April 10, 2019 at 10:13AM
Controversy & Young Directors | Nudity, Drugs and Bad Life Decisions
So I recently directed a film, 'Youth In Bed', following three interconnecting stories of love, youth and pain, spanning from 1979 - 2002 that all remarkably take place in the same bed. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/328718630
It features a couple of controversial/harrowing scenes and I've had a lot of people ask me: 'Are you sure? At this stage in your career?'
The question annoys the heck out of me. Surely so long as the portrayal of any controversial on screen occurrence is honest and well executed, it shouldn't matter the age of the director, but instead their command over the narrative? We're obviously at an incredibly volatile time in the collective media industries but that's no reason to shy away from telling impactful stories regardless of age/generation?