October 31st, 2012 by Glendyn
Thinking a lot about Harry Savides passing away… a friend posted the short film below on Facey and I thought it was cool. In many ways even though the interview doesn’t go the way the filmmakers planned, I get a greater sense perhaps of who Harry was from this short film than if the more traditional ‘interview’ had gone to plan.
I also love how the film begins and it’s about one thing, but in the end, it’s about something altogether different. It kind of sums up my approach to directing and to filmmaking in general. You can plan all you want, but in the end, the most important thing is the thing that’s actually happening. Full credit to the filmmakers to being able to respond and capture so beautifully what was actually occurring and didn’t fight to bend the film into a shape it so obviously didn’t want to go. It’s way more beautiful because of it!
UPDATE: Wait a second… is this film a commercial for Built by Wendy? If it is, everything I wrote above is bullshit… And maybe now I should write about how clever it is an advertisement. But I feel a little fooled.