Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question.
Casting is everything. If you get the right people they make you look good.
One thing I want to say: I don't like victim stories and I don't write them.
But you're right, I did think about acting more and then decided against it.
So far, at least, I haven't found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny.
But anonymity is very important to me, and I don't want to be recognized in public more than I already am.
Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.
Usually the audience has no idea that the censored version of whatever movie they're watching isn't the original.