The best education in film is to make one. I know that all the things I did at the beginning were, in microcosm, the things I’m doing now as a director and producer. There are a lot of non-creative aspects to filmmaking which have to be overcome, and you will experience them all when you make even the simplest film: business, organization, taxes, etc., etc. It is rare to be able to have an uncluttered, artistic environment when you make a film, and being able to accept this is essential.
I am doing the coolest possible thing to do in Los Angeles tonight (at Pasadena Civic Auditorium)
"I love you,
better or worse…”
These subtitles return the movie to its true home - Vive la France!
Which director would you say has been the biggest influence on your work?
Very hard question! Kubrick leaps to mind because he pushed the boundaries of storytelling and camera. But so many others.
Hi, just in case you are the person I think you are - Conversations With Other Women was pure genius, even when disregarding my Helena fan bias. Everything about it made me adore it. The characters, the split screen, the writing; everything. Personally, I'd rather watch another film from you opposed to some crappy overrated blockbuster. Just saying. :)
Thank you! I loved making that film. Great script by Gabrielle Zevin, great actors in Helena and Aaron. Always makes me happy when someone enjoys it.
music-loving Chihuahua, New York City
cloudy sunset, Riverside Park