By: Carolina Koceman, Jamila Faizullabhoy, and Anya McCue
On February 6th, was the Director’s Award Ceremony. The directors attending were Christopher Nolan (DUNKIRK), Greta Gerwig (LADY BIRD), Guillermo del Toro (THE SHAPE OF WATER), Jordan Peele (GET OUT), and Paul Thomas Anderson (PHANTOM THREAD). We didn’t get a chance to interview everybody. We did get to interview Jordan Peele and Guillermo del Toro.
Interview with Jordan Peele:
JF: What were some complications of being a director?
JP: You have to connect with everybody you work with, Everyone has different ways of working.
CK: What were some difficulties while making this project?
JP: We didn’t have a lot of money. There was a lot of characters and locations and no time.
AM: What is the most important thing to keep in mind while directing?
JP: To have fun because it is very stressful and might get you down.
Interview with Guillermo Del Toro:
CK: What was the most challenging part while filming this movie?
GDT: It was a big movie with a little budget. It was hard to keep it big, lucious, and beautiful.
AM: What are some techniques you used while directing?
GDT: Rehearsing and blocking with actors, script analysis.
JF: do you have any advice for anybody who wants to be a director?
GDT: To be patient because it is never easy, very difficult occupation but it is the greatest profession to have.
AM: What gave you the idea to film this project.
GDT: When I was six years old, I saw an old horror movie where the creature is swimming under the girl and it was so beautiful.He thought the ending was going to be a happy ending and they fall in love but they didn’t. The Shape of Water is the movie where they fall in love and have a happy ending.