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Lance Edmands

Lance Edmands

Director of Bluebird, USA

Q: What film inspired you to start a career as a filmmaker?

A: As a child, The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) was more than just a film. It represented true, existential terror. It scared me to death, yet I wanted to live inside it.

Q: Did you make Bluebird with a specific audience in mind?

A: Yes, that audience is only me. I’m my biggest admirer and toughest critic.

Q: What memorable events happened during the production of Bluebird?

A: We wept, we froze, we laughed, and we drank. We destroyed a few vehicles, most of them by accident.

Q: What did you learn from working on Bluebird?

A: Filmmaking takes an almost unreasonable amount of trust. Surround yourself with greatness to ease that anxiety.

Q: If you could work with any actor, living or dead, who would it be?

A: Working with Chicago native Amy Morton on Bluebird made me one of the luckiest first-time filmmakers ever.

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