Eat My Shorts
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A few weeks ago I launched my new short film online. Mission stars Emun Elliott [The Paradise, Filth] as a failed astronaut who must cope after being rejected for the first manned mission to Mars.
Shorts are a brilliant way of finding your voice in the competitive world of film. The genre allows you to hone your skills and can function as a stepping stone in your career as a director, writer, cinematographer, or any of the other disciplines.
I'm a director. David Fincher once compared directing to painting, only that you're 200 yards away from the canvas. 80 people are holding the paintbrush and you're on a walkie-talkie going, "A little blue there... No, no, no, darker blue... No, DARKER BLUE!"
This is my favourite description of the role in that it establishes the director as commander and chief, while emphasising the value in surrounding yourself with the best and most committed people you can find from a number of different disciplines to help you achieve a consistent vis
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