New York, USA
“I wanted to find the essence of the street and the neighborhood.”
In crafting any sort of statement about the world, a filmmaker has to allow for a certain amount of serendipity. A set mission guides the searching, but ignoring happy accidents can lead the well of ideas to dry up with haste.
At only 24 years-old, New York-bred director/cinematographer Eric Yue already grasps the power of happy accidents.
“I think it’s important to write down an idea, a line of dialogue, slogan, phrase or anything that speaks to you as soon as you think or see it, because logic will tell you it’s not important and these small intangible moments disappear from your conscience rather quickly.”
Whether exploring abandoned buildings in Manhattan's Chinatown while scouting locations for a shoot or visiting Switzerland to watch his work screened at the Locarno Film Festival, Eric follows the inspirational divining rod of chance.
It is little surprise, then, whom Eric would wish to follow around and document if he had his way: “If I had all access, either an immigrant smuggler or a spy.”
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