An interview with Dennis Zöllner, a.k.a. mr. limes, co-creator of No. 2.
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KS: What made you interested in filmmaking?
KS: What were some of your earliest experiments in filmmaking?
KS: Where did the idea for No. 2 come from?
KS: Certainly, there is a lot of influence from German Expressionism, as you stated. What films in particular did you seek to emulate, if any?
KS: One of my favorite aspects of the piece is the location. It has a very rich textural quality to it, but did you have any difficulty shooting there?
KS: Aside from German Expressionism, what else, film and otherwise, are you typically influenced by?
KS: How important is it to you to emulate previous works?
KS: Do you have any future projects in mind?
KS: What sort of advice would you give to fellow aspiring filmmakers?
DZ: Hm, I guess it's about decisions. Do you wanna make easy money or do you just love the medium. If it is the first, well then- just always stick to Aristotle and never forget to put in the lawyer that rapes that pregnant single mother, that will boost the box office for certain. But if it is the love of the medium- there is a poem the great Leonard Cohen once wrote about writing poetry, it goes something like that: "I am sitting here, writing poems, in the midst of night- for the ones like me, to be read in nights like this." I think it's the same with film. Just do the kind of movies you yourself want to see.