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Taika Waititi on Being Hilarious as a Person and a Writer

Taika Waititi wants you to conquer imposter syndrome, one page at a time. One thing I think we all have battled from time to time is imposter syndrome. It can strike anyone but gets to people trying to break into the industry. Lots of time, you want to be a good enough writer or director to break in, but you also want to be welcomed and to belong. We even heard Taika talk about that at SXSW this year. There's a fine line to walk when it comes to confidence, and that might be a line that never goes away. In his recent talk with BAFTA Guru, Taika Waititi talks about how he battles his self-doubt and imposter syndrome when he's sitting down to write something new. Let's break it down. Crushing Self Doubt v. Triumph It sounds cliche, but I like to take writing one page at a time. Whether you're a pro, an amateur, or somewhere in between, you have to remember that writing is a process. Waititi talks about how hard it is writing alone. It's a solitary process. That means he tries to set goals and rewards himself as he gets deeper into the draft. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Friday, 15 March

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