Q: What film inspired you to start a career as a filmmaker?
A: As a child, The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) was more than just a film. It represented true, existential terror. It scared me to death, yet I wanted to live inside it.
Q: Did you make Bluebird with a specific audience in mind?
A: Yes, that audience is only me. I’m my biggest admirer and toughest critic.
Q: What memorable events happened during the production of Bluebird?
A: We wept, we froze, we laughed, and we drank. We destroyed a few vehicles, most of them by accident.
Q: What did you learn from working on Bluebird?
A: Filmmaking takes an almost unreasonable amount of trust. Surround yourself with greatness to ease that anxiety.
Q: If you could work with any actor, living or dead, who would it be?
A: Working with Chicago native Amy Morton on Bluebird made me one of the luckiest first-time filmmakers ever.
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