If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going.
Perhaps the only thing in my favor is that I am very tenacious. I don't take 'no' very well.
I do have to say I have been very fortunate.
I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there.
For some individuals - some soldiers, some contractors - combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison.
On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously.
I like to be strong.
The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process.
Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.
My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have.
Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization, but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.
One should make morals judgements for oneself.
I'm drawn to provocative characters that find themselves in extreme situations. And I think I'm drawn to that consistently.
There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible.
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