Interview: Filmmaker Ian Connacher, “Addicted to Plastic”
Did you have a clear goal from the beginning about how you wanted to frame the film?
Relating it to my own personal journey happened during the editing process. Originally I didn’t shoot any stand-ups or spend anytime in front of the camera. We just wanted to capture as much footage as we could and wound up with over 400 hours, which is probably why it took so long to edit. And during that editing nightmare, one of my editors said to me, “It has to be about you. It can’t just be talking head to talking head. We need to relate it to the average viewer.”