Will Packer Quotes.
When people have options for what they want to see, it forces the quality of programming and content to be higher.
I definitely want make an impact in television. I want to make a continued and greater impact in feature films, and I want to be somebody who continues to be at the forefront of creating a wide variety of content that I could be proud of and that engages people on all levels.
It’s tough to get any movie made, but unless it’s a movie about race or culture or ethnicity, it’s becoming less and less important who’s playing what. You see that on the big screen and the small screen, and I think that’s great. That’s exciting.
We need more filmmakers of color telling the story. I’d like to see more filmmakers take their products out independently, put together a good commercial film and distribute it online.
There’s nothing more exciting than to have a project that you like, that you’re proud of, and you’re waiting for that validation for the world to see it and say, “Yeah! You know what? That was pretty damn funny!”
I’m looking for films that can resonate and hopefully have some level of critical importance but also have commercial viability and can put butts in seats. At the end of the day, that is the name of the game. And if you can find that perfect balance, then that’s the sweet spot.
When you come into the industry as an outsider, you need to have an entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. In Hollywood, it’s very clear that you either play by the rules or make up your own. And I wanted to do it my way.
When I was a kid, my parents never let me use race as an excuse. They’d say, ‘When you walk into a room and it’s all white, those kids have to work to stand out, not you.’
I’ve learned that if you can keep it calm and keep it fun and loose, then that allows for ideas from the crew. I don’t care where an idea comes from, whether it’s the crew or my producer or the actors or anybody. I just want it to be fun, and if that’s the case, then I think you make a better movie.
I had no intention of being a film producer, and I knew I wasn’t passionate about engineering. I was always set on having my own business, controlling my own destiny.
For me, I look at a project that has a story that’s going to resonate in some way. It doesn’t have to be about a message. It doesn’t have to have some underlying theme of overwhelming importance.
It’s always better if you can keep the bar low, and then exceed the expectation. When it’s high, that makes the job even tougher. But, I think we’re up for the challenge. We’re ready.