A career in film is all about relationships coming together to create something great. But how can you exit toxic business relationships with grace?

A career in film is all about relationships. Unless you’re Anna Biller, you need to rely on a team to help construct your fantasies and capture them on celluloid. And for every amazing relationship you foster over the years, there can be a toxic one that seems to exist only to throw a spanner in your perfectly planned works.

Today in Craft, we talk about how to exit a toxic relationship with grace. If you need a few tips about how to make great relationships from the get-go, read our piece on creative partnerships.

How to spot a toxic relationship

A toxic partner or client is a person whose expectations are far higher than their budget, time limit or understanding can meet. Remember that not all toxic relationships come from bad people – in fact, many of my most toxic working relationships have been with friends.

Director Kellee Terrell tackles the subject of rape and the danger of ignoring its effects with her powerful new short film 'Blame'.

Director Kellee Terrell tackles the subject of rape and the danger of ignoring its effects with her powerful new short film 'Blame'.

Be afraid – be…

Sauce!