This isn’t a secret, we all know a good story will always win offer almost anything else in a film making process.
The English Teacher (short film) was my very first time writing and directing a drama. Which turned out to be my best work yet. Winning 2 best film awards and many nominations.
The idea came to me when I thought about myself, the first time how I learned the language of English, and then from there, I added a tragedy with a connection to another character.
This was a very important learning curve for me in filmmaking and storytelling. You can have the best camera in the world and a crew of hundreds professionals. Yet, if you don’t show a deep connection between the characters, it’s just a nice looking film you’ll watch and forget.