Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bilge Ebiri on Making That First Feature Film

"Indeed, sometimes it takes that psychological shift -- to stop dreaming of the day when you're going to be a filmmaker and to start calling yourself one -- to actually get the motivation going. In early 2001, I woke up one morning, after having a particularly miserable couple of months, and said, 'Fuck this. It's time to make the first one'. I told everyone I knew that I was going to make a feature film -- just so that I would be held to it, so that I couldn't weasel my way out of it."

For some, it takes an electrical charge to get them going that would have fried Frankenstein's monster.

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