tony Todd
Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
Stanley Kubrick
I love mentoring young filmmakers and girl filmmakers.
Tamra Davis
I always tell young filmmakers, don’t go make a feature. Make a short. When you’re ready to make a feature, people will tell you. Your friends will tell you. Your fans will tell you. Festivals will tell you. Listen to your audience.
Jay Duplass
I love working with young people and young filmmakers, and I love working on first films. I think it’s cool. It’s fun. I just take it as it comes.
Sigourney Weaver
You hear nightmare stories from young filmmakers working in Hollywood, being told what to do.
Justin Lin
I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious.
Sadie Frost
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He’d be a good film professor.
Sofia Coppola