'It's an incredible feeling...'
After his "Like Crazy"—a tender, heartfelt romance starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence—won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the sky would appear the limit for awesomely-named director Drake Doremus.
With Paramount recently debuting a trailer (embedded below) in anticipation of the film's October 28th release, Doremus took the time to chat with us about wrangling actors, his passion for storytelling, and what he likes to do in his down time.
First of all, I think America really wants to know, what it's like to kill a dragon with your bare hands?
Doremus: It's an incredible feeling. I highly recommend it. If you haven't done it before you have to do it. To anybody out there who's never done it before…
Well, where do you get your dragons?
Doremus: Ah, well, I order them online. You can get them on Amazon.
This is your first opportunity to really show your work to a wide audience and introduce yourself as a person and an artist. Is there anything you wanted to say as a way of introduction?
Doremus: Gosh, you know, I would say that I'm a filmmaker that really is trying to make genuine films from the heart, and if you're looking for entertainment in the form of heartfelt romance, this is the film for you.
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