Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about.
In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity, in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.
There are a thousand weird untold stories in the Australian film industry, this has been one of them.
The obsession required to see a feature through from concept to release is not a rational thing to do with your brief time on this planet. Nor is it something to which an intelligent person should aspire.
It's an infinite creative universe to explore so why chase conservative options?
It's because we are so flooded with American culture that we're startled when we see ourselves up there on the screen.
My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity.
Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.
Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be... we can go on a fantastic journey.
Getting your screenplay right is the most important thing you'll ever do on your film.
The journey of your first movie is not just beyond belief it can be truly beyond satire.
While the eyes of the world will be on us let's show everyone that we have a great sense of humour.
I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we didn't want to give creative control to overseas 'cause whoever comes on my sets, whether you're sweeping the floor or an actor, it doesn't matter who comes up with the ideas, it's a collaboration.
We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it's more a business that's out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.
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