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I want my films to be different, to use different techniques, not just make a calling card film.
With a lot of these social realist films, the first thing you do is drain the color.
I don’t see myself as a short-film director, and I’m not a commercial director.
From a filmmaker‘s point of view, there is something undeniably cinematic about a location like Santa Monica Boulevard, which is so chaotic and busy and over-stimulating.
I try to create a very casual working place, where everybody – down to production assistants – can throw out ideas and not feel intimidated. When it becomes a collaborative environment, it becomes a small family, and everybody becomes invested.
A lot of independent films try to pull off a 14-day shooting schedule, which I think is ridiculous. No matter how big or small you are, it really kills whatever sort of time you get to allow the actors to find their characters, and to spend time to think about what they’re doing.
New York City is the most culturally diverse city in the world, and yet there have been few films about the Chinese, Latino, and Middle Eastern experience in New York.
If more stories are told about marginalized communities, subcultures, and minorities, the less marginalized they will be.
I have a feeling that I might even disappoint some people by staying in this two to three million range and continuing to make character-driven stories.
The iPhone in conjunction with the Filmic Pro app – the resolution is HD quality.
I love to combine first-time actors with seasoned actors.
I’m always looking for authenticity in my films. They’re based in realism.
The films that are coming out of SXSW are incredible, and they should get the same bids that films at Sundance are getting.
I’m fine with a title that’s open to interpretation.
When it comes down to it, I’m still in love with film – I’m a cinephile.
There are characteristics of Central Florida you don’t see anywhere else. It’s quite beautiful.