I feel that creating things is in my nature, whether it is a crocheted (or knitted) scarf, a pencil drawing, a piece of music, or a written short story. Knowing this, I think it is only natural that I would gravitate towards media making, and to film making in particular.
I can’t say if any one thing inspires me to take this path. To be sure, there are several things that do inspire me – directors like Tim Burton, Guillermo Del Toro, and Hayao Miyazaki; writers like Neil Gaiman and Lewis Carroll; far too many books and television shows to name; and even a few video games.
All of these, and more, are all very different from each other, and they all influence and inspire me in different ways. I think that what they have in common, however, is amazing, fantastic worlds and engaging characters (or the ability to create amazing, fantastic worlds and engaging characters). This is what I try to do, when I write or draw, try create universes that pull people in, characters that aren’t archetypes or stereotypes, but characters that feel real like real people, characters that the audience can sympathize with. This, most of all, is what I want to do, as an aspiring media maker.