Believe It

After a lot of conversation and before the editorial process begins, I like to get a keyword from the director — a keyword that represents the director’s vision in a nutshell that also serves as the guide to filter my decisions through. On Down and Dangerous, that keyword was Big: larger than life characters, a muscular soundtrack, and moments of raw violence. And for someone who’s previous editorial effort was a naturalistic, improvised drama, whose keyword was Authenticity, big left me shaking in my boots.

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