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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Creating Gems on Screen - Interview with The Star

Just a few hours from flying to Rome. Taking the midnight flight. Will stop by at Dubai. Going for dinner after posting this.

I was interviewed by Nicole last week while I was in Tokyo, and her column, CREATING GEMS ON SCREEN, came out on the Metro section of The Star yesterday. Unfortunately, she didn't have enough space to squeeze in my answer to her last question, so I'll put it here instead.

Q. What advice do you have for passionate people who want to become film makers?

I won't say 'watch more films', or 'pick a camera now and start recording what you see' because they’re all been said before by more qualified individuals. But I definitely suggest reading more, I think literature is often overlooked as an important source of inspiration for filmmakers, especially when there are so many storytelling possibilities one can be exposed to. Many great directors are voracious readers.

Creating gems on screen (The Star Column on 25th of October, 2008)

Go read the entire column.