Yes, they are more important. If you’re directing a film where you can use the talent on your team, and where the filmmakers, at least initially, have that same confidence in you, then you’re probably going to see a lot more results. When you’re working with a team in a film that has a similar approach to you, you’re much more likely to see results.
But I would argue that you also need to have a certain mindset. It doesn’t work to be an actor. You have to be an actor who is confident in the task. If you don’t have the confidence to be an actor, you don’t need the responsibility. You don’t need to be a filmmaker if you don’t have the confidence to make a film. I think it’s one of those decisions where you’d have to make your own destiny.
To my question, what did you do when you realized that you didn’t need to have confidence to succeed at film production? Where does it come from in this industry? Is there one thing you learned that you didn’t expect to get into your head?
I learned how to work with actors. That was the secret to my success. It’s just a matter of getting in there and actually working with actors. You have to know actors. Once you know actors, it’s not really so complicated to actually work with actors. So yeah, I think it was that way for a long time.
You also talked about the importance of being an entrepreneur and running things as a team. How do you deal with some of the challenges of running a film as a team?
My biggest problem is that I’ve been a team player for far too long. I think maybe that’s what we always wanted, just a couple of people who had that same passion for the filmmaking process. It doesn’t work that way. It’s not about finding an entrepreneur. What’s necessary is a certain mindset. You have to be able to think, you have to feel, you have to be able to lead people around them.
When you’re a big part of a film with a long run that’s been kind of legendary in the history of the industry, and then you realize that a team of filmmakers are the people that make that film, you start to think, wow, that’s really a group of people. But you have to have that same passion for the process, that’s necessary to be successful on and off camera. You have to be able to bring
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