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Get out of my dreams . . . and into production

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Are you an aspiring filmmaker looking for a way to express your creative vision? Do you spend your days dreaming up Oscar acceptance speeches? Does your day job or lack of motivation prevent you from actually making films instead of thinking about them? In other words, are you too lazy to get off you ass and do something?

We at LAist can sympathize as we sometimes have a little trouble in the motivation department too. But this is your luck day. There’s a group in LA who can help you. No, we’re not talking about AA or anything like that. Although, it is a type of support group filled with people who share the same sickness, er, um . . . compulsion. We're talking about a group of people who get together to make films. One film a month, to be exact.

The group is called Group 101 Films and they can help. Started several years ago by six visionaries who really wanted to be making their own films instead of working on other people’s, the group has evolved into a filmmaking collective that has chapters in several cities and a few other countries as well. The premise of Group 101 Films is simplicity itself.