In the summer of 2018, the director of a French documentary film called Majordomo made a movie with no official title.
He had no script, no crew, no producer.
He didn’t even have a budget.
Majordome, an award-winning French documentary, tells the story of a man who runs a pizzeria that serves mostly homeless men and women.
It’s a gripping, heart-pounding documentary that makes you question everything about the way the world works.
When Majordom was finally finished, he had no idea how it would be made.
But that’s exactly what happened, he said.
“I had a very short budget.
And I didn’t know how I could make it work,” he said, according to his interview with the LA Times.
“And then I had to work on the movie.
I had no experience in that field, and I had a team of people who I couldn’t trust, and they told me how to make the movie and they said it was going to be a success.
And that’s what happened.”
What happened in the summer and fall of 2018 is the story behind the film.
After a year of trying to make Majordo a reality, he went back to his home in Paris to see what he could do to help make the film a success on his own.
The only thing he could really afford was the $1 million he had from his first film, the film The French Job.
“That was the first time I had that much money, so I had this huge debt,” he told the LA time.
He borrowed $20,000 from his parents and borrowed $10,000 more from friends, family and colleagues.
“The first time we started, we were really broke, so we went out and borrowed money,” he recalled.
“At that time, you can go to the bank, you have money, and if you don’t have money you have nothing, and that was what I was thinking.
And so I borrowed that money, that’s how much I borrowed.”
He borrowed another $50,000 and went to his local branch of Bank of America and told them he needed to borrow another $25,000.
He said he could only borrow $2,000 because he didn’t have enough money.
He called his parents who told him to call his friends and friends and they called his friends.
“They called the banks, they called the police, they call all my friends and my family,” he recounted.
“So I called my friends.
I called the lawyers, I called all the people I could.”
Majordoma had a hard time finding investors.
The filmmakers were struggling to make money and he couldn’t get investors for Majordomic.
“It was like, what do we do?” he said in the LA Time interview.
“You know, you know, I was living in Paris and I was like a little girl, and all the money I had I was in Paris.
And now I’m living in LA, I’m in London, I don’t know where the money is going to go.”
He finally made a deal with one of his friends to lend him money to make a $10 million investment, and he borrowed another money.
“But it was like I’m borrowing a hundred million, but I’m not going to get that money back,” he remembered.
“No one is going get the money back.
So, I went back home, and in the beginning, I had the loan that I had been promised, and then I said, ‘OK, I will borrow another loan.’
And that was the beginning of Majordomy.”
He got a second loan and then he got another loan.
And then he borrowed more money.
Majordsom said the money he borrowed from his friends was mostly from his dad, who was working in the bank and couldn’t make any money.
His father didn’t want him to go back to Paris, so he had to borrow money from his family, including his father’s friend.
“He told me, ‘You need to make another loan, because you’re going to miss your kids,'” he recalled of his friend.
Majorsom said he borrowed a lot of money from friends and family, but he still couldn’t afford Majordomes movie.
“When you’re making a movie, you need to spend some money, you don’ have the money to do it.
And my friends said, you should borrow from your dad, because he’ll take care of you, but you don'”t need that money,” Majordoms brother said.
Majorom, who had never had a formal education, struggled to find work for Majorsome, and eventually found a job working for the family restaurant in a Paris suburb.
The family decided to open Majord