Thirty years ago when I started filmmaking I luckily received grants to fund my many of films. Television broadcasts, community screenings, universities and film festivals were my goals for distribution. Most of my films were funded and nationally broadcast.
In 2008, with great enthusiasm, I embarked on a new film project, a film about homeopathy. Homeopathy is one of the most controversial forms of medicine ever invented and I thought I would easily secure funding in this day and age of our national ‘healthcare crisis’. Surely, foundations would share my passion. How wrong I was. I was rejected from every grant for which I applied. I then turned to individuals.