I got a question tonight on eHarmony that totally stumped me. Given the amount I've talked about it out loud, you'd think I would have had an instant answer.
"Why do you want to make a film?"
The truth is, I can only make some generalizations about what appeals to me in terms of a film's components... writing, directing, the techie stuff, etc.
Now the kind of film I'd like to make, that's easy. I'm pretty sure I've written before about my coming-of-age obsession. That's probably the very thing that keeps me from doing it to, because I'll base it on my life and think it's boring. I'm not sure I have the creativity to do something totally off the wall like the forthcoming Tarantino/Rodrgiuez Grindhouse.
Ultimately, the answer I gave was that I want to tell a story that makes people feel some level of emotional intensity the way countless movies have for me. That's no easy task.