Taylor Swift claimed she “would love” to make a full-fledged feature film after seeing her short film All Too Well at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The multiple Grammy winner visited the film event on Saturday to promote the 10-minute short she directed based on her song of the same name, which was published as part of her 2012 album ‘Red.’
“It would be incredible to create and direct a full film. In terms of scale, I don’t see it becoming any bigger. I liked producing a picture that was so personal with such a limited group of individuals who I trusted “Swift stated this during a conversation with filmmaker Mike Mills.
The singer-songwriter also discussed the creation of her short film All Too Well, adding it “began with interfering.” She began composing extensive screenplays for her videos and “outsourcing the directing” around a decade ago, she claims.
“It felt very natural to extend writing a song and visualising it in my head to making a shot list and storyboarding it and picking who we wanted as the head of each department and who would help put all of this puzzle together,” said Swift, who also directed the music videos for her songs “Cardigan” and “Willow.” The 32-year-old singer said that she began directing “nearly by necessity” on “The Man,” a song off her 2019 studio album ‘Lover.’
My initial reaction was to write the treatment and send it out. I wanted it to be directed by a woman. And all of my favourite female filmmakers were scheduled and in high demand, which is fantastic. That’s fantastic. That’s incredible. So I figured maybe I could pull it off? It was quite satisfying to me.” She also discussed the difficulties that female filmmakers confront. “I’m also acutely conscious of my privilege as a female director because I was able to fund this film entirely on my own.
“I have to continually be conscious that, as much as making something new is a constant challenge for me, I also recognise that it’s still extraordinarily difficult for women to produce films, and I am always keeping an eye on that fact,” she added.