I shot my thesis at AFI on 35mm. Some people would say that was a waste of money and time. However, that was right when the digital shift was happening, and I kind of knew I would probably not be able to shoot on film again. I didn’t want to miss out on that experience. I wanted to hold an actual print in my hand.

I think film feels a little different on the screen, but that feeling is starting to go away more and more as digital just gets better and better. For any future feature I direct, I would probably shoot only on digital. That’s the most resourceful way to make a movie.

Charlie McDowell

We talk with The One I Love filmmaker about film school, digital and how the role of Director has changed over time

It depends how you define independent cinema. It’s become a kind of marketing tool, especially in America, so I don’t really know what it means. Things have changed, and the worldwide economic crisis, and the new ways of films being distributed, has changed the way they can be financed. I don’t know what the future is, but I know that the new wave of Greek films, using small budgets, is really the future, and maybe the best way.