As a storyteller, filmmaker, writer, director and author of many books, I am always aware of how much I love to collaborate. I love the presence and energy of other artists. They inspire me, challenge me and most often raise the bar so high that I exceed my own expectations. But then, simultaneously, I am aware of how dreadfully alone I am, in all my pursuits. The life of an artist is (I think) by definition alone and too often lonely. Walking down that long road that we are believing will lead us to some sense of accomplishment, expression and perhaps even completion. But every step we take, we take alone.
When Billy Wilder was asked how me managed being both a writer and a director, his typical Wilderian response was, “When I am writing I wish I were directing. And when I am directing I wish I were writing.” And I have a similar feeling concerning the polarities of being alone and being in the presence of others.
With this new Blog Site I intend to reach out to all my friends and colleagues worldwide (both known and unknown) in an attempt to form a greater collaborative community.
Cheers for now,