There’s this moment that happens sometimes when I’m making a movie or a short or a play, where a scene finally clicks, and the actor or actress you brought into the project and were counting on to bring an emotional moment home delivers, with nothing more than a look.
So much happens in that moment. If done effectively, it’s so much more than just a simple dramatic pause. Something sinks in, with the character, with the audience, with the writer or director. That actor creates that space, that tension – sometimes not even knowing they’re doing it – and it feels like it could last forever, and you don’t know where it’s going to go from there.
My life sort of feels like that moment now.