A LONG time reader and lurker, but decided I needed to post. I think I know the answer to my problem, I just needed a second opinion.
I am a 34 year old cradle Catholic and aspiring filmmaker. I’ve made various short films over the course of the past ten years. Nothing that would ever get me to the point to make a living at films though.
Recently, an opportunity has come up. An acquaintance of mine has written a script to a feature film and has asked me to direct. What makes this different, is that there will be a budget of 50 - 100 thousand. Now, I know in “Hollywood” terms that is nothing, but for a small independent, locally produced film, it is possible that this could be seen by a wide audience and possibly open some doors for me in the future.
Now the problem. The film is a horror film that has, in my opinion, some moral issues with it. Beyond the fact of the typical killings, there is the language aspect, crudeness, nudity, and the basic story. And I don’t think there is enough about it I could change to make it more appropriate.
I’ve really grown in my faith over the past few years and also become a lot more aware of how our society has changed, especially in films. Plus, I have two daughters who I would never let see a film like this. Because of this I (think) I know that I should pass on this. But as I keep getting older, an opportunity like this may not pass by me again. I keep thinking I should not so this, but then the whole regret thing smacks me. If anyone has any advise, I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for you time,