It is unanimous that the world is a fan of the country singer turned pop superstar Taylor Swift. Currently, Swift is wallowing in the love and appreciation she is receiving for her “All Too Well” 10-minutes version. Taylor wrote and directed a short film of the ballad. On top of that, the short film was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. The co-founder of the festival, Robert De Niro, during an interview, expressed that he is a fellow Swiftie!
At the screening, the star cast of the short film including Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien were present along with the director Taylor Swift. Post the screening, Taylor sat down with Mike Mills for a tête-à-tête about the short film and talked about if she will foray into the behind-the-scenes world of direction. Know about her endeavors during the Tribeca Film Festival.
“I Began Directing Out Of Necessity”: Taylor Swift Talked About How She Got Into Directing
It is not new for our multi-tasker artist to direct. Taylor had earlier directed her music videos like “The Man,” “Willow,” and “Cardigan.” For her, directing was a “natural extension of storytelling and writing.” In the interview, Swift said that she began directing “almost out of necessity.”
She said, “My first instinct [on The Man] was to write the treatment, send it out. I wanted a female director to direct it. And all of my favorite female directors were booked and busy, which is great. We love that. That’s fantastic. So I just figured maybe I could do it?”
When she used to see other music directors, she would pinpoint the things that she could’ve done better. Taylor added, “The list of things that I was absorbing became so long that eventually, I thought, ‘I really want to do this.'” Taylor found the process of directing fulfilling. In the interview, she also expressed that she would love to helm a feature film.
After the “All Too Well” experience, she said, “It would be so fantastic to write and direct a feature. I don’t see it being bigger in terms of scale. I loved making a film that was so intimate with a group that was really small and a really solid group of people that I trusted.”