In general I like films that leave you with something. Amusing, historical, enthusiastic, warming, exiting films are all great, but the things that make me remember film, are their ways of changing my mind on a subject or at least start some debating in my head.
If I were to make a movie, it would have to be a documentary. I am often really amazed when watching documentaries of how the crew has managed to make something totally real so interesting and captivating, and I would really love to do that. My film should be socially relevant, probably about a topic like 9/11 and its subsequent reactions. I would like to base my film on a book, so if 9/11 was my topic, “Extremely loud and incredibly close” would probably be a good place to start, maybe with an interview with the author, and his relations to the accident. I would like to do some kind of study of the way the incident changed the life of hundreds and mentality of more, and compare how social status and wealth affected how people reacted to what happened. Maybe my film would turn out as a social study, but I would like the main focus to be on what happened, and how we can improve our damage control if something like this would happen again. I would try to make my film relevant to people not just as a historical reconstruction, but also as something relevant for today. I’d like to show how the situation was handled, and as far as possible make a film that would leave the audience with an enlightened feeling, and hopefully with some new ideas as well. As to my own task in the film process, I think I would like to be some kind of creative force, the one with all the ideas, and then let somebody else take the credit and responsibility as producer, photographer, director and so on.