The Film Society Program Director and ND/NF Selection Committee Member takes us behind the scenes in a candid chat about New Directors/New Films 2012, his approach to working collaboratively, and the benefits of staying small.
"I think the entire process is the greatest thing in the world. I hope I get to make more movies and I hope I don't lose that feeling."
"I would describe The Room in five words: doll, love reverie, sex and pain."
What would you be doing if you weren't making films? "Maybe a painter or a writer, probably unemployed."
"The main rule is: making the movie is a “work in progress” till the last day — never stop digging to find the most valuable form or truth."
"I discovered that I really really want to become a father!"
Our exclusive interview with Rajendra Roy, Laurence Kardish and Jytte Jensen of the festival's Selection Committee has some great tidbits from ND/NF's 40-year history and will point you in the direction of some not-to-be-missed films from this year's lineup!
"The first time we rehearsed, I saw all these people in costumes shouting and spitting on the girl. Reality and fiction became confused. The whole day was very hard."
"Making films is physical work, and there is absolutely no guarantee that the end result will be any good, no matter how hard you and your friends try."