Creative Spark: Ava DuVernay

Creative Spark: Ava DuVernay

DuVernay: IT’S INTERESTING TO TALK TO CREATIVE PEOPLE ABOUT THE WAY THEIR MINDS WORK. SOMETIMES IT SOUNDS KIND OF FREAKY. WHEN YOU’RE A CREATIVE PERSON AND YOU’RE NURTURING THAT WITHIN YOURSELF, YOU OPEN YOURSELF UP TO A LOT OF DISCOVERY THAT COMES FROM UNEXPECTED PLACES, WHICH IS REALLY WONDERFUL. I MEAN, FOR ME, THE WRITING

Creative Spark: David Seidler

Creative Spark: David Seidler

Seidler: CREATIVITY IS TAPPING INTO THE HIDDEN SOURCE. THAT’S WHAT FASCINATES ME — TO BE IN TOUCH WITH THE UNCONSCIOUS OR THE SUBCONSCIOUS POOL OF CREATIVITY. CAN I DIP INTO THAT WELL AND LIFT A BUCKETFUL OF IT? I’M A STORYTELLER. ALL OF US SCREENWRITERS, THAT’S ALL WE ARE. WE’RE NOTHING FANCY. WE CAN’T EARN

Creative Spark: Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith

Creative Spark: Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith

McCullah: WE DO NOT LIKE TO WEAR PANTS AT ALL. Smith: NOT EVER. YEAH, MOSTLY JUST WITHOUT PANTS. McCullah: WHEN YOU WORK FROM HOME, YOU CAN JUST WORK IN A T-SHIRT AND UNDERWEAR OR A BATHING SUIT. Smith: THAT’S WHY I THINK YOU CHOSE TO SHOOT US FROM THE WAIST UP, RIGHT? ‘CAUSE WE’RE NOT