Why make films?

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 11:32 PM | comments: 1

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.


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Joe, March 29, 2007, 12:55 PM #

I've managed to finish a couple shorts and an about-feature length. I still wish I was able to "tell a story that makes people feel some level of emotional intensity the way countless movies have for me", as you've said.

It's one hell of a fun process, though... as long as you don't mind a crapload of work. With the projects you've publicly announced and with the gear you're collecting (I really dig the camera, BTW), you are on your way in the technical aspect.

Rock on, and if you need an extra hand, let me know.


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