THE WORST THINGS YOU CAN SAY/DO TO A FILMMAKER

Film school revealed the worst characteristics about human beings
  1. "So, what's your favorite movie?"
    Mostly cause I'm the worst type of film major whose favorite films include finding nemo and jingle all the way
  2. "What's your thing"
  3. "You tryna do my next music video?"
    Your ideas are probably too lofty/I'm too poor to even fund my own project. I've had everything from undergrad students to uber drivers pitch me ideas
  4. Not offering a paycheck
    YOUR DESPERATION CANNOT BE QUANTIFIED. I HAVE STUDENT LOANS.
  5. "How's (insert film project) coming along?"
    Terribly. I have most likely not revisited the footage for weeks.
  6. "So you're gonna be the next spike lee"
    Flattering, yes. Accurate to my identity as a black female filmmaker, no.
  7. "Oh lemme help you with that" *grabs questionably heavy thing from my hands*
    Yes, because all of my oft sought after physical strength disappears at the presence of a male body