Traditionally success in Atlantic Canada has been to get money from government. Provinces lobby the Feds and Entrepreneurs lobby the Province. But the new reality is that this system has broken down.
So what next?
This short video of film maker Mark Sandiford I think shows the way. PEI film makers have got together not to lobby but to create a network that will enable them to make films! To use their network to give them the capital and the social resources and to go all out to use the new technology and the new work processes that can enable the small to make the big.
Here is the organization that they have created to help each other operate this network - The Island Film Factory
I think that this story works for all and not only for film makers. Here is Mark telling us why and how they did this.
My new book - You Don't Need a Job will explore the use of the network in a lot of detail.