On directing Ink

The Red Digital Cinema Camera on the set of Ink

I wasn’t really sure anymore if I still wanted to direct films.  It’s strange to say this as I’ve always been someone who knew exactly what I wanted to do –  be a film director.  My friends spent their high school and college years figuring out what they wanted to do as a career.  I spent that time figuring out how to get into the film industry.  When the opportunity arrived, I moved to Hollywood to pursue what I knew in my heart I had always wanted.

But once in the industry, I started to encounter the classic Hollywood clichés of business minded people with big egos.  Was this really the career that I was interested in?  I fell in love with film because of the art and magic of cinema, but it was beginning to feel like all of that was gone.

Luckily, at the same time I was building a group of friends that also shared the belief in filmmaking as an art form and that there is an audience out there hungry for films that are beautiful and magical; Films that are not about how much popcorn they will sell, but what they say about the world around us.

The first time I read the script for Ink I knew that this was a film I wanted to make.  As the film progressed through pre-production, I rediscovered what first sparked my interest in filmmaking – the enchanting process of working together with an incredibly talented group of people to make movie magic.  And when the camera rolled for the first shot of production, I realized what I had known in my heart all along: That I am a film director and there’s nothing in the world I’d rather be doing.

I want to thank everyone who helped make this film come to life. From the incredible actors and crew to all of the amazing contributors who believed in this project. Thank you!


Timothy Griggs

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.lavalle.73 Dennis LaValle

    Love your passion. Film is an art form and I always am proud and honored to be a part of it. INK was a wonderful experience for me and I look forward to seeing the finished product.