“ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT” director, Brett Simon
While filming Assassination there were times when the chatter of my thoughts and the cacophony of the set drowned out my instincts’ pleas. When this happened, the result was always the same: The movie and I would suffer. But when I listened, out came the gifts. I acknowledged this, I even wrote “INSTINCT” on my finger so I was reminded every time I typed, framed a shot, or gestured to an actor. But still there were times I forgot to listen.
So please, make my instincts louder, or make me a better listener, and then I’ll have all the time and budget and insight I need to achieve my vision.
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:15 pm — Eccles Theatre, Park City]