SHOOT Magazine has released its Fall 2018 Director’s Profile, featuring this year’s noteworthy projects and people, including our wonderful Sam Taylor-Johnson! Her most recent passion project based on the James Frey novel, A Million Little Pieces premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
She sat down with SHOOT to share her motivation behind getting the film made, as well as the journey and experiences it took to get there, despite a few controversial issues regarding the book’s author.
“The way it affected me when I read it never diminished over time—even when its fudging of the truth became known,” Sam shared. “It’s still a story worth telling—one of addiction, community, hope and redemption. It’s a beautiful story full of hope, not just the darkness of addiction.”
Along with a shoestring budget, Sam and her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, wrote the script and put the production together on their own. Within 20 days of shooting, A Million Little Pieces came to fruition.
“Her perseverance took the feature to its world premiere at the recently wrapped Toronto International Film Festival,” says SHOOT Magazine.
In comparison to her previous box office hit, Fifty Shades of Grey, Sam also found the experience of making the film from start to finish to be a positive affirmation of her creative pursuits.
“In cobbling together A Million Little Pieces from the ground up starting with the screenplay adaptation of another best seller, Taylor-Johnson had the needed measure of control to help fully bring her creative vision to pass.” (via SHOOT)
For the full story, check out her 2018 Director’s Profile on SHOOT