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David Hewlett

Actor

“I love directing. I mean, it’s the most painful, frustrating, bash your head against the wall, tear out your fingernails, horrible process. And yet, as soon as it’s over, you can’t wait to get started on the next one. I write in order to direct. I am sure there are much better writers out there, but the advantage is that you (as both) have the flexibility to change stuff as you need to. Films at… Read more
“I love directing. I mean, it’s the most painful, frustrating, bash your head against the wall, tear out your fingernails, horrible process. And yet, as soon as it’s over, you can’t wait to get started on the next one. I write in order to direct. I am sure there are much better writers out there, but the advantage is that you (as both) have the flexibility to change stuff as you need to. Films at this budget level, you have to be able to do that. I mean, basically I was doing rewrites on the weekend before we were set to shoot. So being able to write, as a director, gives you yet another set of tools. That, and I am total control freak!” Read less