I like to create an atmosphere where actors feel safe enough to take risks. I certainly don`t believe in being a macho bully; I`m not interested in frightening good work out of people. It`s bollocks.
People who work in television often don`t think they can trust film makers because they are supposed to be a bit more arty and self indulgent, and people in film might think anyone who works in television is a hack. If we had more filmmakers working in television, and more television writers and directors working in film, we`d have a much healthier and more vital industry.
In an ideal world, I`d bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts. A lot of Hollywood films tend to be bloated, bombastic, loud. At the same time, I do like the infrastructure of making a blockbuster; it`s like having a big train set.