I’ve always been interested in this idea of looking at these monster stories and trying to really understand the mechanics underneath. That’s very much true of this movie I made, ‘All Good Things,’ as well as ‘Catfish,’ which I produced.
I always think you have to show a degree of humanity and sensitivity when you’re dealing with people in extreme circumstances.
In my past life, I started Moviefone. One of the reasons that I was drawn to do that was because it was just incredibly annoying to go see a movie when it should be the simplest thing in the world. I lived in New York, and it was really difficult to figure out the show times for a movie playing down the street.
So far, everything I’ve worked on has been deeply connected to reality. I’m not constitutionally opposed to working on something completely fictional, either. It just happens that a lot of these stories have crossed my path in a way that makes them intriguing, but I’m up for anything that’s intellectually engaging.