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 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.
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.
I keep every script from every film that I ever made because it’s like a workbook of that time in my life.
Parents are your teachers until a certain point, and if they don’t give you love, you’ll go somewhere else to find it.
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.
The sun would come up over the ocean, and we’d be eating scrambled eggs before we shot some stuff. It was a vacation in the sense that it was the best working conditions.
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.
There’s an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of things that aren’t as important as we make them sometimes.
I like working in any medium. Who’s making it? How much do I like the story? Does it contribute something?
I’m more of like a recreational surfer, not a consist surfer. Some people get out every week or every day.
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.