'The One I Love' came out in theaters for the enthusiasts and did a chunk of business on VOD. But when it started streaming on Netflix, it exploded. Same thing with 'Safety Not Guaranteed.'
The challenge for me as a parent of two girls is to establish enough structure in the house so that things don't go haywire... but at the same time, as a dominant male figure in their life, let them know they can topple the king.
The realm of making microbudget stuff will always be totally in our control. Most of the time, we just pay for those out of pocket. Then there is stuff that's too expensive for us to pay for, and we want partners on, like 'Togetherness' and 'Animals' and some of our original Netflix movies.
At the risk of saying you should make a self-indulgent film for your first movie: you should make a self-indulgent film for your first movie.
I'm really excited about public libraries that are redefining themselves as free learning centers.
I think that 'Room 104' offered us an organic opportunity to tell all kinds of stories with all kinds of protagonists.