Along my path, I've realized that this comedy/drama balance is something that's really interesting to me, and I feel, like, authentic to my voice.
Boundaries get blurry and identities can get lost easily. It's easy to take your partner for granted.
Everyone on the planet has a dark and a light. That's a multi-dimensional character.
I don't feel like my films are about gender; they are about identity - but a different slant on identity.
I got exposed to art-house cinema and foreign films. I was from L.A., so it was a film culture that I didn't know about.
I had a great love affair in high school and let myself have that love affair and tried to keep it to myself.
I had pretty cool parents. Still do.
I have enjoyed writing my own stuff, and it's been a privilege to be able to scrap some money together to be able to make films from my own scripts.
I just think self-satisfied people ignore certain signs about other people.
I tend not to be so attracted to films that force me into an intellectual place over an emotional one.
I think for any artist, your voice is always evolving. For me, the constant is finding a tension or balance between drama and comedy.
I think I'm interested in these kinds of character dramas, psychological dramas, domestic dramas, whatever you want to call them - comedy dramas.
I was very influenced by the films of the '70s.
I've done episodic television and some other things that have been written by other people.
If you write something that's personal, there's going to be elements of yourself in it.
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