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“Motivation Has Been a Quiet Saving Grace”: Lila & Eve | Director Charles Stone III

What fear — whether it’s personal, or one related to the development, financing, production or distribution of your film — did you have to confront and conquer in the making of your movie?

To not be afraid to ALWAYS be truthful when voicing my point of view no matter how heavy my personal doubt would sometimes get, especially when motivated by an incredibly daunting shooting schedule that did not seem to allow much flexibility for change or growth.

At the same time, there is the fear of letting go. Being malleable in the production process and not rigid by trying to control every inch of the creation. Hear those around me even when it doesn’t make sense and allow there to be room for people to creatively breathe.

Meditation has been a quiet saving grace that has helped me to “confront and conquer” or more aptly, “embrace and move through” my fears.

[PREMIERE SCREENING: Friday January 30 at 9:45 pm — Eccles Theatre]

Sundance 2015 Responses

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