It's embarrassing, isn't it? It took me 15 years to make an 18-minute movie.
I was fascinated that everybody in the story thinks that they're in the right.
The price of self-empowerment is what I call it. Somebody who thinks outside the box.
Nobody thinks that they're evil or bad, they think that they're doing the right thing.
And I know when I was younger, and still, I always marvel at what I feel is different from what I'm told that I'm supposed to feel.
So I wanted to explore all points of view of that, not just the girl's but his point of view as well. Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view.
It was a beautiful experience for her, the experience that she had that she confesses. It wasn't dirty and it wasn't horrible and wasn't shattering. It was a wonderful, liberating experience.
In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you're always thinking what next, what next, what next?
In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones - 'cause there are five billion of them - it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film.
So something about that touched me, obviously, when I was young and it just stayed with me. I'm always amazed by that, because my experience seems to be so much different than what I'm told, so much of the time.