“Raina sells out. #princetonbookfest #rainatour2014 get your books early!”
Congrats to Raina Telgemeier.
Long before Greg Pak became known for his comics, he was a successful film director and screenwriter. He recently released a brand new short film, Happy Fun Room, which can be viewed on YouTube (as part of the Futurestates.tv storyworld). Pak happily indulged my curiosity to email him a slew of questions for him to answer regarding this latest project. Enjoy.
Tim O’Shea: In what ways do you feel more confident as a short film writer and director with Happy Fun Room, as say compared to your 2011 effort, Mister Green?
Greg Pak: That’s an interesting question. A number of smart people have said that directing is basically deciding. A director has to make dozens of decisions every day in order for everyone else working on the film to be able to do their jobs. If a director can’t decide, everything grinds to a halt and the film eventually falls apart.
I have always respected Hannah Storm as a reporter, but this honest essay boosts that respect immensely. And the fact that ESPN aired it shocked me.
I could watch Annie Lennox music videos all day. (This is from No More I Love You’s)