will be setbacks. There will be triumphs.
Feature films are often born through a persistence of vision, a determined and dogged resistance to compromise, and a knowledge that the film you are making is an essential volume in the lexicon of stories that “must be told”.
My view is that limitations are a necessary evil in the creation of moving art. There is a gutteral resourcefulness that comes from the exhaustion of creating. Reaching for that last piece of inspiration is the key to finding the inspired thought, the right shot, the perfect tone. The job of a director is to limit his choices, after all, to choose the correct way to illuminate the story, capture the emotional moment, create a reality just as vivid as what is going on around us. Film is reality too, and the experience an audience has is real. It’s tangible. And if you embrace the limitations that