Manage episode 291707802 series 2868587
Negative feedback from your audience or collaborators is inevitable in your creative career. Actually, the worst criticism will come from yourself. It's likely to shake your belief in your vision and ability. But this doesn't have to be the case.
Here's how I have handled negative feedback to my creative works.
Written and Produced by Matthew C. Temple
Edited by Tyen Musa
Original Theme Music by Adrian Lee
I started my career as an accidental filmmaker. I wrote a “practice script,” hoping one day I could write one that I could sell or produce. That script became my first film, “Senses of Place,” which went on to win awards on the film festival circuit and was distributed by FilmBuff.
I then moved to Hollywood where I eventually made nine feature films, eight documentaries, and worked with actors Carrie-Anne Moss, Melora Hardin , Zac Efron, Edi Gathegi and Angela Sarafyan in this year's Caged, and many more. I've worked with producers Kevin Costner, Bill Borden – Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola and Oscar-nominated director Mike Johnson. I have even shared the screen with Josh Brolin, Neil Patrick Harris, Kane Hodder, Naveen Andrews, and many more.
Last year, I released the documentary film, “Hardball: The Girls of Summer.” Currently, I live between California and East Africa, writing and developing new projects, while consulting on film and TV projects.