The Freedom Fighter Code of Conduct
On the next page, you’ll be able to apply to become a Freedom Fighter.
Before we get to that, however, you'll need to agree to the community “code of conduct.”
It's pretty simple, but super important for the cohesion and success of the group.
So just read everything below, and if you agree to abide by this code, there will be specific instructions down there for what to do next.
Make no mistake, we're all on a mission. The specifics of our individual journeys may differ, but we're all held together by a drive to take control of our lives and make a living with our films.
So here’s your new mission, should you choose to accept it:
Freedom Fighters show up, give a shit, share openly, help one another make the films they care about and earn a living from it.
By providing this kind of support to other members, they’ll do the same for you. And together, we’ll build thriving lives doing what we love.
The Freedom Fighter Values
Every great community is underpinned by a set of values. They determine how we show up for each other, and how we show up in our lives more generally.
As a newly minted Freedom Fighter, use these as your guide as you get acquainted with this place.
Curiosity: We’re all here to learn and grow and build better lives for ourselves and our families. In order to do that, we must remain open, curious, and ready to adapt. The world is constantly changing, and by remaining curious, we can maximize our chances of living a great life.
Action: The mark of a filmpreneur is that they don’t overthink every situation to death. Sure, they gather information and plan. But then they get out there, make things, run experiments, try and fail until they find what works. Without action, there is no learning or growth.
Honesty: Be honest about what’s working for you, what’s not working for you, and the results you’re getting. Be honest about the support you’re seeking and the feedback you’re looking for. And lastly, be honest when you don't know something or aren't sure.
Open Generosity: There are no “trade secrets” here. If something’s working for you, you’re expected to share it so that we can all benefit. We’re not competitors, seeking to grow our slice of a limited pie. Instead, we’re allies, seeking to make the pie bigger for everyone who wants a slice.
Freedom: Freedom means something a little different to all of us. But at the end of the day, we’re all here to make an honest living from the films we care about. Keep that in mind when things get tough. Fighting for your freedom is never easy, but it’s always worth it.
What We Expect From You as a Freedom Fighter
At this point, you know what to expect from the Freedom Fighters community. Now, I just want to take a moment to share what we expect from you.
Don’t worry, it’s nothing to crazy or demanding. But it’s important nonetheless that you try to follow through on this stuff.
Live the mission
Look at the mission and values up above. They're not just fluffy feel-good ideas, but useful guidelines for how to live your life.
So if you want to be a true Freedom Fighter, here's what to do. Get out there and make films you care about. Think outside the box and experiment. Lean into the discomfort of growth. Get back up after you’ve been knocked down. Never compromise in your pursuit of a great life.
I can’t stress this enough. The best way to serve this community (and yourself) is by fearlessly pursuing the life you want. So get after it.
Give a shit about the wellbeing of other members
This one is pretty self-explanatory, and we’ve covered it quite a bit already.
Suffice it to say, we’re all in this thing together, and the more we help each other, the more we’re all more likely to succeed.
Show up and contribute
I don’t expect (or want) you to live in this community 24/7. You should be out there living your life and making things happen.
But a few times a week, it’d be great if you could pop in and contribute to this place in some way, even if just for 10 minutes.
Here are a few ideas for how to do that.
- Ask questions based on what you’re working on, or just things you’re curious about.
- Get feedback on a project, a marketing campaign, or anything else.
- Share your experiences and the lessons learned.
- Cheer other members on in ways large and small.
If you agree to these guidelines, I’m looking forward to having you be the next Freedom Fighter.
So click over to the next page and apply already!