This is exactly how this person asked the question and I'm going to answer this question here in a positive way. My job is alot harder then simply writing a story and making a movie. here is a short list of my responsibilities for Wicked Carnival Productions as it's Founder / Owner / President ..
-Makeup FX Artist
-Prop House Manager
-Set Designer (have help with this)
-Location Scout (have help with this)
-Running TWO websites (sinsofmanmovie.com & wickedcarnivalproductions.weebly.com)
Answering fanmail and questions from fans etc.
-Running TWO Twitter Accounts (@SinsofManMovie & @WickedCarnProds)
Answering fanmail and questions etc.
-Running TWO E-mail Accounts (firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com) answeing fanquestions, taking actors inf fo rthe upcoming casting of Sins of Man II : Vengeance
-Filling orders of Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis on DVD
-Running the Wicked Carnival Productions ebay store
So as you can see my job isn't as easy as it looks at first glance, am I complaining Hell no !! Because I am living my dream, working my dream job that yes is hard at times but I wouldn't trade being an indie film maker for any job on the planet because I LOVE MY JOB during the good times and bad, when I have been up for 37 hours on set working my ass off to get the script just right so my cast will have a clear idea of what I'm trying to get from a scene, when I've been up on set for over 24 hours and I'm tired and cranky yet I keep pushing forward because I know the pay off is worth it when I hold the finished film in my hand.
There is so much stuff that happens behind closed doors and behind the scenes that the general public doesn't see and has no idea about because all you see it the finished product and that's how I look at it when someone asks me "How hard is your job" ?
The general public only sees the stuff posted online about a movie and the finished product and that's fine and it's understandable that you would think the job of an indie film maker is easy but in the case of Wicked Carnival Productions I wear alot of hats in the company and I'm sure alot of film makers do as well because we simply don't have the resources to hire someone to fill every job needed on set, hell if you look at the credits of Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis you see under script supervisor "Well Maybe Next Time" because we didn't have one.
We all did so many jobs behind the scenes that it became comical to see our male lead making blood for a scene while I was on screen shooting one of my scenes. We simply didn't have the ins in the industry to hire a script supervisor. we didn't have a full production team in that we had a bunch of people that weren't IN the movie doing jobs behind the scenes, we would like to have a full production team on Sins of Man II : Vengeance but if we don't we will be better suited to do it on our own this time around.
IN CLOSING: My job as founder of Wicked Carnival Productions is very hard but fans and the general public only see what is posted online and the finished product so I don't expect you to understand how hard it really is to be an indie film maker. Like I said before I'm NOT complaining because I LOVE MY JOB, I really enjoy all the labor that goes into creating a movie for the horror fans around the world as well as meeting you on social media and in person, meeting fans is my favorite part of my job because we are all different and we all have our favorites and we as horror fans are the MOST LOYAL fan base in any genre of entertainment and I love to talk, debate and discuss horror movies with all of you :)