A MESSAGE FROM JOEL PILGER
I was stuck for 7 years waiting for my studio to get a shot at the big-time…
And yes, that studio was Impossible Pictures, the famous miracle-making studio that broke all the rules and forever changed the creative landscape in Denver, Colorado.
But in the first 7 years of running my business, I struggled to grow my team beyond one part-time animator and generate more than USD $200K in revenue… despite my 80-hour work weeks and frequent all-nighters.
But then, starting in year 8, I steadily grew my studio to a team of 25 full-time superstars generating over USD $5MM in revenue. We had a blast working with great clients like Discovery, DISH Network, Pepsi, Ford, and Starbucks while producing Addy, Promax, and Emmy award-winning projects.
In that 7th year, I had an epiphany: my past success was holding me back from future growth.
Once I recognized that my problem was a mindset, I began the process of unlearning what I thought was true so I could learn what was actually true: a set of counterintuitive concepts embraced by owners of the industry’s top studios.
Now it’s your turn
I invite you embrace these concepts in Jumpstart: get back in touch with what you love doing most, carve out a unique position so your studio stands out, find better clients, sell them your best ideas, and produce truly great creative work.
The world desperately needs what only you can create.