Movie director Dan Ireland talks about auditioning 65 actors for a part, filming without permits, and his credo:
Be dedicated, passionate, obsessive and don't settle—don't ever settle. Settle is not a word that belongs in [an artist's] vocabulary—or, if it is, you're in the wrong business. You can never take no for an answer if you're really passionate about something. I had a lot of doors close on my face for Whole Wide World and I was rejected by everyone. The greatest compliment I ever had was from someone who said, 'oh my God, you made what you said you were going to make.' And I thought: Isn't that's how it's supposed to be?