The trappings of a religious cult tend to fall into candlelit ceremonies and robes and group chanting and singing and prayer.

— Sean Durkin

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Filmmaking is a real craft.

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A big fear of working with an actor that's never been a lead in a film before is that you're going to have to work really hard to pull a performance out of her.

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You know, when you're isolated on set for like a month, people like to get rowdy.

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When you write, no matter what, it ends up personal.

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I wasn't good enough to be a professional soccer player obviously but that was my first goal in life.

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I remember being at school during morning meeting and looking around at everybody, 350 kids, saying a prayer. We're all very young and no one knows what it means, and I remember feeling strange that people were just repeating words that they didn't understand. I refused to participate. For some reason I always rejected it, but respectfully.

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What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it's like a coach-player relationship.

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I love the first hour of a horror movie, the fear and anticipation.

Then, when it gets bloody, I lose interest.

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Well, first of all, making films is a collaborative process.

You need people. You need people you trust and love and who are your friends. People you can work with.

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I went to my first college to play soccer.

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I'm interested in adapting books and all sorts of things.

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I always try to keep the confidence of the actors, and try my best to make them feel comfortable or confident.

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About Sean Durkin

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Film director
Birthday December 9, 1981

Sports teams, people who follow sports teams, religion, churches, work - any company, I find that people just generally have a need to belong to something larger than themselves.

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You can't write something to please someone.

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I won't rewrite on set, but I'll just trim the fat.

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When I hire actors I believe in their abilities.

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When people leave cults, they don't know that they left a cult.

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The way brainwashing works is subtle and takes a long time.

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When I was a kid, I was afraid of large group of conforming people.

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I would like to do a sports movie.

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I was really into writing short fiction and also photography when I was a kid.

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In editing, it's amazing how you choose the in and out points.

What you cut on is everything for creating tension. It's amazing how expanding a shot by five seconds can just ruin the tension.

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It's sort of one ongoing process where writing ends and directing starts.

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