Andrew Stanton may be one of the best storytellers we have. He has given us Finding Nemo, Wall-E and his first live action film, John Carter, debuts this Friday.
What makes this great filmmaker tick? He goes through a variety of events that have shaped who he is as a story teller, and what has helped him get better. He talks about how he was born prematurely, how storytelling without dialogue is its purest form, how he’d rather give audiences 2+2 rather than 4 and his early days at Pixar.
Storytelling is the key to filmmaking. It’s essentially what a director does. They simply direct the way a film is told. It sometimes feel like Hollywood lacks true storytellers, so it’s nice that the crew at Pixar is absolutely filled with them.