There is nothing else that can move me the way moving images combined with sound can. In a moment my view point on a topic can be changed because of what I have seen and heard, I believe it is the most powerful tool we have to share our perspective. Also it is the one thing I feel comes to me a little easier than anything else. I still need to pour hours of study and effort into film making but it very rarely feels like a chore. Before deciding on the filmmaking path I have always chased money but I can honestly say I could die broke and be happy if I had devoted my life to filmmaking. Film making has captured my mind and I couldnt get away from it even if I tried. Gosh that went dramatic.
When I see a film that leaves me emotionally changed and sticks in my head for 3 days it challenges me to attempt to do the same.
Sharing small moments that most people would not be able to be apart of but when they watch it they feel like they were.
Because El mariachi was shot with so many limitations and still made it to the big screen. It just screams "work with what you have".