The first time I remember taking a long journey and not just taking something along the way. I didn’t make a film. I came here and made my own film. So I think that’s when I saw the world outside the narrow confines of what anyone else would be doing. If you’re here, you’re doing something creative and you have to do things your way now because there are so many other ways. It’s something I’ve been looking at and enjoying it and enjoying being here the most is just realizing you’re taking an individual journey out on a movie. If there’s ever a part of your body that you want to go and take out on your own you have to take chances and do weird things. So I have the tools right now that I have and that’s what I’m trying to do. The most important thing is to be the best version of you that I can be.
I think you’ve been through a lot in the film world this year. How do you balance it with that, being a new dad to 2-year-old? Is that challenging?
I don’t really feel pressure, I don’t have a hard day job or anything like that. I don’t work and don’t have a lot of obligations or responsibilities. I’m a little out of control. I didn’t really go into this with a set of expectations so I was trying to find my own way in. I think one of it’s great benefits is I don’t have to be so afraid to take chances and take risks to be myself. I don’t just have to be this person that everybody likes to see and I can just keep doing it. When I found my own way, I felt super comfortable with myself and I didn’t have to worry about being perceived as being the kind of person that I think I have to be in order to keep going. That’s a blessing. If I had all the time in the world or the resources that were at my disposal then I would be working just as hard to be a great filmmaker — just like my dad was doing. I just had to figure out what I’m doing now and just be comfortable with the fact that it’s me just doing it.
Do you work hard in rehearsal for your films? Do you have a hard night?
No, I get a lot of the material for my films from my mother, my grandmother, from what she wants from me to watch with her. So there’s lots of great material I come from. I
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