With each film, I go further into my dreams.
Magic is everyday. We have created separation between what we call magic or the ‘impossible’ and what we call reality, where there is none. We knew this unequivocally as children. Everything was alive, interconnected and we existed in a continual state of reciprocity. Indigenous cultures still know this. Physics can prove it.
I understand how delicate and ferocious the process of acting is. I feel that having studied and pursued acting for a very long time, without the initial agenda of becoming a director, gives me an ability to hold the space for actors to do their best work. I give them space to reveal the deepest parts of themselves.
I am, like everybody else, hurt when the thing I’ve done is misunderstood or attacked, but I’ve gotten old enough to realize that if you do something, not everybody’s got to like it. And if everybody likes it, it’s probably not that interesting.
I am committed to creating a vision of the world that reflects how I believe it is: diverse. It is not an effort to diversify media representation, but rather, it comes out of the world I have grown up in.