How much pitching do you do to get new clients, partners or sponsors?
You have to pitch [your ideas] to sponsors and potential brands to partner with, especially if it’s a film with any budget behind it, and I think that’s something that I’m still learning how to do. But the most important thing that I’ve found is just having good relationships with brands and the decision makers at those brands. If it’s a quality story idea and you know that you’re going to be able to tell it in a quality way, then it’s worth it to put in the time to communicate that really well. And when you go to a company who sees and shares your vision and you’re interested in their bottom line, they’re gonna listen to you. I think the the biggest piece is keeping the brand’s interests in mind when you’re pitching a new story, especially through film.
One of the last murals I got was because I just happened to walk by a building and saw an empty wall. I went inside and was like, Hey, do you guys need a muralist? And they were like, Yeah, we’re looking for one, do you know one? And it worked, I got the job.