“Movies are like dreams that I visit willingly. I sit in the dark, forget about the world around me, and go into a new world. Sometimes, I watch knowingly, other times characters feel close like friends or family. Sometimes I become them.

 

This is what I seek to achieve in my own filmmaking.”

“Movies are like dreams that I visit willingly. I sit in the dark, forget about the world around me, and go into a new world. Sometimes, I watch knowingly, other times characters feel close like friends or family. Sometimes I become them.

 

This is what I seek to achieve in my own filmmaking.”

This is what I seek to achieve in my own filmmaking. For the audience to experience the character and the story from a place within themselves. To feel what they are feeling, and experience their experiences. We cry for them, but cry for ourselves. We laugh at them but laugh at ourselves. It helps us feel less alone, to see some part of our character or conflict on the screen before us. We can say undoubtedly – someone else has been here before me.

In turn, viewing helps me understand others. If I can relate to a character in any way, I may understand their choices and outcomes differently. And when I return to the real world, I can transfer that understanding on to new encounters. Even in the silliest of great comedies or the most action packed thrillers, there is at least a grain of truth that can enlighten us.

“To create and entertain with the understanding that people around the world gravitate toward the moving image as a means of understanding each other as well as themselves.”

Movies bring people together through mutual understanding. We become a collective mind without speaking a word, united by the viewing experience. And this is why I make film. To bring people together.

I gravitate toward stories that fall through the cracks. The smaller stories with the quieter characters that we tend to forget. My stories don’t usually have tidy endings. I prefer viewers to decide for themselves. I work collaboratively with my cast and crew, and leave space for my their interpretation of the work in my vision. I want everyone to engage in the creative process. The synergy breathes life into the film and makes for a stronger piece.

As a producer, I’ve learned to be astute. To pay attention to what attracts financing and audiences. While filmmaking is an art and also a craft, it is a very expensive one. I try to chose projects that are artful, meaningful and viable.

This is what I seek to achieve in my own filmmaking. For the audience to experience the character and the story from a place within themselves. To feel what they are feeling, and experience their experiences. We cry for them, but cry for ourselves. We laugh at them but laugh at ourselves. It helps us feel less alone, to see some part of our character or conflict on the screen before us. We can say undoubtedly – someone else has been here before me.

In turn, viewing helps me understand others. If I can relate to a character in any way, I may understand their choices and outcomes differently. And when I return to the real world, I can transfer that understanding on to new encounters. Even in the silliest of great comedies or the most action packed thrillers, there is at least a grain of truth that can enlighten us.

“To create and entertain with the understanding that people around the world gravitate toward the moving image as a means of understanding each other as well as themselves.”

Movies bring people together through mutual understanding. We become a collective mind without speaking a word, united by the viewing experience. And this is why I make film. To bring people together.

I gravitate toward stories that fall through the cracks. The smaller stories with the quieter characters that we tend to forget. My stories don’t usually have tidy endings. I prefer viewers to decide for themselves. I work collaboratively with my cast and crew, and leave space for my their interpretation of the work in my vision. I want everyone to engage in the creative process. The synergy breathes life into the film and makes for a stronger piece.

As a producer, I’ve learned to be astute. To pay attention to what attracts financing and audiences. While filmmaking is an art and also a craft, it is a very expensive one. I try to chose projects that are artful, meaningful and viable.