I'm more of like a recreational surfer, not a consist surfer. Some people get out every week or every day.
I'm most interested in working and learning from different people and telling good stories.
I didn't need clothes. I was allowed the opportunity to act out moments you don't get the opportunity to experience in your own life, let alone as a character in a film. I didn't feel naked.
I keep every script from every film that I ever made because it's like a workbook of that time in my life.
We had two cameras, so they could turn it on and shoot as much as we wanted. You don't have to worry about wasting money on film. A lot more takes are possible.
You definitely want to do the little films. They're always going to be harder, but you don't do them to make money. You do them so you can see what you can make with the research that you have.
There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes.
The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you've got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it.
We had a script that was really solid and we knew how we were going to shoot and how the energy of it was going to go. So it gave us a lot of freedom to use the camera as a character.
I love vampire movies. I think they are sexy.
Parents are your teachers until a certain point, and if they don't give you love, you'll go somewhere else to find it.
Tough love - I'm kind of weary of that. I don't think it's so effective.
Every single day of making a movie is going to bring new problems.
Miramax can buy a small independent movie that isn't very good, but because it has great relationships with different theaters, it can get into a big theater.
You were up at 5 o'clock in the morning, and then you'd ride in a caravan, because we didn't have big movie trucks or trailers that is the hardware of a movie camp.