Nick Drew is the founder of Red Hat Collaborative, we will be screening a music video he directed called ‘Squirrel Killer”, in addition to that Nick is the editor for The Good Night Ladies film ‘Sunday Morning’. You can check out Nick work here: www.vimeo.com/redhatfilms
Why did you become a filmmaker?I became a film maker because I am a storyteller who wants to tell stories that reach as many people as possible. I also love the language and intricacy of film, and really enjoy the filmmaking process. But, at heart, I ended up in film because I think it is the art form and the medium that most defines our era and our culture, and I want to be a part of that world. I want to be in on the ground floor, making meaning, not just consuming it.
What filmmaker inspires you the most? Why? I’m inspired by many, many filmmakers, and it’s hard to pick just one who inspires me the most. If I had to pick the one who inspires me the most, not just who I like, I think I might say David Lynch. While my own work does not approach his in any way, I am always inspired by the way he explores the dark, weird and strange sides of the world and the American Dream. His commitment to making art, not just movies, is also very inspirational.
Is there a story you want to tell that you haven’t gotten the chance to yet? Of course. There are a thousand stories I’d like to tell still - stories from history, from my life, books i’ve read, fantasy worlds i’ve imagined. I also have several family legends that I really want to make into films once I have the resources. I hope that there will always be more stories i’d like to tell, that I never hit a point where I think i’ve said all I have to say, or told all the stories I have to tell.