What advice do you have for new directors?
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I think the most important thing for a new director is to have a distinct point of view and that’s a very difficult thing to have really though it sounds simple. It’s about knowing what you want to say or show and knowing how best to do that so it helps define who you are and what you want to achieve. Right. Not easy. We see so much work that lacks this element and so when we see someone who has thought about the direction they want to go in, they really stand out. We always say don’t follow trends because by the time you notice them, they are already gone.
The best thing to remember is that yes, every story has been told, probably a million times in a million ways, but not by you.