What A Film Should Be Like: Sydney Pollack

Photo: Hollywoodland

This week I found a great quote from director Sydney Pollack about making a film. It’s short but it’s to the point.

“When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea”

This is exactly what happen with my film. To be honest this film came from an original idea I had a few years ago. I introduced my original idea to a friend of mine in one of my classes. The focus of my idea was to document and chronicles people’s lives in wheelchairs living in Chicago, focusing on issues that affect them.

Now this idea was on a piece of paper and was under a stack of papers for a couple of years until one day while cleaning up in my room and I found it and started looking at it again and then while I was looking at it more ideas started going through my head.

It then hit me that instead of focusing on other people in wheelchairs, I should focus on my life and how I’ve my life has been affected by my wheelchair. Thanks to my original idea I’m now on a path to sharing my experience in a wheelchair with the world and I’m couldn’t be more happier with my decision.

Justin

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