The Fear of the Celebrity Interview
I'm an hour away from meeting a director I admire.
We've met before but through sheer will I contacted him again, and now we're about to meet for lunch.
He's a straight-shooting mid-century guy.
He's from the Southern exploitation film circuit during the Sixties.
He's been around the block and can spot insincerity a mile away.
And during the course of the lunch, I'm going to ask him for an interview for my documentary.
Why didn't I just ask him upfront?
Not exactly sure.
Because I'm weird? Because I'm secretly insecure?
I figure a connection, or at least free lunch, would make my request feel possible.
And if he doesn't agree to the interview, at least I shared an experience with one of my favorite directors.
The point is - This can get intimidating.
You're going to lock eyes with some serious people.
It's your will meeting theirs.
Will you be able to succeed when this happens?
The point is - This is how the good movies get made.
Remember: Your movie is on the other side of the line of your discomfort.