Sunday 27 March 2011
message in a bottle
There are only a few films that I truly, truly love. But that's enough. Enough for me to know this is what I need to be doing with my life.
Because you know a film can have that impact.
You want to make something like that.
When someone says "what's your film about?", that's never what your film is about.
It's that feeling in your stomach, your head, your heart, and everywhere in between.
It's that thing that only you feel.
That you've felt since you were a kid.
That feeling unique to you, that makes the days managable and the nights meaningful.
And it's your job to grab it and get it on the page, and find it in actors, and clinch it in the edit.
You write it down, bottle it up, and send your message out into the world. And you hope it floats.