POSTED BY October 7, 2013 7:58 pm COMMENTS (9)ON
I think I m weird to post such kind of question in this forum, but seeing the quality of discussions here i am compelled to do so, so my apologies upfront…
I am an engineer by education, right now i am 25 years old, I graduated in 2010; When i was in 3rd year of engineering i realized that engineering does\’t interest me at all, and i don\’t want to pursue it. i took part in some play competitions in 3rd and 4th year and wrote some plays for my college.
In 2010 i applied for FTII (Film & Television Institute of India), I got selected for screenplay writing course, but I could produce my passing certificate at that point so they canceled my admission, it was tough luck and hard failure to digest. then i moved on and completed by diploma in mass communication from xaviers, then I thought that i should explore my income source for survival, to pay my bills, so i joined journalism and i was working with a english newspaper (i thought that i would get to see some interesting people and their lives, and research is an integral element of film-making so it it is the right move), the experience was not good, i left that job and toyed with advertising.
I am currently working for an ad agency as a copywriter, but this is not helping me to pursue my dream because it is emotionally draining job, when i get back home i hardly able to work on my script, my short film project, so I am kinda frustrated, I want to pursue my dream, but i know that i need a day job to pay my bills, but i am regularly failing to find a income source which will take care of my necessities, which is not emotionally draining and help to pursue my film-making and writing dream, what i need to do?
I want some practical guidance, it may be anything, working in municipal corporation as clerk or working at post office..anything will do…I am totally lost, help me out! please