At the Heartland Film Institute Seminar on Monday Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza spoke about the difficulties and advantages of co-directing a film. The pair co-wrote and co-directed the Crystal Heart Award-winning Dramatic Feature Entre Nos.
According to Paola, co-directing a film takes more time than directing one on your own. The key is to keep communication open between the co-directors to ensure that they aren’t giving contradictory information to the actors and crew.
Gloria stressed how important it is to make certain that both co-directors are focused on the project and not let the difficulties become personal. This is especially important during disagreements regarding the film; it is paramount to think “what’s best for the project” and not let one’s ego interfere.