the ego of the filmmaker

A quote from a presentation given by Slawomir Idziak (Kieslowski’s DP: Blue, Black Hawk Down, Harry Potter 5) at the Berlinale Talent Campus:

“Why are people in film schools not joining together to build a group under the name of Rolling Stones, or Beatles and making the picture and forgetting about ego? Forgetting about something which is very often their enemy.

When the four musicians meet each other, they sit and play music. With filmmakers meet the first time they start to compete who is the better. This is the difference. Our ego, which is very well developed to the education system, the entire system, doesnt let us to play music with the other.”

A transcription of his talk here

A Malaysian film company set up by filmmakers, Dahuang Pictures