Happy Birthday: Jean-Marc Vallée

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Jean-Marc Vallée.jpgJean-Marc Vallée

Born: March 9, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I never knew I was going to make two TV series back to back, Big Little Lies (2017) and Sharp Objects (2017). We’re not treating them like TV series, I’m just making another feature film but just longer… [2016]
[on Demolition (2015)] A lot of the stuff was shot like a documentary.

We’re just observing, capturing, trying not to interfere. Of course were are staging, we have a script and making a fiction film. Here’s this sandbox, play in it and we’re going to watch you play in it and not try to interfere so it looks real. The goal is not to put style and fancy camera moves and colors above substance, it’s all about story, characters, emotion and looking real. We weren’t looking for what’s the tone is. We went, “Let’s try and be real and we’ll find…

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