Throwback: 2015 SXSW Film Keynote from Mark Duplass [Video]

“There’s no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends.”

Take a look back at the 2015 SXSW Film Keynote from actor, director, and producer Mark Duplass, as he shares eight steps for filmmaking success.

From his college apartment in Austin, where the inspiration for filmmaking began to brew – dive into Mark Duplass’ Keynote which prods at the question, “What can you do when you are absolutely nowhere and feeling you are full of magic and ideas?”

From the migration of filmmakers to television, the power of the “$3 short film,” and the death of independent film’s middle class as we know it, multi-hyphenate Mark Duplass discusses the changing models of film and television distribution and production. The cavalry may not be coming, but Duplass explores the ever-changing independent sphere and how you can build your filmmaking career from the ground up with the key being to always maintain creative control.

Watch the video above for the full 2015 SXSW Film Keynote with Mark Duplass. Get inspired by diverse visionaries from the world of film and beyond – browse more 2016 Featured Sessions, Keynotes, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

Check out our recently announced 2017 Keynotes and stay tuned to SXSW News for more programming announcements, recaps, and updates for the 2017 season. Register to attend SXSW 2017 and book your hotels through SXSW Housing & Travel.

SXSW Film 2015 Keynote Mark Duplass – Teaser photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images

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