SAICFF: 10:45 P.M. - 10/28
Mr. Geoffrey Botkin is now presenting an excellent talk entitled Vocational Realities for Aspiring Filmmakers. It's purpose is to communicate to aspiring filmmakers what to expect, be aware of, and prepare for.
He began by warning attendees of the dangers of Hollywood. Mr. Botkin, a Marxist prior to coming to Christ, was drawn to the world of filmmaking when he realized the power of that medium. He went to Hollywood, observed it, and observed friends and acquaintances who, despite their good intentions, became mired in its filth.
Countless Christians have been harmed, many shipwrecked in Hollywood. You cannot succeed in that industry without compromising in order to please the powers-that-be; powers that are hostile to Christianity in every way.
"This is a dangerous territory. It's dangerous. And this is probably the only film festival you'll go to where the faculty will tell you, 'You better be careful. This isn't cool. This is warfare.'" — Geoff Botkin