Today was an emotional day, but it started out really unemotional. First, I got a tattoo of "Sometimes I Dream in Farsi" inside a heart I drew. That might sound funny. Let me start again. Voodoo from Voodoo Monkey Tattoo in Rochester gave me a tattoo of a drawing I did of the film's title in a heart. Such a cool guy and place. I talked about what the film was about -- a doc on me and my films, but also my family coming to America, and then me dealing with racism as a nine yea
Today was the first day of shooting, and I already cried like a baby. My therapist warned me that I'd have issues. She wanted to do this Gestalt Therapy during our sessions, but I told her I'd save it for the camera. When I told Aaron that, he bagged up laughing. I guess everything for art. Like Nemanja says: "I would die for art." In the morning, we did an interview with Panauh. Aaron was surprised with how open he was and even critical of me. "That's healthy," Aaron said. "
Tomorrow, we begin the screen tests for SOMETIMES I DREAM IN FARSI. I'm definitely nervous. I want to do so well, so I'll have to meditate again later tonight and in the morning again. Maybe even say some prayers. I think I've lined everything correctly to surf the big waves. We will most likely do screen tests tomorrow, and then start with interviews on Wednesday. After that, we shoot at a tattoo parlor and a barber shop. I'll be doing some Gestalt Theory exercises with my f