Its been a while since my last post, but now we are into 2013 its time to start ramping things up.
Making a feature film like The Man Inside takes it out of you and has all sorts of impacts, some good some bad, especially when its a biographical film.
It was a roller-coaster experience to have a film of your life and the life of your best friend released to the world, and reviewed by the press. A bit like bearing your soul for all to see and have people comment on it! Its probably difficult to understand exactly what this means and the impact it has upon you personally and professionally, unless you've been through it yourself.
But... I'm immensely proud of the achievement and humbled to have told such a personal story on such a wide scale.
Having made a film like The Man Inside I now feel like that particular chapter is closed, with the future now mapped out with more entertainment-based films on the horizon. I think its important to tell personal stories and its a very cathartic exercise, but as a filmmaker I also want to tell bigger and broader stories, explore lots of different themes and move around all the genres that excite me.
I'm constantly inspired by filmmakers like Danny Boyle who effortlessly moves from harrowing films to uplifting films and even science fiction. Its too easy to put writers or directors into genre boxes, so I am in awe of his ability to defy those expectations and hope I get the opportunity to do the same.
In many ways it would be easier to pitch projects that adhered to genres I've already covered, because I have a track record in them, so it will be a bit like starting over with some of the new genres I am about to embark upon, but thats never stopped me before!
Meantime, I've started up an official Facebook page where I can share news and make available exclusives like film commentaries and podcasts and behind-the-scenes photos. Official Dan Turner Facebook
I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone for their support in 2012.
It means a great deal to me.