Nacho Vigalondo, the acclaimed director of The Time-Crimes (Cronocrímenes), is already promoting his forthcoming flick Extraterrestre. Luckily, instead of just telling us how nice everbybody in the team was and how much fun they had over the hard, hard shooting, he shares his expertise through these 5 pills of writer-director’s wisdom:
In a nutshell:
- Know what you’re telling. Each story tells one thing.
- Know what you’re not telling. Focus.
- Know the size of your project. Take into account the budget and possibilities that you will actually have when carrying out what’s written.
- Don’t try to show off your influences, or you risk making your movie an impersonal collection of unconnected moments.
- Don’t try to impress your family, friends, competitors or even the audience. Rather aim to satisfy yourself.