I often say I attract kindred spirits to my life coaching practice and my columns, and it bears repeating again. Earlier this week I interviewed first-time feature film director Ela Thier for Game Plan and it was a joy of a conversation.

Check out how this hardworking artist has managed to get at least part of her film paid for after a slew of rejections: In Trying to Make a Feature Film, She Made a Statement. There’s even a mention of Nia Vardalos, whose had her own challenges in getting films made.

I just love persistent artists.