Thanks for providing the link @ozgunkabak.
I can see the problem you’re having. You hit the 5 Reference limit inside of a collection. To get around this you created a Credits collection to hold the 5 credited references (Director, Writer, Producer, Cast, DoP). While in theory this is a way to get around the limit, it doesn’t work because in the designer you are only presented with items that are 1 reference level deep.
The easiest way to solve this issue is to upgrade to Business hosting which will allow 10 Reference fields. That would fit exactly what you need right now.
Having said that, I think it is possible for you to adjust your references. Here’s you current setup.
- Film Types
- Film Language
Maybe all of these except for Recognitions could be a simple dropdown or switches. This limits that field to one choice but most of those items are usually only one selection per film is needed. If you did so, that would free up 4 reference fields to use for directly referencing the People collection. That leaves you with 1 credit title unaccounted for. Maybe the Recognitions could be switches? That could make the form long depending on the number of Recognition needing to be listed. But this is how I would structure it if you can’t or won’t upgrade to business hosting.
Upgrading gets my vote. I had to do so on a similar project I’m working on for Board Games. Very very similar to your site, it needs to reference collections of publishers, designers, artists, categories, tags, and more. The business account will give you the flexibility to structure the data properly.
Once you get it worked out, you’ll drop a people collection list into each “credit title” and filter it for that film. Much fewer headaches.
Let me know if you have any questions.