Jean-Luc Godard said all that is needed to make a movie is an actress and a gun. My film Masks in the Sun has both. My gun is made of orange, translucent plastic. It cannot fire and has no bullets. Its main function is as a fetich, as a made thing whose color is its main appeal. I have been fascinated with this color of translucent plastic since the 1980s when I used to love to visit a nearby store named Canal St. Plastics in New York’s Soho area.

Let the gun be what it may, an object that is sacred and disposable yet also has a strange appeal to me, call it aesthetic.

My orange, translucent gun is an allegorical tool to tell stories of ones own involving the fact that one of the only things needed to make a film is a gun.


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