"Your intentions as the filmmaker may be meaningless when weighed against the response of the audience."
“Because it's black and white, you really focus on the characters.”
"He reminded me of Tim Burton. He had the same darkness and wonderful craziness..."
"I had made a promise to Holden’s parents, there will be a film about your son."
"With a lot of movies you’re supposed to forget you’re watching the actress and focus on the character."
"Indie filmmaking is almost like committing a heist. You have to be very, very careful."
"To go back years later and to change them, I think is probably a wrong philosophy..."
"I don’t think about the audience, really. I think about the ideas..."
"I think any artist, that's their role to stimulate and provoke..."
"If you're a young writer, just steal from who you like."