Behn Zeitlin, writer/director of Beasts of the Southern Wild, on working and living in Louisiana.

Me and Louisiana are involved in a epic romance that has spiraled completely out of control. I was supposed to get home in October 2006 and that obviously hasn’t happened. It was like I showed up to have a brief affair and now have spawned 7 families or (Quvenzhané Wallis)something. We’ve got these compounds full of animals, junk boats stored everywhere, my friends, my family have come down, I’m stuck. I think it’s the only place in America where real freedom still exists. You can do what you wanna, and working the way I like to requires that, so, me and Louisiana are gonna stick together and see what happens.

More of the Filmmaker interview here.


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