"I think it's fascinating that something that didn't exist can be born into a film. Equally so is that this film can then encounter audiences and communicate with them."
"We spent 1 week on the most popular vendor street in Brazil, 25th March Street in São Paulo, selling production filmmaking of short films on demand for customers who walk by the place daily — about 450 thousand people per day."
"If I wasn't an artist generally I'd be a linguist, I'm obsessed with being able to understand everyone."
"It was clear the situation was going to explode. I was moving around from place to place shouting in Hebrew 'Don’t shoot! There are Israelis!' and luckily no one was shot."
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."