Craig Brewer

Craig Brewer

Film Director/Screenwriter


Are you perfectly clear on the fact that you will fail? I mean, it's going to happen. The only way you're going to get good is if you fail. So get to failing, get that process going.

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Craig Brewer

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Themes: Failure
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InterviewThe Interview
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Be ResourcefulWeb Exclusive
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Make SomethingWeb Exclusive
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I Want To Keep LearningWeb Exclusive
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Lack of ConfidenceWeb Exclusive
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What Moves MeWeb Exclusive
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Power In WritingInterview Excerpt
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Undeveloped FilmInterview Excerpt
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Welcome To The Real WorldInterview Excerpt
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Failure Is Going To HappenInterview Excerpt
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The Simplest Of ToolsInterview Excerpt

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
When he was a student, The Breakfast Club came out; kids at his school were quoting entire passages.
He realized "there is power in writing," set out to make "the great American movie."
His whole family got involved, they shot $30,000 worth of film that was a complete failure.
His dad told him to simplify; "if you can't do it with the simplest tools, what makes you think you can do it with expensive tools?"
He decided to start all over with a digital camera; started to struggle with, "Do I have what it takes?"
He bought a cheap camera, made a film in his house with family members as crew; it went to the Hollywood Film Festival.
Agents from the festival loved the film, wanted to see if he'd written anything else; he had Hustle & Flow screenplay ready for them.
Says people are scared of failing, tend to put off taking risks, then get bitter and resentful later in life because they never tried.
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Career

Film Director/Screenwriter

I'm a filmmaker and director of "Hustle & Flow", "Black Snake Moan", "The Poor & Hungry", and the remake of "Footloose."

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Film
Writing
Being Creative